Loving a-england, the indi nail brand conceived by Adina Bondana who has a fashion background that includes working with Gianni Versace. The collection is based around Arthurian legend, so the names are all in keeping. Lady of The Lake is a lush mauve, Galahad is spot-on teal and Tristam is a not-quite navy blue. Lovely.
I’m wearing Percival which is a muted metallic ruby red with winey undertones. The polish dries to a low shine, which I really liked; it makes red more wearable by taking the pzazz out of it. That said, I couldn’t resist adding Lumos Top Coat to see what it looks like with the shine. To be honest, I should’ve left it alone!
|Percival without glossy topcoat (and yes, I smudged it a little bit)|
|With Lumos Top Coat|
I love that on the site, there is a glossary of names that explains who everyone is and the background to the inspiration. I can’t say I’m as up as maybe I should be on my legends so it was interesting to me to see where everyone fits.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
a-england has a great concept, I love that it is independent and that it’s full of personality without the big guns behind it. I hope to see a lot more from this range that has just the right mix of traditional and trend colours. Polishes are £9.50 each from a-england.co.uk
All products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.