Sunday, August 24, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Colors by Llarowe - Oops(Addicts Attack Oops?)

Hey folks, got another purple for you today. I have Colors by Llarowe - Oops. This shares its name with several polishes. So what is an Oops? To put it simply it's a polish that the maker, Llarowe, made while pouring an official polish batch. They can't be sold so you'll usually find them in grab bags. Unfortunately there's no real way to identify these from one another based on name, but many people like to name them based on polishes they may or may not resemble. This one is often referred to to as "Addicts Oops" as it looks like a less blingtastically holographic version of Addicts Attack. I'm not sure how they compare but I would describe it as a pink based purple creme with cool undertones and light linear holo. Checkout the swatches below

Saturday, August 23, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Colors by Llarowe - Seahawks Lime

Hey folks sporting another oldie today. Today I have for you Colors by Llarowe - Seahawks Lime. Much like the name this is a lime green holographic. It's a pretty simple shade, bright but not neon and truly green without leaning yellow-green. This makes it surprisingly wearable. As you may have guessed this shade was inspired by the Seattle Seahawks and their team colors. It comes from a 4 piece collection commemorating each Superbowl team's Team Colors. I'll share the companion shade another day. For now enjoy the swatches below

Friday, August 22, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Elevation Polish - La Harpe

Hey folks let's talk pink. I'll be honest I've never been much into pink, it's not that I don't think pink is cute, it's just not something I gravitate toward. That brings us to today's post. I have for you Elevation Polish - La Harpe. This is a neon shade that leans purple indoors and pink in brighter lighting. It's also packed with charcoal flakie shimmer and a spattering of sparse holographic pigment. I may not be super into pink, but I can appreciate complex shades such as this. Enjoy the swatches below.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Enchanted Polish - 2 A.M. Summer Night

Hey folks, it's been a long time since I posted here on this old blog here. While I've still been super active on instagram, I just knew I had to come back to my blog for his post. Enchanted Polish has returned and released a brand new multichrome and it is HOT! Get ready folks cuz this is gonna get pic heavy. 2 A.M. Summer Night is a deep enigma of a polish loaded up with multichromatic shimmer that drifts from teal to blue to purple to a searing magenta. The base is so dark that sometimes I wanna say it's berry colored and sometimes I'd say it's a blackened teal color. I'll leave you to decide with these swatches

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Enchanted Polish - All Love Garden

Hey there mi familia! Today I have for you yet another punny polish from the one and only Enchanted Polish. Today's feature evokes the taste of delicious breadsticks, warm soup and a whole lotta pasta. I'm talking about the Mei Mei's Signatures Exclusive "All Love Garden!" What's that you don't quite get it? Try reading it out loud, give it a couple seconds. BOOM! Described as a olive green holographic with intense golden shimmer this beauty delivers it all on a silver plater. Pass the parmesan cheese and enjoy the swatches below.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Elevation Polish - Darkest Storm

Heya there mountaineers! It's been sporadically storm in SoCal lately. And we've been getting some much needed rain. It makes it a little colder. It makes it a little duskier. It makes it a little stormier. As such today's feature is Elevation Polish Darkest Storm from the Naughty by Nature collection. Described as a nearly navy holographic, this beauty totally captures the ominous beauty of a winter thunderstorm. I wear it here at 2 easy coats, no top coat. Please enjoy the swatches below.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Enchanted Polish - Dream On (World Cancer Day mani)

Heya folks! Been very busy lately, but I think I've got a good flow going from here on out. However I knew I needed to come back when I caught Chevrolet's #PurpleYourProfile ad during this past Sunday's SuperBowl. What I'm getting at is today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about  Cancer. The fact is, every year, Cancer takes the lives of 7.6 million people a year. In 2008, cervical cancer took the life of my grandmother, Mary. Though I make a little more room for the pain each year, I know I'll never be able to stop missing her. So for today I join my fellow polish lovers in donning purple polish to match the color of Cancer awareness. I wear Enchanted Polish Dream On. Described as a dark purple holographic the formula lives up to the brand's reputation. I wear it here at two smooth coats no top coat, but on shorter nails this could easily have been one coat. Please enjoy the swatches below

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Colors by Llarowe - Woman From Tokyo

Hey there listeners! I've been relishing in being phlegm and cough free this week and hard at work swatching on the regular. Today's feature is Colors by Llarowe - Woman from Tokyo. For those of you familiar with rock history you may know the band and discography from which this polish gets its namesake. And the answer is...Deep Purple, famous to guitar 101 classes everywhere for their simple but catchy riff on the single "Smoke on the Water". Anywho, if you haven't noticed already, this polish is described as a DEEP purple (heh heh) with strong linear holo pigment. I love little polish puns. Part of the reason I buy polish is for the name. I mean a polish by any other name would still shine as bright, but it's a nice touch I think. Look out below for more swatches and SwatchTv

Monday, January 6, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Girly Bits - Well Isn't That Special

Hey there lovelies! Today's the day that reopens so I'm wearing a very special polish from the Fall Season Premier Collection. Today's feature is Well Isn't That Special. Does the name bring a bell? You might recall a certain Church Lady that kept us in stitches. Described as a light (sweater) purple with tightly scattered holographic pigment the kicked in this polish is tiny white microflakies. I was able to capture them slightly in the bottle in a few shade shots as well as a stray one or two on the nail. The flakies aren't the focus of the polish, they just add depth and complexity to the finish. That's part of what I'm beginning to seek out in holographic polishes now. I just adore brands that go above and beyond to reach where no holo has gone before and I can proudly say Girly Bits is the tops! Enjoy the swatches and SwatchTv below.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

SwatchTv Presents: Colors by Llarowe - Oh Christmas Tree

Hey there polish elves! How's the new year treating you? A bit of out with the old and in with the new? Speaking of old, my Christmas tree is looking a little worse for wear these days. It evokes the image of A Charlie brown christmas which is charming I assure you, but decidedly flammable. So today's feature gives a proper sendoff to the Douglas Firs and Virginia Pines that brightened up our spirits this crazy time of year. I give you Colors by Llarowe - Oh Christmas Tree. Described as a deep deep forest green holographic, this polish shines in the evening light. Llarowe really has a handle on these dark deep holos. They're highly pigmented and yet still have a strong flame in every lighting situation you might come across. No Christmas lights needed. Enjoy some swatches below.

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