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Colors by Llarowe: Color4Nails Launch Day Trio

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Overheard several female co-workers discussing all their old sports injuries the other day.  I stumbled upon the conversation completely by accident as I was out walking around doing actual work-related things – which for someone who sits down for a living, is quite an accomplishment all by itself.  But there was talks of softballs-to-the-knee and basketball jumps gone awry and it really got me thinking:  Why can’t I ever be cool, even for just a little bit?  Cuz I am the girl who:

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Shimmer Me Box: March 2018 – Good Luck Charms & Symbols

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Three blog posts, three days in a row.  Seriously, who’s writing this thing cuz it damn sure isn’t me.  NO, the real me is currently in the midst of some Olympic-style couch lounging (except not in a sexy way), enjoying a 2-year-old issue of US Weekly (at some point I’ll be caught up, I swear it; until then, however, Brad and Angelina are still together as far as I’m concerned) and being the best LAZY ME that you EVER did see.  Cuz responsibilities … wellll, that’s just a thing for OTHER people.

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Shimmer Me Box: February 2018 – Chocolate Lover

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Jumping straight into the polish tonight as this Polish Emergency thing we’ve got going on just NEVER freaking ends. One of these days I’ll be a proper blogger, I swear it. In my defense though, I’ve been practicing my lounging skillz and I’m quite certain there’s an Olympic-style awards type situation headed my way any day.  Cuz I just spent the past 3 hours browsing YouTube and somehow ended up watching a video on the tips and tricks of changing your colostomy bag.  And I don’t have a colostomy bag.  Soooo … ONE TRILLION BONUS POINTS!  I can think of no one else more deserving than ME.  Cuz when I tell you I lounge on couches except not in a sexy way, well clearly I freaking MEAN IT.

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Polish Pickup February 2018: Sugar Rush

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Time for everyone’s favorite Polish Emergency cuz the February Polish Pickup is coming y’all!  I’m doing things a little different this month as I haven’t had much free time for swatching and blogging like normal (or even lounging about on couches, which is quite possibly the lamest thing ever written).  Work has been very needy lately, what with all the people wanting their tax forms prepared in a timely manner (i.e., most ideal scenario) as opposed to the feet up, desk napping, procrasinating thing I’d rather do.   Ugh.  Fiiiine.  But I swear, if bonus points aren’t headed my way after this .. welllll .. where is Leonardo DiCaprio when you need him?  (SERIOUSLY, WHERE IS HE?)

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Shimmer Me Box: January 2018 – Winter Wonderland

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New stuffs on the blog today!  First time reviewing the monthly Shimmer Me Box, and I swear I feel like a fancy lady.  I’m always grateful for new opportunities, and normally I’m pretty cool about it.  You know, calm and rational and able to be out in public.  But then you go tossing a bunch of SHIMMER in the mix and I can’t even pretend anything normal is happening right about now.  I’m a noodle leg-y mess and we haven’t even started yet.  If we make it to the end of this blog, it’ll be damn near miracle.  I’m sure the Shimmer Me peeps are sooooo glad they’ve asked me to blog for them today cuz my professionalism clearly is at an all-time high.

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Colors by Llarowe: Winter 2017 Collection 

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Now that our one and only trick-or-treater has come and gone, I suppose I’ll just sit here staring at a crap ton of candy that I CAN’T FREAKING EAT.  Ugh.  Let’s just say, the sheer amount of willpower happening over here is downright superhuman.  In fact, I’m not sure I’m even ME at the moment.  A facsimile of me, maybe.  Cuz at any other (normal) time, I’d have empty Kit Kat wrappers strewn allll across the table by now.  UNASHAMEDLY.  Quick!  Are we in the right blog?  Cuz seriously, I don’t even know.

I shall distract myself with polish.  I mean, it’s either that or a bowl full of Whoppers, and prettttty sure that’s not how skinny works.  Miss Leah Ann from Colors by Llarowe sent me a whooooole lotta pretty to share with you today!  If you like rich, vibrant color and general yummy deliciousness, you better have yourself a seat and your smelling salts handy: it’s about to get serious.

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Gah! Who’s acting completely normal now? NOT THIS LADY.

This is the Winter 2017 Collection, a set of 6 gorgeous shades full of holo and flakies and noodle legs GALORE!  Plus, as an added effortless bonus, there are THREE one coaters in here.  And, well … you had me at effortless.  Cuz who’s got time to spend eons lounging around painting nails all day?  I mean, I DO, but other than that, practically no one.  Oh, you and your fancy life. (Or me and my sad one. Booooo.)

Quick rundown of colors, then I’ll meet you at the bottom. Weeeee!

PLUM READY FOR SUMMER

DESCRIPTION:  A medium plum glowing prismatic holographic with strong orchid flame

OPACITY:  One dreamy coat

OMG, do you hear angels?  I hear angels.  This is quite possibly the prettiest purple that ever lived.  EVER.  If it somehow accidentally ends up on all the surfaces, no one is surprised.  

MEAN MR. GRINCH

DESCRIPTION:  A deep blackened copper multichrome with deep green/copper/black shift and intense green shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats

AACK!  We got a green one.  I know it’s not primarily green, what with the added shifts and the sparkle bits, but I’d say we’re close enough.  We swoon anyway!

Also, “sparkle bits” is a technical term.  I’m sooooo good at blogging, you guys!

LAYER CAKE

DESCRIPTION:  A sheer violet jelly topper with copper/red to green flakies

OPACITY:  Three coats

This one is a layering polish, intended to go on top of a colored base to add some extra fancy.  I did not read my press release before using it (responsibilities!) so here is three coats over naked nails.  Mostly opaque and just as lovely.  With edible flakies.  Prolly.  I dunno.

PARADE OF LIGHTS

DESCRIPTION:  A deep navy multichrome that shifts from royal blue to bright green with prismatic holographic flakies

OPACITY:  Another spectacular one coater

Well if that first green one didn’t do you in, here … lemme fix it.  This thing is FREAKING GLORIOUS!  More shift, more sparkle bits, and at least 27 levels of drool-y type scenarios.  Who’s still ladylike?  CERTAINLY NOT ME.

TOPAZ FIRE

DESCRIPTION:  A deep blurple glowing prismatic holographic with lavender flame

OPACITY:  Gettin’ braggy with her one coat

This one is similar to the first one, a sister polish if you will.  Same glowy goodness, same probability of an accidental surface painting incident.  Someone needs supervised!  (Probably me.)

FIGGY PUDDING

DESCRIPTION:  A deep plum grape with prismatic holographic flakies

OPACITY:  Two luscious coats

Well if we’re gonna end this blog, might as well go out all swoon-y and proper.  Quick! Lick the screen while no one’s looking. Now act natural.

Good job. Seriously, if you came here for the rational behavior, you’ve picked a horrible day. 

THE ROUND UP 

We’re all gonna need wheelie carts to get out of this blog at this point.  Legs aren’t working and neither is brain.  Where is Leonardo when you need him?  (Seriously, WHERE IS HE?!)

Colors by Llarowe never disappoints and Leah Ann certainly delivered for us once again.  Ready to buy some stuff?  Well then, lesss go … Your shopping deets:

Full set of 6 polishes will retail for $63

Individual bottles retail for $11 each

The shop opens tomorrow, November 1 at 12pm MST and will stay open until November 8 at 12pm MST.  After that date, the shop closes until the first week of December and you’ve just prolonged your happiness for no dadgum good reason.

Where to buy:  http://www.llarowe.com

More click-y things!  Connect with Colors by Llarowe:

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That’s it!  I’m off to not eat candy (again) and be about a billion pounds shy of SUPER MODEL. Resuming Polish Pickup duties tomorrow so be sure to check back!

Later, loves!

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Colors by Llarowe: Multichrome Madness Custom Quad

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Current status: vacuuming the polish peelies out of my car door handle hole before I go get an oil change cuz I reallllllly don’t feel like getting caught being a weirdo today.  Seriously, can I ever be normal, like even just for a little bit?  I mean, at least put them in a baggie instead of out in public for all the judgy eyes to see.  Cuz even though when I look at my tiny peelie collection and my heart swells a little like I just witnessed my children being superstars (which obviously, KINDA DID; duh), I’m well aware most people wouldn’t understand.  Although as a child I had a friend whose father hung all his trucker caps along the ceiling on little hooks in just about every room in his house, so BASICALLY who is the weird collector now, then?

Still me.  Oh well.

Who’s in the mood for a Polish Emergency today?  Cuz multichromes are happening, but only for about seven more days CUZ I AM THE BEST BLOGGER THAT EVER LIVED.   In my defense, though, I’m pretty sure Polish Con lasted approximately 18 years, and surprisingly blogs don’t write themselves.  Ugh.  Let’s get to the polish then, before the things are no longer the things.  Take a look at these beauties:

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Yes to all of it, just so you know.

FOCUS, y’all! Miss Leah Ann from Colors by Llarowe is in the spotlight for September, and she has created a most awesome custom quad exclusively for the members of the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook. Time to check your jaw at the door, cuz picking it off the floor about 18,000 times is just too much effort on the weekend.

Here’s your colors:

SHIFTY CHARACTER 

DESCRIPTION: A blackened vampy purple based multichrome which shifts from deep purple to blue to magneta with blue to green shimmer

My swatch shows two coats plus top coat. Not pictured is the drooling maniac it belongs to. 

PRISM BREAK

DESCRIPTION: A bright aqua blue based multichrome which shifts from blue to green to lavender with shifting flakies, scattered holographic and prismatic holo flake

Another perfect two coater, but I could’ve gone hardcore Polish Mountain with this one. Do you see all that flakie business? DO YOU SEE?!  I swear, I’m trying to stay a lady but there’s a sweat bead mustache ruining damn near everything.

Quad favorite, by the way. Might as well be a little flakie Leonardo considering how much I love it. 

MAY THE SHIFT BE WITH YOU

DESCRIPTION: A magenta purple based multichrome which shifts from magenta to purple to red with hot pink to red to gold shimmer

My swatch shows a luscious two coats and four fingers of Jolly Rancher goodness. Cuz I swear I’d lick this one if the judgy eyes weren’t so lurk-y. SOCIETY. Boooooo. 

3HUNDRED AND SHIFTY5 DAYS

DESCRIPTION : A royal blue based multichrome which shifts from blue to green to purple with bright blue shimmer, scattered holographic and prismatic holo flake

An ocean of lovely. I want to swim in a big tub full of this one. COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR, in case you’re curious. It’s so dang dreamy!  Plus flakies, which make everything better. Skinnier and prettier too, prolly, and lord knows I need a skosh of that. GIMME.

Oh, and two coats once again. Basically effortless. 

THE ROUND UP 

To order, you gotta be a member of the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook. Click here to join, then head over to the CbL store by clicking here. This quad is only available until September 30, so if you can’t go now – although WHY NOT?! is the actual question – be sure to set some alarms so you don’t miss out. Cuz who wants to wake up October 1st so very sad and quad-less? CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Single bottles retail for $11 each, which is a pretty good deal considering how much we’d pay for magical happiness in a bottle.  Plus, it’s the Multichrome Madness group’s one-year anniversary, and what better way to say THANK YOU than buying a crap top of multichrome?  Approximately no better way, so go get your pretties, then.  Cuz you’re a smart, decisioning kinda lady that’s why.

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Short and sweet tonight, although it still took eons to write. Ugh. One day I’ll get really good at this, I swear it.

Later, loves!

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