Happy Thursday friends! Today Colors by Llarowe (aka CbL) is launching their newest Summer 2016 Collection. There are some truly epic shades in here, I’m excited to show you my favorites. The Summer Collection consists of 12 main colors with a mini 4 piece collection of Cremes & Shimmers. Get ready for a photo heavy post because I’ve got all 16. The pre-order for these starts today at 12 noon (mdt) and runs through noon tomorrow.
CbL Summer 2016 Collection
Let’s get right to it shall we. Because there are so many colors I’m breaking them into sections based on finish. First up are the “Shifty Shimmers”.
CbL Summer ~ Shifty Shimmers
Fire Down Below is a nice sandy beige with multichrome shimmer that shifts from pink to gold to copper. It gives it that lit from within look. She applied beautifully and covered in 2 coats.
Rendered Speechless is one of my favorite colors. I am loving this milky mint green with pink to gold shifting shimmer. The light color made it hard for my camera to pick up the shimmer, you can see it much better in real life. The formula was a bit on the thick side- there’s a lot of pigment in here. It covered well in just 2 coats but next time I use it I might add a drop of thinner.
Shiny Happy People is the MUST HAVE polish in this collection. A gorgeous periwinkle blue filled with a ton of hot pink shifty shimmer and just a touch of soft scattered holo pigment. It’s freaking beautiful! Shown here is 2 perfect coats.
Ahoy Matey is a deep aqua green jelly with pink to gold shifting shimmer. This is 3 coats.
CbL Summer ~ The Holos
Annie Get Your Gun is a dark blue/gunmetal gray metallic with purple shimmer and a strong linear holo finish. And guess what… she’s a one coater!
Prissy Little Thang! is a rosey pink metallic super-holo with rose gold flash shimmer. Gorgeous! It’s almost a one coater but I used 2 for these swatches.
Bam! is a deep teal shade with gold flash shimmer and a super strong linear holo finish. Shown here in 2 easy coats.
Summer Lovin’ (another of my top-picks) is a bright berry pink jelly packed with holo flakes, iridescent shimmer and a scattered holo finish. It’s just dazzling! This is 2 coats. the flakies give it a little texture when dry so I used a 2nd layer of top coat.
Pool Partay! is a darker mint green super-holo jelly with gold shimmer. In real life it leans more green than my pictures show. This is 3 coats.
CbL Summer ~ The Micro-Glitters
There are 3 gilttery jellies in the Summer Collection.. I’m calling them “The Micro-Glitters”.
These ones were a little tougher to work with – thick jellies that tend to drag if not applied carefully. They dry to a semi matte finish.. But holy heck are they worth it once you add a layer of topcoat to bring out the shine. The sparkle literally comes to life. I couldn’t stop moving my hand around staring at them in the sun.
Stars at Night is a dark grape purple jelly with teeny tiny silver micro-glitter. 3 coats here.
Fire to the Rain is a deep wine red with silver sparkle. I felt very grown-up wearing this color.. don’t ask me why. It just made me fancy. 🙂 Again 3 coats shown here.
Lisa’s Revenge is a bright royal blue with silver micro-glitter. Out of the 3 jelly glitters this one had the best application. And oh baby just look at the sparkle!!!!
CbL Summer Mini Collection ~ Cremes & Shimmers
And next we have the 4 piece mini-collection within the Summer Collection. The cremes, jellies and shimmers.
Love Me Some Blurple is a true blurple with a juicy crelly finish. She dries to a semi-matte finish so use a shiny topcoat. It leans more purple in real life, my camera wanted to pick up the blues. Shown here is 2 coats.
Creme of the Crop is a bright jade green creme. Also semi-matte without topcoat. I used 2 heavy coats, it applied like a dream.
Hot Summer Nights is a blackened burgundy shimmer that also dries to a semi-matte finish. She was my least favorite of the bunch. I found the formula too thick and it didn’t self-level very well. The shimmer, while very pretty and easy to see in real life was almost impossible to capture on camera. This is 2 coats with topcoat.
Lotus is my top top pick.. and I think will be the one on everyone’s wishlist. This glowy bright orchid jelly is filled with intense hot pink flake shimmer. It is absolutely stunning! I am a sucker for polishes with that lit from within glow. It applied like butter, shown here in 3 easy coats.
Soooo many pretties!! Tell me which are your favorites. Will you be grabbing any in today’s pre-order??
I also have a live swatch video for this collection. It is up on my YouTube channel now!
By the time I’ve finished writing this the Pre-Order has just begun! It will go for the next 24 hours (Ends Friday May 27th at 12noon MDT)
Head over to www.llarowe.com check the Summer 2016 Collection and the Summer Cremes, Jellies, Shimmers tabs.
Make sure to follow CbL on Facebook and Instagram for lots of pretty swatches and updates on the Summer Collection regular launch which will be happening soon.
*Polishes in this post were sent for review. All opinions are my own.
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