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Monday, January 6, 2014

Review and Swatches--Literary Lacquers Woman of Pleasure

The first two photos are from when I first received this polish in the mail, which I posted about here. Literary Lacquers describes Woman of Pleasure as "a periwinkle crelly (creme jelly) base with navy and lavender sparkle, matte light pink, large navy hexes, and magenta circle glitter." My photos are pulling a little blue, but it is definitely periwinkle.
*I purchased this polish and received no compensation or samples for this post.*

I finally photographed a full mani using this polish. Shown is three coats of Woman of Pleasure over a base coat, and topped with one coat of Seche Vite.

The first coat was very sheer, but not streaky. The second and third coat built up the color nicely. I didn't have any trouble with the formula, everything went smoothly. 

I was very happy with this polish. My favorite part is the magenta circle glitter. The magenta really pops against the periwinkle base. Have you purchased any Literary Lacquers? Their holographic polishes are especially amazing. 

You can purchase Literary Lacquers from their etsy shop: for $10.00 each. Payment is via PayPal only. If you're on Facebook, you should follow their page to keep up with restocks and occasional coupon codes: (Monday, January 6, 2014) is the last day to use coupon code HAPPY2014 to get 20% off at checkout for all orders.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Shorty Post--A England Dragon

A England has an excellent reputation for their polish; pigmented, excellent formula, exquisite beauty. I recently tried my first polish from them, Dragon. It is a green-lover's dream with a scattered holo. (I'm learning to use a new camera and a new photo editing program, so please bear with me.)
*I purchased this polish myself and have received no samples or compensation for this post.*

A England definitely lived up to its reputation with Dragon. The photo shows two coats over a base coat and one coat of Poshe top coat and is after housecleaning, so it wore well. (I believe that the top coat may have dulled the holo a little, because the top coat was getting a little cloudy.) The formula was great and easy to apply. If you have short nails, you can get away with one coat of Dragon if you paint evenly.

If you live in the UK you can order from A England directly: Otherwise, they have a long list of international stockists here: I bought mine from Llarowe; regular price is $10.00.