Friday, March 13, 2015

Literary Lacquers: Magic and Mysteries Collection

The Magic and Mysteries Collection from Literary Lacquers is appropriately named by way of Amy's inspirations and well, take a look. Magical and Mysterious, yes?



Each time Amy sends a collection to me to review, I think, "Ok, this this is the one she won't be able to top!" but then she proves me wrong. Each and every time.
The descriptions are provided by Amy and I will add my notes after each. I wore two coats with topcoat unless otherwise noted, and the formula on all of these is top notch as always.

Mirror of Galadriel - Silver linear mega glitter holo inspired by Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

This one is so sparkly and wonderful that I think even my camera was starstruck! One coat of this would also make a great topper for your favorite base.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Mirror of Galadriel
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Mirror of Galadriel
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Mirror of Galadriel

Octarine - lilac linear holo with glass flecks and flakies inspired by Terry Pratchett's Discworld

My eyes see a beautiful rosy mauve with a brilliantly lit holo rainbow and heaps and heaps of purple shimmery goodness inside. Magical!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Octarine
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Octarine
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Octarine

Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo - Silver-blue strong scattered holo inspired by Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series

An iced slate blue that sometimes looks darker and sometimes looks almost silver. The holo is subtle in most lighting but jumps off the nail in sun.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Menolly Rosabelle D'Artigo

Flickum Bicus - Red-orange shimmer with blue flakies/glass flecks inspired by Jim Butcher's Dresden Files

I adore the base color in this, it reminds me of my first dress suit that my mom tailor made for me.
I chose fabric in this shade for the jacket lining and skirt. I wore that suit every chance I had until it just didn't fit any more. And oh how I wish I'd had this polish to go with it!

It's absolutely stunning - up close to the light the flakies look a greenish tint and further away they take on a purpley hue. I found the polish to be a bit sheer so I wore three coats for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Flickum Bicus
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Flickum Bicus
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Flickum Bicus

Cast from Stormhold - Red-purple with gold flakies and silver glass fleck inspired by Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Where did this polish come from? I mean ... it's out of this world! I wasn't expecting that from the bottle but when the brush hit my nail I was wowed! This is my favorite from the collection. It looks as if it is lit from within. So glowy and mysterious.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Cast from Stormhold
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Cast from Stormhold
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Cast from Stormhold

Virgin Huntress - Bright blue glass fleck/flakie polish inspired by Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Blooooooooooooooooo! Bright, vivid, beautiful blue that sparkles and shimmers. I just love glass fleck polishes. It's been such a long while since we've seen this finish in the nail world. Perhaps they will start trending again? That'd be awesome wouldn't it?
What better way to make a comeback than with a beautiful blue from Literary Lacquers! The perfect polish for summer pool parties and picnics.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Virgin Huntress
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Virgin Huntress
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Virgin Huntress

Felix Felicis - Nude with gold flakies and glass flecks inspired by the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

Thousands of tiny golden mirrors snitches reflecting the light as it dances across the nail. Your nails will not go unnoticed while wearing such a dazzling polish!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Felix Felicis
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Felix Felicis
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Felix Felicis

Avada Kedavra - Black matte base packed with gold and green glitter also inspired by Harry Potter

I like the versatility of matte polishes but, in my haste, I topcoated it before I thought to take a photo. I like it that way best though; it looks so squishy and jelly like!
While I was doing swatches, I tried this as a topper for Felix Felicis and with just one coat it took on a really dark greenish cast and the golden microglitter underneath added a certain depth! If you get them both, you should try it!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Avada Kedavra
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Avada Kedavra
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Avada Kedavra

The Magic and Mysteries Collection Launches on Monday March 16 at 1pm Central time at the Literary Lacquers shop.

5 comments

  1. Gorgeous swatches. Virgin huntress is my fav

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    1. :D awesome choice Manna! I love that one too!

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  2. I am absolutely awestruck by this collection, especially the Octarine, how do i go about ordering the set of eight colours in its entirety.
    Please be in touch with me via email at shanahaligiannis69@gmail.com
    Thanx Shana

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