Literary Lacquers Trio

Hello, all. I hope your week is going well. We’re getting ready for Back To School here, as my son goes back on Wednesday to 4th grade. I’m a bit of a solitary soul, so I’m looking forward to some peace and quiet.

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So onto the nail polish. Today I have a trio by Literary Lacquers that was inspired by the book The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This trio, which released in June, is part of Literary Lacquers’ core collection. Another polish I’m showing you was a gift with purchase and was a limited edition. You’ll notice that none of my bottles have labels, lol. Welp, stuff happens. And this stuff was just bottles without labels.

First up, I am going to show you Swaying Grayly, which is my favorite polish of the trio. Swaying Grayly is described as “Matte light grey polish packed with silver flakes and glass fleck, best at 3 coats.”

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Swaying Grayly by Literary Lacquers

Swaying Grayly was inspired by “the persistent description of Ursula Monkton in her true form as Skarthach of the Keep as represented by tattered grey canvas.” This was designed with Adrienne Nguyen.Swaying Grayly by Literary Lacquers

Swaying Grayly by Literary Lacquers

Swaying Grayly is opaque in 2 medium coats and applies beautifully. There were no issues with the formula whatsoever.

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Swaying Grayly by Literary Lacquers

And of course I had to give it a glossy top coat!

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Swaying Grayly by Literary Lacquers

And finally, there is nail art! For this, I used Pueen’s Charmed Lilac from their Super Intense line. The plate is BP-21 from Born Pretty.

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Next in the trio we have Lettie’s Ocean, which is described as a “Soft turquoise holo with holo sparkle”.

Lettie's Ocean by Literary Lacquers

Lettie’s Ocean by Literary Lacquers

Lettie’s Ocean was inspired by Lettie Hempstock, “an eleven year old girl who just may have very well been eleven for a very long time.” This was designed with Carolyn Chambers.

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Lettie’s Ocean by Literary Lacquers

Lettie’s Ocean is opaque in 2 medium coats and applies beautifully. There are absolutely no issues with the formula.

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Lettie’s Ocean by Literary Lacquers

And of course there’s nail art! I used Konad special white stamping polish and plate BP-L005 from Born Pretty.

Lettie's Ocean by Literary Lacquers with nail art

Lettie’s Ocean by Literary Lacquers with nail art

The final polish in the trio is Miner’s Gift, which is described as a “Blue/purple multichrome with holographic microflakes.”

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Miner’s Gift by Literary Lacquers

Miner’s Gift is inspired by “the character of the opal miner. The death of the miner is the catalyst for the awakening/actions of Skarlthach. His offhandedly adult means of compensating for the loss of the one thing that gave the boy comfort is counter-balanced by Lettie’s selfless, childish (as in done by a child- not as in immature) and steadfast determination to make things right for her friends. As such, the Miner (and other adults- Hempstocks excluded) is the initial counter character to Lettie.”

Miner's Gift by Literary Lacquers

Miner’s Gift by Literary Lacquers

Miner’s Gift was opaque in 2 coats and applied beautifully. No problems at all with formula.

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Miner’s Gift by Literary Lacquers

And the nail art! For this I just added a few silver stars from Born Pretty here and there.

Miner's Gift by Literary Lacquers with nail art

Miner’s Gift by Literary Lacquers with nail art

Now the final polish of the post is called Feather Family, which is inspired by a reptilian feathered alien species in the book The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.  This is described as a “sparkling soft pink holo” and was a limited edition gift with purchase. So, while it’s no longer available, you may be able to pick it up in a destash. Or you could join Literary Lacquers’ FB fan group Literary (&) Lacquers. You never know if someone in the group would mind parting with it! This was opaque in 2 coats and went on just as beautifully as the others, with no formula problems. Here is Feather Family:

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Feather Family by Literary Lacquers

Feather Family by Literary Lacquers

And for the nail art, I used Konad special white stamping polish and plate BP-07 by Born Pretty.

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Feather Family by Literary Lacquers with nail art

And that’s all she wrote, folks! If you want to pick up any of The Ocean at the End of the Lane trio, head to https://www.etsy.com/shop/LiteraryLacquer. She’s got these and other gorgeous polishes in stock! The greens! I die! Have you picked up any of these polishes yet? Are you a big LitLaq fan? Let me know what’s up in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

 

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