Posts Tagged ‘A England’

A England – Tess D’Urbervilles

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

It seems like I didn’t just take vacation from work, but also from this blog. I’m probably the worst blogger out there, but I don’t really care about that =) With the absolutely fantastic weather that’s been lately in Sweden I’ve just taken the opportunity to enjoy life out there, in real life =)

Anyway, I have a dark vampy beauty for you today, which of course is green for Green Wednesday at Vacker & Underbar! When I chose a polish for my first week of vacation you would think I would go for something fun and bright. But nooo, I picked one of the darkest shades I have. Tess D’Urbervilles from A England’s collection Gothic Beauties is a very dark green shimmer. In dim lighting it mostly looks black but I think it’s quite easy to see the green shade in normal indoor lighting. I applied two coats plus Poshé top coat, and there were no problems at all with the formula.

My camera had some troubles with focusing in the sun, but I think you can get an idea of how beautiful it is:



The next two photos are taken in indirect light outside, it’s gorgeous even then:



Oh boy, do I have a lot of blog posts to wade through on Bloglovin’ now..

A England – Saint George

Friday, August 10th, 2012

For this Holo Friday I’m going with less holo, but it’s a beautiful polish nonetheless. It’s the teal colored Saint George, from A England’s The Legend collection. It was a while I ago I wore this, but I’m quite sure it’s two coats as with the others I’ve tried from this collection. It has a slight scattered holographic effect, which mostly makes blue and green shifts in the color. It gives it a beautiful depth and I really like this one!

A few shots in the sun:

(Please excuse the dry hands..)

And the last photo in the shade:

I absolutely love this color, and the holographic particles makes this something special.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend! My vacation is now over and on Monday it’s back to work again *sniffs*

A England – Lady of the Lake

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Just a quick post today with something I found from November last year: the dark holographic purple Lady of the Lake from A England. I don’t really remember how many coats I applied, but probably two or three. It’s really quite beautiful in the sun:

In the shade it mostly looks like a normal purple shimmer:

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

A England – Bridal Veil

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Wohoo it’s time for Kertin’s Holo Friday! The next polish I’ve tried from A England’s new Legend collection is the nearly black Bridal Veil, which also has a scattered holographic effect as most of the others in the collection. It was opaque in two coats and then I added Seche Vite on top. I have to say that I really like this polish! Okay, I am a bit weak for black shades, but the holographic particles makes it more special, even if the effect isn’t super strong.

Time for pic spam!

And I also took a photo in the shade:

It looks mostly black with tiny silver shimmer.

I decided to do some comparisons as well with some other polishes in my collection. Say hello to Color Club Revvvolution and Eyeko Cosmic polish:

L-R: Color Club Revvvolution, A England Bridal Veil – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

L-R: Color Club Revvvolution, A England Bridal Veil – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

As you can see Bridal Veil is much darker than Revvvolution, and doesn’t have such a strong holographic effect. The particles also seem to be of a finer grain in BV. Cosmic Polish isn’t really a real holographic polish as it only has holographic glitter in it, but I thought it could be interesting to add as a reference.



A England – Dragon

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sminkan and Annie wanted to see Dragon from A England when I showed my latest hauls, so that’s what I have for you on this Holo Friday. It’s a gorgeous mossy and muted green color, with a pretty decent holographic effect. You can also see a coppery flash to it in certain angles which makes it even more interesting.

Update: I forgot to write how many coats I used! Two coats, and it was a dream to apply! I then topped it off with Seche Vite and it dried pretty quick.

It was a bit cloudy when I started my photo session, but then the sun eventually showed up to reveal the beauty of this Dragon.

The next photo is taken while the sun was hiding a little:

And then I took a couple with flash to show more of the holographic properties:

I love dragons, and I do love this polish as well! I was trying to find a photo of a dragon and I remembered having this one on the site (if you check out the photos link in the top menu). Let me present to you my masterpiece: The Chicken and the Dragon.