Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Literary Lacquers Aug/Sept 2017 Limited Editions - Birthday and Book Club

*press samples*

Hi guys! It feels like forever since I've had 2 substantial posts in a row, but several new collections and limited edition shades are releasing this week. I'm leaving for San Francisco tomorrow for work, so I needed to get this post out ASAP. SF is a great city, and I've been fortunate to visit a few times. I won't have a chance to see anything but a hotel room this weekend, but at least I've had a chance to see the sites previously. Literary Lacquers has 2 new limited edition polishes releasing tomorrow, August 24th at 12 PM MT (or 2 PM EST) which will stick around until Sept. 8th. They also have 10 returning shades with the release, and those are: 

 84 Charing Cross Road

Cyan-tifically Proven
Shadow Between Us
Je Reviens
Rebecca, Always Rebecca
Tia Wanna
Curious Yellow
English Voodoo

I don't have any of these to show you, but check out xoxoJen because she has links to all of her swatches. Stick around to the end of the post for more restock information. 

 Literary Lacquers A Thousand Different Strokes of Light (3 coats) - $12

“In our world of shadows, there is no black and white but a thousand different strokes of light.” from The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Designed and named by Sharon Wood. 

Here we go with another gorgeous neutral base with contrasting shimmer! A Thousand Different Strokes of Light is the Book Club LE for the month and it is a light taupe with strong blue shimmer and a holo finish. My pictures don't do this one justice because this one just glows on the nail. The formula was slightly thicker than my personal preference. I didn't need to bust out any thinner or anything, but it was on the thicker side. I have extremely curved nail beds and I think that has a little to do with it. I checked with Amy from Literary Lacquers and she mentioned that the blogger batches weren't thinned at all and that all orders will have a little thinner of a consistency than what I was given. In other words, you shouldn't have any problem with the formula. I used 3 really thin coats for my swatches, but with a thinner consistency you will likely need just 2. This one gets an A+. 

Literary Lacquers Unspeakably Desirable (2 coats) - $12

Inspired by a quote from Mark Twain’s published journals “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” - Mark Twain

Unspeakably Desirable is the Birthday LE and these bottles will be numbered. It's an eye-searing coral base with gold, red, and holo microglitter. It doesn't dry textured, but you'll still need a little extra elbow grease if you don't use a peel-off basecoat. The formula was similar to the one above, but I only needed 2 coats for this one. Again, you can expect a thinner consistency than my bottle. Perhaps this one deserves an A++? 

I don't know which I love more. Which one catches your eye? When in doubt, buy them both! Don't find yourself feeling the FOMO after September 8th. Don't worry, the returning polishes will be sticking around from now on. The shimmer and creme polishes will be for sale at $10, while the multichromes/holos will be $12. To learn more about Literary Lacquers, check out their website, Facebook Group, Facebook 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*

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