Happy International Women’s Day!
Just for a little background, International Women’s Day was originally observed as International Working Women’s Day in New York City, 1909. In 1917, women textile workers in Petrograd demonstrated on the day, marking the start of the Russian Revolution. Upon the revolution’s end, the new government granted Russian women the right to vote.
The United Nations officially adopted the observance in 1975. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
Now, I feel a bit funny celebrating the day with something as relatively trifling as a nail polish swatch, but this is a nail polish blog, after all!
Collection: Colors by Llarowe 2016 Summer
Shiny Happy People (named for a great R.E.M. song) is a periwinkle with an explosion of holo shimmer.
R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People (1991)
The formula is pretty great: it applies smoothly and is fully opaque with two coats.
Here it is in sunlight:
As far as holos go, this polish is very nice. If you see a shade you like in Colors by Llarowe, I’d say go for it! I definitely hope to try more in the near future. I think Llarowe.com might be seeing a new customer soon, ha!
Colors by Llarowe Nail Polish contains 12 mL and retails for US$11. The formula is free from toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The company is vegan and cruelty-free, and the products are made in the US.
Colors by Llarowe was founded in 2011 by Leah Ann LaRowe. The company is based in Hudson, CO, USA.