Thursday, February 1, 2018

Literary Lacquers Valentine's Day 2018 As You Wish Trio Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

Hi guys! I told you I had a lot of polishes to post this week! Tonight I have a Valentine's Day trio releasing this Friday, February 2nd at noon MST from Literary Lacquers. The trio was named by someone in the Facebook Fan Group, and the inspiration is The Princess Bride. Ok, confession time: I've never read or seen The Princess Bride. I know, I know. My husband constantly talks about how crazy it is that I refuse to watch it. There are 2 movies that people swear are the best that I've never seen: The Princess Bride and Shawshank Redemption. I figure I've gone this long without seeing it, so I'm sticking with it. That said, my husband told me that he loved the names and the polishes. I'm not going to lie, I secretly want to see it a little bit now. The trio features 2 matte polishes and a glitter topper. The topper is limited edition for the month of February, while the other 2 are new core colors. Shall we take a closer look? 

 Literary Lacquers Princess Buttercup (3 coats, matte finish)

Literary Lacquers Princess Buttercup (3 coats, with topcoat)

Up first is Princess Buttercup which is a matte white crelly base with pink microglitter and shimmer. The base may look a little pink in the pictures, but it's just because of the pink glitter/shimmer. The base is a bit sheer, so I used 3 thin coats for the swatches above. I love the matte finish, but I find they don't last quite as long as a polish with topcoat, so I went ahead and showed it with a shiny topcoat, too. To be honest, I like it both ways! It dried quickly, and had just a tiny bit of texture with the matte finish that went away completely with topcoat. 

Literary Lacquers The Man in Black (3 coats, matte finish)

Literary Lacquers The Man in Black (3 coats, with topcoat)

Up next is The Man in Black which is basically the black version of Princess Buttercup. I love the combination of black and pink! If you look closely at the pictures, you may be able to see some flakes in this one which isn't present in Princess Buttercup. The first coat was a bit streaky and sheer, but it built up completely with the third coat. The formula was smooth, and it dried quickly with just a hint of texture. Which do you prefer, matte or shiny? 

Literary Lacquers Mawage (1 dabbed coat over Princess Buttercup)

Mawage is the limited edition glitter topper available only for February. It has medium red and silver holographic hexagonal glitter with larger red and silver hearts. I recommend flipping the bottle upside down for about 30 minutes before applying to maximize the amount of hearts you'll get on the nail. I found it best to dab the polish on the nail, or you could go ahead and sponge it on. I love glitter toppers, and Amy does them so well! You may need a second coat of topcoat to smooth the hearts down completely. 

There you have it! Do you have a favorite? Will you be wearing them matte or shiny? These will be available this coming Friday at noon MST on the Etsy site. You can purchase them individually for $10, or as a trio for $27 while supplies last. 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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