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For Day 16 I selected Colours By Llarowe… a hard choice since I have a bunch of them I've been wanting to try. I settled on "Rapture" -- and so glad I did because it's a super pretty blue holo!
More after the jump!
Colours by Llarowe is created by Leah Ann LaRowe, a polish maker based in Colorado, USA -- she is also the infamous distributor of other indie brands (links, purchasing info, etc will be at the bottom of this post!). I have done a previous review/post of another CbL polish called "The Mighty Red Baron" (read it here). Today's feature shade, Rapture, is an exclusive polish (one of two -- the other is a dusty pinky-peach called "Bring Us The Girl") made for Harlow & Co (a super awesome Canadian indie polish distributor). When Harlow & Co posted on Facebook that there was an exclusive Colors By Llarowe duo coming, I knew I had to have them! (extra points if you knew these were based on a video game [Bioshock]!)
The shade is described accurately as a, "dusty teal blue holo". It's a medium-strong holo -- not crazy blingy but still really pretty. I think an over-the-top strong holo wouldn't have matched the softness of the colour. It's a nice balance. :) The formula was an absolute dream -- super easy application and cleanup. I used 2 coats of Rapture over Seche Clear base and a topcoat of Seche Vite. Polish consistency was perfect and I really had no issues whatsoever. :)
Under LED desk lamp.
Macro under LED light.
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outdoors, bright daylight, no direct sun.
Of course, as I was taking these pics the clouds came in to block out the sun. *boo*
Indoors, under halogen kitchen track lighting.
Macro under halogen kitchen track lighting.
Overall, I really love this polish & I'm eager to try the other one in this duo ("Bring Us The Girl"). I'm a sucker for dusty blues so this worked well for me! One of those colours to wear when you don't know what else to wear. :) It is a holo but not crazy psycho holo, just elegant pretty holo. The colour is well-saturated and the formula is absolutely pain-free.
Where to get this?? Well, since it's a Harlow & Co exclusive, you can only find it on the Harlow & Co website (she is based in Canada, ships internationally) -- I just checked and both are sold out at the moment. BUT these are NOT LE colours! So sign up for restock info and check Harlow & Co's Facebook page for updates.
I would also strongly urge you to check out other Colors By Llarowe polishes on her website (she is based in the US, ships internationally) -- she has a LOT of amazingly beautiful polishes!! (Harlow & Co also carries other polishes by Colors By Llarowe).
Please also check out the manis done by the other Indie August participants!!
Whew! Ok, now onto today's actual post!