Friday, September 2, 2016

Purple Friday: Colors by Llarowe A Galaxy Far, Far Away August POTM 2016

Ok, that title is a mouthful but the important part is... Purple Fridays are back!! This week is the start of college football, which I've basically been waiting for since it ended in January (the Olympics helped get me over the hump of sports drought). So here we are, back again! To open the season, the Huskies are playing Rutgers, currently a member of the Big Ten-- a little random given that they are in New Jersey but I guess if you've got Penn in there already, why not stretch a little further east?-- and these teams have never played before previously, so that's pretty cool! I like it when there are interesting match-ups instead of the same old same old. So-called experts are touting UW as poised to have a great year, but I am trying to keep my expectations low because I know what it's like to be utterly disappointed! We're doing a "big" tailgate to kick off the season, but the game is at 11am (sooooo early) so we're doing breakfast burritos! Should be fun!

If you thought I was going to pass up a purple polish called A Galaxy Far, Far Away, well, you gotta be your damned mind! =P And because it was the August POTM from CbL, I decided it should be my first Purple Friday post, though technically we're in September now. A Galaxy Far, Far Away is described as a "purple jelly base with shimmering holographic flakes." This is definitely a jelly, so the first coat was a bit sheer and I used a light hand so as not to drag the polishes and create streaks. But it built up nicely and I used three coats here. Pretty easy to use all around, though I would suggest waiting for the layers to dry so you don't risk dragging any of the polish!

It seems to be a common theme this week, but this polish caused me a lot of frustration while I was photographing it! Actually, in the end I don't think my photos look terrible but while I was taking them I thought I might tear my hair out! I love how AGFFA sparkles; the coarse holographic flakies really bring out a rainbow on your fingers and it's actually one of my preferred finishes (over a linear holo). In any case, this is a truly gorgeous polish; I'll try to add some pictures of it out in the wild if I get a chance (and hopefully there's some sun to capture the awesome sparkle)!

Go Dawgs! Beat the Scarlet Knights!


  1. So sparkly!! I can see how this would have been frustrating with all the sparkles. Great swatch though.

  2. I'm not a huge purple fan, but I love this one so much!

  3. Nice swatch! Hope you're still loving football season!