Provided for Honest Review
I’ve been beyond excited for this collection for a few months now. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle is one of my all time favorite books. I re-read it a couple times a year and each time I get a little something new from it! I actually love the entire series but this collection of amazing polishes is based on just the first book. I may or may not have danced around my office when I found out I would be receiving some of these to review for you all! A combination of books and polish just can’t be beat in my opinion!
A Wrinkle in Time is a grand fantasy adventure where Charles Wallace a precocious 5 year old and his older sister Meg and their new friend Calvin are whisked away to save Charles and Meg’s father, Mr. Murray, from an evil greater than they could have ever imagined. They are led on this adventure by three cosmic beings Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit, an eccentric bunch to be sure!
Let’s dive right in. I’m going to start with Happy Medium. The Happy Medium is a being who Mrs Who, Which, and Whatsit take the children to visit on their way to Camazotz (more about Camazotz later!). The Happy Medium is always jolly and happy but she also actively avoids confronting any dark or unhappy events or places when gazing in her crystal ball. She becomes extremely upset when viewing upsetting scenes from the children’s everyday lives or viewing the “Dark Thing” that is blotting out stars in the universe. Also Meg’s mother tells her that she wishes that Meg knew how to keep her feelings at a “happy medium” because Meg is prone to excess of feeling, both positive and negative feelings.
Happy Medium is a lovely bright honey mustard yellow linear holographic polish with a strong metallic gold shimmer. It’s more of a creme based holographic polish and has a really lovely glow.
Unfortunately the light didn’t want to play nice with me so I didn’t get a good shot of the holo in this one but I assure you it’s there though it is a bit lower density than some of the others. It’s still plenty sparkly! The formula is fabulous and this shows two easy coats with topcoat.
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Literary Lacquers – Happy Medium; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up we have Camazotz. Camazotz is the planet that the children travel to in order to save Mr. Murray. This planet is fully under the control of IT and “The Dark Thing” and all the vitality of the world has been drained.
This is an oil slick of a polish! It’s a black linear holographic polish and it is truly gorgeous. Usually I’m not a huge fan of straight black polish but the holographic pigment in this one slightly grays it so it’s softer and easier for me to wear! Just look at that holo and that’s not even in the SUN or with FLASH!
The formula on this gave me no trouble whatsoever. Clean up was easy peasy as well (I dread clean up on dark highly pigmented colors but this one didn’t give me any trouble). This shows two coats plus topcoat!
How about a flash picture for fun so you can see how very holo’y it is (not a word…don’t care):
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Literary Lacquers – Camazotz; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
Next up we have Megatron! Megatron is one of Meg’s nicknames bestowed on her by her scientist parents.
Now you’ll notice my nails are a different length here…I did my swatches and somehow lost the bottle shot of this polish unfortunately I didn’t realize that until AFTER I had to cut my nails down due to a break. Soooo new swatch, new length…Sorry about that!
Megatron is GORGEOUS. I love this polish so much. This is a jelly type holo just like Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and Raspberry Cordial and in fact this is a purple version of those previous two polishes. So it’s a lovely medium purple with strong linear holographic and a smattering of scattered holo sparkles and some dark purple microflakies.
The formula on this is just what I’m used to. It is a touch on the sheer side but two coats reached opacity without issue. While all of these polishes are shiny without topcoat I still use it out of habit. Two coats plus topcoat!
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Literary Lacquers – Megatron; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
My favorite of the ones that I received is up last! Strong Steady Hand. Strong Steady Hand is Calvin’s polish and is a reference to how often he is there for Meg during their adventure and challenges. He is constantly reaching for her hand to steady and support her. There is one point where Meg is the one who reaches for him to offer Calvin support and comfort and you can just feel the amount of emotion that these teenagers have for each other even though they’ve just met. You can really tell that this is going to be a long love story for them!
This beauty is a coral leaning orange scattered holographic polish. There is so much depth and sparkle in this polish that it quickly catapulted to one of my favorite polishes ever! Not only that I found it extremely flattering on me so that didn’t hurt my feelings any at all!
No formula issues on this one either! I am always really quick to support indie makers who take the time to really make sure that their polishes are on point and Amy is definitely one of those. These wonderful makers put a lot of time and energy and effort into bringing us these wonderful creations. I know every time I reach for a “LitLaq” that it’s going to be just awesome and I don’t even hesitate. Two coats plus topcoat!
Polishes used: Tip Top – Toughen Up Basecoat; Literary Lacquers – Strong Steady Hand; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
What’s that, you want to know how to get your own Literary Lacquers? Well, wait no longer I have the necessary links below!