Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Somewhere on a FB nail polish group, a nail fanatic said that Literary Lacquers' Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster was quite possibly her fave polish of all time.  Well, that was a strong enough rec for me, so...

indoor, bright CF lighting
PGGB, named of course for the legendary brain-destroying cocktail in The Hitchhiker's' Guide to the Galaxy, is a lusciously cool tropical-ocean aqua.  It was somewhat sheer, typical for other LLs I've tried, and needed 3 coats for opacity.

outdoor, indirect sunlight
The extra coat is no trouble, though, since the formula is smooth, thin in a way that makes it easy to control (not runny/watery), and dries quickly.  This is a jelly-type holo, so the sheerness goes with the territory and allows the holo particles to sparkle forth.

outdoor, full sunlight
PGGB is a linear holo of the sort that is lightly sparkling rather than blinding holo flame, with added tiny iridescent holo microglitter circles.  Even when the light isn't really bright enough to get the linear holo flash, those little dots twinkle things up nicely.

indirect, late-afternoon daylight
I've been inspired by a few ladies' nail art designs that involve a stamp seeming to emerge from a gradient.  This technique requires a polish that works well as both regular polish and stamping, and I do have a solid collection of aqua/teal/oceanic holo colors to choose from...

outdoor, indirect daylight
UNFF, I DIE.  This magic is a simple gradient with a England's Saint George on the tips, then stamped over with the giraffe skin design from UberChic's Out of Africa plate.  In this color scheme it looks to me like a wave pattern on the ocean surface instead of an animal print, and I luuuuurve it.

outdoor, direct sunlight
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars.  Just my color and a decent wear time AND a nice formula.

Where to buy:  direct from Literary Lacquers web store.



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