02 March 2017

Burgundy flowers

Hi everyone!


While I was searching my stash for a pretty teal or turquoise, my eye fell on a dark, unused bottle of polish that was hiding in a corner. The moment I took it out and the light hit the concoction inside, all thoughts of teal left my brain and all I could do was wonder why I had neglected this beauty for so long! I'm talking about a-england In Robe and Crown, a gorgeous burgundy (or is it garnet... a dark red with brown undertones) with a-england's signature scattered holo. Combined with my much-loved Cirque Colors Hatch, this is what my nails looked like about half an hour after I discovered the hidden gem:

indoors, no flash

On my thumb, index and pinky I used two thin coats of a-england In Robe and Crown. It actually completely covers in one coat but I've found that most a-england polishes deepen and look more rich with a second coat and this polish is no exception.

On my middle and ring finger I painted two thin coats of Cirque Colors Hatch, a grayish-white polish that is stuffed with black, gray and silver flakies to give it a speckled egg look and of course it smells like lavender, like all Cirque polishes. I stamped my ring finger with a floral image from UberChic 6-01 using In Robe and Crown and finished my nails with a coat of Seche Vite for a glossy finish.

The two contributors to my manicure:
indoors, no flash

I love this kind of manicure: pretty polishes, interesting to look at and easy enough to pull off in a short time so I could replace the office friendly look with something more colorful (although I'm not sure if white actually qualifies as a color... oh well, you know what I mean ;)
I really hope you like my nails as much as I do.



a-england In Robe and Crown and Cirque Colors Hatch were bought from Pretty Polish.

6 comments:

  1. So pretty! That burgundy polish is very lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachelle :)
      It's even better in real life. I'm awful at taking pictures of holographic polishes...

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  2. Once again such a pretty and elegant looking manicure! These colours are gorgeous together <3

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    1. Thanks Ithi! It was even prettier in real life when the holo sparkles were visible. I really have to figure out a way to photograph those...

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  3. Okay, so me thinks you just need to send me some of those pretty a-England polishes.... Preferably a nice forest green?

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    1. *gasps for air* Me? Part with an a-england polish?? A GREEN a-england polish??? *stares at Dragon, Fotheringhay Castle and St. George and assures them they will never ever ever leave her sight*

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