Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Polish Pickup and Literary Lacquers On Why You Shouldn't get Tattoos in a Language you Don't Understand

Urban Legends have taken over the October Polish Pickup, and there are both new-to-me tales in addition to some old favorites. While the exact tale that inspired by Amy of Literary Lacquers isn't one I've heard, I am familiar with the general idea behind it. Let's check it out!

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According to the story, a female diner is taken with the Chinese characters on her menu. She loved the characters so much, that in one variant of the story, she knits a sweater containing the characters. The modern version of the tale has her getting a tattoo of the characters. It is some time later she learns that the characters mean "This dish is cheap yet tasty". Inspired by this urban legend and Amy's bff's love of all things magenta, here is This Dish Is Cheap Yet Tasty.


I have loved just about all the polishes released by Literary Lacquers, no matter what the finish may be, but my mind always first goes to holographic nail polishes when I think of the brand. I am so excited to see this rich and vibrant magenta holo join in this month's Polish Pickup.


I know I can always count on the brand to provide great formulas, and This Dish Is Cheap Yet Tasty is no exception to the rule. What does set it aside from many of the others is it is incredibly pigmented, and I only used one coat to reach opacity for these photos. I'm often a two-coater kind of a girl in spite of many brands saying one is enough, but in this case, one coat was definitely enough. I've not yet had the opportunity to use it for stamped nail art yet, but it should fit the bill nicely!


Retail: $13
No cap on the number of bottles available for purchase


This Dish Is Cheap Yet Tasty was created exclusively for the Polish Pickup and will be available for purchase here from Friday, October 4th through Monday, October 7th ONLY. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss out!

As always, purchases made through the Polish Pickup are submitted as a preorder. Please allow three weeks from the close of the October opening for items to be shipped out to you.

Are you excited about the October opening of the Polish Pickup? What are you planning to pick up? Have you heard this particular Urban Legend? While I didn't know this exact one, I did have a friend years ago who had a brother that got a tattoo thinking it meant one thing but it actually translated to something else.

Until next time, dear readers, have a great evening!
XO!

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25 comments

  1. Love the story - both versions - and the polish is gorgeous

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  2. LOL at the name and Urban Legend! I like that she made it fun! :) This is a gorgeous holo!

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  3. The back story is so fun! I'm always afraid to get tattoos in different languages for this very same reason. Love this gorgeous color on you.

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  4. What a gorgeous magenta! Love the finish.

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  5. What a gorgeous color. I love how it sparkles. My daughter will probably want this.

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  6. This is stunning. The shine is amazing. How can I resist it?

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  7. Nice color, I am sure my wife would love to have this. I'll go ahead inform her or better yet I'll go ahead and buy this for her.

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  8. That’s definitely my kind of color. I always wonder about the tattoos in foreign letterings....like maybe you think it says Be Cool and it really says aYou Suck or something, lol

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  9. I wouldn't usually wear this color on a daily basis but I find it perfect for a fun party. Love the inspiration for the name!

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  10. Haha that story is so fun. And this color is GORGEOUS. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  11. Wow, that nail polish is stunning! I love the reflects in it. Such a perfect-looking manicure. I wish I was still skilled!

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  12. This nail polish is gorgeous! & that is hilarious! I have seen a lot of people with foreign language tattoos yet they don't speak the language. It's always funny whenever I meet someone who knows the language and it ends up being something completely different.

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  13. It's my first time to encounter this nail polish brand but I love the color! Will look for this next time.

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  14. I really love the color and your nails are soooo pretty! :) I wish I have nails like that :) But well, I do household chores. hehe

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  15. That story is quite funny. I am loving the result and color of that nail polish, it looks like a galaxy with tons of stars.

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  16. This color is just gorgeous!!! Stunning swatches!!

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  17. That's such a fun name!! Great that it only takes one coat as well!

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  18. This brand has the CUTEST logo! Love it!

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  19. I love the story behind this polish. It's pretty entertaining and a good reminder to think before you get a tattoo. Although, you definitely don't have to think about wearing this polish, it's stunning.

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  20. Totally picked this up! Love the shade and all the holo!!

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  21. What a great color polish. I am infatuated with the sparkles that it has.

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