This was my second purchase from a-england (preceded only by The Lady of the Lake) and was one of the first ones I was interested in buying, the scattered holo particles in this and the Lady are to die for and I was besotted as soon as I seen them. Adina describes this on the website as 'night blue sky with starlight glimmer and glow' which would sell it to me, even without a picture.
Anyway, Tristam is a beautiful dark blue with scattered holographic particles through it. It is lovely in natural light, which will be the pictures I will show you first, but when in direct sunlight (which I had to substitute with my camera flash as the rain is non stop just now) it really comes to life....... and the fact that it also shares a name with the cutest kitty which makes it extra special........ I couldn't resist putting in a picture of him here, this is the latest one from the a-england Facebook page
Now back to the polish, all pictures are taken using 1 coat of Nails Inc Underground basecoat, 2 coats of Tristam and 1 coat of a-englands topcoat The Shield.
In natural light you can still see the holo, but it is more subtle.......
With flash - which is how the polish looks in the sunshine - the holo is just breathtaking..........
The application of this polish was the great, again it has a thick consistency, but not too thick, and as it is quite highly pigmented 1 coat would have probably sufficed but I went with 2.
As you have probably established I am a little bit infatuated with a-england polishes and cannot wait to get the few more I need to complete The Mythicals collection...................and by the sounds of it this will just be in time for the next collection, which all I really know so far about it is that it will be a new collection, smaller than the Mythicals, and will contain not one but two green holos!!
It is quite sad how excited this makes me and I cannot wait to see Adinas next stunning additions to the Nail Polish Universe.
Again all current a-england polishes can be bought from the official website for £9 each and here is a link to Tristam.
Oh and for anyone who wants to participate, Adina is running a competition on the a-england Facebook page to win one of the collection, which is running until 26th August.
How it works - A Polaroid of one of the colours is put up at random and if you 'tag' yourself in this photo you are in for a chance to win this. I have not participated in this yet as all the colours that have been up for grabs so far are ones I already have but if I happen to be on FB when the ones I don't have get put up, I will be for sure.