Sunday, May 25, 2014

Colors by Llarowe ~ OABTRAD (Orchids Are Better Than Roses Any Day)

Colors by Llarowe ~ OABTRAD (Orchids Are Better Than Roses Any Day)
Pink/magenta linear holo

I’ve got a bunch of untried CbL polishes, and I spent some happy moments rummaged around in the box to find a really nice looking one. I was in the mood for red, but the two CbL reds I have didn’t speak to me today. So I ended up with OABTRAD, which is a lovely magenta/orchid-coloured holo.

The application was a breeze, I have nothing bad to report about the formula. Drying time is good, and two easy coats is what it takes to make this polish look its best. Sweet as, bro.

Here, sweet girls, is a pic of two coats, no topcoat, taken with flash:

“Whoa” is the first word that springs to my mind!

Here’s a low light picture. Still a neat looking polish!

I added glitter, because glitter makes everything better. I used “Radio Superstar” from Icing: A clear base with blue microglitters, magenta glitters and holo stars. I made sure I didn’t get any stars, because I wasn’t in the mood for that. I sealed the whole thing up with a layer of Ellagee’s topcoat Glass, and here’s the final mani:

Here’s what it looks like without flash:

And here are the pretty sisters:

I’m getting more and more impressed with CbL polishes. Great colours and amazing holo effects – I love that.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Good colour, also I lower lights, and great holo effect. I’m glad I bought this!
Buy again: Yes


  1. WOW, I would *almost* kill to own this LOL - it's gorgeous!!

    1. Before I bought it it was on my "maybe-list", but I am SO glad I got it :)
      PS: I'm glad it's just "almost"... :D

  2. This is so pretty and I think it looks even better with the addition of the glitter :-)

  3. This is a very pretty holo in the shade I like :)

    1. I am really glad to hear that you like it :)