Monday, November 26, 2012

Literary Lacquers Gift of the Magi Collection

Amy from Literary Lacquers says that the collection consists of “3 full coverage glitters: a bright holly green glitter with silver and scattered holo glitter [Gift of the Magi], a grey crelly with iridescent, black and white glitters peeping through [Grey Cat/Grey Fence], and an icy icy icy aqua blue with crazy shimmer, iridescent and white glitters [Bright Spirit].  1 glitter top coat: copper and silver glitters [$1.87].  A red shimmery linear holo [Greatest Treasures], and 3 shimmers: Barbie sparkle party pink [Sudden Serious Sweetness], elegant navy blue shimmer with a slight shift [Generosity and Love], and molten rosy copper [They Are Wisest].”

Robyn, who graciously did this review for me says “Greatest Treasures was one of my favorites in this collection! I love holos and have never even tried a reddish holo until now and it didn't disappoint.  I couldn't stop staring at my nails.  This is 3 coats, no topcoat for these pics.  Generosity and Love is a beautiful dark blue. I don't have anything like this in my collection. My only advice when applying this polish is to let it dry a while before doing your second and third coat. I am impatient by nature so I learned this the hard way. I had to re-do two nails, but it was worth it. The end result is gorgeous.  Regarding Grey Cat/Grey Fence, I'm typically not a huge fan of grey polishes. I have a history of buying them from Sephora and thinking maybe this is 'the grey' but then returning them before I even wear them. This grey blew me away! The formula was fantastic and It applied perfectly. This grey is a keeper.  $1.87, just look at this one. It's a beauty! Easy to apply, two coats over They Were The Wisest. A perfect combo in my book.  The formula of They Are Wisest, was awesome. 3 coats applied smooth and dried quickly. I couldn't wait to get the next polish on top of this, $1.87. These two polishes were made for one another.  Sudden Serious Sweetness, this is one of my favorites. It's simply beautiful. I have a hard time finding pinks I really like. I find light pink polishes hard to apply and I always wind up messing them up. This polish went on like a dream. AND, it is soooo pretty! I love it.  Bright Spirit was my favorite in the bottle. I'm a sucker for blue polish. I saved this one for last because I knew I wanted to keep it on for a couple of days. I applied two coats like normal, and then dabbed on my third to get more glitter coverage.  I love green polish. I don't love green as much as blue, but it's a close 2nd. Gift of the Magi is one of my new favorite greens. It was so easy to work with. I can't wait to wear it again, and it'll definitely be one I wear around the holidays."

And I say “What a cheerful Holiday Collection! I am so in love with that grey and that gold.  Check out these beautiful lacquers while they are on sale (see last picture for details).  A big thanks to Robyn for helping me and cheers to Amy for this wonderful ensemble of pretties; and thanks for hosting this sale!”


Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LiteraryLacquer






Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Greatest Treasures
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Generosity and Love
Butter London Hardwear






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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Grey Cat/Grey Fence
Butter London Hardwear

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers They Are Wisest
2 coats Literary Lacquers $1.87
Butter London Hardwear

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers They Are Wisest
Butter London Hardwear

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Sudden Serious Sweetness
Butter London Hardwear

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Bright Spirit
Butter London Hardwear

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Gift of the Magi
Butter London Hardwear
 
 
 




 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Update!

Ok lovelies, I'm almost out the door, but come back tomorrow for the Literary Lacquers Holiday Collection! my friend Robyn is going to review it for us!  She gave me this wonderful franken, and is helping me out with the blog.  She is the best <3

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Two Birds Reindeers Gone Wild Holiday Collection

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today I have this beautiful collection to show you, it is perfect to get you in a Holiday mood, if you're not already there ;)  I started with Comet + Cupid = ♥ this is very much packed with black and red hearts, every time I dipped the brush I got a bunch of them.  It is usually the other way around with most confetti-shapes (is that how you call it?), I usually have to fish for them.  Donner & Blitzen's Hoof Prints (AKA Donner & Blitzen's Snow Prints) could have been a two-coater, I don't know why I used three coats.  This is very similar to OPI Funny Bunny and Essie Marshmallow, well in fact this whole collection is Jellies \o/  I loved the color of the opalescent green glitter, it's so unique.   Mistletoe Kisses with Prancer & Vixen is my favorite, well no wait the glitter topper is (Reindeer at Play), but this one really surprised me.  First of all if you like jellies you need this, it is jelly perfection, I have never seen this quality in an indie jelly before, great formula and finish.  Secondly, if you like green, you need this, it is the most perfect green, and the mix is so festive, just love it.  Dasher & Dancer's Disco was the only one that I didn't like so much, as a purple lover, I was hoping for more.  From the bottle it looked promising with that gold shimmer, but the color combination and the matte glitter just didn't work for me.  Reindeer at Play, this is what I'm talking about.  When I see this, I instantly start getting happy Holiday thoughts.  It is perfectly balanced between holographic gold hexagons, small red bits, holographic silver squares, and did I mention holographic silver moons?  This is a must have in my opinion.  Red-Noser is the red jelly, this one has the reflective red squares, which is a shame, because the jelly finish and color are gorgeous.  The owner has stated this in the description.  Although, if you look at my pictures, it is not very noticeable.  Santa's Underwear (AKA Santa's Underpants) is another one that will surprise you, it's like the Christmas version of P&P Jawbreaker, fantastic!

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoBirdsOneStore






Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Comet + Cupid = ♥
2 coats Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Donner & Blitzen's Hoof Prints
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Mistletoe Kisses with Prancer & Vixen
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Dasher & Dancer's Disco
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Illamasqua Glitterati
1 coat Two Birds Reindeer at Play
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Red-Noser
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Two Birds Santa's Underwear
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures