Literary Lacquers

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Note from shop owner I am moving across the country for my new job! I should be back by Mid-November!


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am moving across the country for my new job! I should be back by Mid-November!


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About LiteraryLacquer

Sales 11,151
On Etsy since 2008

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Inspired by two passions: literature and polish

Literary Lacquers was founded at 7,000 feet above sea level in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2012 out of a desire to combine my two biggest passions: literature and polish. Each polish is inspired by a literary reference and I attempt to evoke in color and texture the feel of the passage or work to me. I'm fascinated with the way that light passes through polish and bounces off shimmers and glitters and I've worked to develop complex and original finishes to my polishes.

All of the polishes are 3-free and each contains two stainless steel shaker balls.

All of my purchased shipping materials are 100% recycled and my greenwrap is 100% compostable as well as being recyclable. It's even cute!

Shop members

  • Amelia Milder

    Owner, Designer, Head Glitter Wrangler

    Obsessed with cosmetics in general and nail polish specifically, Amy has been driven to create and share polishes inspired by works of literature.

  • Alex Bacon Leslie

    Marketer, Customer Service

    Running on a steady diet of coffee, literature, and glitter, Alex is a passionate advocate of the marriage between polish and prose.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to Literary Lacquers! I strive to create unique and complex polishes inspired by works of literature. I use only recycled shipping materials and special greenwrap that's compostable and recyclable. I love polish and the polish community and hope to bring joy to you with my creations. Each batch is handmixed with joyful loving intent in the high desert of Santa Fe. Because each polish is created by hand, there may be some variations among bottles.

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Cancellations: accepted

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