Sunday, June 25, 2017

Turtle Tootsie: Anniversary Trio

Chrissy at Turtle Tootsie is celebrating her brand's 2nd year and created a limited edition trio for the occasion. They release on July 1st at 12pm EDT and come in both full and mini sizes. These will not be restocked, so get them while you can!

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Anniversary Trio

2nd Turtleversary - a blue to gold holographic duochrome with multicolor chameleon flakies and purple/blue micro flakies

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 2nd Turtleversary
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 2nd Turtleversary
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 2nd Turtleversary

Where's the Cake? - A dark brown polish with gold flakies, multichrome ucc flakies and gold shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Where's the Cake?
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Where's the Cake?
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Where's the Cake?

Bottled Concord - A purple holo with silver micro glitter & purple/blue ucc flakies
This may very well be my favorite purple of the year. It's vibrant, berry leaning, has a strong holo, and looks amazing!

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Bottled Concord
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Bottled Concord
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Bottled Concord

I wore two coats of each polish, formula for all three was excellent - smooth, buttery and easy to apply. Wear time was fantastic for Bottled Concord, I wore it 7 days without a chip! I didn't wear test the other two, but I'm sure they will last nicely too.

You can get yours on July 1st, at 12pm EDT at http://www.turtletootsiepolishes.com/.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Literary Lacquer:New releases and Launch


Literary Lacquer is back and here to stay! No more monthly pop-ups, the shop will remain open and stocked beginning today. Amy has loaded a heap of inventory for us, some new and some returning. I've linked my reviews of returning polishes in the list at the bottom of this entry, and the rest are in this review. I hope you enjoy it!

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Literary Lacquers

Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio, inspired by the book of the same title by Neil Gaiman. They are the next three polishes below.

Lettie's Ocean - Sparkling ocean blue holo. Designed with Carolyn Chambers (trio)

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lettie's Ocean
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lettie's Ocean
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lettie's Ocean

Miner's Gift - Blurple multichrome with holo microflakes. I wore three coats and topcoat. (trio)

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Miner's Gift
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Miner's Gift
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Miner's Gift
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Miner's Gift

Swaying Grayly - Matte grey with silver flakes and glass fleck. Designed with Adrienne Nguyen (trio)
It's definitely a three coater, but it's matte and metallic at the same time and comes across almost looking like stone.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Swaying Grayly
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Swaying Grayly
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Swaying Grayly
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Swaying Grayly


Literary (&) Lacquers facebook group
custom - limited, sale ends 7/9.
Handful of Falling Stars designed by Kaitlin Vasatka inspired by The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Navy blue mega glitter holo

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Handful of Falling Stars
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Handful of Falling Stars
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Handful of Falling Stars

The next polish is a gift with purchase: mini bottle with $20 purchase, full sized bottle with $50 purchase

Feather Family - Soft pink holo with holo microflakes. Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

When I was searching for the right name for this gift with purchase polish to adequately express the gratitude I have for the support and love given to me by my fans and customers as I come out of this long dark period of LitLaqlessness, Alex pointed me in the direction of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, a brilliantly fun sci-fi book by Becky Chambers. The book introduces a few interesting alien species, including Sissix, the reptilian feathered Aandrisk tech.

“Okay, well, on her wall, there’s this big fancy frame with a mess of Aandrisk feathers hanging from it. Every Aandrisk’s got one, as far as I know. See, if you’re an Aandrisk and somebody really touches your life in some way, you give that person one of your feathers. And then you keep the feathers you get from others as a symbol of how many paths you’ve crossed. Having a lot of feathers on your wall shows that you’ve had an impact on a lot of people. That’s a pretty big priority for most Aandrisks. But they don’t give feathers out casually, not, like for helping you carry something or giving you a free drink or whatever. It’s got to be an experience that sticks with you, but it can totally be between strangers.”
Thanks for being my feather family. ~Amy

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Feather Family
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Feather Family
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Feather Family

These next few polishes are a blast from the past:

Green Gables - a mid-toned grass green linear holographic polish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Green Gables
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Green Gables
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Green Gables

Lake of Shining Waters - a murky teal linear holographic polish

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters

Raspberry Cordial? - a raspberry pink linear holographic polish with added holo glitter

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Raspberry Cordial?
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Raspberry Cordial?
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Raspberry Cordial?

Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch - an amethyst shimmer polish with a pink to orange flash

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch

If It Pleases You - a deep plum with a touch of brown (or bruise colored if you will) linear holographic polish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers If It Pleases You
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers If It Pleases You
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers If It Pleases You

Some Glad Morning - Cyan linear holographic polish

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Some Glad Morning
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Some Glad Morning
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Some Glad Morning

I used two coats and a topcoat unless otherwise specified and all the polishes' formulas were amazing as always with LitLaqs.

Other returning shades and links to my reviews for them are below:
1. And So I Step Up
2. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
3. Ether Binge
4. Flickum Bicus
5. Grasshopper With Candy Colored Hair
6. Porco Rosso
7. Some Glad Morning
8. Green Gables
9. Lake of Shining Waters
10. Raspberry Cordial?
11. Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch
12. If It Pleases You
13. The Happy Prince
14. Hope Is A Thing With Feathers
15. Amortentia
16. Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred
17. Orgasm
18. If Thou Hast Eyes To See
19. Desdemona’s Handkerchief
20. Salmon Chanted Evening
21. Bluestocking Romance
22. Breathing Dreams Like Air
23. Laters Baby
24. Long May She Reign

Amy plans to continue adding new colors and returning shades. Have a favorite you missed or want to gift one you don't see here? Join her fan group and post a suggestion! Ready to shop? Let's go!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Baroness X: Shift in Space-Time Collection

The Shift in Space-Time collection by Baroness X is inspired by the movie Interstellar. As such it's all about shifting space-time, black holes, the 4th dimension and small details from the movie itself. The whole collection launches for PRE-Order on Saturday 6/17 2pm Central time at the Baroness X webshop and will begin shipping on 7/1.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Shift in Space-Time Collection

Event Horizon is a black jelly with gold to green to blue pegasus pee, metallic gold flakies and 2 kinds of green and blue shifting iridescent flakies.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon


Gargantua is a purple jelly scattered holo with copper metallic pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua


Paradox is a teal to blue to indigo pegasus pee with pink to green shifting iridescent flakies and a touch of large particle holo pigment

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox


Tesseract is a deep teal based multichrome that shifts from bright green, to teal, to blue to a deep (almost purple) indigo blue with a scatter of holo flakies and holo pigment

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract

Singularity is a unicorn pee based jelly polish, it's very sheer and is meant to be layered over any color, it's close to OPI's Movin' Out. (photo shows three coats)

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity

Ghost of a Space Cowboy is a Limited Edition multichrome, only available with the full size set of which only 40 will be made available. The polish is a darker grey based multichrome holo with iridescent pink to green flakies, the multichrome starts off at teal, goes to purple, pink to gold and finally green.
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy


I wore two coats with topcoat except where noted. The formula for each of these was awesome; fluid, smooth and easy to apply with very little clean up. I hope you have enjoyed the review and photos.

What is your favorite in this collection? Comment below to let us know!

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