Sunday, 31 March 2013

Literary Lacquers - My Secret Garden, John Thomas Lady Jane and Bionic Mmmm-Detector

Hi Goddesses

And welcome to the last post featuring polishes from Literary Lacquers' The Good Parts Collection.  For this one, I'm combining 3 polishes, and there's a bit of a funny story to explain why ....

When Amy sends me polishes, she sends me a mixture of full  sized and mini bottles.  I used to think this was random or to reduce shipping costs, but no.   Amy sends me minis of the polishes she knows I will not love, and full sizes of the ones she knows will make me drool.  Funny thing?  She gets it SPOT ON.  So here are the 3 where she sent me minis :)  And yup, there's a lot of green in this here post :)

Let's start with My Secret Garden.  This is a delicate pastel matte glitterbomb.   Whilst these aren't my favourite colours for a glitter, I loved that it was in a base full of shimmer.   This is named after the book of the same name by Nancy Friday.

I pondered long and hard on what to layer this over.  Eventually I decided, if it's a garden, and these are the petals, there needs to be green!  So I chose Barry M Lime Green, and I think it plays off those colours awesomely.

Next is the one that even Amy knew I wouldn't like lol - the green!  This is John Thomas / Lady Jane, which takes its inspiration from Lady Chatterley's Lover (a disappointing read, in my opinion).

Something weird seems to happen when I review green polishes.  It's as if every cell in my body protests against it, and my application becomes sloppy, my coverage is uneven ... it's almost funny.  So no, I didn't like this one, but if you're a green lover you'll like that there are different shades of green in here.

And finally .... Bionic Mmmm-Detector.   Hilarious name!  This one comes from Vox by Nicholson Baker.  Read this - this entire book is one long anonymous phone sex conversation over a 1-900 number .. the book gained notoriety as the book famously given to President Clinton by his young intern, Monica Lewinsky.

Ok - now the part that will really blow your mind.   This is awesome !!!  Yes, it has teal in it, and green glitters, and it's a blackened base (all of them things I hate) but wow wow wow this works so well.  Will you LOOK at it :)

This polish is just witchy deviant perfection.   I can imagine witches wearing this, and letting it chip as their looks decay and their toads decompose.  It's fabulous!   It also looks great with a matte top coat - keep any eye out for that in the next few weeks!  3 coats of Stu-UH-ning!

I want to say a big thank you to Amy for sending me these polishes.  I honestly can't remember when I've loved an entire collection more.  The holos blew me away and the 2 blues are perfection.  Oh, and don't forget Zipless ....  They are all available to buy HERE, and you can follow Amy on Facebook HERE.

Enjoy xx :)
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