Monday, 30 March 2015

Literary Lacquers - A Thousand Christmas Trees

Hi Goddesses

Today I've got the final Literary Lacquers polish to show you ... for about a fortnight lol.  Amy's new Magic & Mysteries Collection is already on my desk, and will be coming to the blog very soon.

A Thousand Christmas Trees is perfectly named.  Yes, it's the colour of Christmas trees, a perfect medium-to-dark green, full of depth and Amy's trademark dazzle.

There's a wonderful lush intensity to this green - it's SO saturated - and I love how the holo only serves to make it warmer - like the sun warming the grass on a Spring day.

Nail art wise, you'd think I'd buried it, but it is in there somewhere lol.    

This again features my favourite feathered bird pattern from Messy Mansion MM14, and this time the splodging was with Bondi Lady Liberty and OPI You're Such A Budapest.

I chose to stamp in bronze (Essie Penny Talk), just to try and do something different, and there is something about the clash of the warm copper against the cold splodges and dark background that works in a really unusual way.

As always, you can donate your money in exchange for Literary Lacquers polish HERE.  These polishes were sent to me for an honest review.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Literary Lacquers - Je Reviens Leopard Nail Art

Hi Goddesses

It's one of the hilarities of my blogging life that once upon a time I HATED teal.  I'm a pretty no-nonsense person, and I just couldn't respect a polish that couldn't decide whether it was blue or green.

Since then, I've become somewhat the fan.  You can blame Amy for a lot of it - Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster has been my favourite polish for 18 months now - gggrrrr.   More than anything though, the teals, especially the darker ones, like Je Reviens, appeal to my inner witch.  They seem to phsycially represent the glamour of a witchy soul, and I do so love that about them.

Je Reviens is just glory in a bottle. Dark, intense, dangerous and yet GLITTERED with sparkle.  This is witchcraft on a whole new level.

I then decided to add some leopard print, and decided it would be GENIUS to have white edging rather than black - hhhmmm, still not so sure about that - and added OPI Can't Find My Czechbook as my contrast.

I think these ended up ok rather than sensational, but man, you can't beat that teal.

You can buy Amy's utterly amazing polishes HERE.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Literary Lacquers - Luggage For Your Journey

Hi Goddesses

And welcome to a mini spree!  I have about 30 polishes for review at the moment, and managed to play with some beauties at the weekend, but before I can post about them, I need to finish what I had started before I took a break, so welcome back to the glorious world of Literary Lacquers.

Luggage For Your Journey is a tribute Limited Edition that Amy released a few months ago in honour of Terry Pratchett, and to raise money for Alzheimers.  Sadly since then, Lord Terry of the Discworld has lost his battle, but he leaves the world richer both for his uniquely twisted imagination and his candour in the face of the horror that is Alzheimers.

The polish itself is a rich, burnished cup of tea, featuring Amy's trademark sparkle.

As legendary as ever is her ability to take a warm polish and yet let it burn with ice-blue holo fire.  It's quite a trick.

I paired this with some very simple stamping from MoYou Pro Collection 03, and using Barry M Gold Foil.

I liked the old fashioned nature of the pattern, and between them, I think they look like wallpaper from yesteryear, no doubt slowly peeling at the corners.

This polish was sent to me for an honest review.  Don't forget to follow Literary Lacquers HERE.

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