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Literary Lacquers Literary Liquors Collection

Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

When Amy over at Literary Lacquers asked me to review some colors of her new collection, Literary Liquors, I said yes!

Literary Lacquers Literary Liquors Collection are colors based on drinks found in various novels…taken from Literary Lacquers’ Etsy shop page describing the polishes:

This collection was inspired by the many cocktails found in literature, from the fictional Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, to the futuristic Strawberry Ice Cream Soma, to the classic literary intoxicant of choice, the martini.

Two At the Very Most (not pictured) – Martini inspired glitter topcoat. Black, white, silver, gunmetal and a touch of green circle glitter
Strawberry Ice Cream Soma – Warm pink subtle linear holographic
Dandelion Wine – Golden mustard subtle linear holo with a pinky-orange color shift. 
Jack Rose – Copper with a strong linear holo, this is more sheer and needs 3 coats
I’m Drinking Stars – Champage with a strong linear holo. It can be worn alone at 3 coats and makes a fabulous holo topcoat at one coat
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster – Deep turquoise blue with subtle linear holo with added holo glitter

All the colors below are 3 coats which dried quickly and with minimal bubbling. On some colors, I didn’t wait five minutes between coats and just put one over the other, which caused the bubbling. I was being a bit forgetful. :/ Oops.

As always, please click on the image which will double in size…then click on the image again (it will triple in size!) to view the photo in its original size. I will try to keep them in order as listed above.

Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma

Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma, Shade Macro

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Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma

Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma, Sunlight Macro

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Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma

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Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma

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Literary Lacquers Strawberry Ice Cream Soma

Gorgeous strong holo in direct sunlight.

Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine

Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine, Shade

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Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine

Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine, Sunlight Macro

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Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine

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Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine

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Literary Lacquers Dandelion Wine

Subtle holo, but such a gorgeous color. Pity this shade of yellow isn’t flattering for my skin tone. That said, I love this color. This is my favorite out of all of them. I love the color shift in this.

Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

Literary Lacquers Jack Rose, Shade Macro

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Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

Literary Lacquers Jack Rose, Sunlight Macro

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Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

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Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

Hello, pretty play of colors.

Literary Lacquers Jack Rose

Out of all the polishes in this collection, this had one of the stronger holos. This color was a bit too warm for my skin, but I’m tempted to say forget it and wear it anyway due to the holo goodness.

Literary Lacquers I'm Drinking Stars

Literary Lacquers I’m Drinking Stars, Shade Macro

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Literary Lacquers I'm Drinking Stars

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Literary Lacquers I'm Drinking Stars

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Literary Lacquers I'm Drinking Stars

While I bit sheer even at three coats, I’m thinking this is one that would be good for layering. I’m going to have to give it a shot.

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, Sunlight Macro

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Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

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Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

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Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

This was the best holo shot I could get of this shade. Stupid sun and clouds. The fires in California have really been wreaking havoc on my swatching. I’m just hoping people are safe!

Will you be buying Literary Lacquers Literary Liquors? I know I’ll be purchasing Two at the Very Most as well as the full-sized versions of Strawberry Ice Cream Soma, I’m Drinking Stars and Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

Someone asked me why I don’t use a light box – I’ll be honest: I don’t think light boxes truly reflect what a color is like in real life. While I think a light box can get you prettier, edgier shots of a polish, I don’t think it’s very realistic. So while my images may not be as richly saturated with jewel tones or deep hues, you are getting a real-life look at the polish in action.

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À bientôt!

xoxo

Carinae

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