Friday, 13 September 2013

Colors by Llarowe Zipper

Hey there!  I was on Facebook today and came across a very sad (and later very happy) post on Llarowe's site.  Leah Ann has a black lab named Zipper (who was the inspiration for this polish) and today she was told it was time to put him down.  Understandably upset, she asked the nail polish community to share their manicures of Zipper so I wanted to share a new and old manicure using this polish.  But there was good news!  She took Zipper (the dog, not the polish) for a second opinion and the new vet said he doesn't think it's Zipper's time yet!

Here I used 3 coats of Zipper and attempted to paint a dog silhouette with black and white acrylic paint.  Obviously I won't be leaving my day job anytime soon to start a new career as an artist but at least I tried, right?

CbL Zipper
This polish is a nice light blue holographic jelly, though with a less pronounced holo than other CbL polishes I've tried.
Colors by Llarowe Zipper

Colors by Llarowe Zipper
I wanted to show this older manicure as well to show how different this polish looks in natural light.  It's a much more sky blue, less muted than in artificial light. And the holographic particles catch the light nicely too.

Colors by Llarowe Zipper - natural light

Colors by Llarowe Zipper - natural light

On a personal note, the reason Leah Ann's story touched me is that my sister has an 11 year old  dog named Cleo.  But everyone, including my 3 year old niece, knows that in reality Cleo is actually my dog...sorry if you read this sis ;-)  Even though I'm crazy allergic to dogs, Cleo is my dog soul mate and I'm gonna miss her terribly when she's gone.  But she's still here, just like Zipper is, so I make sure to hug her while I can.

I agree with what Leah Ann posted today.  Animals aren't just pets.  They're family and we love them.  Even if they do make for one crazy household sometimes...

My family's dogs (Polly, Cleo, Tony & Diesel)

(I purchased Zipper from Llarowe).

'Til next time...

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