Thursday, August 18, 2016

Literary Lacquers Louis and Lestat | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Duo

Are you ready for some Literary Lacquers fangirling? Because I'm silently freaking out over this duo. Trust me, they are worth the fuss.


(promotional samples ahead)

Miss Amy has done quite a few collaborations with bloggers. I have definitely drooled over a few of them. They are generally inspired by the bloggers favorite book or characters...as is keeping with the Literary Lacquers theme. When she asked me if I would like to participate, I practically knocked down a bucket of kittens for the opportunity.

When I was thirteen or so, my mom brought me a book home from the store. I have always been a little on the bookish side, and I would generally take a trip to Yesterday's Books over a trip to Toys'R'Us...yeah, I was that kid. And if the book was spooky, all the better. So the book my mother chose, completely by random, was Interview with a Vampire. I could never have known it at the time, but it was the start of a life-long love for vampire fiction, New Orleans history, and Anne Rice.

Louis over China Glaze Liquid Leather
This brooding glitterbomb was inspired by the descriptions of Louis' sparkling green eyes. They are often described as glittering like emeralds...so an emerald green glitter topper was kind-of a gimme. There are squares and hexes, holo mini hexes...all in cool green shades, like a rolling lawn at dusk. There are also some large black hexes, but as I chose to layer it over black (which makes the holo bits pop out more) they only add subtle texture to the finished look. Somehow, these green squares manage to curl ever so slightly to catch the light, but still dry pretty damned smooth. I've mentioned before that I am VERY against textures: they make me pick at my nails. So I feel like if I say something is smooth, it is pretty much acceptable to everyone. I actually wore this glitter on my left hand for a few days-without topper or base because I couldn't wait-and it was totally not offensive. And I did laundry, y'all.

This is one coat of Louis over a plain black cream, followed by Seche Vite.

Literary Lacquers Louis | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Polish

Literary Lacquers Louis | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Polish

Lestat
Keeping with the eyespiration, this shade was inspired by Lestat's violet eyes. The Brat Prince has always been described as having changeable violet eyes that captivate people of all ages and sexes...and this polish has definitely caught that. I wanted an icy cool violet, like a frozen chunk of amethyst, and Amy nailed it. Completely. There are tiny silvery flakes swimming around that give the finished looks a highly reflective and almost metallic look. I could wear this all day, guys.

This is two coats plus a layer of Seche Vite.

Literary Lacquers Lestat | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Polish

Literary Lacquers Lestat | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Polish

I got lucky, and the sun came out for a hot minute. 

Literary Lacquers Lestat | A Vampire Chronicles Inspired Polish

I feel so grateful and honored that I was given the opportunity to coerce Amy into feeding my fangirling help create this stunning duo. If you love it as hard as I do, you can scamper on over to the shop and grab them for yourself. You don't have to buy them both, but fans of the books will know that these two always seem to find each other, no matter how long they are apart.

28 comments:

  1. I'm an eternally devoted Anne Rice fan and my parrot's name is Lestat, so you know which one I got...

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  2. Beautiful swatches as always, Nichole. Love these polishes!

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  3. Lovely swatches, I'm a huge vampire buff so these have a soft spot in my heart!

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  4. I love the inspiration of these polishes!

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  5. These are beautiful! I love Louis over the black!

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  6. These are beautiful! Especially Louis x

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  7. Louis is amazing! I definitely don't have anything like that.

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  8. Awwww, reminds me of high school *cough* (just dated myself). :) One of my best friends from HS was obsessed with Ann Rice and this movie. Lestat is amazing!

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  9. I love Louis!!! We just don't see enough gorgeous glitter bombs!!

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  10. These are both gorgeous and I'm a huge Anne Rice fan!

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  11. Both stunning colours and fab swatches x

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  12. Louis is stunning! I was a latecomer to the world of vampire fiction but am catching up now!

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  13. Congrats on the collab - these are beautiful!!

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  14. I love the inspiration for these and they came out very beautiful!

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  15. Oh man, what an awesome inspiration! I love the duo! Amy is incredible to work with <3

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  16. Awwww yissssss this is an awesome vampy duo!

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  17. Yay for vampires! My favourite is Louis!

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  18. These are both so stunning on you!

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  19. Oh my gosh - both are beautiful but that purple... hearts it.

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  20. So gorgeous, I am so about these that it hurts!!

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  21. I so need both of those colors!

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  22. I love these! Both of you did a gorgeous job o this collaboration.

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  23. Almost knocked over a bucket of kittens!!! ��������������

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