Literary Lacquers will open June 23 with new polishes and returning favorites!

Guess what, guess what! Literary Lacquers is opening up on Friday! That's the 23rd, and the gate will open at noon MDT. Not only will a few new polishes show up, but lots of favorites will be returning! There is a brand new trio based on a Neil Gaiman book that will be available.

Lettie’s Ocean – Soft turquoise holo with holo sparkle
Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Designed with Carolyn Chambers
Lettie is an eleven-year-old girl who just may have very well been eleven for a very long time.
"Lettie Hempstock was made of silken sheets the color of ice, filled with tiny flickering candle flames, a hundred hundred candle flames. Could there be candle flames burning under the water? There could. I knew that, when I was in the ocean, and I even knew how. I understood it just as I understood Dark Matter, the material of the universe that makes up everything that must be there but we cannot find. I found myself thinking of an ocean running beneath the whole universe, like the dark seawater that laps beneath the wooden boards of an old pier: an ocean that stretches from forever to forever and is still small enough to fit inside a bucket, if you have Old Mrs. Hempstock to help you get it in there, and you ask nicely."

Swaying Grayly – Matte light grey polish packed with silver flakes and glass fleck, best at 3 coats, no top coat for matte effect, or with topcoat for a more metallic silver look
Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Designed with Adrienne Nguyen
Inspired by the persistent description of Ursula Monkton in her true form as Skarthach of the Keep as represented by tattered grey canvas. “It was my old bedroom, but it wasn’t. Not anymore. There was the little yellow handbasin, just my size, and the walls were still robin’s-egg blue, as they had been when it was mine. But now strips of cloth hung from the ceiling, gray, ragged cloth strips, like bandages, some only a foot long, others dangling almost all the way to the floor. The window was open and the wind rustled and pushed them, so they swayed, grayly, and it seemed as if perhaps the room was moving, like a tent or a ship at sea."

Miner’s Gift – Blue/purple multichrome with holographic microflakes, best at three coats
Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Inspired by the character of the opal miner.
The death of the miner is the catalyst for the awakening/actions of Skarthach. His offhandedly adult means of compensating for the loss of the one thing that gave the boy comfort is counter-balanced by Lettie’s selfless, childish (as in done by a child – not as in immature) and steadfast determination to make things right for her friends. As such, the Miner (and other adults – Hempstocks excluded) is the initial counter character to Lettie. “He was a South African, although he had made his money mining for opals in Australia. He gave my sister and me an opal each, a rough black rock with green-blue-red fire in it. My sister liked him for this, and treasured her opal stone. I could not forgive him for the death of my kitten.” p. 14

Returning Favorite!
Some Glad Morning - Creamy turquoise linear holographic
This was a group custom for the LL Facebook group

Returning Favorite!
Flickum Bicus - Red-orange shimmer with blue flakies/glass flecks
From the Magic & Mysteries Collection

Handful of Falling Stars – Navy blue mega glitter holo, best at 2 coats.
Inspired by The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Designed with Kaitlin Vasatka.
Limited Edition - available June 23 to July 9

Gift with purchase – mini bottle with $20 purchase, full sized bottle with $50 purchase:
Feather Family – Sparkling Soft Pink holo
Inspired by The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Named by Alex Bacon-Leslie, LitLaq Marketing Director
Limited Edition - available June 23 to July 9
When I was searching for the right name for this gift with purchase polish to adequately express the gratitude I have for the support and love given to me by my fans and customers as I come out of this long dark period of LitLaqlessness, Alex pointed me in the direction of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, a brilliantly fun sci-fi book by Becky Chambers. The book introduces a few interesting alien species, including Sissix, the reptilian feathered Aandrisk tech.
“Okay, well, on her wall, there’s this big fancy frame with a mess of Aandrisk feathers hanging from it. Every Aandrisk’s got one, as far as I know. See, if you’re an Aandrisk and somebody really touches your life in some way, you give that person one of your feathers. And then you keep the feathers you get from others as a symbol of how many paths you’ve crossed. Having a lot of feathers on your wall shows that you’ve had an impact on a lot of people. That’s a pretty big priority for most Aandrisks. But they don’t give feathers out casually, not, like for helping you carry something or giving you a free drink or whatever. It’s got to be an experience that sticks with you, but it can totally be between strangers.”

Remember - noon MDT, June 23. All of these polishes plus more will be available! This isn't just a restock and drop, the shop will just be open. Holos/Multichromes will be $12, and Shimmers/Cremes are $10 What else will be available?  And So I Step Up, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, Ether Binge, Grasshopper With Candy Colored Hair, Porco Rosso, Green Gables, Lake of Shining Waters, Raspberry Cordial,  Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch,  If It Pleases You, Happy Prince, Hope Is A Thing With Feathers, Amortentia, Mysterious Irrevocable Sacred, Orgasm, If Thou Hast Eyes To See, Desdemona’s Handkerchief, Salmon Chanted Evening, Bluestocking Romance, Breathing Dreams Like Air, Laters Baby, Long May She Reign
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