Lake of Shining Waters - Deep Teal Holographic Polish

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Made in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Lake of Shining Waters Holographic Full Size Nail Lacquer : Green Gables Collection

This collection was inspired by Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, published in 1908 and delighting children and adults alike since then. The book is a masterpiece of descriptive writing and full of imagination and wonder at the world and a love letter to the beauty of Canada!

Barry's Pond was just too dull a name for Anne. She rechristened the local pond as the Lake of Shining Waters. This polish calls to mind long summer days spent swimming in the lake.

"They had driven over the crest of a hill. Below them was a pond, looking almost like a river so long and winding was it. A bridge spanned it midway and from there to its lower end, where an amber-hued belt of sand-hills shut it in from the dark blue gulf beyond, the water was a glory of many shifting hues—the most spiritual shadings of crocus and rose and ethereal green, with other elusive tintings for which no name has ever been found. Above the bridge the pond ran up into fringing groves of fir and maple and lay all darkly translucent in their wavering shadows. Here and there a wild plum leaned out from the bank like a white-clad girl tip-toeing to her own reflection. From the marsh at the head of the pond came the clear, mournfully-sweet chorus of the frogs. There was a little gray house peering around a white apple orchard on a slope beyond and, although it was not yet quite dark, a light was shining from one of its windows.
"That's Barry's pond," said Matthew.
"Oh, I don't like that name, either. I shall call it—let me see—the Lake of Shining Waters. Yes, that is the right name for it. I know because of the thrill. When I hit on a name that suits exactly it gives me a thrill. Do things ever give you a thrill?"
Chapter 2 - Matthew Cuthbert is surprised
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montomery

Lake of Shining Waters is a murky teal linear holographic polish. 2 coats will give full coverage. In my experience, topcoat does not dull the holographic effect. 2 coats gives you a bluer effect, with three coats, the teal is more pronounced and the polish is darker.

Swatch photos courtesy of:

Sheila of Pointless Cafe - Two coats (and more blueish)

Holographic Hussy - Three coats (and more deep teal)


Ashley of Potions in Motion - Three coats (also more deep teal)

This is a full size 15ml bottle of custom nail polish.

Literary Lacquers are individually made by hand with love and good intentions. As each bottle is made by hand, there may be slight variations from bottle to bottle.

Literary Lacquers are 3 Free, meaning it is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and cruelty free.

All orders will ship within 5 business days.

    Average review
    This is that perfect shade of teal! I hope the bottle never ends!!!
    Aug 4, 2017 by Amber Leigh
    Beautiful teal holo polish - went on so nicely. I used 2 coats to match the color of the bottle, though I probably could have gotten away with just 1 coat.
    Aug 3, 2017 by Sarah Greiner
    Feb 6, 2016 by Rachael Larson
    Excellent quality and a great seller
    Dec 29, 2015 by jonathanmeeks
    Gorgeous color!
    Aug 1, 2015 by littlebutterflies1

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Current turnaround time 5 business days, though in the holiday season or during large launches that time may be longer. Please check your confirmation email for more information.

I ship all orders from Santa Fe, NM. Shipping times vary, but generally speaking, you will receive your package within:

US Southwest and West Coast: 1 to 3 days
US Midwest: 2 to 4 days
US East Coast: 3 to 7 days

Canada and Mexico: 3 to 7 days
Elsewhere: 7 to 30 days, depending on customs regulations

On occasion, a package may be lost, or not make it through customs. I cannot be responsible for what happens once the package leaves my hands but if your package goes missing, please contact me and I will do my best to work something out.

During Winter Holiday season, packages can be delayed.

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Q. Do You Charge Sales Tax?

A. Yes, I charge 6.625% GRT to New Mexico buyers.

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A. If you have not received a shipping notice, you can cancel your order.

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In the case of a breakage in shipping, please contact me with a photo of the damage and I will replace (or refund, if the polish is not available for some reason) the polish and shipping costs.

If you have a problem with the formulation, please let me know. Polish is an interesting medium to work with. Sometimes ingredients do weird things and while I do thoroughly test my ingredients, it's impossible for me to replicate every polish storage situation. I recommend storing nail polish in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Additional policies

My customs waiting list is very long right now and I'm not taking any additional custom orders right now. I welcome any and all general conversation about nail polish and polish creation.

I will happily discuss wholesale accounts with anyone interested!