Happy Friday morning, lacquer lovers! I would like you guys to know just how dedicated I am to sharing pretty polishes. I actually got up first thing this morning instead of lazing around in bed, getting snuggles and sleeping in. Gotta get that blog post going! I am, of course, rewarding myself as I do this. I have some video clips of the top three queens from Drag Race going while I type this up. Ahhh, my Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio. I love you both! ♥ And here I thought I always hated insult comics… Bianca, how you’ve opened my eyes! And Adore… What else can I say but, “Party!”
Today I’m bringing you a pretty pretty purple from Colors by Llarowe with a sassy name. Connie, You Saucy Minx is described on the Llarowe website as a bright medium purple crelly with intense hot pink shimmer. What they fail to mention is just how strong of a blue base she has! You can tell this pretty quickly once you open the bottle and start painting as it has this delightfully inky undertone. It’s very easy to work with, highly pigmented because of the blue base and all the powerful color going on. The intense hot pink shimmer is no joke! Because it was such a deep rich purple, I got scared and used two coats of base to be on the safe side and had no issues with staining. I even wore this for a long time as a full mani, which sadly not all my polishes get the pleasure of. I’m always ready to try something else out and removing things! I will admit that this did happen to Connie as well on my swatching left hand, but she had some serious staying power on my right hand. Yes, I ran around with different polishes on different hands! And sadly got no comments about it… Issues did come into play when it came to taking photos, though! My camera really wanted to share that strong blue with you guys, totally ignoring the purple at times. I had to tweak my photos to get them more color accurate, something I rarely have to do. I will confess, I don’t exactly recall how many coats I used for Connie. I want to say it was two, but I tend to be a two to three coat girl depending on how I’m feeling that day and how well I apply! To the best of my knowledge, the photos below were done using two base coats of a-England The Knight, two (or three!) coats of Colors by Llarowe Connie, You Saucy Minx, and one coat of A-England The Shield.
In the shade…
And in the sun! More swatches beyond the jump as well as a surprisingly nice couple of non color altered iPhone shots.