Colors by Llarowe – Fire Down Below swatches and review

Hi beauties!

I recently killed some lemmings with an order from NailLand but some were out of stock so I experimented a little – and somehow Colors by Llarowe Fire Down Below from her Summer 2016 collection hopped in my cart. I guess it was because I have a thing for holographic and shimmery nudes lately!

CbL Fire Down Below is an ivory-to-beige scattered holo with a strong multichrome shimmer that mostly shows pink, but also gold and copper. I didn’t really like this colour against my skin tone. Nudes can be really tricky! Something about this colour makes it look grey-ish and green-ish on my nails and not very pretty. Too bad because I actually like it, also on other photos of bloggers wearing it, even though they also have rather pale skin. Oh well! Application was easy, I needed two coats for the results below, and added a coat of HK fastdrying top coat. The wear was great! I got 3 full days without any chipping or tip wear before I took it off.

CbL Fire Down Below // CbL Fire Down Below // CbL Fire Down Below // CbL Fire Down Below // CbL Fire Down Below //

Thanks for stopping by! Did you already find your perfect nude – maybe even your perfect nude-holo?


Wir lackieren + Lilalaunelacke: Colors by Llarowe – Plum Perfect

Hi beauties!

Today’s post will feature two german blog-challenges that I have been meaning to participate in for a long time:

Wir lackieren…” is a challenge by Marzipany and Tine who invite all of you to show/wear certain brands for a month. This month it is all about CbL and Essie. I only own one (!) Essie so I chose to show you my newest CbL called Plum Perfect.

Lilalaunelacke” is a cute challenge initiated by the lovely Shirley from Lack ‘n’ Roll and she partnered up with Steffi from Gepunkteter Nagellackblog and Susi from Susis Kinkerlitzchen. to show beautiful purple nail polishes. I can’t believe I never participated in this! Half of my nail polishes are purple, I always fall for them…

The name says it all, CbL Plum Perfect is the PERFECT purple plum linear holo nail polish – so so pretty. So my thing. Very vibrant with a superstrong holo in direct light, and a little shy but with a beautiful base colour in the shade (see last picture). The application is a dream, two easy coats is all it needs (plus one layer of fast-drying top coat for the pictures below). The wear is great, I got 3 days without chipping out of my mani.

Maybe a few lines about the brand, CbL (=Colors by Llarowe). I still remember when Leah Ann, founder and owner of Llarowe and CbL, still had her Ebay shop and was selling nail polish there. She had the best costumer service I had ever experienced and I was so happy when she finally opened her own online shop. I also still remember the first preorders and wishlists of Lynnderella nail polishes and all the drama and stress that came up with the high demand. She somehow managed and now, today, has not only one of the greatest nail polish online shops, but has also developed her own indie nail polish brand with the most beautiful and stunning nail polishes ever. I’m a huge fangirl and I’m very proud to have been able to witness her success from the beginning up until today.

CbL Plum Perfect // CbL Plum Perfect // CbL Plum Perfect // CbL Plum Perfect // CbL Plum Perfect // CbL Plum Perfect //

I bought CbL at Hypnotic Polish.