Literary Lacquers Green Gables Collection

Friday, 31 May, 2013
Literary Lacquers Raspberrry Cordial?

For those of you who grew up in the 80s, it was inevitable that you would encounter Anne of Green Gables on PBS.

If you hadn’t read the books, then you were gently persuaded to head to your local library to try and borrow them…only to be told you were put on a waiting list. Alternatively, if you were twice as lucky, you’d have parents who would purchase the books for you to read at your own leisure…

Who know years later, Anne and Lucy Maud Montgomery would still be around to influence the readers? Who knew that Amy over at Literary Lacquers would create the Green Gables collection which is a stunning collection, indeed.

Penny over at 10 Fickle Fingers got to review Lake of Shining Waters. What a gorgeous color it is!

Jackie over at Candy Coated Tips got to review Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch and Green Gables. Both are so gorgeous!

Literary Lacquers Green Gables Collection goes on sale June 5, 2013 over at Amy’s Etsy shop.

There are six colors total:

  • Green Gables – mid-toned grass green linear holo
  • Lake of Shining Waters – murky teal linear holo
  • Raspberry Cordial? – raspberry pink linear holo with added holo glitter
  • Anne With an E – Opalescent glitter topcoat
  • Carrots Carrots – Peachy-orange crelly with tons of orange glitter
  • Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch – Amethyst shimmer with a pink to orange color shifting flash

They are full-sized 10mL bottles, selling for $10 each.

Today I have Carrots Carrots and Raspberry Cordial? for you to peruse.

As always, please click on the image to see it in its original size.

Literary Lacquers Carrots Carrots


Literary Lacquers Carrots Carrots


Literary Lacquers Carrots Carrots


Literary Lacquers Carrots Carrots


Literary Lacquers Carrots Carrots

Even before I read the description of Carrots Carrots I was already in some serious love. When I opened up the package and unwrapped the bottle I was DYING. D.Y.I.N.G. I’ve been into orange polishes lately and while jellies are truly not my thing, crellies are.

For some of you who don’t know what a crelly is, it’s a creme jelly that isn’t as sheer as a normal jelly. It has a bit more opacity to it so while not as see through, it won’t drive you nuts when you see your nail under it. At least that’s how it is for me.

Carrots Carrots was easy to apply. The first layer was a bit dodgy, but only because I didn’t know how it would apply. It also dried nice and fast. Second coat and it was shoring up to be the kind of crelly I like, complete with awesome orange glitter! I applied three coats of Carrots Carrots because I wanted full coverage and as you can see, at three thin-medium coats, this is so pretty.

Next up is Raspberry Cordial?

Now in Anne of Green Gables, Raspberry Cordial is what got Diana Barry trashed…She and Anne had a day to themselves while Marilla and some of the women went to town to do something…sorry, I forgot what. Anne offered Diana some of Marilla’s raspberry cordial to Diana…who promptly drank it like it was water. Needless to say, since it’s a liqueur, little Diana got drunk in no time. Diana went home to her mother, who blamed Anne for Diana’s drunkenness. Marilla then replied that maybe had Diana’s mother taught her self-control, Diana wouldn’t be the lush they see before them. GO MARILLA!

Literary Lacquers Raspberrry Cordial?


Literary Lacquers Raspberrry Cordial?


Literary Lacquers Raspberrry Cordial?


Literary Lacquers Raspberrry Cordial?

Raspberry Cordial? is two medium coats on me. This also dried quickly. I was quite entranced with the holo because it’s a gorgeous pinkish-raspberry that has holo glitter scattered throughout. My camera was able to get Raspberry Cordial? to actually be extremely true-to-life in terms of color. However, in doing so, it crushed the pretty holo-ness in the polish. Sadly, I’m not proficient enough in Photoshop to try and fix that. Just know that the holo is a lot stronger in person and in different lighting.

It’s quite pretty in artificial lighting in restaurants – it winks and plays with the lights. Definitely a color to have in your collection.

Now I think I’m going to hunt down Anne of Green Gables on Netflix and see if it streams…and catch up on my childhood.

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À bientôt!




*Disclosure: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Literary Lacquers Green Gables Collection