Monday, January 20, 2014

Colors by Llarowe Good Golly Miss Molly Swatches and Review

Good morning, dear readers! I have the beautiful Colors by Llarowe (CbL) Good Golly Miss Molly (GGMM) to share with you today, and oh man, it is beautiful! The following photos are with two coats of GGMM and no top coat. I could have gotten away with a single coat as it is quite opaque, but I added the second coat to get a slightly darker shade. On to some photos!

I love the depth of colour in the polish, and the formula was perfect! Unfortunately, GGMM was a limited edition release and is no longer in stock, and I wanted to compare it to a few other polishes in my collection. It looks pretty similar to a few other colours, and while they are not exactly the same, they might be close enough to you that you need not despair if you missed out on this stock.

CbL Dirty Diana versus GGMM
As you can see, these polishes are similar, but definitely not identical. Dirty Diana is a little lighter and the holo has a little more zazz than Good Golly Miss Molly.

CbL Oxen versus GGMM
I was actually surprised at how close these ones were. Oxen is just a touch redder, and the holo effect is more subdued.

OPI DS Extravagance versus GGSS
Ok, so these ones are less similar, but I still wanted to see how GGMM compared with the OPI. Extravagance is definitely more pink and has a scattered holo whereas GGMM is linear, although I couldn't get it to photograph well.

Lilypad Lacquer True Blood (original*) verses GGMM
This comparison was an interesting one to photograph because my camera seems to have picked up on the subtle differences between these two more than I can actually see with my eyes. True Blood is the slightest bit darker, but the holo effect was very comparable between the two, and had I not known that I had two different colours on my nails, I don't know if I could tell the difference. Sitting down writing this post while it is dark, I can make out the difference more now, but these are very close in colour.

*A note on True Blood: I'm not entirely sure how many versions were released, but I do know this one was created before Lilypad Lacquer announced a more red version and then later another version that was to be closer to the original. If there are more than three versions with the name of True Blood, I don't know if I could figure out which batch my bottle came from.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this colour! Did you catch it during one of the stocks? Is there something else you can recommend that is similar in colour? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


  1. I have GGMM coming to me (should arrive tomorrow!) Thanks for the comp pictures too; those are always very helpful and I'm glad I'm going to have something that looks like the original True Blood (and I don't NEED to get Oxen). :o)

  2. Great comparison! That shade is just gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty! I love how I can literally FEEL the sunshine in your photos! :D

  4. Gorgeous polish! Llarowe can sure knock a holo out of the park!

  5. Thanks for the comparison shots! Gorgeous pics!

  6. Thank you for the comparisons! Very helpful.

  7. Great swatches and another gorgeous holo from CbL! Too bad for the rest of us that it's LE :(. I was so close to buying it but I've bought an unreasonable amount of polish in the last 2 months and I can never bring myself to buy just one when the prospect of free shipping looms only a few polishes ahead...

  8. Great comparison! This polish is pure love xx

  9. Love this color so pretty! Thanks for the comp pictures!


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