Nails: A England Galahad

Today I thought I’d show you one of my absolute favourite polishes, which deserves the status of Holy Grail – and if you’re a nerd like me, the name Galahad alone gets it Holy Grail status! This pretty turquoise polish from A England, my favourite nail brand, is perfect on long nails, short nails, on its own, in nail art, and at all times of year, but it makes the ideal summer polish.

Apologies if some of the pictures are slightly out of focus, I wanted to capture the colour more than get perfect photos!

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Zoya Summer Collection: Bar, Ling and Harper*

(Photo from zoya.com)

Have you seen Zoya’s new summer ranges? They’re ever so pretty, and there’s a lot of variety! The Tickled range is highly pigmented cremes, while Bubbly is a set of sheer glittery jelly polishes. Plus there’s three new additions to Zoya’s Pixie Dust range, which is a very glittery textured polish.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to try one of each range, and plumped for Bar, a champagne chunky glitter, Linga creamy mid-blue, and Harper, a jelly pink. Read on for swatches of each! Continue reading

Nails: A England Lady of the Lake

Here we have another of my favourite A England nail polishes, Lady of the Lake. This is my second bottle of this polish, because I actually finished the first one – that hasn’t happened in a long time. Lady of the Lake was one of the very first polishes I ever bought from A England, and it’s a gorgeous creamy royal purple with shimmer in low light, and a crazy amount of holo in direct light! There’s something very special about this one… Read on for more photos!

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Nails: A England Rose Bower

Have you ever thought, “hmm, I need a nail polish the exact colour of raspberries”? I hadn’t, until I saw this beauty – A England’s Rose Bower. Part of the Burne-Jones Dream collection, and my most recent haul, Rose Bower is a gorgeous saturated red holo that leans into a deep pink – seriously sumptuous. Read on for more photos! Continue reading

A England Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) Nail Polish Swatches

The fourth polish from my recent A England haul is Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), a bright raspberry pink with scattered holo and a blue flash. I’m not actually an enormous fan of pink on my nails, but this is a surprisingly wearable colour, thanks to the depth of it – it’s never Barbie-pink, and the different tones help to give it more of a jewel-like quality.

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Nails of the Day: Topshop Nail Polish in Hot Spot*

Would you believe I’ve never tried anything from Topshop’s beauty range before? I know, they seem to be universally beloved, but I don’t often shop in there, so I suppose I just don’t get tempted! Still, I was really pleased to get the chance to try out the Topshop Nail Polish in Hot Spot*, which was generously included in my #Oxmeet goody bag. Hot Spot is a really pretty mid-purple glitter which is the sort of thing that my pre-teen self would have adored… Continue reading

A England Dancing With Nureyev!

Um, I’m in love. This is A England Dancing with Nureyev nail polish, a pale blue scattered holo from the Ballerina collection, which I bought in my most recent haul. It is the prettiest pastel blue, leaning slightly purple, and it is seriously stunning.  Continue reading