Thursday, November 17, 2016

CbL Mocha Grande

I have a Colors by Llarowe color from last year's fall collection to share with you today. I actually purchased this last year and it got lost in my mix of already swatched polishes when it wasn't! I rescued it from the wrong pile this summer and decided to save it for a more fitting time of year. I used to not be a fan of brown polishes in the least, but last fall I became a fan. This one is pretty awesome!

Mocha Grande
Mocha Grande is a deep chocolate brown intense linear holo with copper, gold and red shimmer.

Collection: Colors by Llarowe Fall 2015

Color: This is such a beautifully rich brown shade. It is very saturated and looks just like chocolate. The holo in this is incredibly intense! It's holo-rific! I don't own a shade like this or anything nearly as good. This is a stunning color.

Formula: This had an excellent 2 coat formula. It was smooth and easy to apply. There was one caveat to this polish that I wish weren't the case. This stained my nails. It didn't stain them badly, but it did leave a slight brownish hue to my nails when removed despite base coat. Not a deal breaker, but not something I care for either.

Price: I purchased this from Llarowe's site for $12.00. The site is currently on vacation mode but will return December 1st.

Overall: I so absolutely wish this was a 5 golden paint splatter polish. Everything about it really ticks all of those boxes. This color is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and the formula application was perfection. That little bit of staining is that one thing that keeps this from being perfect. I'd still recommend this polish, but maybe use an extra coat of base coat just in case.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters

Happy Thursday!

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