Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening + Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algea-atic Sea

Purchased by Me buttonHello all! Today I have two polishes from one of the Creme a la Mode indie collab boxes, Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening and Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algae-atic Sea. I’m all about those punny names! (I’m unsure as to whether the C.A.L.M. box is still up and running, if you know, please comment.)

Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Salmon Chanted Evening is just what it says – a salmon colored creme polish. It is slightly pinker in real life. Formula was thin and sheer but it self-leveled fairly well. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algae-atic Sea | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The Algae-atic Sea is a bright lime green creme polish. Formula was also thin and sheer. It did have a bit of trouble self-leveling, as evidenced by my ring & pinky fingers. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

To be honest I’m really picky about creme polishes because they are so easy to come by in mainstream brands. So would I purchase this box again? Probably not. That isn’t to say I don’t like these polishes! I can’t pick a fave – I love both of them.

What are your thoughts? Do you tend to stick with mainstream brands when it comes to certain finishes or go indie all the way?

Literary Lacquers The Ultimate Outlaw swatches + review

Gift buttonGood morning lovely readers! 🙂 Have you picked up any after-Christmas sale items yet? I was at Big Lots yesterday and saw a bunch of stuff on sale (along with Sally Hansen polishes for $1!).  I don’t usually pick up any stuff after Christmas for some reason. I do have a wonderful polish to show you today: Literary Lacquers The Ultimate Outlaw.

The Ultimate Outlaw is a sky blue based holographic polish. I had no issues with application, this is a pretty flawless polish! Here it is in 2 coats in the lightbox:

Literary Lacquers The Ultimate Outlaw | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Outside, weak winter sun:

Literary Lacquers The Ultimate Outlaw | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you don’t already have a pretty sky blue holographic nail polish in your collection, I definitely recommend picking this one up. The Literary Lacquers shop is closed right now, but will be opening back up on January 13.

What do you think of this beauty? Let me hear in the comments!

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Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby

Gift buttonGood morning my amazing readers! I hope you are ready for a kick-ass weekend! I went out and finally bought myself some new jeans and new boots and I am almost ready for fall (woohoo!).

Today I have a really pretty polish that I received as part of my gift in a Halloween gift exchange: Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby. This is my first Literary Lacquers and I’m glad I get to start with this one! “Laters, Baby is a deep charcoal linear holographic nail polish with added fine holographic glitter for extra sparkle love.” I love that it straddles the line between black and chocolate, it is all yummy! This is 3 coats (because I was rushing it) but you could probably get away with 2 coats if you are more careful than I was!

Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s check out some outdoor shots!

Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What do you think of this wonderful polish? Do you have any Literary Lacquers and if you do, what’s your favorite?

Well, it’s bowling day with the kids, so I’m off for that. Have a great day out there today!
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