I survived Thanksgiving! Huzzah! To be fair, Thanksgiving is pretty laid back at our house. We don’t have any family to visit and take a very liberal approach to the traditional meal. We eat, play video games, take naps then repeat. Also, I got to squeeze in a few swatches, so that counted as my downtime. With eyes now upon Christmas, I’m thrilled to share with you the Holiday Collection from Colors By Llarowe. This is a fun five-piece with a mix of OG unicorn pee, aurora pigments and holographic.
Holiday 2018 Collection – Colors by Llarowe
Starting things off is the dark and rich Evergreen Dreams. The green lover in me rejoices for this shade. Evergreen dreams is a jelly base that shifts from forest green to blue. Mixed in is OG unicorn pee pigment as well as gold to red to green shifting flakes. The way the UP pigment plays in the dark base gives this a cozy Christmas look. The jelly formula leans close to medium and the depth builds up quickly with that shiny finish we come to expect from jellies. Here, I’m wearing three coats with a glossy topcoat.
Ah yes, a Christmas red! Mistletoe Kisses is a bold cherry red jelly base packed with red ultra micro glitters and white glass fleck sparks. These tiny sparks shift into shades of red, blue and white. The polish applies easily and dries with a bit of texture from the micro glitters. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat that brings those colors to life.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Baby It’s Cold Outside is a brilliant royal blue with a mix of purple to blue to cyan shifting flakes and a sister UP pigment that shifts turquoise to blue. The flakes add such great depth to the polish; they look like they’re sitting at the base of the nail shining through. Here, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
I know, I’m being SO original here but I just can’t resist putting snowflakes over a brilliant Christmas blue! Although I kinda wish I did a pond mani with those instead, they hit the notes nonetheless.
Ushering the sugar plum fairies in the shade, Holiday Magic! Leah Ann goes hard with the holographic here and I’m loving it. Holiday Magic is an extreme linear holographic that shifts from a medium purple to plum and an intense blue to red flame. The base also shifts red to blue to plum which is broken up by the addition of flakes that shift red to pink to green. The formula here is an easy medium allowing those flakes to really come through. Here, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
Wrapping up this Christmas party is 2019! I’ll start off by saying that I had a bit of a challenge capturing all the shifts and colors in this polish. 2019 is a vampy purple leaning red jelly base packed with chameleon glitters in various sizes, and the telling red to green to gold shift of original unicorn pee pigment. This syrupy jelly base is vibrant yet light enough to allow the glow and color to come through. Here, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
The Holiday 2018 Collection is now available from Colors by Llarowe.
Price: Full Set – $49.50 // Individual – $11.00
Available for pre-order from November 23rd, 2018 at 12:01 pm MT – December 2nd, 2018 at 12 noon MT
I really enjoyed this set! What do you think?