Monday, March 21, 2016

Literary Lacquers Cactus Duo and Book Club Polishes Swatches and Review

I'm excited to show you four new polishes from Literary Lacquers! They are all softly translucent jellies with various types of flakes and glitter, perfect on their own or for layering. Amy is a master of stunning jelly polishes, and my first purchases from her more than three years ago were her jelly holos - she sure knows how to let the light sparkle through a polish! Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers Cactus Duo and Book Club Polishes

Two of these polishes are from the Cactus Duo, paying tribute to The Cactus by O. Henry. Check out what Amy had to say:

The Cactus, by O. Henry tells us the story of the pompous, arrogant, broken-hearted Trysdale. The story opens with him upset after watching the woman he loves marry another man. During their courtship, she had heard that he spoke fluent Spanish, he kept quiet and allowed her to assume that it was true. When he proposed to her, she sent her answer the next day. A cactus in a pot bearing a tag with a single word. Ventomarme. Not hearing anything else from her, he decided that the cactus was a refusal of his proposal and he turned cold toward her. Only after attending her wedding to another man, does he find out that ventomarme means come and take me.


Come and Take Me is a flame-colored jelly with translucent, iridescent flakes and microglitter. I am wearing it in four thin coats here, though three would do. It has a great, quick-drying formula. There was a bit of sulphur smell on this one. 
Literary Lacquers Come and Take Me

Literary Lacquers Come and Take Me

Literary Lacquers Come and Take Me

Ventomarme has holo microglitter and silver and blue translucent flakes in a pewter blue jelly base, shown here in three thin coats. This is also wonderful, and dries super-smooth. It was created with Jen of Musings of the Wife of a Jedi to celebrate her blog anniversary. Congrats, Jen, and thank you for sharing it with us!
Literary Lacquers Ventomarme

Literary Lacquers Ventomarme
Literary Lacquers Ventomarme

Next we have the two Book Club Exclusives. In order to buy these, you must join the Literary Lacquers  fan group Literary (&) Lacquers on Facebook. It is an awesome, chill group devoted to a love of nail polish and books, so don't hesitate!

My Whirlwind Other Half was created with Jennifer, a group member and lovely indie polish fan. It is inspired by We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Joy Fowler. It has iridescent flakes and microglitter in a sheer white jelly base. I am wearing it here in four coats - it would also make a perfect topper. Great formula, smooth with one plump layer of top coat.
Literary Lacquers My Whirlwind Other Half

Literary Lacquers My Whirlwind Other Half

Literary Lacquers My Whirlwind Other Half

Finally there is Serious Nap Rays, also created with Jen of Musings of the Wife of a Jedi.  Have to say I love the name, and the polish! It was inspired by Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.  It is an amazingly complex but soft shade, with pink and violet microflakes, pinkish-copper-to-gold duochrome shimmer, and scattered holo in a taupe-gray jelly base, worn here in four thin coats, though two or three would do. It is a perfect work safe shade that will never leave you bored! Great formula.
Literary Lacquers Serious Nap Rays

Literary Lacquers Serious Nap Rays

Literary Lacquers Serious Nap Rays

Literary Lacquers Serious Nap Rays

Literary Lacquers Serious Nap Rays

All four shades are available now at Literary Lacquers for $10 each. Remember, to be eligible to purchase the Book Club Exclusives, you must join Literary (&) Lacquers on Facebook. Those two polishes will be available until April16. You won't regret joining us, I promise! Thanks for reading - hope you find some polishes to love here! 

*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Literary Lacquers is made by Amy in New Mexico. A huge fan of books, her collections are inspired by a broad range of fiction.


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