Saturday, August 10, 2013

Literary Lacquers ~ Lake of Shining Waters


Literary Lacquers ~ Lake of Shining Waters
Teal linear holographic

Last time I wore a holo from Literary Lacquers I did not like it, and I am not ashamed to say that the polish is no longer a part of my stash. It was “Greatest Treasures”, and her biggest sin was that she has autumn colours in her – and that showed clearly when she was out of the sun.

But Lake of Shining Waters is teal! And you know I love teal – and when the teal is also holo, well, then I don’t think I can possibly ask for more! So I obviously had to buy it.

Lake of Shining Waters is from the Green Gables Collection, that came out this summer.

I used an aqua base coat for this beauty. I don’t know if it was actually necessary, but I didn’t want to take any chances to screw this up. The formula of Lake of Shining Waters is good. It is easy to apply and it dries fast, but I did use three coats before I was satisfied. I’m willing to forgive that though, because take a look:


I think it’s absolutely stunning!!!
Here’s another shot:


I love the rainbows!


I also like the look of this polish out of the sun, and that is important to me. I do spend more time out of the sun than in it, so it’s not really enough if the polish can only make a rainbow in the sun, and not be special in the shade.


Now that the sun was out, I decided to pull out another holo, namely Gosh: Holographic Hero. I wanted to use this as my stamping polish – and I found some cute butterflies on my XL stamping plate K.

The butterflies didn’t come out as crisp as I wanted them to, but I think it looks alright anyway:


There’s no topcoat on these pictures, because I wanted to make sure that I had the pictures taken before the sun went down :D


I love pretty much everything about this polish. It’s so cool that I finally got a teal linear holographic!

Have you laid your eyes on this polish yet, or isn’t it your style at all?


Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes

20 comments:

  1. Ohh i love lake of shining waters! And yes i have it in my stash :)
    Great to see that holo hero is a good stamper :)

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    1. I've stamped a lot with Holographic Hero, and actually also with lots of my other holos, and many of them are perfect stampers :)

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  2. Gorgeous holo! I love the Anne of Green Gables inspiration! Beautiful swatches! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so pleased to hear it ^_^

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  3. Holo and teal, now, if that isn't a "you" mani nothing is ;)
    The silver holo stamping is beautiful too!

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    1. You know me so well! ;)
      You would have made the most beautiful flowers on this polish, I just know it :)

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  4. Sooo nice. I got my first Literary the other day. It's Laters, Baby - so stunning! Also holo..

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    1. I don't have that one, but it does look pretty on the swatches I've seen :)

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  5. A teal holol! What's not to love?! :D And it looks great with the silver stamping you added. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Teal and holo = a favourite for sure! :) Thank you so much :)

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  6. I love a good teal, too. And this one is stunning!

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