Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happily playing with my new Literary Lacquers!

Today I have another two of the brilliant polishes by Amy Milder of Literary Lacquers. My favorite so far are these ones, the teal holo Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and the golden green Shift of Fate. PGGB is a deep linear blue green with added magic, that is, tiny holo sparks. SoF is slightly more metallic and has an even more sharp holo flame with green/gold sparks added. Stunningly complex and lovely, both of these. You can pick up your own here

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Finally, I see the light! More Like Fire Than Light- Literary Lacquers!

My darling friend Crumpet has been showcasing these polishes for a long time now, and the release of the Wrinkle in Time collection pushed me over the edge. I purchased most of these, but Amy was so generous to provide me with three extras for review! :::squeee inserted here:::::

Look look look what showed up in my mailbox!!
adorbs wittle burritoes (great tape choices btw)

My first to wear is, of course, the juicy deep jelly orange named More Like Fire Than Light. There are literary references for all these polishes, please go check out the etsy store for the descriptions here here here!

MLFTL applied like most jellies, a tad sheer on the first coat, but YOWZA! The second coat and we're practically full on opaque! Brilliant formula with amazing coverage. Applied like syrup, but I had NO CLEAN UP!! That's almost unheard of for me. Poshe topcoat, no dulling of these rainbows, no sirree! SO excited to try the other beauties, as soon as I can bring myself to remove this one!

Thanks Amy, and Debbie? You were right! :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Late Night Manicure- Holo of Course!

What to do at 11 pm when you need to get to bed? Color Club Halo Hues, naturally! Color: Beyond.Two thin coats, fast dry Poshe, done. Lovely near black charcoal holo. perfect.

Ott (natural) light

Saturday, August 23, 2014

You've GOT to get this polish!!

My Boyfriend Hates Makeup: Literary Lacquers LE Birthday Polish: To Blossom: Set your watches/alarm clocks/cellphones/sun dials/whatever you have! Tomorrow, August 24th, ONLY at 5-7pm, Mountain time, Literary Lacque...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back in the thick of it with Zoya Evvie

The 2012 Designer collection was a birthday gift from my Cocktails, Polish and and Sisterhood international birthday group. And the only Zoyas I kept when I had a big selloff. I had a hard time deciding between these six beauties, but went with the grayed out green/teal Evvie for my first "real" post in a long time. Two easy coats, still loving this color. Funny, this year's muted dark collection Entice doesn't do anything for me? Maybe this collection satisfied my murky dark needs. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nail Rehab is working!!

Sorry for the gruesome "before" picture, but this is what I was dealing with after three months of packing and two weeks of moving. I didn't think there was any reason to move my polish, after all, these things would never grow back and be pretty again, would they? Well, after eight weeks, I am happy to report I've got a bit of free edge on all but one nail now and my cuticles have stopped bleeding! Hurrah for small victories!
My first foray was last weekend when my daughter Grace got married. That's the pale gray and glitter number, Priti Silver Birch accented with RUS polish in SN 01 (yeah sexy name for holo silver glitter) I followed that with LVX Azzurum, risking Smurf hands for a glorious navy cream. Heavily oiled cuticles before removal helped a bunch with that! And today brings us to Zoya Spencer, from the Naturel Deux collection. I'm not normally a nude fan, but these colors are deeper and creamier than their first collection. Spencer is the palest of the browns, a warm mocha color that's opaque in two thin coats. I have learned from experience, that Zoya really really does wear best with her own base and topcoats.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Soon to be returning! I am going to be swatching all my polishes, hoping to catalogue them too, and I'll be doing a series of posts of the swatches- I file by brand, so, you should be able to search and see what they look like! See ya soon, kids!