Colors by Llarowe “Hellcat” with Ellagee Accent

I thought we might take a quick break from the regularly scheduled [holo] programming to check out a cool duochrome. This time around, I’ve got Colors by Llarowe “Hellcat,” an orange to purple duochrome with copper-colored flakies. 

colors by llarowe hellcat ellagee black hills gold crystallux vinyl mermaid

Hellcat is on the thicker side, viscosity-wise, like many CbL polishes. Personally, I’m a fan of the higher viscosity, because I feel like there’s a bit higher margin for error. It is thick enough that I’m not slopping it all over my cuticles (which, you know, is a real possibility). This is two coats- also impressive for a duochrome, since that finish tends to run on the sheerer side. 

colors by llarowe hellcat ellagee black hills gold crystallux vinyl mermaid

While I was admiring the duochrome in the low lighting of my apartment in the wee hours of the night (seriously- low light and shower lighting are the best for bringing out the full range of duo- and multichromes!), I decided to add an accent nail. Playing off of the colors in Hellcat, I went with a mermaid theme. 

colors by llarowe hellcat ellagee black hills gold crystallux vinyl mermaid  

For the accent, I used Ellagee “Black Hills Gold,” a glitter I find myself reaching for all the time. Additionally, to created the look of the mermaid scales, I used vinyls by Crystalluxe that just came in the mail (hence the temptation).

colors by llarowe hellcat ellagee black hills gold crystallux vinyl mermaidI believe that Hellcat is discontinued, but CbL polishes of many varieties are available on Llarowe’s website. The last year or so has also seen a craze for duo- and multichrome polishes, so you should be able to find something similar that tickles your fancy. Ellegee polishes can be found on her website. I recently bought the mermaid vinyls on Crystalluxe’s Etsy page and was really impressed with the turnaround and shipping times. Also her shop has a great variety of really highly detailed vinyl patterns that I haven’t seen anywhere else. 

  colors by llarowe hellcat ellagee black hills gold crystallux vinyl mermaid
 

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