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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Literary Lacquers: Magic and Mysteries Collection 2015 - Swatches and Review

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Today I have the new Literary Lacquers collection to show you! There are 8 polishes in a new collection called the Magic and Mysteries Collection that launch on March 16, 2015. Check with me after the jump for my swatches and review.

Literary Lacquers
Magic and Mysteries Collection

We've got BLING, holo, glitter,'s all covered in this collection! I'll just go alphabetically.

Avada Kedavra - this one was of course inspired by Harry Potter. The killing curse. And this one "slays me," so that's a good name! It's a black matte base packed with gold and green glitter and it dries to a rubber-like matte finish. I have it both with and without top coat below. No issues at all with formula or application. I've used 2 medium coats for the photos.

With top coat...


Cast from Stormhold - this one is a red-violet purple with gold flakes and silver glass fleck. No issues with this one either. I've used 2 coats with one coat of top coat for the photos. This one was inspired by Stardust by Neil Gaiman.


Felix Felicis - this one is a super blingy gold flake polish with glass fleck. No issues to report - spread nicely on the nail. This one needed 3 light coats alone for full coverage. One coat of top coat for the photos. Inspired by Harry Potter. The good luck potion.


Flicum Bicus - this one is a coral-y, red-orange shimmer polish with blue flakes/glass flecks. Holy moley I loved this one so much. I used 3 light coats with one coat of top coat but if you have a heavier hand, 2 coats might do the trick. No issues at all with formula or application. This one was inspired by Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.


Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo - this one was inspired by the vampire character in the Otherworld series. I may have said that wrong because I haven't read many vampire books. This is a light blue holo with just a hint of green and that awesome holo that I love so much - the "metalure" type holo. Perfect formula and application. It's on the thinner side so I used 3 light coats with no top coat for the photos.


Mirror of Galadriel - this one was inspired by The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's a blingtastic silver holo with silver holo glitter. I used 3 coats with one coat of top coat for the photos. No issues to report. This is the one I'm really sorry I didn't have sun for! (To see how it compares to Orly Mirrorball, check out The Mercurial Magpie's photos here. This one blows it away.)


Octarine - this one is a pinky-purple lilac crelly/jelly linear holo with  micro-flakes/glassfleck. The formula was smooth and easy. This one was inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.


Virgin Huntress - this one was inspired by Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It's a bright royal blue crelly base with blue flakes and blue (and possibly violet) glass fleck. No issues at all on this one either. I used 2 coats, but in person I can see a tiny bit of VNL (visible nail line) so I recommend 3 light coats. One coat of top coat. The sparkle is this one is greater than I was able to show without sun.


What do you think? Favorites? My favorites are Flicus Bicum, Cast from Stormhold and did you see that yummy holo in Meconolly Rosabelle D'Artigo? It's my favorite sort of "tightly scattered" holo.

You can purchase these starting March 16, 2015 at the Literary Lacquers site here. Be sure and check them out on Facebook here and Instagram here for more swatches and information.  

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1 comment :

  1. i love how they shine after top coat. all really pretty colors


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