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When Llarowe recently announced that she was working on a Tribute to Michael Jackson Collection, I was overjoyed! I am a huge MJ fan, still deeply saddened by his untimely passing and still a huge fan of all of his timeless and incredible music. Superfan? Sure! And I could not wait to see what Leah Ann would create in his honour.

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The first shade I have for you today is Smooth Criminal, probably my favourite of this collection, and currently my pedi colour because I could not get enough.
Smooth Criminal is a complex shade; I consider it a blurple linear holo – a gorgeous mid-tone, cornflower blue with just a hint of purple, greyed out enough to provide a steel-looking finish. It is spectacular!! And the holo is insane!! Even as I waited for the sun to peek out on a cloudy day, the holo blazed on my nails.

I used two coats, and this high shine is pre-top coat!

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And check out the gorgeous holo in this macro shot:

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I like to play with glitter toppers, so I decided to add a coat of Black or White to Smooth Criminal. Black or White is an aptly-named polish made up of black and white multi-sized circle, hex and bar glitter in a clear base. It is glitter heavy but still requires a good shake to get a good mix of glitter on your nails.

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I’ll bring you more Tribute to MJ polishes over the coming days!

The collection launched on August 17th and is currently mostly sold out, but make sure you head over to Llarowe’s shop for all the restock news!
All Colors by Llarowe polishes are 3-free and cruelty free, and come in a 15 ml square bottles with easy-to-open rubber-grip cap. Don’t forget to follow Llarowe on Facebook, Pinterest and on Instagram!

Have you snagged any of these Tribute polishes yet?

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

As I was downloading pictures off my camera today to start preparing for a few blogs, I was so distracted by this beauty that I had to get to these pictures first. I was REALLY distracted. And for good reason.

Rebecca from Aphrodite Lacquers, one of my very favourite indie brands, recently sent me a few of her newest beauties to adore, erm, I mean, review. These polishes are stunning, like all of her polishes. And the very first one I have for you is a GEM!!

Peacock Earrings is part of her latest, the Friday Night Glitter Bombs collection, a collection of glittery topcoats. And glittery they are!! Peacock is a clear base with fine holo shimmer, multi-size black and white square glitters, with some teal, purple and blue holo microglitter tossed in for good measure. And it’s a sweet polish too: Rebecca dedicated this beauty to her sister Hannah, who recently pierced her ears so she could wear a pair of peacock earrings! πŸ™‚

She nailed it (pardon the pun) with Peacock Earrings. Check out this macro shot:

It really reminded me of this:

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The bottle macro looks amazing. I love the colour combination and this polish truly evokes a pair of beautiful peacock feather earrings.

But I was not ready for this:

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The sparkle in this polish was blinding! Here I wore a generous coat of Peacock Earrings over 2 coats of China Glaze’s Liquid Leather (with China Glaze’s base and top coats), and what a combo this was!Β  I originally wanted to try it over another base colour, but I simply couldn’t. Peacock literally lit up this mani, and I wasn’t ready to see it on another colour just yet.

Let’s look at some more pictures:

I love the way the holo glitters light up in different colours!

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Peacock dazzles even in the shade!!

I don’t always take flash pictures because they can distort the colour, but Peacock looks amazing with flash:

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The flash really brought out the blue and teal in the polish. I’m in love!

Peacock Earrings is available on Aphrodite Lacquers’ Etsy shop along with the rest of this beautiful glittery collection. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for sneak pics and all the latest!

More reviews of Friday Night Glitter Bombs coming soon too!

What did you think of this glittery gem? πŸ™‚

~xo

 

(Some products were provided for consideration and review.)

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