Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Crowstoes - The Pleiades Collection

Look what I have to show you today.  The entire Crowstoes Pleiades Collection.  

Not up on your astronomy and don't know what the Pleiades are?  Well, the Pleiades are a cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus, which can be seen during the northern hemisphere winter and southern hemisphere summer - so right now. Here is a Wikipedia map of the Pleiades.

So I don't repeat myself, the formula on all these was excellent, not too thick or too thin. They don't dry streaky or frosty and they all are at least duochromes, if not multichromes.  All these photos show two coats over a black gel base. They do not need to be layered over black and you can achieve opacity in two coats, but I was already wearing black gel base and it made swatching these so easy!.

Celaeno - Bronzey  green shifting to olive green.

Alcyone -Bright blue shifting to purple - contains larger shifting particles as well as shimmer.

Asterope - Burnt rose red shifting to copper gold.

Electra - Aqua blue shifting to darkened blurple.

Maia - Maroon red shifting to golden copper - contains larger shifting particles as well as shimmer.

Merope - darkened aqua green shifting to red base purple - contains larger shifting particles as well as shimmer.

Orion - olive green shifting to blue.

Taygete - bright purple shifting to golden red.

The entire Pleiades collection is available now on Llarowe. ETA: Crowstoes are also stocked at Shoppe-Ecleticco in Singapore.

Polishes provided for consideration.


  1. Stunning ! Merope is so pretty !

  2. I wouldn't know which one to pick, I love them all! Now, I have to see if they're available somewhere in Canada... I guess not. :o(

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    *My comments were that the colours look FANTABULOUS & on your nails they look lovely in all different angles/light - Yum :o)

  5. Thanks so much for showing these. I really like Merope. Crowtoes is SUCH a great name.

  6. Fantastic swatches! A black gel base would make it so much easier :-)

  7. Asterope look great on you! That and Celaeno are my favorites among your swatches.

  8. Nice collection. I love Maia!!!

  9. Gorgeous! Do you have any larger swatches?

    1. Yes, all my photos are minimum 10MP when I take them, however I reduce the size of all my blog photos to the maximum blogger/picasa size so as to get free unlimited storage space. I can provide other sizes by email on request.


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