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Colors by Llarowe Colorado on my Mind Collection (partial)

While browsing Llarowe.com recently, dreaming and drooling, I came across the Colorado on my Mind Collection. This is a collection of 6 jellies and 1 crellie, and it’s no secret that I love jelly polish. While there have been some disappointing jelly collections recently from mainstream brands, I never stop my search for all the amazing jelly polish. I know Colors by Llarowe makes some truly outstanding polish, so I had to try their jellies. So let’s take a look! 

Broncos Baby!
Broncos Baby is a deep navy blue with a ton of that beautiful depth and shine that can only be found with a jellie. The formula on this was smooth and buttery. Swatches are 3 coats with OTD top coat.

Pikes Pink
Pikes Pink is a bright fuschia pink. This one required 4 coats, but dry time is quick and the color pay off is worth it in my opinion. 4 coats plus OTD top coat.

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods is a Violet purple leaning a little fuschia pink. Possibly my favorite color of these. My swatch here is 3 coats with OTD top coat.

Wildflower Fields
Wildflower Fields is a class royal blue with a hint of blurple in different lights. Between the superb formula, just 2 simple coats, and that amazing color this is definitely in the favorites list too.

Where the Columbines Grow
Where the Columbines Grow is a deep wine, almost vampy. My swatches here are 3 coats with OTD top coat.

Rocky Mountain High 
Rocky Mountain High is a turquoise teal jellie. Unfortunately this one was the disappointment. I found it to have a tricky formula, with some balding and patchiness and longer dry time. And 4 coats, still without the opacity level I would expect. You probably notice that this isn’t the beautiful smooth shiney surface that the others have as well. I’m not likely to use this one again.

There is one more in the collection called Mile High Manicure, the only crellie formula. I passed it up because solid  crellies don’t excite me very much, and I felt it was similar to Rocky Mountain High. With hindsight being 20/20 I should have skipped Rocky Mountain High instead. 

Pros: The vast majority of these had a smooth creamy formula that reaches near opacity in 3 coats, with the formula being very easy to work with. At just $6 each they are easily priced right along mainstream brands, but with the quality we all know and love by CbL.

Cons: Rocky Mountain High was a big disappointment and I would skip it. The color pay off just isn’t there for this one. 

Colors by Llarowe is available at www.Llarowe.com. Most well known for their amazing holos, but offers a large selection of other beauties too.

Hope you liked today’s post! Until next time, stay polished!