Amy, the genius behind Literary Lacquers, paired up with Opal Carew and made a collection inspired by her erotic romance novel Nailed, which releases today. Nailed is a novel that is actually about an indie polish maker, how awesome is that?
So it only makes sense that Opal would collaborate with Amy to create a collection to release in tandem with this new book! Amy worked with Opal to bring some of her polish ideas to life and she also helped with the names that connect with the book.
This six piece collection is scheduled to be released Tuesday August 22 (probably today for most of you readers because it's late the night before as I write this) in the Literary Lacquers Etsy store. There are a bunch of different types polish finishes in this collection – perfect starter kit for anyone looking to introduce someone to indie polishes.
Let's get to the swatches shall we?!
First up we have Literary Lacquers Arousal. This is a gorgeous cherry tomato red jelly polish filled with orange, gold and pink glass flecks. Even with the jelly base of this polish, it was opaque in two easy coats. I just looooved this polish. Super bubly and bright shade of red, perfect transition polish to fall. Bright and happy to remind you of summer, but also almost on fire type of red that reminds me of the leaves changing!
This gorgeous glitter polish is Literary Lacquers Tia Wanna. This is a beautiful aqua polish packed with different shapes of blue and aqua holo glitter. You've got square, hexagon, microglitter – it's a glitter party all in a slightly blue tinted clear base. This took two coats for this opacity. This polish is like a swimming pool in a bottle. I'm not typically a glitter gal, but man, the depth of this polish has totally pulled me in!
This fun topper is Literary Lacquers Passion. This gorgeous topper is packed with golden and iridescent flakies and this awesome newish thing on the indie scene – clear holo micro glitter. I layered one easy coat of this over a white and black base so you could see how the base polish kind of creates a different effect. I think I like it over a darker base, I think it would look great over a vampy purple actually!
This is Literary Lacquers Afterglow. This is a gorgeous burnt orange metallic polish has a lot going on. In addition to that beautiful shade of orange, the polish also has beautiful gold flakies and a hidden pink shimmer which gives it so much character. This was opaque in two easy coats. This polish screams fall to me, and I hope all orange polish lovers will flip because this polish is AMAZING.
This amazing holographic topper is Literary Lacquers Love. You guys, this polish is everything. Hands down the best holo topper I've ever used. The tricky thing about holo toppers is they typically tend to grey out the base polish and Amy poured herself and talents into the creation of this amazing polish. This topper is not only filled with fine holographic pigment creating a lovely loose linear holo glow, it also has the clear holo microglitter which gives it a scattered holo look to it as well. I layered this over Literary Lacquers Blue Stocking Romance, a creme from Literary Lacquers, to show you all just how much this does not grey the base of a dark polish. The finish this of holo is so beautiful and I can definitely tell you I've used this in several other manis since this!
And last but certainly not least is Literary Lacquers Orgasm. This is beautiful multichrome polish that shifts from a royal purple to a red leaning magenta. The shift in this one is shy, but take it out for a walk and the shift totally comes out to play! The formula on this one was a tad sheerer than the the rest of the collection, but applies easy in three coats.
Once again the Literary Lacquers Nailed Collection comes out Tuesday August 22 in the Literary Lacquers Etsy store and Opal Carew's Nailed book also releases today!