Date: February 8th, 2012

Matte layering NOTD: Kiko – 231 Sparkle Touch top coat over A England – Saint George or.. get 231 while you can!

a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos matte

There I was speaking of how I ever can change my manicure of a england Saint George because it is too gorgeous to change it. But now 24 hours later I am sitting here with a layering on top of Saint George. What happened?

Two days ago I went to the Kiko store after work to buy Kiko 270 for a swap and had troubles finding it. It was not on the display in the front area of the store so I went to check the second display in the back. On my way I noticed several nail polishes in boxes on the tables which usually hold limited editions and very soon to be discontinued products where I then both luckily and sadly found 270. 270 is a gorgeous top coat full of large hex opal, medium sized blue opal glitter and small hex opal glitter. Another top coat was also in the boxes: 231. Of course I had to grab not only 270 for me but also 231.
231 is more complex than 270. It also contains large hex opal flakes but they seem more orange toned than in 270 and also the small hex glitter is much more dense and prominent. It also contains the medium sized blue hex opal glitter.

If you have a Kiko store in your town or a Kiko online store in your country and love sparkly top coats you need to run.. not walk and pick both 231 and 270 up! :eek:

a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos matte
a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos matte
Without Essie Matte About You and in direct lighting
a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos
a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos
Without Essie Matte About You and in indirect lighting
a england The Legends Saint George St. George Kiko 231 Sparkle Touch layering swatch photos
POST FAQ
Availability a england nail polishes
You can purchase a england nail polishes directly from a-england.co.uk for £9 each and with free worldwide shipping. You can also purchase a england nail polishes on overallbeauty.com or llarowe.com.
Availability Kiko nail polishes
Kiko nail polishes are available at Kiko stores and online in selected countries. You can check the official Kiko website if Kiko is available in your country.
Coats used
Essie – Matte About You: one
over
Kiko – 231: one
over
a england – Saint George: two (was opaque with one coat)
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Holo base coat: Gosh – 565 Fix Base Coat
Top Coat: Essence – Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer
a england nail polishes contain 13 ml.
Saint George was sent to me by a england for review consideration.

I did change my a england Saint George manicure much earlier than expected but I couldn’t wait any longer to try 231 on and Saint George is a perfect base for Kiko 231. Even if I was stressed that day I am glad I went to the Kiko store and could buy both 231 and 270 before they are gone. Both are/were two of the most exciting nail polishes from Kiko.

I hardly wear matte manicures but with this layering I had the gorgeous mattified manicures of Bregje from Oooh! Shinies! in my mind and had to try how this layering looks matte and I love it. Matte glitter layerings are gorgeous and I am glad I put a layer of Essie Matte About You on top. :)

Do you have a favorite Kiko nail polish and a favorite sparkly top coat?

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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