Monday, November 9, 2015

GIVEAWAY!! Literary Lacquers + Veronika Layne = Awesome

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Hello!!


Isn't it great when things that you love come together to make a great big mountain of awesome? Today is one of those days for me, because I get to announce something very cool...

Literary Lacquers has created a polish duo inspired by a book series I love: the Hot Off The Press series, by Julia Park Tracey!! And, I get the honor of bringing you a GIVEAWAY to celebrate this awesome collaboration!





Amy at Literary Lacquers has donated an advance set of these polishes for this giveaway (these are not yet available for sale!!), and Julia Park Tracey has donated signed copies of the first two books in the series, Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop, and Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News.


Veronika Layne, the heroine of the Hot Off The Press series, is a journalist who has been assigned to fluff pieces and is trying to prove to her bosses she can do more; in the process she uncovers a variety of nefarious happenings, and struggles to find love. She's a pierced, tattooed, smart, sassy earth-muffin trying to save the world and find herself.

The books are funny, witty, and touching; they have a little bit of romance, a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of hot s-e-...well, let's just say a whole lot of hot, heh heh.






This awesome heroine inspired Literary Lacquers Veronika, a dusty plum holo that captures both Veronika's kind soul and her goth-ish edge:

Literary Lacquers Veronika

Literary Lacquers Veronika

Literary Lacquers Veronika

Sunshot! Literary Lacquers Veronika


This is two coats. The formula was excellent, and application was smooth--in fact, on my way to an event this weekend, I did a manicure with both these polishes as we were driving in the car, in the dark, and had near perfect application (except for those darn potholes) even under those circumstances. This polish is sugar-plum fairies with kick--and a hidden tattoo or two under their tutus. Say that three times fast.


Veronika drives a bio-diesel truck, and as you may know, these vehicles are a little, well...smelly. To celebrate Veronika's attempt to reduce her carbon footprint, Amy created Stinky Little Truck; this polish has a soft linear flash, along with a scattered holographic effect, and if that weren't enough, it also has a flecked finish that adds sparkle even in dimmer lighting conditions:


Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck

Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck

Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck

Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck

Literary Lacquers Stinky Little Truck


Macro to show the sparkle and the gold!


If you took the tinsel off of your Christmas tree, extracted the magical essence of it, and turned it into something elegant and adult, you'd get this polish. This polish has sparkle, it has bling, but it stops short of disco-ball; it has a subtlety and an elegance that makes it completely wearable while maintaining glam. The holo flash is gold, which gives the polish a depth that's different from most silver holos. I love it--and I don't normally wear silver. I have no idea how she accomplished this finish, and I've seen my fair share of polishes!

I love that these colors are perfect for the holidays, especially if you're not one who goes for the typical red-and-green Christmas-type manicures. Both of these have enough special to them to bring magic to your holiday look, while still being sophisticated.


I'll let you know when these polishes go up for sale--for now, this is the only way you can get them, so let's get on to the giveaway! For shipping reasons, this giveaway is open only in the United States (if you aren't in the US, stayed tuned--I'll be announcing another giveaway this week that's open internationally), and of course you have to be over 18, etc. (see the terms and conditions at the bottom of the widget). The giveaway runs through 08 December 2015; the winner will have 48 hours from the time I contact them to respond, if they do not, I will choose another winner.


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Thanks for checking it out, and good luck!!

M.

59 comments:

  1. If It Pleases You is my favorite Literary Lacquer.

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  3. These two polishes are beautiful. I immediately fall in love with "Everything You Love" on the Literary Lacquer site. Such a beauty.
    Best Jasmin

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    1. I'll have to look that one up! I'm not remembering it off-hand (no pun intended, lol)...

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  5. Everything You Love is one of my favourite polishes ever, but favourite that I don't have yet is Vurt-U-want. BTW, I was dumb and put my IG name in for the email address; wish it let you go back and edit!

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    1. No problem, just e-mail it to me at lacquerorleaveher@gmail.com :)

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  6. Pretty awesome giveaway - for all the smart *and* gorgeous ladies out there. :)

    Also...what?!! These books are on offer for Kindle...on my app the go!

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    1. Yes, thank you for mentioning that!! If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read them for free, and I think they're doing a free period even if you don't have Kindle Unlimited. So run run run and check it out!

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  7. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is my faaaave!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. One of my favorite polishes, based on one of my favorite books!! :)

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  8. I'm so glad I saw the post about your brand, my sister is gonna love this brand. Two of her favorite things books and polish. ��

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    1. Oops not your brand😅... this brand*

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  9. I have a soft spot for Love You Forever (holds memories of my mom), but I suspect Veronika will be creeping up there into the mix. That lovely plum...!

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  10. Literary Lacquers Veronika is really pretty!

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  11. I can't pick a favorite Literary Lacquer. Amy knocks them all out of the park! Some of my favorites are Jack Rose, Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and of course Cast From Stormhold, the shade we created together for my blogiversary.

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  12. My favorite is Marilla's Amethyst Brooch, but there are so many favorites!
    ALONA Y.

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  13. Beautiful nailpolishes...congratulations on giveaway :)

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  14. Great giveaway. My favorite Literary Lacquer polish that I have is Advada Kedavra. It's so stunning.

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  15. Stinky Little Truck is adorable! Mirror of Galadriel is my favorite from the site.

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  16. I don't really have a favorite Literary Lacquers polish but these two look amazing, and the series sounds interesting.

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  17. Good Luck to everyone who enters. I only own 1 Literary Lacquer polish but I love it and got a ton of compliments on. '84 Charring Cross Road.

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  18. Soo pretty, thanks for the giveaway

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  19. Thanks for the awesome preview and giveaway! As for my favorites on the Literary Lacquers site, pretty much any of her jelly holos are a win for me.

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  20. This is so awesome! Thanks! My favorite is Stinky Little Truck (and your funny commentary)!

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  21. These are both gorgeous and your swatches are, as always, amazing!

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  22. I only have one LL polish and love it! Your swatches ar amazing!

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  23. My favorite is the shade Sudden Serious Sweetness. Such a pretty pink! Thank-you. :)

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  25. I can't choose a favorite I love them all!

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  26. I really like so many of the Literary Lacquer polishes. One that I especially like is Flickum Bicus. Thanks so much.

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  27. My favorite is the Rebecca collection. For...reasons :P I actually have read the book and like it too, haha.

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  28. All of them are so gorgeous, but I really like Thermofish.

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  29. Oh how could I pick just one!? Instead I will give you my top three ;P Attic Mice, If It Pleases You, and Rebecca, Always Rebecca!

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  30. My favourite is Pan Galactic Gargle Baster, or maybe Rebecca, Always Rebecca!

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  31. Picking one favorite Literary is too difficult. I love Phenomenal Woman, More Like Fire Than Light, Vurt-You-Want, Laters Baby, If It Pleases You, Gift of the Magi, Rebecca Always Rebecca.

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  32. I'm a member of HHC & I love where is you treasure. I can't wait to order it!

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  33. All time favourite would be Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. But I could change my mind if I get my hands on some of the polishes from this collection! ;P

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  34. I am really loving Stinky Little Truck but they are all gorgeous! your swatches are alway soo pretty & makes me want to buy them all! :)

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  35. It's hard to choose, but I think my favorite is Cast from Stormhold.

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  36. I like the above sunshell the most

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  37. I love the polish Bionic Mmmm! However I pretty much like every one of her polishes! haha!

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