Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Literary Lacquers The Raven Duo

When it comes to literature-inspired shades, no one does it better than Literary Lacquers. Obviously. Themes like these were meant to be. And this duo is perfect. Just wait, you'll agree.

Literary Lacquers The Raven Duo




(promotional samples ahead)

Sweet Lenore
This is a sandy, dirty bronzed metallic linear holo. It is just the right amount of glitz and grit to suit me. The formula is super reflective and shimmering...and yet it still applied very easily. A lot of shades that are this sparkly can get a little messy on the brush, but this one was glorious. I used two easy coats plus a layer of Seche Vite here. 

Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore | The Raven Duo

Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore | The Raven Duo

And This Mystery Explore
This is a smoked jellyish base packed with orange, gold, and holo glitters...all dressed in a cloak of shimmer. It is complex. It reminds me of something from the Raiders of the Lost Ark, all aged and glittering. If I were to go after the Holy Grail, I would probably consider this for my manicure. The formula was wonderful here, and I used two normal coats plus a layer of Seche Vite for these pictures.

Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore | The Raven Duo

Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore | The Raven Duo

This duo is available in the Literary Lacquers shop right now! Which one is your favorite? I am kinda digging on the glam/art deco vibe of Sweet Lenore...but then I can totally see And This Mystery Explore fitting right into a sweet art noveau mani too. I can't decide. 


28 comments:

  1. And This Mystery Explore is such a curious shade. I feel like I notice different, unique things in every photo.

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  2. I like the different finishes - surprised at how similar the shades are though. Beautiful swatches as always Nichole! <3

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  3. Sweet lenore - the kind of shade you can't get your eyes off!

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  4. I love the look of Sweet Lenore. These are truly gorgeous polishes

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love them both!

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  6. OMG, need them both! I'm all about charcoal holos and glitters! <3

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  7. These are both absolutelty stunning!

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  8. They look so similar but they are unique shades.

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  9. They look so similar but they are unique shades.

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  10. Sweet Lenore has a certain feel that I'm totally digging!

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  11. Amy went a different direction than I would have for these, but they are both so gorgeous! And that is why Amy makes the polish and not me, lol!

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  12. Oh man, this duo is great! I agree with Jen, definitely not the direction I would have gone for them, but I really love them.

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  13. These are both gorgeous but I really love Sweet Lenore!

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  14. I can't even handle how gorgeous these are!

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  15. I'm so happy I was able to swatch these...they are gorgeous and so easy to work with!

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  16. Oh goodness! These shades are amazing! I love them both!

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  17. And This Mystery Explore is so pretty! I'm loving this color!

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  18. Whoa, such beautiful unique shades, I love them! Honestly, I cannot pick a fave, I need them both!

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  19. And This Mystery Explore is beautiful! I could wear that through the year!

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