Amy Milder is the genius behind Literary Lacquers. I first discovered this indie polish a few months ago and immediately fell in love. Nail polishes named after books/characters in books? YES PLEASE! Books and nail polish, two of my favorite things in the world.
When Literary Lacquers released the Literary Liquors collection, I went nuts over Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. I absolutely love the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" (it's really five books) and still wonder just what this sci-fi drink would really taste like. I've been quite tempted to try to make a recipe for it, to be honest.
So when I saw a review photo of this polish, I knew I absolutely HAD to have it. My favorite colors are blue and green, and PGGB is an amazing blue holo with scattered holo glitter. I lusted after it until, about two weeks ago, I caved in and bought two LL polishes. There was a special going on, and I ended up with a mini bottle of the limited edition of A Thousand Christmas Trees, which I may do a review on. It's a stunning pine green holo polish that is truly worthy of its name.
On to the review. I'm so pleasantly surprised by how sparkly this polish is. It's a linear holo that goes on sheer for the first coat, but is opaque in two. Here I have three coats on, because I needed to see more of that gorgeous blue.
There's a little bit of visible nail line here, but it's brought on by the flash of the camera. Since it's going to be warm tomorrow (80 degrees!), and sunny, I plan on taking more photos of this in full sunlight.
I placed my hand right under two lightbulbs in an attempt to get a photo that would mimic sunlight. I have yet to build a lightbox for better photos, so this will have to do for now.
All in all, I absolutely love Literary Lacquers. This indie polish maker is now a favorite, and I'll be sure to order more in the future. Amy, thank you for making such high quality polishes, and indulging both our inner bookworm and polish addict.