The newest offering from Literary Lacquer is a set of six gorgeous gems based on drinks from literary works of art. What Amy, the creator of Literary Lacquer has done is create works of art herself.
First up is Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a vibrant turquoise linear holo with fine holographic glitter.
How flippin’ gorgeous is that?
Two coats reaches decent opacity, but I’m an over achiever and had to add another coat for good measure.
The holo in this is magnificent and it sparkles like something other-worldly.
I excuse my crappy lens giving me crappy pictures. Next time I do swatches, I’m switching lenses.
Next up is Strawberry Ice Cream Soma. Inspired by Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Strawberry Ice Cream Soma is listed as a “warm pink crelly holo”.
Amy calls this her “office holo” as it is a very demure shade of pink indoors, but when you go outside it pops out in glorious rainbows of holo-y goodness. If it had been sunny when I did these swatches, I would have shown you… But alas, my artificial flash has to suffice for now.
It is a truly wonderful polish to work with. It reaches opacity at just two coats and goes on with nary a streak to be seen.
Next up is I’m Drinking Stars, inspired by Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. This beauty is a strong linear holographic polish which can be used to full opacity (like I show in 3 coats) or over a darker polish as a topper, which I am going to be trying out tomorrow (Will amend this post when pictures are available).
As I said, this is 3 coats of I’m Drinking Stars and some of the free edge is still visible, but not very bad. I love how it sparkles and shines. It’s a very delicate shade all by itself.
Would work very well for a wedding!
Last but not least, Jack Rose. A coppery, caramel linear holo, Jack Rose pays tribute to “the legacy of literary drinking left by Ernest Hemmingway”. I find it a very fitting tribute to Hemmingway (my favorite author of all time, btw).
Amy warns that Jack Rose will take 3 coats to become opaque. Which is what I figured it would. It translates very differently from bottle to nail.
But it sure is gorgeous. To me, the coppery aspect plays out a little more than the caramel aspect. I see more of an orange in mine, but colors like this tend to orange out on me anyways.
Either way you look at it, the application is flawless and absolutely beautiful. As with all of her polishes, it takes very little effort to apply a gorgeous mani. Dry time is next to nil. Slap a coat of Seche or OTD on it and it’s perfect.
These and the other beauties in the collection can be found at Literary Lacquer’s Etsy page. They sell for $10 a piece, or $55 for all six. If you haven’t tried her polishes yet, you really need to! They are excellent and the customer service is #1! Also, don’t forget to show her some love on her Facebook page!