Saturday, March 14, 2015

Literary Lacquers: Magic & Mysteries - New 8 Piece Collection!

I say this every single time I review Literary Lacquers polishes - this collection is perfection. Seriously. Amy is a polish making genius. Her inspirations are always creative, the polishes that come from each inspiration are perfectly matching and in sync, and the formulas of each polish are always flawless.

The newest collection, Magic & Mysteries, will be released on Monday, March 16, so get ready! Amy makes plenty of stock so there's no need to worry. If you want a polish, you'll get it!

First, group shot! This awesome photo was created by Scott of Stellar Graphics. You can see his FB for more info HERE and he also creates logo designs. If you're in the market, check him out HERE!

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On to the swatches! As with any Literary Lacquers polish, I'll share the inspiration created by Amy and then my thoughts on the polish. I used NYC Grand Central as the basecoat and NO topcoat unless stated. Ready?

First up, let's start with a STUNNER. This is
Mirror of Galadriel. Amy describes it as a "Silver linear mega glitter holo inspired by Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien"

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I couldn't resist more pictures of this. Honestly, if you've been having a tough time finding Orly Mirrorball, just stop looking and pick this baby up instead. This is silver heaven in a bottle. Here is a shot of MoG in the sun, no flash!

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Also, I posed with snow, LOL.

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And then I mattified it. I promise that no other color has as many swatches as this, but this.is.amazing.

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Next, one of my favorites is Octarine. This is described as a "lilac linear holo with glass flecks and flakies inspired by Terry Pratchett's Discworld." Pratchett just passed away and this polish is a lovely tribute.

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This striking light blue is Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo, a "Silver-blue strong scattered holo inspired by Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series."

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The very happy orange is called Flickum Bicus, described as a "Red-orange shimmer with blue flakies/glass flecks inspired by Jim Butcher's Dresden Files."

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Cast from Stormhold is an incredibly unique color, "Red-purple with gold flakies and silver glass fleck inspired by Stardust by Neil Gaiman." I own nothing like this!

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I took a shot without flash so you can see the complexity of the polish. There are what looks like brown or gold glitters that make the color so deep and striking.

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This striking cobalt blue is Virgin Huntress, described as "Bright blue glass fleck/flakie polish inspired by Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley."

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Next up, another favorite of mine is Felix Felicis. Amy describes this as a "Liquid gold shimmer with gold flakies and glass flecks inspired by the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling."

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Last but not least, this is a polish unique to Literary Lacquers because Amy doesn't often do glitter bombs like this. Avada Kedavra is described as a "Black matte base packed with gold and green glitter also inspired by Harry Potter." This polish dries matte and looks like this in 3 coats:

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Very cool. Want to see it with topcoat? Yes, you do. First, check out matte (as it dries, no added topcoat) compared to the polish with a single coat of a glossy topcoat:

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Oh, and a couple shots of it glossy? SURE!

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Aren't these all fabulous? My picks are Mirror of Galadriel, Felix Felicis, and Octarine.

Are you having a tough time deciding which to pick up?? Well, don't you worry because on Monday morning, before the launch, I have an EPIC Literary Lacquers comparison post coming with 28 polishes featured. How's that for a teaser post??

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