13 February 2015

Swatches & Review - 2 shades from Colors by Llarowe New Year, New CbL

Hi loves! last week I showed you the stunning Colors by Llarowe Intrigue, which is made exclusively for Hypnotic Polish. Well, along with that shade I got 6 other CbL shades, of which I am showing 2 today! They are part of the Colors by Llarowe New Year, New CbL collection and are called Black Mamba and Rest in Pieces.

Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba

Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces


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Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba
Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba
Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba
Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba is described as a blackened bronze jelly base with intense copper, plum and pink shimmer. It's definitely a jelly, and while I read several reviews stating 2 coats is enough for opacity, I really needed 3, and the coats felt a bit thin and watery. It also doesn't show as black as other swatch pictures do, maybe it's the difference in lighting? The shimmer is really really gorgeous and while not accurately captured, it does have a colorshift that's mesmezring. 3 coats over A-England The Knight basecoat, no topcoat.

Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces

Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces

Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces


Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces is described as a deep purple linear holo with blurple holographic micro shimmer. The blurple glitter (I wouldn't call it shimmer) is gorgeous but impossible to capture properly. I really love this shade as it's so vivid and intense. The formula is great, I used 2 coats over a base of A-E-ngland The Knight and topped it with Essence Gel-look topcoat. for a smooth finish.

Overall conclusion
While I was a bit surprised by the difference in swatches and how Black Mamba turned out on my nails, I still quite like it. The shimmer is beautiful and I could always layer it over a black creme for higher impact. The true stunner though is Rest In Pieces - it's so vivid! Both applied smooth and even though Black Mamba is definitely a jelly in formula.

What do you think of these 2 shades? See anything you like? Tell me in the comments!
Hypnotic Polish is a European based indie stockist that ships internationally. Besides Colors by Llarowe, they also carry Smitten Polish, El Corazon, Glam Polish, Contrary Polish and many others. For more information check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram

Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba

Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces

24 comments :

  1. Ohh the Llarowe polishes are so gooood! I love the second one but I wouldn't kick either of them out of the helmer! :)

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  2. I really like Rest In Pieces, but I'd take the other one too lol.

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  3. They're both beautiful. I'm blown away by the holo in Rest In Pieces.

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  4. Black Mamba isn't really my thing, but Rest in Pieces is so flipping gorgeous!

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  5. Ohhhh my gosh, Rest in Pieces! I agree, that's a definite stunner! Wow!

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  6. Jennifer Channell14 February, 2015 01:28

    OMG!!!! Rest in Pieces is to die for!!!!! GASP!!!!

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  7. I think Black Mamba is a stunning polish!

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  8. Rest in pieces is seriously gorgeous!!!

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  9. Rest In Pieces is amazingggg!

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  10. ValiantlyVarnished14 February, 2015 04:55

    Black Mamba is amazing!!

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  11. Those are both gorgeous! I wonder if there's a lot of variation among batches for Black Mamba, or if it's just about undies used, or lighting differences. Lots of drama in the Indie polish world about consistency in polishes over time and multiple batches...

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  12. MyBeautyJunction14 February, 2015 09:40

    I love Rest in Pieces. Black Mamba, along with some fishnet stamping and grey/brown sponging, would make a great snakeskin mani.

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  13. Rest In Pieces - OH.MY.GOD! Its beautiful!

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  14. Rest in Pieces is SO gorgeous!! Great pics :)

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  15. Black Mamba is my favorite, it looks unbelievable!

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  16. Rest In Pieces oh my!!! Love that one. Gorgeous swatches!

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  17. Thanks Eleobel! Rest in Pieces is my fav' but you are right, they're both pretty enough to stay ;-).

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  18. It is! It's sad I was a bit disappointed by Black Mamba, but oh well.

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