Monday, December 18, 2017

Literary Lacquers: Alice in Lacquerland Collection

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Greetings, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope your week has been off to a wonderful start! While nothing in particular has happened, I have definitely had a case of the Mondays with lots of little things going wrong. At least I got some baking in today and I'm finally sitting down to write my post for the day.


My dear friend Amy of Literary Lacquers has been at it again, and this time she is releasing a collection I have been eager to see from the brand for a long time! Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, let me present to you Literary Lacquers' Alice in Lacquerland Collection! The collection consists of six core shades and a special Limited Edition Gift with Purchase that will only be available for a short time. Let's jump in and get a closer look at the core shades and then check out the gift with purchase polish.

Grin Without a Cat
There is no doubt that Alice in Wonderland is filled with many lovable characters, but I just had to start this post off with the polish inspired by my favorite, the Cheshire Cat. Grin Without a Cat is a glorious purple to pink multichrome polish packed with shimmers to add extra dazzle to your nails. This shifty beauty certainly suits the inspiration nicely, and I am happy to report it applies really easily to the nails. It does have a strong scent that is often seen with multichrome polishes, but I didn't notice it after it had dried and I added my top coat. You'll just want to be sure to apply this polish in a well ventilated area. I have it shown here with three coats plus top coat, but those that tend to apply thicker coats may find that two is enough for opacity.

Retail: $12

Always Tea Time
It truly is a mad, mad world when it is always 6 o'clock and time for tea! There's no time to do the dishes and the only thing one can do is move on to the next setting.....wait, this could almost be my life at home with my kids! Whether you're game for a never-ending round of tea or not, you're sure to be happy sporting this rose-coloured holographic polish on your nails! This is the type of pink I personally gravitate towards the most often, and I am delighted to see it as part of this collection! In true Literary Lacquers fashion, the formula is top notch, and I had no issues with application. Shown here with two coats plus top coat.

Retail: $12

Tulgey Wood
Are you ready for some fun trivia? The never-ending forest that Alice wondered into actually did not have a name. It was Disney that gave Tugley Wood the official name with the release of the animated film, and it came from the poem from Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There describing the location where the Jabberwock lives. No matter how you look at it, the polish Tugley Wood certainly has a way of drawing you in for long stretches of time! This warm brown holographic polish is certainly captivating! The formula of this beauty was top notch, and I have it shown here with two coats to opacity plus top coat.

Retail: $12

Curiouser and Curiouser!
When you cannot find actual words to describe what it is you are seeing, the only thing you can possibly do it to create your own! While an Alice-inspired collection can go so many different directions, between all the interesting character, events, and quotes, I am glad to see this particular quote make it into this collection. I adore this shade of blue, and I've certainly been dazzled by the addition of all the holographic glitters! Like the rest of the shades in this collection, I had no application issues and found it to be the perfect consistency for my taste. I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat for these photos.

Retail: $12

The Golden Afternoon
Is it possible to hear the words "The Golden Afternoon" and not instantly start singing, either out loud or in your head, the song of the same name from the Disney animation? That is where my head goes every time, although it is actually a reference to the prefatory poem to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It was on a boat trip where Lewis Carroll dreamt up the tale of Alice and her adventures when asked by a trio of sisters to tell a story. Should you choose to reminisce about your first time watching the singing flowers or embrace the introductory poem, this golden beauty is sure to warm your heart! This gold polish is stunning, and I only wish it were available sooner for everyone to add it to their holiday manicures this year! I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat.

Retail: $12

Six Impossible Things
Alice in Wonderland is an endearing story to me because of the Alice's naivety and her ability to believe in things that are generally accepted to be impossible. It adds a certain child-like charm to the story and what makes me come back to it again and again over the years no matter how old I become. "Six Impossible Things" may be a reference within the story itself, but for me, it is so much more than that for the aforementioned reasons, and the perfect polish to end up the collection of core shades. The tomato red jelly polish is loaded with glitters. I used two coats to opacity, and I added top coat for these photos.

Retail: $10

Limited Edition Gift With Purchase

As I mentioned earlier in this post, Literary Lacquers will also be offering a Limited Edition polish that will only be available as a gift with purchase for a limited time.

Be What You Would Seem To Be

As if the latter was truly the "simple" way of saying be what you would seem to be! Be What You Would Seem To Be is a lovely almost neon purple holographic polish that is LOADED with glitters. It is such a pretty shade, and I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat. This particular polish may require three coats if you have much longer nails or tend to paint with very thin coats. 

Be What You Would Seem To Be will be included with purchases of $48+ from December 26th through January 5th.


The Alice in Lacquerland Collection will be launching on the Literary Lacquers website Tuesday, December 26th at 12 noon MT. While the collection itself is going to be a core collection for the Literary Lacquers lineup, I definitely suggest picking it up the first two weeks after the launch so you can have the beautiful Be What You Would Seem To Be as well!

Do you have any favorite shades from the Alice in Lacquerland Collection? I keep trying to choose a single favorite, but I love the different colours too much to be able to do so! That being said, I'm planning to use Curiouser and Curiouser! in the next day or two for some festive nail art. I'm also kind of not-so-secretly hoping (*hint hint, nudge nudge*) that this collection can be expanded with more shades in the future, if only because I love Amy's work and I would love to see her take on more aspects from the Alice novels. The Alice in Lacquerland is a must-have for any Alice in Wonderland fan!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful night!
XO!

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28 comments:

  1. In love with this collection and your swatches are amazing

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  2. Ugh I love them especially Always Tea Time.

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  3. What a fabulous collection. The prettiest one I've seen from Literary Lacquers. Curiouser and Curiouser is such a Marcia color!

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  4. This is such a spectacular collection. What gorgeous colors. I like the red one. Perfect for Christmas!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE these, and the names are so darn cute. My fav is the light gold sparkle combo. I can totally rock these!

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  6. I adore Grin Without a Cat! The Cheshire Cat is loony and I love him.

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  7. I love this whole collection so much. I /had/ to put Six Impossible Things and Golden Afternoon on as soon as I could. They are just so gorgeous together!

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  8. Oh wow those colours are so nice! Super festive with the glitter too! My fave is the pink one.

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  9. As a guy, I've never really liked sparkly nail polishes. But everyone has their preferences I guess. And I've learned the hard way that my girlfriend always chooses the "right" nail polish every time.

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  10. Such an impressive set of colours, I go to my hair parlour once every six weeks and your blog is always an inspiration of what colours I want to try next. The Alice in Wonderland lacquer is gorgeous I love it

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  11. So pretty nail color collection! He golden afternoon will be perfect for holiday!

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  12. I need Tulgey Wood NOW!!! Just stunning!!! Gorgeous swatches as always!!

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  13. Looking so glittery and very holidays! I love it! so beautiful nails!

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  14. I would love to have this collection. I am always changing up my polish color. I want to wear the Always Tea Time shade first.

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  15. These are fabulous nail polishes. I love a little glitter on my nails, especially during the holidays and for New Year's Eve! :-)

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  16. These are all gorgeous polishes!!!

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  17. As a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, I just love this collection! I wish I didn't bite my nails (I do have an odd obsession with nail art for a person with no nails, lol). Grin Without a Cat is my favorite.

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  18. Totally in love with this collection, your swatches are beautiful as always x

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  19. All of these colors are gorgeous! The purple one is my favorite.

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  20. You know I am all about the purple polish, and Grin Without A Cat is right up my alley. You can't have too much Alice in Wonderland in life.

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  21. The collage at the end really shows how the collection works together!!

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  22. That first shade, Grin without a Cat is perfect color for 2018 which is inline for the ultraviolet color palette. Its dramatic and stylish as well.

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  23. Every single one of those colors is gorgeous. I think my favorite is the red for the holiday.

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  24. Tulgey Wood is definitely my favorite - so gorgeous!

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  25. Oh I love these swatches! So gorggggg!!!

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  26. Fantastic review! I love the insight you give to the names. :)

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  27. They're all stunning, but Tulgey Wood totally caught my eye!

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