Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Literary Lacquers Green Gables Collection, Part 2 - Shimmer & Glitter!

As promised, here is Part 2 of the Literary Lacquers Green Gables collection!  If you missed Part 1 (the holos), you can see it HERE.  The Green Gables collection was inspired by Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.   Amy truly put together a mighty fine collection here and I feel lucky to share it with you.  Today I am reviewing a gorgeous shimmer and a fun crelly based glitter!  

Before the review here are the details on the Green Gables collection.  This set of 6 polishes will be available on Wednesday 6/5 at noon Mountain time.  Full size bottles are $10 each, but you can buy the entire set at a discounted price of $55.  You can purchase the Green Gable collection (or individual bottles) at the Literary Lacquer Etsy shop.  Be sure to follow Literary Lacquer on Facebook for news and updates!

This lovely polish is Marilla's Amethyst Brooch.  Amy describes Marilla's Amethyst Brooch as, "Amethyst shimmer with a pink to orange color shifting flash."  My description is close, but I would say there is more of a purple to blue shift.  The pink shimmer is really beautiful and I ended up falling head over heels for this polish!  Marilla's Amethyst Brooch had a great formula that glided effortlessly over my nails.  I used 3 coats for the photos but I could have easily used 2.  I used 1 layer of topcoat and I had super glossy and shimmery nails.  

And here we are at the end of my Green Gables Collection reviews.  Tear.  This is Carrots Carrots.  Isn't it cute?  The name fits the color perfectly in my opinion.  Amy says Carrots Carrots is a "Peachy-orange crelly with tons of orange glitter."  Very close to my take on the polish.  I see loads of orange glitter in this bottle: matte, shiny, red-orange, orange and white.  It's a lovely mix and I feel it's quite unique.  For my pictures I used 3 coats to build up the base color.  It applied fairly sheer in the first and second coat but looks pretty full bodied by the third.  The glitter came out in abundance and spread easily on my nails.  There was no clumping or issues with the formula/application to report.  I used 1 layer of Gelous to smooth is all out.  You could layer Carrots Carrots but I would suggest a similar base color such as Illamasqua Purity to lessen the number of coats you need to use.  

*this polish was provided for my honest opinion and review

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Ashley! It was a very fun collection to play with! Something for everyone. :)

  2. Carrots, carrots is so cute...love that shade of peach.

  3. Marilla's Amethyst Brooch is gorgeous!