[A England] Avalon

This is so beautiful! Although I am into the Arthurian legend, I had neglected Avalon for quite a while. That is, I didn’t even own it until last month. 😉 This amazing purple with pink and blue shimmer captured me instantly.

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Two coats applied. It’s especially stunning when being looked at in direct sunlight.

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Ignore the index finger – this was my second try because I somehow got a small dent shortly after the first application. So I removed the colour of the index and seemed to have forgotten to apply a second layer, which I only noticed when taking the photos. 😮

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Artificial light. Here’s the small bump at the tip of the index, indicating that this was my first try … (I actually should have left it like this, I now know. But I am so perfectionist).

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[A England] King Arthur

King Arthur was released as part of A England’s very first collection back in 2011. But I got it only recently and primarily because of its name, since I have a little teddy bear fellow whose name is Arthur. Just look at the first swatch picture. 🐻 As for the nail varnish, it is a steel grey, on the darker side and with shimmer.

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Two coats applied. Arthur looks happy (and so did I).

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King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur

King Arthur

Tried to do a macro of the shimmer …

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[A England] Perceval

One of the first colours released by A England – but I got it only recently. I love reds and what makes Perceval special is its shimmer.

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Unfortunately, not only regarding taking photos outside, we had some cloudy days. The weather might get better towards the weekend with bright sunshine and higher temperature; I hope it’s going to come true. Would be great!

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Perceval

Perceval

Perceval

Close-up view.

[A England] Lady of the Lake

I rediscovered my A England stash, particularly Lady of the Lake, since my daughter played Lady Vivien in her English class’s adaptation of the King Arthur Legend. I was asked to provide her costume (a dark blue dress), and of course, there was not better pick than the Lady of the Lake nail varnish – a dark purple shade with holographic shimmer.

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I could not believe that I have not shown this before! Because the first three photos were taken after receiving my first A England package in 2012 … These are swatch pictures with two coats applied.

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And this is my manicure of last weekend. 🙂

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Lady of the Lake

Close-up view.

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[LASplash] LOL (over Chancel Eastern Light)

Something completely different. 😉 I’ve had LOL for quite a while (and already showed its sister shade, Cupid, about two years ago) but applied it only recently, i. e. two weeks ago. LOL has a transparent jelly base with the same glitter and heart-shaped inlays as Cupid.

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My actual mani at that time was Eastern Light, so I just did a layering with two thin coats of LOL. However, the jelly base was a bit gooey, so probably one coat would have be sufficient.

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Close-up view. Sweet. 🙂

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