Scofflaw Koi Pondering Swatched

Koi Pondering was another Scofflaw color that didn’t grab me at first. It was a little bit too bright blue and red, and I ordered it to fill out a minimum for free shipping figuring I would gift it to someone eventually. Then I got Love Letter to Kurt Vonnegut, and took a closer look at Koi Pondering, and I thought it deserved a try.

Once again, there’s more going on that you can see from a quick look at the bottle. There’s blue, and there’s large red and white and gold glitter, but there’s a micro glitter too. 

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Koi Pondering is currently sold out at Scofflaw’s Etsy shop and at Llarowe, but should be restocked in the not too distant future.

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Scofflaw Underripe

Scofflaw has some beautiful colors coming out for the summer, but I shouldn’t mention that because I don’t want competition at her restock. I can show you Underripe, however, because I already have it. Underripe is available exclusively at Llarowe for $11; Llarowe has free shipping on orders of $50 or more (and, honestly, very reasonable shipping for smaller orders) in case you need a justification to pic up a few other pretty things while you’re there.

Underripe is described as a kiwi green, and this was exactly what came to mind when it arrived (I love kiwis!). It has a beautiful silver microglitter, and then larger black square glitter and silver hex glitter. These aren’t readily apparent in my swatting pictures, because I had a hard time getting these out of the bottle, except for on the right hand of course, of which I am completely incapable of taking a picture.

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One thing I noticed was that my polish was significantly lighter than the picture on Llarowe indicated. I’m not sure whether this was a batch variation or a difference in lighting, although I couldn’t find lighting that made my polish look as dark as that on the web site.

Scofflaw Love Letter to Kurt Vonnegut

The first time I heard of Scofflaw polish, a fairly new indie brand, it was because the owner of Nerd Lacquer was giving her a shout-out for her upcoming release. The launch sold out in a hot minute, and I didn’t really pay attention because I hadn’t seen any of the polishes anywhere, and nobody was really sure whether they were actually great, or everyone wanted them because Nerd said to buy them. I started following the Scofflaw page, and paying attention, and didn’t hear anything bad about them, and then Llarowe picked up Scofflaw which seemed to legitimize her even more, and then I found a couple of colors I liked and ordered from Llarowe, but haven’t used yet. I’ll be honest – most of her shades are things that just aren’t my cup of tea, although they’re very pretty. I’m not a big fan of creme bases, or yellows, or bright reds, or pinks. I look at her polish David Bowie’s Bulge and I can see the artistry; it is clear how it came from the picture on the album cover, it’s just not colors I’d wear.

In her latest restock though I came across a limited edition that WAS up my alley and did not pass go, did not collect $200 before it was in my cart. Good thing, too, because it sold out within a couple of minutes. And here is how Love Letter to Kurt Vonnegut arrived:

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I was already in love at this point. How adorable! I waited a couple of days to open it, not wanting to ruin the magic of the packaging. This morning I carefully untied the string and painted my nails, and fell more in love. There’s also a beautiful sparkle to the blue base that I could not capture in any of the pictures I took. This was two coats, and it went on easily. And, while a Seche topcoat would have put an extra shine on it, it was not as textured as it looks in the second photo; this was a pretty smooth polish for something that has “bits and pieces” in it.

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Scofflaw is available on Etsy for $10 a bottle, and at Llarowe.

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