Wednesday, October 7, 2015
That Funky Emily
It's a new month, and a new theme for the NCC! This month, we're getting down and funky, with funky French manicures. I had just received my order of A England's new collection, inspired by Emily Bronte, so my nailart features that gorgeous collection!
My favorite color from the collection is the gorgeous berry/wine holo, Let Me In, which I've used for the base of this nailart. So berry. Much wine.
I then created half the French chevron with Cathy, a light grey/almost white holo with an icy blue shimmer. On the other side, I created an asymmetric look by making a smaller half with Wuthering Heights, a darker grey holo. Then, I went back and made a smaller triangle over Cathy with Heathcliff, the only glitter in the collection - multi-colored holo glitter in a dark charcoal base.
I really wanted to use Spirit of the Moors, too! It was the only one left in the collection I hadn't used. It's a bright cobalt blue with silver micro glitters. I love the color, but the formula was missing that distinctive A England buttery smoothness. Spirit of the Moors definitely needed two coats, which is unusual for an A England polish. It also had a skunky smell from the pigment used to make that bright blue.
I dig the pattern, though, and I do love this collection. I can't get enough grey and berry holos.
Bottle shot: A England Let Me In, Cathy, Wuthering Heights, and Heathcliff.
If you've never tried A England before, you're missing out on one of the nicest Indie formulas I've ever tried. Her scattered holos are buttery, smooth one-coaters. What do you think of this collection?