Saturday, 25 February 2012

A-England Saint George with gradient glitter

Please excuse my very dry and ancient looking mitts!

Another polish from the A-England legends collection, this time the beautiful velvety deep green of Saint George. The holo in this is quite scattered but very fine and 3D-ish,  it's even more beautiful in person and my favourite so far, with the same outstanding quality as Ascalon.
I also fancied some glitter the day I did this, so I went for green and gold gradient using w7 gold dazzle and cosmic green, I think it turned out pretty well, very luxurious and gem like. Also, amazingly, no staining, which tends to come hand in hand with greens for me!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A- England Ascalon; A Holographic silver

Finally I made the plunge and ordered some polishes from the new A-England Legends collection. I could have had them all but I stuck to Ascalon, St'George and Dragon (for now!). I'm really impressed, both by this collection and the pure quality of the polish it's self, at £9 a bottle these are a bargain for what you're getting; non-staining, no streaks, highly pigmented, glass-like shine, quick drying. There's really very little else you could ask from these polishes to improve them. If you want a quality lacquer for goodness sake get these!

As for Ascalon on it's lonesome, it grew on me. As with most holos, in the daylight they are a little dull, (though in the bland light of day this is still a beautiful gunmetal with hints of lavender) but with artificial light (and indeed sunshine, I came to find) they come alive glinting spectraflair and morphing with movement. As I've said before, when it comes to nail polishes I'm a small child- I get impatient and bored quickly. This polish kept me entertained, and that is what I need; entertaining polish.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

I haven't got things right, yet the sun came out this morning and filled my room with light

Half parka- H&M
Hoody- Gildan
Long purple top (under hoody)- H&M
Jeans- Internatcionale
Boots- Shoe Zone

Outfit post for you, long time no see... you see.... me...ah whatever.
I'm not in a girly mood at the moment, I want to wear sturdy boots, parkas, and grungy unisex knits and shirts. When I feel like this I have two style icons;

Marketa Irglova (of The Swell Season)
She's just so naturally beautiful and I love her style, she wears a lot of roll-up shirts with oversized knit waistcoats and slim chinos with leather Docs. It's very thrown on and casual; dressing practically that just turned out awesome.

Bella (do I need to say what she's in!?)
I would like to marry KS's stylist in the first two films, there is an array of lustable outfits in both. Dirty, earthy colours, layering of simple plains, plenty of skinnies and oversized shirts. My favourites have been in New moon; right at the end she's wearing an amazing dark green shirt, and earlier on she has this oversized brushed cotton plaid jacket with a sheepskin lining (cue months of searching for something similar). Simply put she's my imaginary grunge icon, there isn't an outfit in those movies I don't want.

I find that some days, I want to wear high heels, a dress and make-up, and others I just want to forget all slap, let my hair roam free and dress like Bella. Is that just me? Or do you find your own personal style to be so changeable? Having said that though, I feel most drawn to this style over a more girly one.

Whilst I'm here, have this...

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Mittens of the month!

These are my new favourites! (aren't they all?)
Seems they are needed more than ever with all this snow we've been having too.

This is what I woke to...

I do love the snow.