Sunday, December 15, 2013

Literary Lacquer: Community Collaboration

I have two more beautiful Literary Lacquer Community Collab polishes to share with you today! If you'd like a little more information about the collaboration, check the first entry here.

84, Charing Cross Road is a sepia taupe subtle holographic nail polish loaded with silver glass fleck designed by Sheila of Pointless Cafe. The book, 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is about a correspondence between a New York writer and a London bookseller, it's a great read and a terrific movie!

One of my favorite polish colors (besides purple and green) is a nice cool taupe without red tones. That color has proven difficult to find until recent years, but especially difficult to find in holographic polish. When I first unwrapped the bottle, I was in love! Not only does it have a subtle holographic sparkle but it also has beautiful glass flecks in it! The polish is quite sheer so I wore two coats over my favorite nude, Theoretically Nude from Vivid Lacquer, and I think they were made for each other!

My Red Hair shifts from orange through copper into red and was created by Debbie Crumpet of The Crumpet, my British Nail Blogger soulmate. She was inspired both by her own hair and by Sylvia Plath's poem Lady Lazarus. The poem can be read at

I thought at first this was simply a metallic copper but its so much more! The gorgeous copper shifts to red at different angles and is sprinkled with gold glitters! Quite beautiful! I wore three thin coats with Clearly On Top top coat.

Debbie writes:
"I was 16 when I first read Sylvia Plath. At an awkward and impressionable age, I was ready to be awestruck by the visceral power of her writing and the brutal language of her poems. I quickly became obsessed with her, and the great literary tragedy of her marriage to Ted Hughes, and her life, her triumphs and her struggles, have influenced and empowered me like nothing else in my life.
My Red Hair is inspired by her most famous poem, Lady Lazarus, where the heroine, a born sufferer, tortured and abused to the point she has to commit suicide every 10 years to have a chance at a better life, vows that “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air.” It’s a chilling line: a whisper, a shriek, a manifesto, and a promise as a cold as dead lover’s kiss.."

And there ya have it! Two more beautiful polishes from the collab set makes four, so there are six more to share with you in the coming days! Which is your favorite so far?

The Community Collaboration is available at Literary Lacquers on Etsy and stay in the know by following the brand on facebook.


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