I started the week with the last of my three polishes from A England's most recent Burne-Jones Collection: Sleeping Palace
The above picture is taken in daylight and shows how the polish looks most of the time. The photo below is taken in artificial light - since this is my "office-situation" as well, I am sure you can guess what I have been doing most of the time while having Sleeping Palace on my nails ;-)
Sleeping Palace was a dream to apply - these are two coats of it. Of course I used A England The Knight Base Coat and A England The Shield to go for a complete A England mani ;-)!!! Sleeping Palace is outstanding, unique, individual!! This will be one of those polishes that I constantly would want to wear but constantly worrying about the growing dent in the bottle - as if I finish ever any bottle (well except for blacks) - LOL
The next mani is for wonderful Melissa from Lacquer Reverie - do you know her? She is awesome, has a wonderful stash of polish and an incredible witty style in writing. So Melissa, upon unwrapping the below beauty my first thought was - awww Melissa will LOVE this and whoops it jumped onto my nails to show you - this is Elevation Polish Toubkal (all pictures taken in daylight and my iPhone got dizzy from all that glimmer :-P)
Toubkal is a dark red jelly - I instantly was reminded of some old Chianti filled with golden shimmer or foil particles (sorry, I never really know where to draw the lines in describing the "ingredients" of those polishes)!!! Well - I let my pictures do the talking. Ehem, back to the polish: Toubkal can easily be worn at two coats, keeping then a very jellyish quality. However I wanted OPACITY - and applied a third coat. I just loved the deep, deep color with the shimmer!!! The formula is excellent to work with. the consistency is a bit thick but this is due to the shimmer particles swimming in that beautiful dark sauce. I was stunned by the wear - just a minor tip wear on one of my index fingers and removal was also a lot easier than I expected.
Last but not least I am so happy to show you my Cirque Tibetan Nights - somehow it took me ages to decide in buying it (??? sometimes I really wonder about my hesitancy - LOL). Now of course I think "how could I ever doubt this beauty"?
the above two pictures are taken in daylight, the below picture as it got darker
I applied three coats of Cirque Tibetan Nights. Don't get me started on the formula, I will not stop singing praise. To save you from it, I put it simple: PERFECTION!!! It was such a pleasure to apply each and every brush stroke and to discover all the little tiny stars lighting up once applied on the nail!!! Unfortunately my pictures don't do this polish justice - IRL it is like a GAZILLION times better, the glitter pieces light up a lot more forceful! Bonus: no staining upon removal!!!
That's it for this week - I wonder, do you also feel pulled to darker colors in summer at times?
I ordered A England Sleeping Palace with MeiMei Signatures, Elevation Polish Toubkal with Llarowe and Cirque Tibetan Nights with Cirque's own website.
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!