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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Literary Lacquers-The Course of True Love and The Count

HI!!!!  I am back with two more polishes form Literary Lacquers!  If you read my blog a few days ago, I posted about three of Literary Lacquer's other polishes from her collection and today I am going to show you The Course of True Love and The Count.
The Course of True Love is named after a line in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, when Lysander reminds Hermia that true love never runs smoothly.
Fortunately for us polish lovers, The Course of True Love (the polish) DOES apply smoothly!  It is a beautiful pink base and while it can be shown on it's own with three coats, I preferred it much more over a bright pink.  I layered The Course of True Love over OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia on my pinkie and middle fingers. I layered TCOTL over Milani Fast Fuchsia on my index and ring fingers.
The polish went on smoothly and the glitter dispersed fairly well. There are some bare spots where I had wished some black glitters had shown up; but in all not too big a big deal.  There are actually some larger hearts in this polish and maybe you can see it on my index. Unfortunately, the shimmer in the polish covers it up a lot.  Even though, this polish had some issues, it was still one of my favorites. I am a sucker for a bright pink polish! If you do want hearts, you need to dig and find them.
The Count is a black jelly polish with black glitters of diamond and hex and micro and lots of shimmer. It is named after-who else?  Count Dracula!  This polish had so much potential when I saw it, but it really needs to be more opaque for it to work for me.  Below is three coats and there is a lot of bare nail.  If it was more opaque, it would be great!  The polish needed to dry a bit between coats before the next coat is applied.
I also put The Count over black to see what would happen.  While you can see the shimmer beautifully, the glitters are lost completely.  I would love to see this polish reworked a bit.

This is the second of four posts about Literary Lacquers. I hope you enjoyed and go check her out!
Literary Lacquer retails for $10 each. You can buy these polishes and more from her shop on Etsy by clicking HERE.
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*these polishes were sent to me for an honest review*


JinJit said...

Great review, thanks!

Nikki Ash said...

I really love that hot pink polish! Beautiful!

Chantel said...

Gorgeous nail polishes!