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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Polish Post: Colors by Llarowe "Strega" and "In The Navy" - Pictures and Review

So in attempts to garner a larger audience for my facebook page ( I am going to have a giveaway once it reaches 100 fans :)  I have decided that the winner will have a choice between a $25 Amazon gift card, or a $25 Llarowe gift card, that way if the winner is not so much into nail polish, he or she can find something else awesome on! If you have not "liked" my page yet, you should get on it! I often post photos and other funny quips on the page that do not make it to the blog.

Alright, to polish!!  A few weeks ago Llarowe had updated a lot of their stock for their line Colors by Llarowe, and a number of those re-stocks were last call, meaning they were no longer going to make and sell certain colors.  Two of those colors were "Strega" and "In The Navy," and both were colors I had wanted for a while.  So naturally I snagged them ;)  Waited a bit before using them, and decided last night they would look great together!  I painted a Memorial Day theme to them, and I couldn't be more pleased with the colors and how they complement each other nicely!  Here are some photos taken in direct sunlight:

"Strega" is the red color, "In The Navy" is the blue holo

I chose to do a silver heart as a way of expressing my gratitude towards the past, present, and future servicemen and women who have given so much for their country.  I will always, always respect and love each and every one of them for their commitment.  Remember, it is perfectly fine and awesome to celebrate Memorial Day over this weekend with parties and bbq's - just remember WHY you have this holiday weekend :) 

Now, back to polish!

"In The Navy" is my favorite of the two because I just love holo polish ^_^ Can't have enough of that kind in my collection.  I had been on the hunt for holographic polish that was dark blue when not in the sun, and this one is just that polish :)  The application was great, as all of CbL's holos have been for me so far.  The polish does not thicken as I progress, and the polish was fully opaque after 1 coat - I added one more for good measure.  "Strega" has a gel base, so it did thicken as I was painting my nails (got a little goopy towards the end of the second coat, and I put on 3 total). I would recommend putting this polish on while somewhere cool and without direct sunlight or wind.  The color is a very striking lighter red with gold and red sparkles in the sunlight.  It was hard to capture in the photos, so keep in mind it is a lot more sparkly in person.  I think my camera was just freaking out over the amazing holo-ness (yes, that is a word, because I said so) that is "In The Navy."  

While "Strega" is currently unavailable, Colors by Llarowe tends to bring back old colors for limited re-release sometimes, and I would keep my eye out for it.  "In The Navy" IS available, and though it is currently out of stock, you should definitely keep an eye out for it when it is re-stocked in the near future.  CbL has tons of other beautiful colors very similar to these, and they will be doing a pre-release pre-order for their summer collection this Monday and Tuesday at specific times (check out their facebook page for the specifics, give them a "like" if you haven't already, and let them know MomMrsAndMe sent you their way, won't you please? ;) ).  I can already hear my wallet crying at how empty it will be after the pre-orders I will be placing for their summer colors :P

That's all this time.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the colors!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Memorial Day! Thank a serviceman/woman next time you see one, even if you don't know them :)  


  1. In LOVE with "In The Navy"!!!! perfectly paired with Strega for your patriotic look :)

    1. Thank you! In The Navy is definitely my new favorite holo ^_^