Today I have a post to show you that I am really excited about, I will warn you know, there are a lot of pictures, but not one the same as I wanted to show you so many different things.
This post not only marks the return of the wonderful a-england Excalibur, now Excalibur Renaissance, it also debuts the new Heavenly Quote, Hurt No Living Thing, which is inspired by the lovely poem by Christina Geogina Rossetti.
Firstly I will show you Excalibur Renaissance, which is essentially just the re-branded and re-launched original Excalibur, but that does not make it any less beautiful.
This is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the polish and 1 of the Shield.
Now we have Hurt No Living Thing which is a great addition to the current a-england line up, and joins the existing Heavenly Quotes. It is a lovely muted polish that shifts between grey and dusty pink, and the shimmer in this one is just so amazing.
It is quite a sheer polish, so is good for layering, but also looks so pretty and delicate alone.
This is 1 coat of the Knight, 4 of the polish and 1 of the Shield.
Then we have both polishes together, I used a fan brush dipped in Excalibur and dragged it over the existing mani of Hurt No Living Thing.
Now, I wanted to show you how Hurt No Living Thing looked over several different shades so picked a few out of my a-england family to use.
I also wanted Excalibur Renaissance to make another appearance and since I recently found out just how good it is for nail art, I decided to use it this way.
Each picture is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of the base colour with 1 of Hurt No Living Thing on 3 fingers. On my ring finger I just left the base alone - which also shows how Hurt No Living Thing changes the base colour - and done some nail art using Excalibur Renaissance, please don't let my very basic skills take away from how good it is at coverage....
I then added 1 coat of the Shield to seal it all in, and noticed no streaking from the art which I have had issues with before when using other colours.
First here is Hurt No Living Thing over Guinevere, with Excalibur hearts.
Now over Briar Rose with Stripes.
Then over Bridal Veil with some sponging.
And now over Elaine with some crosses.
And lastly over Her Rose Adagio, which due to the light base, I didn't think it would show up Excalibur alone too well so I did some Camelot dots and then Excalibur on top.
Wow, that was a long one, thanks so much if you made it to here.
I hope I have shown you how versatile both of these polishes are, and I know I will be using both often. I especially love how Hurt No Living Thing looks over dark colours and I am sure there are many many more combinations to be tried.
Both of these polishes are now available on the official a-england site, if you are in the UK, and if not, a-englands can be purchased from Llarowe or visit here for a full list of international stockists.
Thanks so much for looking <3
Some products in this post were sent to me for review.