Today I wanted to share the Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection with you. I already shared Grasshopper with Cotton Candy Hair, which I love, so you must see the rest.
Literary Lacquers (reopens on Jan. 12, 2015)
Porco Rosso – Designed by Schette of Schette EssaisBeauté – Inspired by Porco Rosso, a deep red linear holo with taupe and gold flakies
This looks like an orange-red to me. While I’m not an orange fan, I can appreciate how gorgeous the flakies make this polish. It actually makes me think of pumpkin and fall.
The Ruby Thief – Designed by Jenne of Polished Pathology – Inspired by Dinosaurs in the Attic , a ruby pink glass fleck shimmer
I don’t normally wear pinky-reds. The glass flecks in this one are nice.
Catherine is a brown-based burgundy with a strong linear holo that has a very prominent violet/purple holo arc, a subtle golden flash and micro-flakes!
I’m not a fan of brown-based burgundy but if you are, you may like this one for the unique violet purple holo. This is part of a gloss48 exclusive duo.
Effie’s Trinket – Designed by Heather of Drowning In Polish – Inspired by The Hunger Games, a bright pinky-purple linear holo with pink shimmer
To me this is more of a soft pinky-purple. It’s pretty. I love the linear holo effect.
Heathcliff is an aqua/teal with a strong linear holo with a golden holo arc and loads of micro-flakes! This is a gloss 48 exclusive.
This is a really cool color. You know me, I love my teal blues.
Always Winter Never Christmas – Designed by Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie – Inspired by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a silvery blue mega glitter linear holo.
I love the glitter in this one.
Fallen Tributes – Designed by Jennifer of 4Boys1Mom Lacquer – Inspired by The Hunger Games, a deep blue linear holo with gold flakes and copper shimmer.
The flakes make this one pretty unique.
Attic Mice – Designed by Jess of @nailsinthecityy – Inspired by Flowers in the Attic, a medium grey creamy linear holo
This is a grey holo. It’s not very unique.
Lurid Fog – Designed by Jen of xoxo, Jen – A slate grey linear holo with a strong purple shimmer from two different sized pigments. The polish represents the choking fog that plagued London in the 19th century which was coal smoke mixed with mist. The New Grub Street by George Gissing.
This is a really cool color. Another one of my favorites. I love the purple shimmer on the grey.
Grasshopper with Cotton Candy Hair – Designed by Cate of @allthegreenpolish – Inspired by Molly from The Dresden Files , a bright grasshopper green linear holo with pink and blue flecks
This one is my favorite of the entire collection. I love the pink and blue flecks in the green.
I Heard the Bells is a bonus Limited Edition Gift with Purchase. This polish was inspired by the poem I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and is a bronzy-copper mega glitter holo.
I absolutely love this one. I really love gold polish and the glitter in this makes it stunning.
Catherine and Heathcliff are part of a gloss48 exclusive duo. You can get more Literary Lacquer polishes at gloss48. I think Heathcliff is very pretty.
I really like that this collection had lots of flakies and even a glass fleck. I’d be curious to see if you could mix glass fleck with different finishes.
Lurid Fog, Grasshopper with the Cotton Candy Hair and I Heard the Bells are my absolute favorites out of these two collections. They are unique in my nail polish collection.
If you can only have one polish, I urge you to check out Grasshopper with the Cotton Candy Hair. It’s the prettiest green I’ve seen in a very long time.
What do you think of these polishes?