Saturday, February 4, 2017

Literary Lacquers February Release

Hey everyone, time for a rare Saturday post from me!

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Today I've got two new polishes from Literary Lacquers to share with you. Literary Lacquers recently changed their shop model to be a pop up open one weekend a month and she will be releasing a new polish (this month it's two) along with rereleasing some old polishes as well.

This month there are two stunning new holos to share, plus a collection of cremes which are spectacular as well.

They are available through tomorrow Sunday February 5 at midnight MST on the Literary Lacquers Etsy site. Let's get started with the gorgeous polishes shall we?!?!

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First up we have Literary Lacquers "Hope" Is the Thing with Feathers. This is a gorgeous pink amethyst linear holo with gorgeous blue shimmer. Literary Lacquers always creates her polishes with some piece of literature in mind and this particular polish was inspired by "Hope" is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson.

This polish is quintessential Literary Lacquers, Amy creates the most gorgeous holos with shimmers and I just love this combo, it's feminine, but not too pinky pinky. Also had a great formula that was opaque in two easy coats. And that shimmer, it's everything and it's not sneaky or hidden like some shimmers can be.

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The second of the new polishes is Literary Lacquers The Happy Prince. This polish was designed with Jenn Sky Walker of The Jedi Wife celebrating her 5th blogiversary. The polish was inspired by The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde.

This is a complex polish, but packed with so much character. It is a sapphire blue crelly packed with subtle pink shimmer and microglitters. Since this polish is packed with so much, it does dry on the more textured side, so I would recommend and application with thin coats (this is two coats) and two coats of top coat for a smooth and shiny finish.

Next up are the cremes, I've reviewed them all previously, so I'll give a quick description. Each creme is a two coater, and some of them work pretty well to stamp!

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This is Literary Lacquers Desdemona's Handkerchief, an aqua blue creme that was originally a part of the Summer 2016 Othello Duo.

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This is Literary Lacquers For Thou Hast Eyes to See, a sea green creme police that was the other half of the Summer 2016 Othello Duo.

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This is Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening, a pinky coral creme that was part of the Spring 2016 Creme a la Mode box. This was one of my absolute favorite polishes of last year, you do not want to miss out.

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This is Literary Lacquers Cyantifically Proven, a turquoise green leaning creme that was a part of the Summer 2016 Creme a la Mode box.

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This is Literary Lacquers Breathing Dreams Like Air, a lilac grey creme from the Winter 2015 Creme a la Mode box.

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This is Literary Lacquers Blue Stocking Romance, a gorgeous navy creme that was originally a part of the Fall 2015 Creme a la Mode box. This is my go-to navy stamping polish!

Well that is it for today's post. The two new holo polishes retail for $10 and the cremes retail for $9.50. They are only available at the Literary Lacquers Etsy shop through tomorrow Sunday February 5 at midnight MST.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Indigo Bananas A Delos Holiday

Hello everyone, sorry it's been awhile, but today I have a gorgeous newer collection of beautiful holo multichrome polishes to share with you.

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This is the Indigo Bananas A Delos Holiday, inspired by the HBO hit Westworld. I don't know if you've seen Westworld, but I really loved it. Took several episodes to get into it, but man, it's super good until the end.

Anyway, multichromes are really having a moment in the indie world and let me just say, these beautiful polishes do not disappoint! Best news of all, these polishes are available now, no waiting for a release. They are available in 15ml bottles for $12 or 8ml bottles for $7.25.

I'll talk about formula here, since the formula was pretty much the same for these all across the board. These were all two coaters with a medium viscosity that was easy to work with.

Let's get to the swatches shall we?!

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This is Indigo Bananas This World Belongs to Us. This is a gorgeous bright green multichrome that shifts from blue and then also has this pinkish purple shimmer, which I was able to catch in the last photo. This is so unique and when that pinkish shimmer shone through, it reminded me slightly of a watermelon.

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This is Indigo Bananas Where the Mountains Meet the Sea. Another unique stunner, and my favorite from the whole collection, this is a multichrome holo that shifts from dark purple brown (almost mulberry) to red brown to gold to green. This shift in this one is great and unlike anything in my collection.

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This is Indigo Bananas They Became Music. This is a gorgeous plum purple that shifts to a beautiful warmer magenta purple and also shifts from red to gold (which I was unable to capture in a photo sorry).

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This is Indigo Bananas Great Beasts Once Roamed This World. I love shades of red like this, this is a gorgeous multichrome holo that shifts from red to red orange and has a gorgeous fire-like glow.

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This is Indigo Bananas Nature of Your Reality. This is a gorgeous teal green to blue to almost purple shifter. I love cooler color shifters like this, really reminds me of a winter sky.

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This is Indigo Bananas What Dreams May Come. This is a lovely indigo midnight blue that shifts to a royal purple to reddish purple to gold. I was only able to capture the blue to purple shift, but the swatches on the Indigo Bananas site show just how shifty this gorgeous polish can be!

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This is Indigo Bananas These Violet Delights Have Violet Ends. Ohhhh boy this is another of my favorites, this shift in this one is STRONG! This shifts from a beautiful fuchsia to to purple/indigo. Loooovely and unique.

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This is Indigo Bananas Center of the Maze. This is a lovely green to gold multichrome and is a color I just absolutely love. It's not quite an ugly green, but the golden glow of it makes it unique to me and something worth having. Green is very in this year too, according to Pantone. ;-)

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And last but not least we have Indigo Bananas Beauty in the World. This is a gorgeous light blue to purple to warmer purple. Another gorgeous night sky or galaxy in this one for sure!

That was a lot of polish for one post! I hope it wasn't too overwhelming. This collection is lovely and one thing I love about Indigo Bananas is that it is a great brand to try out because they also offer minis, which in a super large collection like mine, I really appreciate the space savings.

So let me know which ones are your favorite?!?