Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Polish Review: Literary Lacquers

Yet again, Amy over at Literary Lacquers has delivered another knockout collection. Her newest collection, The Ultimate Outlaw does not fail to impress and I have a few of the polishes from the collection for your viewing pleasure!


First up is The Ultimate Outlaw, inspired by Tom Robbins’ novel Still Life with Woodpecker. This gorgeous sapphire blue linear holo is every holo-lovers dream.


It surely doesn’t fail to impress, looking like liquid sapphires in the bottle.


Even in partial shade, it’s a stunner.


But it shines with brilliance in the direct sun. My sun today was kind of watery due to a weather system blowing in, so I wasn’t able to fully capture it’s wow factor, but this gives you a pretty good idea.

The formula, as always, is flawless. It does take three coats to reach full opacity, but it’s well worth the wait.


Next up is Ether Binge, influenced by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, this beauty is listed as an “aquamarine linear holographic”.


It’s a stunner, that’s for sure.


Even in indirect lighting, it’s still pretty.


But again, it burns with brilliance once you get a flash on it! Unfortunately by the time I got around to this polish the sun had hidden fully.

This is again a three coater.


The last one I have for you is my favorite (and the hardest to capture). This grey glitter crelly is Annabel Lee, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s last poem titled the same.


Like seriously, for some reason I couldn’t get a single good bottle shot of this polish. Amy lists Annabel as a “grey creme-jelly packed with holographic and iridescent microglitter and opalescent flakies.”

This is a beautiful polish and I love how it kind of reminds me of a tombstone. Morbid, I know, but it’s Poe we’re talking about.


It is a very light formula, but so worth the time it takes to build up its layers. It’s serenely understated and still so beautiful.

I have featured Amy’s polishes numerous times here on the blog and she never fails to amaze me with her beautiful creations. I am consistently stunned by the beauties she comes up with.

You can purchase these and many of her other beautiful polishes at her Etsy store. Be sure to keep an eye on her Facebook page for upcoming collections!


  1. I gotta get me some more Literary Lacquers. I've been eyeing Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster for some time now. Perhaps it is time to just got for it. These look awesome as well. New glasses first, then a good old nail polish splurge.

    1. They are soooo worth the money. I love each and every LL I have and have even got my sister obsessed! :D