I very rarely fall head over heels for holos. I own a ton and have seen a ton and admit that it's made me a bit jaded. It takes something special to grab attention. Colors by Llarowe Penny For Your Thoughts managed to do just that. I am on a low-buy for the foreseeable future but the moment I saw swatches of this color I had to have it. Of course because I wanted it it proceeded to be out of stock. So I stalked the Llarowe website and excitedly read the restock newsletter each week. It finally arrived in my hands late last week.
Penny For Your Thoughts is rust copper with hints of red and gold and a gorgeous linear holo finish. It's not an in your face, light up an entire room holo - which I like. I sometimes feel the depth of a color can get lost if the holo effect is really strong. Don't get me wrong though - the holo flash is definitely there! I wanted to get photos of it in the daylight but it's been seriously crappy weather here in Chicago so it just wasn't happening.
The formula is fantastic like all of the other CbL holos I own. It is very sheer on the first coat but evens out nicely on the second. I had no issues with streaks or dragging.
Side note: This polish is a stainer! I knew this when I bought so I was prepared. If you decided to buy it make sure to double up on your base coat or use a few drops of cuticle remover on your nails after removing.
Penny For Your Thoughts is currently in stock on the Llarowe
and retails for $12.