Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Colors by Llarowe ~ Dirty Diana



Colors by Llarowe ~ Dirty Diana  
Deep berry coloured linear holo

Are you up for another holo? I know I am. The sun is shining, and the best way to celebrate that is to slap on another pretty holographic polish!

So I grabbed “Dirty Diana”, a holo made by Colors by Llarowe. It’s came out this August, and is part of the ‘Tribute to Michael Jackson’ collection. It’s a deep magenta and it looks absolutely beautiful in the bottle. I haven’t tried any of Llarowe’s polishes yet, so I’m obviously interested in seeing how good they are.

So, let’s get on with it. The formula is good and so is the pigmentation. I used my regular basecoat, and didn’t experience any problems with dragging or bald spots whatsoever. It took two easy coats to reach full opacity and the drying time was really good too. And man – this baby is full of rainbows that just explode in the sun!

Take a look for yourself if you don’t believe me!


This polish could easily enter my top ten of holos. Wow!


The hardest thing about this polish was actually to stop taking pictures of it! :D


The rainbows flash blue, deep red and purple! It’s an amazing polish for sure!



I decided to make some dots on it. I made a line of dots down the middle of the nail. I used Urban Outfitters “Silver Holo” for that. This particular silver holo has become my “to go” silver when it comes to nail art, I love it!
Anyway, then I made another dot on the silver, creating a half moon. I used a Pupa polish with the number 051. It’s a berry coloured cream that is definitely in the same colour scheme as Dirty Diana!

A layer of H K Girl top coat sealed it all up, and here’s what my mani ended up looking like:


I actually like that there’s some non-holo polish to break the surface a little bit!



Here’s what the mani looks like in the shadows.


This is why I really like Dirty Diana. She looks great out of the sunshine as well!

Here are the three polishes I used:


I’m well impressed with this polish, both the colour, the pigmentation and the drying time. I may even end up with more holos from Llarowe, who knows? ;)


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow, a beautiful holo, great rainbows! :-)

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  2. OMG OMG OMG - Dirty Diana should be able to convert any holo-lover in denial - she has to be one of the prettiest holo's ever <3
    Just send her my way OK ;)

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    1. She doesn't want to leave the stash, sorry! ;)
      I was like: WHOA, when I unpacked her! :D

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  3. This is sooooooo pretty and I love how strong the holo effect is!

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    1. Yes!! The stronger effect, the better! :D

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  4. A veeery pretty polish. I really like the color, but is it just me or does the holo look a little strange? A little linear and a little scattered? Anyway it's indeed beautiful :)

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    1. It's a lot of linear and not scattered. It's the big "grains" that make you believe that :D

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    2. Maybe that's why :) It's pretty anyway :)

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  5. Just one word... wauw... And I also looove Pupa :)

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    1. They're great little polishes, aren't they :)

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  6. Wow, that holo is so strong and the color is rich and saturated! So pretty! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Me too, I'm so glad I managed to get it :)

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  8. Ok, so you seriously have the prettiest HOLOS!! I need more in my collection!

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