Today I was finally brave enough to remove my old manicure after the cut on my index finger seemed to be headled enough to handle one round of nail polish remover and it was yay! A longer swatch session probably would have opened it though *shudders* so I have to wait with swatch sessions till it’s completely healed.
Last week Adina from A England sent me four nail polish for review which I wanted to swatch this weekend but because of my boo boo this unfortunately wasn’t possible. Because I was so curious about their formula I decided to wear them one by one though.
A England is a new brand from the UK which entered the nail polish world in January 2011. New brands are always exciting for me especially when there is such a polished concept behind the names and their artwork.
The first A England nail polish I am showing you today is Perceval – a metallic red.
The formula of Perceval was great. Not too thin and not too thick. With one thick coat Perceval might have been opaque but I prefer thinner coats so I applied two. The brush was good. When I had a lot of nail polish on the brush the tip of the brush got rather thick though so I would recommend to use thinner coats in general.
Right now I couldn’t think of a dupe for Perceval because I only have one other metallic red with China Glaze’s Red Stallion in my collection. Red Stallion is lighter though. Sadly I don’t have OPI’s An Affair in Red Square but guessing from swatches I would say An Affair in Red Square is lighter too.
I am not really familiar with the history of knights but I do love the concept of A England. Under the link A England Glossary you can read the story/history behind every name of A England’s nail polishes. Perceval is described as:
Perceval – the guileless knight
The elect one to witness the Grail for the first time and one of the heroes of its quest. A simple, innocent man, alone in the world who accidentally meets a group of the King’s knights and decides to become one of them.
Have you tried A England nail polishes and if yes which are your favorites?
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥