Today I have Colors by Llarowe Smooth Criminal for you - an insane periwinkle holographic polish. At least I assume it is periwinkle blue this holo is so mindblowingly strong, that I could hardly concentrate on identifying the base color - LOL!!
and now please sit straight in front of your screen, have both of your feet square in front of you and slowly inhale and exhale before scrolling further down
have you recovered yet from the holo-impact? Once in the shade Smooth Criminal has a lovely periwinkle/lilac color.
I applied two coats of Smooth Criminal over Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat. As with all the Colors by Llarowe holographic polishes Smooth Criminal as well has a flawless formula and a perfect consistency. It actually applies like a cream. Dry time is fast and the above mani is sealed with Glisten&Glow HK Girl Top Coat.
I bet, many of those who read my Blog on a regular basis are aware of my slight (ehem :-S) addiction to holo polishes - let's take a dive into my stash and see what we could compare Smooth Criminal with…
Colors by Llarowe Papermoon
Colors by Llarowe Smooth Criminal
Emily de Molly Devotion
……and what it turned out on the nails:
I found the differences in color the most visible in the shade:
Pinkie and index: Colors by Llarowe Papermoon
Ring: Emily de Molly Devotion
Middle: Colors by Llarowe Papermoon
all polishes are shown at two coats and with Glisten&Glow HK Girl Top Coat
But I am sure, you all want to see the holorificness of the threesome:
Summary: Colors by Llarowe Smooth Criminal and Emily de Molly are close base color wise, though Smooth Criminal clearly is a periwinkle blue in its base color (I know, it doesn't really show in my pictures - I am afraid, you have to trust me on this one). Holo wise Colors by Llarowe Papermoon is clearly the strongest and the softest with regard to base color in the shade - but then it is also a lilac and has more red in the base of course. What struck me most is that the holo in Emily de Molly's Devotion looked so weak next to the holo explosions of the CbLs.
You can order Colors by Llarowe with Llarowe and with Harlow & Co. Emily de Molly is available with Llarowe and MeiMei Signatures.
I had company while taking those holomanic pictures:
Nell enjoys the spring weather as much as any of us!!!
I look forward to read your thoughts in the comments section - thank you so much for stopping by <3