Wednesday, May 06, 2015

a-England - Crown of Thistles & Stamping Design


amethyst purple nail polish

Happy hump day!
Today I have another stunning creation from a-England for you. Crown of Thistles was released as a part of the Elizabeth & Mary collection a while ago. I do not know what took me so long to order Crown of Thistles, because it is a stunning amethyst shade with a subtle holographic effect. And just like all other a-England nail polishes I own, this one did not disappoint.


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The formula of Crown of Thistles is pure perfection. It went on smooth and evenly, it is very pigmented and two easy coats were all I needed for complete coverage. The holographic effect is quite subtle, but well visible in sunlight. My daylight lamp pictures are not doing this beauty justice and my camera swallows a lot of the holo goodness. So you have to trust me that Crown of Thistles is simply beautiful and you need it in your stash.


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On day three Crown of Thistles showed some tip wear, but I wasn't ready to take it off. Instead, I stamped a pattern from MoYou London Hipster plate 07 over it. The polish I used for that is Velvet by Mundo de Unas. The pattern did not come out as 3D-like as it looks on the plate, but I am glad I got a decent result at all (except for my ring finger, where I accidentally put liquid latex on the side of the nail).

If you're in the UK, you can order a-England polishes directly from their website. The brand is also available from several retailers all across the globe. I bought mine from Hypnotic Polish, where it retails for 9,40€.

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6 comments

  1. Dieser Lack ist wunderschön! Und dein Design passt super. Voll gut!

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  2. Marisa (Polish Obsession)May 6, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    This is such a gorgeous purple!!! Love it with the stamping ;0).

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  3. A-England is one of my favorite brands and I love this polish! I actually have it on my blog today :)

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  4. I agree, a-England polishes are amazing I have not come across a single bad one. I'll be heading to your blog to check out your swatches of this shade :)

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  5. Er hat auf jeden Fall das Potential mein liebster Lila Lack aller Zeiten zu werden :D

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