Monday, September 17, 2012

Lady Of Shalott - a-england

Hi!!

I'm super excited today! I have the first of my new a-england polishes to show you. I received the Gothic Beauties a couple of days ago and naturally I had to get right onto wearing them. I started off with 'Lady Of Shalott', so here we go...


Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch
I don't even know what to say about this polish! It has some kind of magic that makes me just stare at it and lose all ability to form sentences.



Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch

Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch
'Lady Of Shalott' is in essence a black cream, that is chocka-block FULL of shimmer that shifts from blue to purpley pink. The blue of the shimmer is electric and in the right light, it makes this polish come alive. I love how navy 'Lady Of Shalott' looks in this bottom picture. Very regal.



Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch

Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch
The purple shift of the shimmer was near impossible to capture on the nail, but you can see it peeking out in these photos (particularly on my ring finger in this bottom photo). It's not as obvious as it is in the bottle, but at funny angles, it would just catch my attention.



Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch

Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch
So this is the side of this Lady that mesmerizes me the most. The rich dark beauty of this polish is... well... mesmerizing! In regular indoor lighting, this polish does look very dark. But, here's the thing... Even when the shimmer isn't really shimmering, it still has a rich look to it. A plain black can look flat, but the shimmer in this makes it almost appear darker, deeper than black. I know that doesn't make sense, I think you just have to see it to know what I'm talking about.



Lady Of Shalott, a-england, Gothic Beauties, swatch
 So, I think you likely realise by now that I am in love with this polish! It reminds me of the most beautiful midnight sky.


Right, to the formula... Perfect and nothing less than what I have come to expect from Adina's wonderful creations. It was two easy coats. I did have to use a couple of coats of top coat as I use Essie 'Good To Go' which is thin and the shimmer kinda ate it all up a bit. No biggie though, cause look at how pretty and glossy it is now :) Let's just say that I can't wait to wear the rest of these Beauties.

The Gothic Beauties are available now from Llarowe and I think they will be available shortly on a-england

10 comments :

  1. This might be the best swatch post of these gothic beauties that I've seen! Gorgeous gorgeous!

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much! I do love photographing polishes that I really really like.

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  2. Definitely the best swatch I've seen of this polish so far. It looks gorgeous!

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  3. Awesome post dear :)

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  4. That's the one I'm wearing right now, I just love it <3

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