This is a super old swatch – I thought I had posted this ages ago but obviously I haven’t. It’s “Fetifest” currently, a totally sick stuff film festival, which is kind of co-hosted by Japan-Filmfest Hamburg and lasts for two days at Studio-Kino. Also, there is a Sion Sono special at B-Movie cinema … so lots of films to watch for me for the rest of this month.
As for You Blong to Me, this is a classic mint green with a small proportion of turquoise (or even blue).
Two coats applied.
Close-up. (Why did I do that? It’s crème finish, but anyway.)
Lancelot was perfect for the final day of Fantasy Filmfest. Amazing blackened cherry red, which I could not wait to try.
Two coats shown below. It’s hard to see that this is actually a very, very deep red. But it is, although the proportion of black is really high.
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.
Two coats applied. It’s especially stunning when being looked at in direct sunlight.
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. 😮
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).
Another nail varnish I’ve had for ages, applied several times, but never posted before: Blue Rebel, classic marine blue.
Two coats shown below.
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.
Two coats applied. Arthur looks happy (and so did I).
Tried to do a macro of the shimmer …
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.
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!
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.
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.
And this is my manicure of last weekend. 🙂
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.
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.
Close-up view. Sweet. 🙂
Noir Mordoré aka Black Bronze is my favourite shade of the bronze/brown colour family. According to its name, it’s definitely on the darker side, but still presenting a visible proportion of bronze.
Second Chance deserves more than just a second chance. I’ve posted this before and I’m still blown away by its burgundy red/purple base, packed with green and fuchsia microglitter.
Two coats. I really like this subtle but visible shimmer.