Thursday, 28 March 2013

Literary Lacquers - If It Pleases You: Magic in a bottle

I'll be honest with you.  Up until now I didn't review the polishes from Literary Lacquers, The Good Parts collection in any specific order.  Minus this.  And when I got the box containing all the polishes I tried all of them on a finger.  Minus this.  I did not want to waste a drop of it's magic.  The minute I saw If It Pleases You I KNEW it was my favourite.  I knew it had to be shared last.  And I knew that I could not bring myself to just swatch it and take it off.  It had to be a full mani.

If It Pleases You is bases on Anne Rice's The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty published under the pseudonym A.N Roquelaure.   The first book in a trilogy.  Inspired by Sleeping beauty, it's an erotic BDMS novel.  About Beauty who is awakened by her prince after 100 years in might I say a very fun way. And as Amy of Literary Lacquers explains "If it please you is what Beauty is taught to answer questions by her master".   Another book to add to my wishlist.  Also this trilogy has actually outearned Interview With The Vampire.

This polish is a stunning, unique, dark plum linear holographic polish.  And I don't know if this makes sense but it had a softness to it.  Indoors it's mainly plum with flashes of holo depending on the lighting.  And in the sun the holo really comes out to play!  It went on it 2 coats and application was as smooth as the finest draught beer you have ever tasted.  I have been wearing this for 3 days now and I only have a minor chip on the tip of my index finger.  But I blame that partially on me, partially on an aggressive wall.  I just love this.  I find most of the times when you think of holos you think of things like "Loud", "obnoxious", "MY RETINAS!!!".  None of these words come to mind with this.  I think of words like "Bold", "Sexy", "Classy".  It feels like a sophisticated holo.  Amazing colour and just enough holo that it doesn't take away from that.  If you can only get one bottle from this collection get this.

You guys should also know that since this was the last of the Literary Lacquers I was reviewing I really wanted to swatch there wearing the wrist restraints I own in case of intruders.  But someone forgot where they put them.  Ugh I right?

 Photos all taken in sun or natural light

You can find this polish and all the other polishes I reviewed over at Literary Lacquers Etsy shop here.   The polishes(15ml bottles) retail for $10USD.  And follow Literary Lacquers on facebook.  You can also go over there fro a chance to win the ENTIRE COLLECTION!  I can't wait to see what polishes Literary Lacquers comes up with next!

*Products were sent for honest review.


  1. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous, lovely swatches!

  2. Such a pretty holo! It looks great on you.

  3. Oh man, you are killing me with these pictures! I want them all. All.

  4. Oooh!! How gorgeous is this! And you did a great job capturing the holo effect in your swatches! :-)

    ~ Yun

  5. Too bad this isn't video so you can really see the sparkles move when you move your hand. Oh but even in still shots you can def see the firelights. So pretty. I love the plum color. Very mysterious.

  6. This is freaking gorgeous!

  7. *THUD* *Wakes up* *Faints again*


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