Strictly speaking, this should be called “My A-England Haul” as I actually bought all of these at the same time last week, starting my A-England collection.
A-England is the brainchild of London-based fashion designer Adina Bodana, and the range has been getting nail bloggers talking for a good six months or so. I finally caved in when Adina’s new collection, the Mythicals, went live online last week. As I write this (Saturday), the snow is bright and the sunshine is such that I hope to be able to do justice to these glorious and unique polishes.
Lady of the Lake. Purple jelly with holo glitter pieces. Really beautiful and best appreciated in direct sunlight – the holo pieces appear silver in more dull lighting.
Avalon. Possibly the most perfect Cadbury purple. Of course, my camera would make it look blue. This just glows and is stunningly gleamy. A must have for any purple lover.
Princess Tears. Light lavender shade with pink tones. A perfect linear holo and a real treat. Ideal for anyone who missed out on OPI Designer Series Original.
Saint George. This was the polish that tipped me over the edge and made me head over to finally make my A-England purchase. A stunning teal-y green holo with blue pieces. Just so unique and very flattering. I don’t often fall for greens, but I love this.
Ascalon. This is truly amazing, Duochrome / holo. A great mix of purple and grey. The photos describe this way better than I can! This is a must-have, and actually leaves me a little bit speechless.
Princess Sabra. The word is that Adina designed this after being inspired by the colour of her cat’s eyes. I totally get that. This was the sheerest of the ones I bought, requiring three coats, where the others only needed two. This is a really pretty golden olive toned holo. (the sun had gone in by this point, trust me, it’s a holo). Again, not something I thought I’d ever go for but I found it to be supremely flattering and was actually the first polish of the six I bought that I chose to do a full manicure with.
As for the cats eyes? You tell me!
What do you think? Are you tempted?
A-England polishes retail at £9.00 for 13ml and are available here