Thursday, December 21, 2017

Literary Lacquers Alice in Lacquerland Collection Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! I'm gearing up for Christmas, so this is going to be a quick post tonight. Somehow pretty much all presents are here and they've been wrapped/shipped! YES, this year it finally happened! Literary Lacquers is releasing a brand new 6-piece collection on December 26th (12 PM MT) and it's inspired by Alice in Wonderland. If that wasn't enough, there's even a free gift with purchase opportunity when you spend $48+ between December 26-January 5 (more info and pictures below). I hope you saved a few bucks in your budget for these, because you won't want to miss out. Shall we get to the good stuff?

Literary Lacquers 6 Impossible Things (3 coats)

Up first we have a festive one called 6 Impossible Things. I can tell you it's an impossible thing to not like this polish! It's a tomato red jelly base with copper and gold holographic microglitter. I ended up using 3 coats for this one, but you could likely get away with 2 with thicker coats. It dries with a bit of texture, so make sure to use a thick topcoat to smooth everything out. The microglitter makes it a bit difficult to remove, so use a peel-off basecoat or the foil method to make things go quicker. 

Literary Lacquers Curiouser & Curiouser (2 coats)

Next we have Curiouser & Curiouser which is an icy blue base with larger holographic microglitter. The formula was perfect and needed just 2 coats for full opacity. Again, use a thicker topcoat and you'll need a little extra elbow grease for removal (totally worth it). 

 Literary Lacquers Grin Without a Cat (3 coats)

Oh yeah, Amy went and made us a multichrome! Grin Without a Cat shifts between purple/pink (and maybe even a little gold at the most extreme angles?) with lots of purple shimmer. This was the sheerest from the collection, but it fully covered all nail lines in 3 coats. I had no issues with the formula, and this one was easy to remove. I also wanted to mention that it had that funky smell that some blue or multichrome polishes can have. It doesn't really bother me, but I wanted to mention it in case anyone is sensitive to it. 

Literary Lacquers Tea Time (2 coats)

Tea Time is a gorgeous rose base with gold flakes and a holographic finish. All collections need a good pink, and this one really hits it out of the park! I'm a broken record, but it applied well in just 2 coats. 

Literary Lacquers The Golden Afternoon (2 coats)

This is the second collection in a row that has a gold polish as a top recommendation. Trust me, I didn't expect it either! The Golden Afternoon is just so bright and sparkly that I couldn't help but smile while wearing it. It doesn't lean too yellow which will help it be more universally flattering for both warm and cool skintones. It applied exactly like Curiouser & Curiouser, so check that out above for full details. 

Literary Lacquers Tulgey Wood (2 coats)

And lastly, Tulgey Wood is a medium brown holo with gold and copper glass flecks. If you need a new work-appropriate polish with flair, this one is for you. It's yet another 2-coater with a good formula and application. 

And now the gift with purchase:

Literary Lacquers Be What You Seem To Be (2 coats)

If you spend $48+ between December 26-January 5, you'll get Be What You Seem To Be absolutely FREE! After that date, this one will be gone for good. It's a lilac purple base with lots of holo microglitter. This is 2 thicker coats with topcoat. 

There you have it, folks! All of these will retail for $12 with the exception of 6 Impossible Things which will be $10. Set your alarms for 12 PM MT on the 26th to pick these up. My top recommendations are The Golden Afternoon, Tea Time, and Grin Without a Cat. 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*


Jen from xoxoJen said...

Beautiful swatches!

cupper82 said...

Thanks, Jen! I always love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful nails!