I have a new indie collection by Literary Lacquers to share with you today, and I am so excited to share them all with you! The lovely Amy is the mastermind behind the brand, and it has truly been a delight to work with her! For those of you that may not familiar with the brand, Amy uses literature as her inspiration for her collections, and her holiday collection is no exception. This collection is based on the touching short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, and I don't think I could have thought of better inspiration piece. I don't want to go on with many details about the story- I know you want to see the swatches- but I want you to get a better understanding of the names of the polishes. In brief, the story is about a married couple that are very poor with little money to their name the day before Christmas, and they sell their own great treasures in order to buy a gift for the other. The irony of the story is the gifts they have chosen for the other are rendered useless because they are to be used with their now-sold treasures. It's a beautiful story, and I encourage you to read it. I hadn't read it for quite some time, and Amy kindly included a print out for me to read and refresh my memory. Now to the polishes!
Greatest Treasures (sun and shade)
Bright Spirit (sun and shade)
Grey Cat/Grey Fence
Sudden Serious Sweetness
Gift of the Magi
One Dollar and Eighty Seven Cents
Generosity and Love
They Are Wisest
This collection is simply amazing and has something for everyone! I don't think I have ever seen a single collection have so many choices of finishes, and I am awestruck just by that fact alone. You will find glitter bombs, a glitter top coat, shimmers, and a holographic polish, and they are all impressive to look at! Amy undeniably took no short cuts in designing this collection, and I think O. Henry would be rather pleased with her take on his story.
Links and Other Additional Information
Literary Lacquers is currently having a 777 sale! All polishes from this and previous collections are listed for $7 for 7 days, ending on Monday, December 3rd. If you buy 7 polishes, you get free shipping using discount code IBOUGHT7 at checkout.
Keep an eye on the Literary Lacquers Facebook page for stock updates and previews of upcoming collections!
Phew, that was intense! Now to do some shopping myself! Enjoy the rest of your day, dear readers, and read "The Gift of the Magi" if you can! It'll make you tear up a little, and the story is just as beautiful as these polishes.