First up we have Literary Lacquers The Raven's Duo. After the success of Soul Within Me Burning from the inaugural Color Box, Jen Carter of xoxoJen and Amy (the genius behind Literary Lacquers) decided to make a few more polishes inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven. These will be available on Monday Oct. 17, but more on that later.
First up we have Literary Lacquers This Mystery Explore. This is a lovely smokey grey crelly packed with copper and orange holo microglitter and shimmer. This retails for $10.
"Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; –
'Tis the wind and nothing more!"
This polish as so much depth. It's like a copper party on my nail filled with all the reflections of the rainbow!
The second polish in this duo is Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore. This is a bronze metallic linear holo with just a touch of orange. This was opaque in two easy coats as well, but was almost a one coater. This is like the more sophisticated bad girl sister to This Mystery Explore – metallic and holo, it's definitely a show stopper! This retails for $12.
These will release on October 17 at noon mountain time on the Literary Lacquers Etsy site. There will also be a slightly discounted trio with these two and Soul Within Me Burning (also inspired by The Raven and designed with xoxoJen but originally released with the inaugural Color Box) , shown above, as the Raven Trio for $32.50.
Next up we have a super special limited edition charity polish that I know you won't want to miss out on. First let's learn a little bit about the beneficiary of this charity polish.
The Needle’s Bite, developed in collaboration between Literary Lacquers and Alex and Eli Bacon-Leslie, will raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
A big fan of the “Newsflesh” series by Mira Grant, Eli Bacon-Leslie chose to name the polish “The Needle’s Bite” because of his experiences living with Type 1 Diabetes and endless days of needles and blood tests, something the characters in the book could empathize with. The characters in the “Newsflesh” series live in a world of constant needle pricks and blood tests, but in their case, the tests are for zombie amplification, not blood glucose.
Each bottle of The Needle’s Bite will be sold for $13 and $5 from each bottle will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The polish will be sold from Oct. 17-Nov. 16.
This is Literary Lacquers The Needle's Bite. This is a beautifully vampy mysterious metallic gunmetal linear holo with an antique gold highlight shimmer. Opaque in two easy coats, could almost be a one coater. You guys, this polish is so beautiful and I have absolutely nothing like it my collection. The golden glow gives it a whole other dimension beyond the metallic. This polish makes my heart sing.
And the generosity of Amy also makes me feel so privileged to be able to work with someone with such a big heart.
So once again the duo and this limited edition charity polish will be available at 12 p.m. MT Monday Oct. 17 on the Literary Lacquers Etsy site. The Needle's Bite is a limited edition polish, available Oct. 17-Nov. 16 with a $5 donation from each bottle going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.