Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A England - St. George

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I've been coveting this polish for a while.  There were so many amazing reviews by all the awesome bloggers and every single review raved about the formula, color and overall awesomeness so I caved and bought it.

There are so many amazing pictures online so I'll show you a few of mine and then rave about the color and formula like everyone else.

 Direct sunlight - I think this is the most true color shot

Bottle shot - there is so much silver showing in the bottle but none on the nail

Artificial bathroom lighting

Day 3 - showing the slightest tip wear

This is the description from A England's website:  Bearer of a valiant & courageous heart, this fathomless teal reveals the strength of the brave knight's convictions with his gleaming, fiery core.  Many bloggers described it as "dark teal holo" but I would describe it as an emerald green holo with flashes of teal and blue in the light.  This polish also literally glows from within.  Inside, under artificial light this polish looks like a pretty emerald green but outside it is the most stunning polish I've ever seen.

The formula is perfection.  Bottom line. It was the smoothest polish I've ever used.  It could have been a one coater but out of habit I used 2.  I think it may have deepened slightly after the second coat.  I don't know if I had shaky hands while I was painting but it go on exactly like it looked in all the blogs but I'm also not the most amazing painter either. 

I used my usual Sally Hansen Hard As Nails base, 2 coats and one coat of SV.  I've never owned a polish that I could forgo the top coat on, much less a sparkly holo but this polish dries to a perfect shiny finish.  I still had to add the SV just to make it even more gorgeous.  I've had it on for 3 days and I do have some tip wear.  Three days is my max for a mani though so I don't mind at all!  Now I NEED NEED NEED NEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD  Princess Tears.  But I've really been going insane lately and I need to back off the nail polish hoarding.  I've probably used 10% of my stash so I really need to swatch what I have.  Or at least take a week off of shopping...

A England polishes are sold in the US on Llarowe.  Leah Ann restocks once a week and her shipping is the fastest and cheapest on the internets.  Get some.  Stare at it.  Take pride in your awesome nails.