Swatch & Review: Literary Lacquer – June Release


Howdy y’all! Happy belated Fathers Day to all the kings that visit the Queendom.

You know, this past weekend my king helped me do a thing. I’ve never been much of a ‘hair person’, it’s just not my forte.

Usually this time of year, as the weather gets warmer, I tend to get an urge to cut all my hair off. So this past Friday that’s exactly what we did, we even colored it. I love how it came out. This time, instead of cutting it all off, I left the top long, oh heck, I can’t describe it, go check out my IG, I posted a picture a couple days ago.

Today’s review features returning, new and core polishes from Literary Lacquer.

Anyway, let’s take a look at what will be releasing this Friday. 

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Returning Favorites:

And So I Step Up * Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster * Ether Binge * Flickum Bicus * Grasshopper With Candy Colored Hair * Porco Rosso * Some Glad Morning * Green Gables * Lake of Shining Waters * Raspberry Cordial? * Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch * If It Pleases You * Happy Prince * Hope Is A Thing With Feathers * Amortentia * Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred * Orgasm * If Thou Hast Eyes To See * Desdemona’s Handkerchief * Salmon Chanted Evening * Bluestocking Romance * Breathing Dreams Like Air * Laters Baby * Long May She Reign


A purple to red multichrome

Long May She Reign

A bright green with micro green, gold and holo glitters

New Polishes:

Handful of Falling Stars

A navy blue mega glitter holo. Inspired by The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Designed with Kaitlin Vasatka.

Feather Family

A sparkling soft pink holo. Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. (Gift with purchase*)

New Core Polishes:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Lettie’s Ocean

A soft turquoise holo with holo sparkle. Designed with Carolyn Chambers.

Swaying Grayly

A matte light grey polish packed with silver flakes and glass fleck. (No top coat for matte effect, or with topcoat for a more metallic silver look).  Designed with Adrienne Nguyen

Miner’s Gift

A blue/purple multichrome with holographic microflakes

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: no hassle formula and easy application

Opacity: Opaque in 2-3 coats, swatches shown with 3 coats

Price: Holos/Multichromes – $12 and Shimmers/Cremes – $10

Gift w/ purchase* – mini bottle with $20 purchase, full sized bottle with $50 purchase

Availability: Friday, June 23, noon MDT Limited Edition Polishes (include custom and gift w/ purchase) available 6/23 – 7/9

Overall: There is no particular standout in the bunch for me as I love them all equally. However Swaying Grayly and it’s amazing matte formula was a surprising treat. And Orgasm was perfectly named for its nailgramic formula and beauty.

Did any tickle your fancy? Let me know in the comments.

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