Literary Lacquers Swatches

I managed to steal a bunch of Literary Lacquers polishes in smackerlacquer‘s destash. I’d only tried a few of these polishes before and they were glitters in a jelly base. This was my first time trying any of her other formulas! All swatches are two coats.

Literary Lacquers Lestat is a lovely light purple holo.

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Literary Lacquers The Edge. This one is really close to Lestat but has a bit of a stronger holo effect.

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Literary Lacquers Annabel Lee is the only one out of the bunch I don’t like. The gray is a bit lifeless and dulls the glitters. It is also quite sheer. However, if it’s named after Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee, then perhaps that description is quite fitting and this is the perfect polish. Hmmm….

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Literary Lacquers Tia Wanna on top of a black creme. This is soooo super gorgeous. I think that when I wore it like this smackerlacquer regretted giving it to me. LOLOLOL. Well she’s not getting it back! :P

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Literary Lacquers Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred. This one is also like Lestat and The Edge. I’m not sure why smackerlacquer had so many purple LL’s to give away. Perhaps LL loves purple? Perhaps smackerlacquer hates purple? Maybe we’ll never know…

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Literary Lacquers Afterglow. I was surprised to like this one as much as I did. It’s very vibrant!literary-lacquer-afterglow literary-lacquers-afterglow-swatchSo there are my Literary Lacquers swatches! Which one do you like best?

MoYou Frenchy Plate 02

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In a moment of weakness, I picked up a couple more MoYou plates on Amazon. For this mani, I started with Literary Lacquer Raspberry Cordial and I used Mundo de Unas White to stamp the tips. I had some trouble getting a crisp image. My other hand was even more messed up than this one! I had the most success with a super squishy stamper so it could meld to my nail’s curve.

LL Raspberry Cordial is a lovely pink holo. It also has bigger, chunky glitters that really remind me of raspberry seeds! Very clever!





Quick rant: People are already starting to set off fireworks at night in my neighborhood. Are. You. Kidding. Me?! The 4th of July is still nearly two weeks away! It’s so rude. If you are one of these people…STOP. Ok – rant over!

Dog Manicure!

This week’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts prompt is Domestic Animals. Obviously I had to do a dog-themed one! I started with two coats of Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster which is a gorgeous glittery teal. I used a designs from a few different Cici&Sisi plates. I used Konad White as my stamping polish.




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Balloon Blowing in the Wind

For this mani, I started with two coats of Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster which is a gorgeous tealy blue holo. Then, I stamped the girl and the balloon using MoYou Rebel Collection – 02 Plate. Finally, I stamped the artsy design using Pueen Plate 59. All the white stamping was done using Konad Special White.

First, let’s start with a Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster swatch.

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Swatch
Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Swatch
MoYou Rebel Collection Plate 02

Swatch Spam

Today I have some swatch spam for you!

Literary Lacqcquers Bionic Mmmmm-Detector is a black jelly with emerald shimmers in it. I did use Sinful Colors Black on Black as underwear because when I swatched Bionic Mmmmm-Detector I could tell it would be a little see through. This is two coats of Bionic Mmmmm-Detector over one coat of Black on Black.

Literary Lacqcquers Bionic Mmmmm-Detector

Literary Lacqcquers Bionic Mmmmm-Detector Swatch

OPI Green-Wich Village is a medium toned green. This is two coats but I probably should have done three as you can still see visible nail line.

OPI Green-Wich Village

OPI Green-Wich Village Swatch
China Glaze Strike-A-Rose from the City Flourish Collection.  This is a gorgeous rose color with very subtle shimmer. This is two coats.
China Glaze Strike a Rose

China Glaze Strike a Rose Swatch