Saturday, June 24, 2017

Literary Lacquers June 2017 Re-released Polishes and Gift With Purchase: Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! TGIF! I can't complain about this week. I just found out that I'll have a 4 day weekend for the 4th of July, so I feel like I should do something special. I guess we'll see. As I mentioned on Wednesday, Literary Lacquers is back today with 24 previously retired colors as well as a brand new trio. I have 2 of these re-released polishes to show you tonight, in addition to a special gift-with-purchase polish. The store is going to remain open, so feel free to shop at your leisure. I know I was sent these for review, but I'm going to purchase a few that are catching my eye. Let's go ahead and look at these beauties.

Literary Lacquers Feather Family (3 coats)

Who doesn't want free polishes? Feather Family is the gift-with-purchase with the launch. If you spend $20, you will get a mini polish, and you'll get a full-sized bottle with any $50 purchase. Feather Family is a gorgeous dusty rose color with silver micro flakes and a linear holo finish. I asked my co-worker what he thought of my nails the day I was wearing this, and he goes, "I like it! It's a classic color with a twist." To put this into perspective, this guy has children my age, and he sees my crazy colors every day. He also happens to be brutally honest and will tell me when he doesn't like the color. Of course I get mildly-offended when he doesn't my color, but he then kindly reminds me that he can't like them all. Ok, I gave you too much info here, but I thought it was cool he was able to identify a wearable color and ways to make it special. I used 3 thin coats for the swatches above, and the formula was just perfect.  

I also love the inspiration for the color. Literary Lacquers says:

Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Named by Alex Bacon-Leslie, LitLaq Marketing Director

When I was searching for the right name for this gift with purchase polish to adequately express the gratitude I have for the support and love given to me by my fans and customers as I come out of this long dark period of LitLaqlessness, Alex pointed me in the direction of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, a brilliantly fun sci-fi book by Becky Chambers. The book introduces a few interesting alien species, including Sissix, the reptilian feathered Aandrisk tech. 
 “Okay, well, on her wall, there’s this big fancy frame with a mess of Aandrisk feathers hanging from it. Every Aandrisk’s got one, as far as I know. See, if you’re an Aandrisk and somebody really touches your life in some way, you give that person one of your feathers. And then you keep the feathers you get from others as a symbol of how many paths you’ve crossed. Having a lot of feathers on your wall shows that you’ve had an impact on a lot of people. That’s a pretty big priority for most Aandrisks. But they don’t give feathers out casually, not, like for helping you carry something or giving you a free drink or whatever. It’s got to be an experience that sticks with you, but it can totally be between strangers.”
 Thanks for being my feather family.


 Literary Lacquers Flickum Bicus (3 coats)

You guys know my love of shimmers, especially contrasting shimmers. Oh, and orange polishes. I feel like Amy made this just for me! Fickum Bicus was released with the Magic and Mysteries Collection from 2015 and is inspired by the Dresden Files. My husband is a huge fan, and I've read several of them (I didn't remember what the spell Flickum Bicus soon as my husband told me, it totally rang a bell). It's a tangerine jelly base with loads of orange/red and blue/purple shimmer or glass-flecks. Trust me that this one basically glows with the amount of shimmer in it. It's hard to capture in photos, so I apologize for that. This was the sheerest polish out of the ones I was sent, and I had to use 3 hearty coats to cover my nail line. I adore this one, so I'm not going to hold it against the polish. 

Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening (3 coats)

Literary Lacquers does creme polishes as well! And I should say that they do cremes very well. Shockingly, Salmon Chanted Evening is not inspired by any book or poem, but instead is a pun. I generally approve of puns. Salmon Chanted Evening is a bright coral pink creme which is perfect for this time of year. I haven't worn this as a pedicure, but it's coming. I used 3 coats for the photos, but I think most people would be able to get away with 2. It applied like a dream, and basically applied itself. 

So there you have it, folks! Again, these are available right at the Literary Lacquer shop (shimmers and creme polishes are $10, while the multichromes/holos are $12). I really loved all of the polishes I tried, and I was happy to see that the inspirations were always included for a personal touch. To learn more about Literary Lacquers, check out their shopFacebook GroupFacebook page, and Instagram.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

1 comment:

Alex said...

I'm so glad you like Flickum Bicus! I personally don't like oranges as a rule, but FB has totally won me over. I love to wear it with an equally bright aqua to bring out the hint of blue shimmer.