Monday, September 19, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Layering

I have been in a ready for fall mood for the past few weeks so today I am posting the fall manicure I have been wearing the past week. I just love it and I am finding it very hard to take off. It is another layering. I started with China Glaze Midtown Magic as my base. Midtown Magic is a gorgeous dark purplish brown with what looks like a gold shimmer.

China Glaze Midtown Magic

China Glaze Midtown Magic Label

Beautiful on its own but incredible when paired with Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin Spice is a sheer blackened brown base with orange glitter shattered throughout.

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice Label

The end result is so utterly delicious. (Please excuse my terrible cuticles!) If it wasn't so hot here I would think it was already fall. These colors make yearn for the cooler weather. I so can't wait for that first delicious piece of Pumpkin pie! Nom nom nom! :)

Pumpkin Spice and Midtown Magic

So what do you think of this layering? Are you ready for fall? Have you already had a taste of cooler weather?
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a-england Free Worldwide Shipping Press Release

Announcing a-england free worldwide shipping on all orders.  Now the greatest nail polish is available with free shipping! Go to a-england to order your polishes you will not be disappointed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

a-england Tristam & Lady of the Lake (Picture Heavy)

I ordered these two incredible polishes that I have been lemming for a terribly long time from a-england.  And I must say that I am incredibly impressed by the product that I received and the short period of time that it took to receive them from London.  I took these lovelies out of the bubble envelope and each was individually wrapped in it's own mini bubble insert.  Talk about lovingly packaged!  Once I removed them from their protective packaging I was in complete awe of their gorgeousness!

Tristam and Lady of the Lake along with the lovely note from Adina that I received with my order.

Business card note was written on.

Tristam Label
Tristam Bottle

Tristam Bottle close-up

I proceeded to immediately remove what ever polish I had on and apply Tristam in all its glorious beauty.  I am especially attracted to blues (it is my favorite color!).  I was absolutely amazed by the incredible pigments and the scattered holographic pigment.  Not to mention it went on like butter.  I probably could have gotten away with one coat but I added a second coat just because I always use two coats.  I wore Tristam for a week (a record for me but I couldn't bear to remove) with very little tip wear and it was a breeze to remove and left zero staining which is rare for me with blue polishes.

Tristam applied with one coat Zoya Anchor base coat, two coats of Tristam and one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat in the sun.

More Tristam in direct sunlight.

I just can't get enough of Tristam.

And Tristam!

Next up is Lady of the Lake.  This one is a gorgeous purple that is just as filled with scattered holographic pigment as Tristam.  Lady of the Lady was incredibly difficult to capture its true color.  My pictures do not do it justice!  I wore this with one coat of Zoya Anchor base coat, two coats of Lady of the Lake and one coat of Seche Vite top coat.

Lady of the Lake Label

Lady of the Lake Bottle

Lady of the Lake in direct sunlight.

And another Lady of the Lake in sunlight.

In summary, I will definitely be buying more a-england polishes to add to my collection.  I couldn't have had a better shopping experience with this line.  Website is easy to use and well designed.  The only method of payment is via paypal currently.  Each bottle costs £ 9.00 (approx. $14.29).  Shipping is currently free.  Tristam is definitely my new favorite nail polish! <3

I hope you enjoyed my post.  What are your thoughts?  Do you own ay a-england polishes?  If so, what are your favorite shades?  What colors from a-england would you like to see next on my blog?

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