Saturday, 28 April 2012

a-england The Complete Holos

Morning everyone!

I have something I am very excited to show you all today, and it is not a polish you haven't seen before, here or on other sites.  But I was doing my nails last night and simply could not decide which polish to wear, and when I am in that mood I generally gravitate towards my a-england, especially the holo polishes, as I know I will find something to suit my mood, that does not require a lot of effort to apply.  But not even a single a-england jumped out at me, so was originally going to pick two to alternate, then it was like a little lightbulb went off, why not wear *all* the holos!!

So thats what I did, and thats what I have to show you now.  As you may be aware there are only eight a-england holos so I done both thumbs with Camelot (not pictured but here is my original post)  and then took my holos out and started on my left hand pointer and went from there to pinkie, then from right hand pointer to pinkie, in the order the holos are on the a-england site.  This is how my a-englands are stored in my helmer anyway, so didn't take much effort to work out the order to paint, and here is a picture of all the pretty holos lined up.

I will just say this now so don't have to keep saying it, each nail has 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield (which is the bottle I am holding).  I will also link to the full post on each polish when I name them.

First here is my Left hand, which you are all very familiar with by now, so from pointer to pinkie we have:

Saint George, Dragon, Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes) and Princess Tears.

And then we have something I don't think you have ever seen on here, my right hand, which as you can probably tell, isn't as used to being posed for pictures!  Again from pointer to pinkie we have:

Then since I got a tripod for my camera yesterday too, we have a picture of both hands just 'cause I can.

Now I hope you liked looking at my pictures of this mani as much as I love wearing it, I think I will be keeping this on as long as possible!!

All these polishes can be purchased directly from a-england for £9 (with free shipping) or also at Llarowe for $12.

So I will leave you now with one last pretty holo picture to say goodbye...

Thank you for looking and please leave me a little comment to let me know your thoughts on my holo skittle nails.

Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Cult Nails Iconic

While I wait on some free time to re-swatch all my previously planned posts (or figure out how to recover the lost pictures), you will be seeing what I am actually wearing right at this time, shock horror!  Also I seem to be wearing the one polish for a few days at a time now so this is why there may be a little time between posts.

This is one of the Cult Nails polishes I got in the amazingly generous $5 sale that held a few weeks ago to celebrate 5k followers on Facebook.  Iconic is a berry coloured polish with a gold shimmer running through it, and thats not all, there is also flakies too!!

These pictures were taken with 1 coat of the Knight, 3 of Iconic (I probably could have stopped at two coats comfortably but the third coat gave it a little more depth) and 1 of the Shield.

And here is a new thing for me since you are seeing what I am still wearing....durability, I have had Iconic since Sunday and so far there is no tipwear or chips to speak of!

Anyway, now to the pictures.

I love this polish, I can't stop looking at it!  Between the gold shimmer and the flakies it is so interesting and I love the berry shade of the actual polish too.

Cult Nails polishes can be purchased from the official site here and are priced at $10 each.  Iconic seems to be out of stock at the time of writing this, but hopefully it'll be back soon, but I'm sure you can find some other pretties to tempt you until it is back!

And of course I can't forget to show you all how Cult Nails polishes look when they reach you, here are my 4 burritos.... (they also come surrounded by cotton wool balls which are handy to hold on to for removal)

And I also should note here I was very impressed with the speed the polishes reached me, I ordered on the 7th which was the day of the sale, the order was dispatched on the 14th and reached me on the 21st!  Not bad at all for an international package that was purchased during a very very popular sale!

Thanks for looking <3 xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

a-england Saint George

Hello everyone!!!!

I can only apologise for my absence recently, computer problems are such a pain!  And in sorting out the issues with it, I lost a whole bunch of my photos I had taken for posts, need to swatch some of the colours again I had planned to show you.  But hopefully I will be able to do this and write posts for them as (fingers crossed) computer seems to be okay now.

Anyway, I'm back now with another beauty from the a-england Legend collection, Saint George.  These photos are from the first time I wore this polish but I have worn it many times since and still have that 'wow' moment everytime I put it on.

Saint George is an amazing teal polish and has the scattered holo effect we all know and love from a-england.  Although I swear at times it looks almost emerald green, but I could not capture this in the pictures at all.

If you are careful you can easily get away with just one coat as this polish is highly pigmented, these photos are with 1 coat of the Knight and 2 coats of Saint George, and no top coat.

I don't really even need to say this, but I love this polish, Adina has a real talent for making polishes that you just fall in love with!

This can be bought from the a-england site directly here or from Llarowe here.

This product was sent to me for review.