Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Literary Lacquer - Faulkner Duo

      Due to a large mismanagement of time and a huge lack of motivation on my part I'm finally back to blogging after almost 2 months off. To be completely honest I've missed it some but not as much as I thought I would. The longer I went the harder it was to get back to it and its actually hard to sit down and write this post. It's not so easy to come up with interesting ways to describe a polish finish or the application process. So please bear with me while I get back into the swing of things and review the newly released Faulkner Duo from Literary Lacquers.

     This Faulkner duo originally released on October 19th and is currently still available for purchase in the shop. Yes, I know this review is long overdue and I feel horrible about it. But maybe there are a few of you out there who haven't read a review post on it yet. At least that's what I'm hoping anyway.

      The Faulkner duo consists of a lovely muted creme called A Rose For Emily and a fun glitter topper called The Best You Have. Inspired by the William Faulkner tale "A Rose for Emily" Now I'm not familiar with this tale but I have to say the colors it inspired are amazing and the little snippets of the tale I've read have peaked my interest.
"When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant--a combined gardener and cook--had seen in at least ten years."

     First up is A Rose For Emily. A dusty rose polish with a creme finish. My photos are shown as 2 coats plus topcoat and the photos are taken in my lightbox using daylight bulbs.

     The application was very good for the most part. I did have a slight issue around the cuticle area on the first coat. On random brush strokes, it left a bald spot where I placed my brush. As you can see everything evened out with the application of a second coat for a smooth finish.

     The Best You Have is based on what Emily asked the shopkeeper for when she was shopping for a poison. This clear base with holo sparkle is packed with medium sized glitters is grey, holographic black, Holographic orange and a metallic navy blue.  I've opted to show it as 1 coat over A Rose for Emily plus top coat.

     Application for The Best You Have was a pleasant surprise. I'm used to sporadic glitter coverage from glitter toppers, but not this time. I will admit that because there was so much glitter on the brush I had to do a little daubbing to keep the glitters from gathering at the tip of my nail. As you can see this technique resulted in even coverage with a nice mix of each color.

    As I mentioned earlier the Faulkner Duo is still available in the shop and retails for $10 each. Along with the release of this duo a few old favorites have been brought back as well.
Sweet Lenore
Soul Within Me Burning
And This Mystery Explore
Mirror of Galadriel 
Attic Mice
Sensible Rabbit

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

     Be sure to follow Literary Lacquers so you never miss an update. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


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