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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Literary Lacquers - Returning Favorites


     Happy Saturday! I know I'm posting outside my regular schedule again but I felt that these polishes were too good to wait. Plus I didn't want any of you to miss out on getting your hands on them. Did any of you pick up the Ocean at the End of the Lane trio from Literary Lacquers? Well, I hope you're not done shopping yet because today I have 3 more beautiful colors to share with you: Feather Family, If Thou Hast Eyes to See and Porco Rosso. 2 of these are returning favorites and 1 is a free gift with purchase. Read on to find out more.

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     Porco Rosso is described as a deep red linear holo with taupe and gold flakies. When I looked at the bottle I saw a magenta linear holo with gold flecks.

     Released in 2014 as part of the Community Collection. Porco Rosso was created by Schette of SchetteEssaisBeaute and inspired by the book of the same name.

     Like Miner's Gift the formula on this one is a tad thicker than I'm used to but still very easy to work with. I had smooth even coverage and complete control over where the polish went. Porco Rosso is also extremely opaque and could be a 1 coater. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.







     There are a lot of linear holos out there that are very similar to this. In fact, I've got a few sitting in my Helmers. But what makes Porco Rosso stand out from the rest is the addition of those Taupe and Gold flakes.


     If Thou Hast Eyes to See is described as soft sea green. Looking at the bottle I saw pretty much the same thing. A sea foam green creme nail polish.

     Released in the summer of 2016 as part of the Othello Duo this green is bright enough to catch attention but not so bright that it's eye-searing.

     The formula was a little on the thin side but not to the point where I had any pooling at my cuticles. On the first coat, I had some bald patches thanks once again to the horrible ridges in my nails. Everything evened out nicely and full opacity was reached after 2 coats. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.



     My daughter took one look at this polish and commented, "wow that's a bright burst of color on your nails." I had to agree with her, but I also smiled because it made me look tan. Which is a blessing to this Irish daughter of a redhead.

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     Feather Family is described as sparkling soft pink holo. When looking at the bottle I saw a medium pink with scattered holographic glitters and a hint of linear holo flash.

Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Named by Alex Bacon-Leslie, LitLaq Marketing Director

When I was searching for the right name for this gift with purchase polish to adequately express the gratitude I have for the support and love given to me by my fans and customers as I come out of this long dark period of LitLaqlessness, Alex pointed me in the direction of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, a brilliantly fun sci-fi book by Becky Chambers. The book introduces a few interesting alien species, including Sissix, the reptilian feathered Aandrisk tech. 
 “Okay, well, on her wall, there’s this big fancy frame with a mess of Aandrisk feathers hanging from it. Every Aandrisk’s got one, as far as I know. See, if you’re an Aandrisk and somebody really touches your life in some way, you give that person one of your feathers. And then you keep the feathers you get from others as a symbol of how many paths you’ve crossed. Having a lot of feathers on your wall shows that you’ve had an impact on a lot of people. That’s a pretty big priority for most Aandrisks. But they don’t give feathers out casually, not, like for helping you carry something or giving you a free drink or whatever. It’s got to be an experience that sticks with you, but it can totally be between strangers.”
 Thanks for being my feather family.

     The formula on Feather Family is absolute perfection. I had flawless application and no catching or dragging on the ridges in my nails. Shown here is 2 perfect coats plus top coat.





     I feel this is just the right shade of pink for my skin tone. It's a hint darker than bubblegum pink which I love and it's a great color for summer.

     As mentioned above Feather Family is a gift with purchase polish. All purchases over $20 will get a free mini bottle and purchases over $50 will receive a full sized version.


 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio Released on Friday, June 23rd from Literary Lacquers at noon MDT along with some returning favorites. Want to know what they are so you can knock out some of those lemmings? Well, you're in luck I just happen to have a list!

1. And So I Step Up 
2. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster 
3. Ether Binge 
4. Flickum Bicus 
5. Grasshopper With Candy Colored Hair 
6. Porco Rosso 
7. Some Glad Morning 
8. Green Gables
9. Lake of Shining Waters 
10. Raspberry Cordial? 
11. Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch 
12. If It Pleases You 
13. Happy Prince 
14. Hope Is A Thing With Feathers 
15. Amortentia
16. Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred
17. Orgasm
18. If Thou Hast Eyes To See
19. Desdemona’s Handkerchief
20. Salmon Chanted Evening
21. Bluestocking Romance
22. Breathing Dreams Like Air
23. Laters Baby
24. Long May She Reign

      This is not a restock situation, the shop will remain open and stocked. Holos/Multichromes will be $12 and Shimmers/Cremes will be $10. 

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