Category Archives: a-england

a-england Dragon

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!

I had a totally awesome green skittles mani planned for today, but then I got lazy and lost my mojo for creating festive nails.

But don’t worry, I’ve still got a gorgeous green for you today. It’s the beautiful holo goodness of Dragon from a-england’s The Legend collection.

Dragon is a mossy green scattered holo that has golden and copper flashes to it in different light. True to a-england’s usual amazing formula, this baby applies like butter. I love the fact that it’s a holo that doesn’t need a special base coat to apply smoothly.

In the pics below, I used 2 smooth coats (though it’s pretty opaque at one). Check it out:

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Here’s a semi-blurry picture to show the holo a little better:

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So there’s my lazy St. Patrick’s Day mani.

It’s pretty and it’s green, so it still counts right? 🙂

Dragon can be bought directly from a-england’s website, and also from a few e-tailers such as Llarowe, Ninja Polish and Overall Beauty.

Are any of you sporting some green tips today?

Let me know what you think of Dragon and have a great weekend! 🙂

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Glitter Fest Magic Carpet Ride

Hey Peeps! Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week!

Today I have a beautiful little polish to show you that I bought from an Etsy shop I stumbled upon during my never-ending search for pretty polish.

It’s by Glitter Fest and it’s called Magic Carpet Ride. Glitter Fest is hand-mixed nail polish, ala Lynnderella, Dollish Polish, Nerd Lacquer, etc. The owner, Rachel, makes some amazing, glittery concoctions and she sells them in cute little 5ml bottles for $4 each.

As soon as I saw Magic Carpet Ride, I had to have it because I love the movie Aladdin. It came out when I was 8 years old, and when I heard that there was a character named Princess Jasmine, I was super excited that there would be a Disney Princess with the same name as me.

Anyway, Magic Carpet Ride is described as “a dark steel-blue base with larger blue and light pink glitter, along with micro fuchsia glitter throughout”. It’s beautiful glittery goodness.

It can be worn alone and be opaque in 2 coats, but because the bottle is so small and I wanna make it last as long as possible, I chose to layer it. In the pics below I layered one coat of it over 2 coats of a-england Elaine. Peep it:

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So what do you think of Magic Carpet Ride?

I like the fact that more beautiful, hand-mixed polishes are emerging as of late. It’s nice to be able to get your hands on something special without dealing with a lot of drama and frustration.

You can purchase Glitter Fest polishes here, and as I mentioned, they are very wallet-friendly at only $4 a pop.

Let me know what you think, and have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

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a-england Tristam

Happy Saturday Peeps!

I’ve got a quick post today of the very beautiful a-england Tristam.

I’ve seen this swatched numerous times, but it doesn’t make me love it any less. It’s a gorgeous, midnight blue scattered holo, and I’m in all kinds of love with it. The formula is absolutely heavenly, and barely takes any effort to apply. In the pics below I used 2 coats, but I could’ve gotten away with 1. Peep it:

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So what do you think of the lovely Tristam? Gorgeous, right?

I’ve ordered a few of the colors from a-england’s new collection, and I can’t wait for them to get here so I can swatch them. I have a feeling I’m gonna be in love with them as well.

You can buy a-england nail polish from their website, and also from llarowe.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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a-england Lady of the Lake

Hey Peeps!

I hope you’ve all had a great week so far! Yay for tomorrow being Friday!

Today I have another beauty from a-england for you called Lady of the Lake.

Lady of the Lake is an insanely gorgeous, dusty purple full of holographic shimmer. The formula on this baby is amazing! Just like Galahad, it basically applied itself. I had no problems with it whatsoever because it’s just full of awesome. In the pics below I used 2 lovely coats (though 1 could’ve gotten the job done). Peep it:

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Definitely another winner from a-england. I’m in love.

You can purchase any of the a-england beauties here from the shop of the lovely Leah Ann-a US stockist for a-england, or from the a-england website here.

What are your thoughts on Lady of the Lake? Do you like scattered holos like this, or are they a pass for you?

*I should be announcing the winners of my giveaway tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that!*

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.The product in this post was sent to me for review. For more information please see my disclosure policy.

a-england Galahad

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

I wasn’t sure I was gonna get this post up today because I’ve had an excruciating toothache for the past few days, but I went to the dentist this morning and he fixed me right up! Yay for no more pain!

Anyway, today I have a gorgeous little lovely from a-england called Galahad.

Let me just say that I lovelovelove a-england polishes! They apply like a dream and the formula is super rich and pigmented.

Galahad is a beautiful blue-green creme that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I have a bit of an obsession with colors like this, so I knew it would be right up my alley.

In the pics below I used 2 lovely coats, but I totally could’ve gotten away with one. This baby almost applies itself. Check it out:

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Gorgeous right?

I got Galahad from the wonderful Leah Ann who is now a stockist for a-england. You can visit her awesome shop here where she sells them for $12 each. You can of course also buy them directly from the a-england website here (which is currently offering free shipping!).

What do you lovelies think of Galahad? Have you tried any other a-england polishes?

P.S. I’m still validating the giveaway entries, but I should have the winners chosen within the next couple of days 🙂

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The product in this post was sent to me for review. For more information please see my disclosure policy.