Friday, August 10, 2012

a-england St. George

To end the work week, I have a good one for you girls.

For my birthday, my polish bestie, the lovely and gorgeous Nory, sent me one of the most beautiful polishes I have ever laid eyes on -- a-england St. George.  When I opened the package, I audibly gasped and said, "St. George!" out loud to no one in particular...mostly because I was home alone at that point.

The most striking deep hunter green, St. George feels like emerald on my fingertips.  The subtle scattered holo adds an amazing dimension to this rich jewel tone that is simply indescribable.  I've seen pictures of this beauty before, but I'm telling you girls, it pales in comparison to the real deal.

The formula was also excellent.  Comfortably thick and leaving no cuticle residue whatsoever.  Given the high quality of the polish formula and color, I had hopes for a slightly better brush.  I noticed the same thing with my Tristam; there's just something I can't pinpoint about the a-england brushes I'm just not liking.  But after using the Spoiled mops, I'm not complaining too much about that.

This is two coats, although it certainly could've been a one-coater.


This is a color that you absolutely lose yourself in, and I find myself using the words "lush," "richly deep," and "smokey" over and over again in my head to try and adequately sum up this polish.  Each feels somewhat trite given how effortlessly magnificent St. George is.  

Please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments as I go get something to clean up my drool.

27 comments :

  1. NEED!  I love it on you. I don't know why I keep procrastinating getting this.  It is a "Must Own!".

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  2. That's how I feel about Lady of the Lake.  It's my "Must Own!" of the a-englands.

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  3. GORGEOUS! I love love love Saint George! 

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  4. LOL this is Funny! Love this polish is so great and it looks amazing on you.

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  5. You're my inadvertent Twinsie today!  

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  6. Gorgeous! I really need to get this one, along with some others from this collection. 

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  7. Wow, this is stunning! I think I need it, lol. You cause me to need so many things :O)

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  8. a-england polishes are really must-have. I wished I had more myself!

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  9. Sorry! Although, this green is so you!

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  10. Lol, I knew you were gonna say that :O) 

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  11. This looks amazing on you!!! When it was the time pick your gift I knew this was so you!

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  12. Aw, thanks! You have the best eye!

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  13. This is absolutely stunning!! I need to get this! :D

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  14. Thanks Ash! Yeah, it's pretty fantastic. But with your frankening skills, you probably will be able to create this yourself!

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  15. This is one of my top lemmings!! <3 All of the a-england polishes are gorgeous!

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  16. They are made so exquisitely!

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  17. What a gorgeous color Amanda!!!

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  18. This is beautiful! Definitely rich... :D

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  19. Mandy- I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color!!! how can I get it?

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  20. Online only for now. Check out their website, they always have free shipping internationally (they're based in England).

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  21. I still do not own an A-England. That is so sad. THIS is so luscious.

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  22. It is sad. This polish is perfection. Get it, girly!

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  23. this is definitely on my lust list!

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  24. It was on mine the minute I saw it!

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