Monday, April 28, 2014

Literary Lacquers The Ultimate Outlaw Collection Swatches and Review, Part I

Press Sample

Good afternoon, dear readers, and happy Monday! I had some GORGEOUS polishes made by Amy of Literary Lacquers to share with you today, and I'm going to preface this post by telling you to get out your wallet. There are eight polishes in The Ultimate Outlaw Collection, and I'm going to be sharing some of them with you today and the rest later this week. Amy has always impressed me with her ability to think outside the box and come up with new and original polishes; this collection is another winner!

Ether Binge
Ether Binge is a shimmering aquamarine linear holographic polish with blue-green glass flecks. I don't particularly love the last swatch photo here, but it showed the glassiness of this polish better than any other picture I took. Ether Binge was inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, one of the greatest semi-autobiographical stories ever written (in my opinion, of course). I love that Amy used this book as inspiration for one of her polishes, and I love her creation even more! It is such a beautiful shade and so perfect for both spring and summer. I used three coats for these photos.

Annabel Lee
Here is my obligatory not-so-subtle *hint* that Amy should make more Edgar Allan Poe inspired polishes ;) I'm sure you are already familiar with this widely-known poem by Poe, and this grey crelly is a beautiful interpretation of the piece. I love the holographic and iridescent microglitters and opalescent flakies that are packed in this beauty. I don't wear grey polish often, but I will definitely be grabbing this one again and again! I used three coats for these photos.

Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred
I'll give you a minute to catch your breath after seeing this beauty; I know it certainly took my breath away when I swatched it! Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred is a fabulous blue-purple linear holographic polish with blue and purple glass flecks. I'm not familiar with the inspiration behind this beauty (Wild: From Lost of Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed), but if this is where it leads, I definitely need to add it to my "Need to Read" list! I used three flawless coats for these photos.

Original Virtue
Original Virtue was inspired by Oscar Wilde and is a beautiful pinky coral polish with copper glass fleck and gold flakies. This is one you're just going to have to see for yourself rather than trying to rely on swatch pictures. These photos are colour accurate and it leans coral on me, but it leans pink against some other skin tones. It is quite pretty, and I am slightly annoyed that my camera just couldn't quite capture the awesomeness of this polish. I love coral shades for the summer, and I will definitely be sporting this shade a lot this summer! I used three coats for these photos.

Stay tuned for my next post where I share the remaining polishes from The Ultimate Outlaw Collection!

To get a head start on shopping, check out the Literary Lacquers etsy shop here. Also, keep an eye on the Literary Lacquers Facebook page for shop announcements and other awesome swatches. Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. These are all so pretty! But I love the first one the most :)

  2. These are all such gorgeous shades!

  3. I love them all...but I'm totally crushing on Annabelle Lee!

  4. Gorgeous colors! And I just love the theme of this brand in general!


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