And welcome to the last post featuring polishes from Literary Lacquers' The Good Parts Collection. For this one, I'm combining 3 polishes, and there's a bit of a funny story to explain why ....
When Amy sends me polishes, she sends me a mixture of full sized and mini bottles. I used to think this was random or to reduce shipping costs, but no. Amy sends me minis of the polishes she knows I will not love, and full sizes of the ones she knows will make me drool. Funny thing? She gets it SPOT ON. So here are the 3 where she sent me minis :) And yup, there's a lot of green in this here post :)
Let's start with My Secret Garden. This is a delicate pastel matte glitterbomb. Whilst these aren't my favourite colours for a glitter, I loved that it was in a base full of shimmer. This is named after the book of the same name by Nancy Friday.
I pondered long and hard on what to layer this over. Eventually I decided, if it's a garden, and these are the petals, there needs to be green! So I chose Barry M Lime Green, and I think it plays off those colours awesomely.
Next is the one that even Amy knew I wouldn't like lol - the green! This is John Thomas / Lady Jane, which takes its inspiration from Lady Chatterley's Lover (a disappointing read, in my opinion).
Something weird seems to happen when I review green polishes. It's as if every cell in my body protests against it, and my application becomes sloppy, my coverage is uneven ... it's almost funny. So no, I didn't like this one, but if you're a green lover you'll like that there are different shades of green in here.
And finally .... Bionic Mmmm-Detector. Hilarious name! This one comes from Vox by Nicholson Baker. Read this - this entire book is one long anonymous phone sex conversation over a 1-900 number .. the book gained notoriety as the book famously given to President Clinton by his young intern, Monica Lewinsky.
Ok - now the part that will really blow your mind. This is awesome !!! Yes, it has teal in it, and green glitters, and it's a blackened base (all of them things I hate) but wow wow wow this works so well. Will you LOOK at it :)
This polish is just witchy deviant perfection. I can imagine witches wearing this, and letting it chip as their looks decay and their toads decompose. It's fabulous! It also looks great with a matte top coat - keep any eye out for that in the next few weeks! 3 coats of Stu-UH-ning!
I want to say a big thank you to Amy for sending me these polishes. I honestly can't remember when I've loved an entire collection more. The holos blew me away and the 2 blues are perfection. Oh, and don't forget Zipless .... They are all available to buy HERE, and you can follow Amy on Facebook HERE.
Enjoy xx :)