Good morning, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well! I'm playing catch-up with my trip out of town for the International Salon and Spa Expo earlier this week, but I'll have a post up on it soon. For today's blog post, I wanted to share the shop offerings for the first ever Literary Lacquers Pop Up Shop this weekend. If you aren't familiar with the popup, let me fill you in! Amy, the mastermind behind the brand, has decided to use a new format for her shop. Rather than keeping open stock of all Literary Lacquers shades, the store will now be open the first weekend of every month with a release of two new shades and the return of a select few older shades. This is the first month the new Pop Up Shop format will be in effect, and I wanted to provide a blog post with all the details in one location. Let's check out the shades!
The Happy Prince *new shade*
This was created for my 5th blogiversary, and I already shared it on my blog here. All the details can be found on my previous post, but since it is part of the February Pop Up Shop, it warranted another mention. Besides, it's a magnificent shade of blue and one of my favorite polishes of all time!
"Hope" Is the Thing with Feathers *new shade*
Three coats with top coat
Described as a pink amethyst holo with blue shimmer, "Hope" Is the Thing with Feather was inspired by the poem of the same name by Emily Dickinson. According to Amy, "Personally, I have been in need of a little hope to get me through these last few months. I created this polish to cheer myself up, and I hope that it will breathe a little fresh air into each of your lives as well."
It certainly adds a bit more brightness to my day and my fingertips! This polish is beautiful! I had no application issues whatsoever with this beauty, as it applied flawlessly. I needed three coats for opacity, but if you tend to paint with slightly thicker coats, you may find you only need two coats.
The sun was playing peek-a-boo when I swatched this last week, and I managed to get a quick shot in when the sun was out.
In addition to these two new shades, Literary Lacquers will be offering the following previously-released shades to to February 2017 Pop Up Shop this weekend.
Deep Blue creme from the Fall 2015 Creme a la Mode Box
While I bought this shade when it first came out, I apparently never shared a swatch of it on my blog! I know it's been used in some nail art previously, so I'm happy to finally actually swatch it to share! While I used two coats here, it is actually quite opaque with one; one of my nails showed a hint of visible nail line under the bright lights so I opted to add a second coat.
Breathing Dreams Like Air
Lilac Grey creme from the Winter 2015 Creme a la Mode Box
Salmon Chanted Evening
Pinky-coral creme (fluoresces) from the Spring 2016 Creme a la Mode Box
Turquoise cyan creme (fluoresces) from the Summer 2016 Creme a la Mode Box
Aqua blue creme from the Summer 2016 Othello Duo
If Thou Hast Eyes To See
Sea-green creme (fluoresces) from the Summer 2016 Othello Duo
Pop Up Shop Details
The February 2017 Literary Lacquer Pop Up Shop will open Friday, February 3rd at 8pm MST through Sunday, February 5th at midnight MST. Polishes will be restocked as they sell out during the weekend. While the new shades are not currently being considered to be "limited edition" shades, Amy currently has no plans to restock the shades. The Happy Prince and "Hope" Is the Thing with Feathers will retail for $10 each, and the cremes will each retail for $9.50.
Which shades do you have your eye on? Are there any favorites? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
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