The Journey Collection by Colors by Llarowe

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm bringing you a post full of swatches and an amazing story. This collection is from Colors by Llarowe and it's a journey in polish of what a rough few years she has been through. I for one know how rough life can be, I may not divulge in all of that here often but I've made some amazing friends through polish that know a whole lot about me lol. Anyway I'm rambling, here's a snippet that's published along with this collection, straight from cbl herself. 
"This is a very personal collection for me.  The last few years have been rough.  Loss of family members, health problems, personal problems and struggles that are too painful to talk about.  This collection came from my journey thru the darkness of these past few years, the depression I suffered and ultimately the light I have seen at the end of that tunnel. There are still dark days but with each day a new light appears.  The polishes that represent this journey tell a story.  Each polish represents times of this period and the struggles or healing I was going thru at the time.  You never know what someone is going thru and a smile or kind work can sometimes mean the world to someone."
I can't agree more with the last sentence! Along with this message, each color has another meaningful description on how each polish was inspired. I encourage you to take a peek at the listings and grab a few or more from this collection while you're there! 
Let's get into these swatches! 
*photo heavy
Brighter Days
Neon pink crelly base with intense copper to pink to gold shimmer.  This polish will dry semi matte. My swatch is 2 coats + top coat. 

Ray of Sunshine
Neon orange coral with intense pink to copper to gold shimmer.  This polish will dry semi matte. My swatch is 2 coats of color and a coat of top coat. 

Dance with the Devil
Intense red glowing holo base with holo flake and copper red flame. 2 coats of color + top coat. 

Worn Out Running Shoes 
Copper brown crelly base with intense red to copper shimmer, muted green to grey shift and a touch of holo sparkle. 2 coats of color + top coat.   

Dusty army green base with red to copper shimmer and a touch of holo sparkle. This is a layering polish. My swatch is 3 thin coats on its own + top coat. 

The Journey Begins 
Raspberry red jelly base with glowing holo flake and shimmer. 2 coats + top coat. 

Healing Waters
Bright blue jelly base with glowing holo flakes and shimmer.  The light catches the holo flake and it shimmers all different colors just like the sun shimmers on the water. 2 coats + top coat. 

Darkest Days 
Deep emerald teal linear holo with teal holo microglitter. 2 coats + top coat. 

Out of the Darkness
Silvery white linear holo base with glowing holo flake and pink to purple to copper to green shimmer. 2 coats + top coat. 

Dangerous Thoughts 
Deep blackened royal blue with turquoise shimmer and purple shift. 2 coats + top coat. 

Empty Heart
Deep blackened grey base with linear holo and linear holo flake with and copper flash. 2 coats + top coat.    

Medium blue base with scattered holo and pink shimmer. 2 coats + top coat. 

As usual the formulas for these are really great. All of my swatches are 2 coats of color with the exception of Friends which I did 3 coats since it's actually a sheer topper. There's definitely something for everyone I feel. I love the meaning behind this collection, and I love each polish so there will be no favorites in this post because they're all my favorite! 
If you would like any of these they will be available for a 24 hour pre-order starting on Sept. 1st  12pm MDT on 
Be sure to follow CbL on social media for future updates and swatches! 

What do you think of this collection? Any must haves? Let me know in the comments! 
Until next time! 

*Sent for swatching/review. All opinions are honest and 100% my own based on my experiences.

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  1. I love the name of this collection especially knowing myself that life can be difficult. Your swatches are wonderful!

  2. I bought Darkest Days, Brighter Days, Ray of Sunshine, Healing Waters, and Empty Heart. Oh and Vegas 2016 too of course! Love my CbL's!!

  3. This collection is absolutely stunning, and I seriously love reds on you. Gorgeous, Lo!

  4. I love the collection and the inspiration. Great photos!

  5. Absolutely stunning collection and your swatches are fabulous. Those reds are simply beautiful ♡♡

  6. Wonderful polishes and beautiful pictures!

  7. Love the story and inspiration and all the beautiful polishes. <3

  8. WOW! Leah Ann is really stepping up her game! These are fab!

  9. So so beautiful, I need every single one of these!!