Zoya Summer Collection: Bar, Ling and Harper*

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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

Nails of the Day: A England Fated Prince

Today I’ve got another gorgeous polish from my most recent A England haul: one from the Burne-Jones Dream collection: Fated Prince. This is a granite-grey polish, but it leans slightly olive-green, and has a beautiful gold-orange flash. As with all A England holos, it’s so difficult to capture how beautiful this polish really is, but I’ll have a go… Continue reading