But I do like to delve into indies from time to time when I feel like there might be something new or unique to try. One of the more successful indie brands is Colors By Llarowe (CbL). The maker has an online shop which is known as a go-to shop for nail polish collectors. She sells indie polish from a variety of brands, and she makes this line as well. She also sells mainstream brands from other countries, like Barry M and Model's Own, among many others, and recently opened a brick and mortar store in Colorado.
One type of nail polish that's missing from my non-collection are holos. I just don't have that many. Indie makers make holographic nail polish like nobody's business- for some reason, the mainstream makers have not been able to replicate this. So I bought My Own Private Paradise from a swapper, and I love it!
|Colors By Llarowe (CbL) My Own Private Paradise|
orchid linear holo
This is considered a linear holo, which means if you catch it in the light just right, you see lines in the form of the colors of the rainbow. My swatches never quite pop as well as some bloggers when it comes to holos because I have really wide, flat nails, and you need more of a curve to really get that pop. But you can definitely see it in the bottle shot. I am happy with how they look on me.
Some people consider CbLs too thick, but I personally liked the thickness. My nails are frequently damaged a little bit at the tips because of my day job as an IT person, so I like thicker polishes to kind of fill in the gaps. The shots above are two coats, with a topcoat (INM Out The Door).