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After receiving my A-England haul, I had such a hard time deciding which colour to use first.

Seeing as I had just filed my nails down to sweet-nothings, it was down to the two darker ones: St. George and Bridal Veil. Both colours I have been itching to try since the day Adina launched them!!!

Here is the winner! And what a gorgeous choice!


The above picture is with flash, making the colour appear a bit darker than it really is. But look at that shine!  (Click to enlarge the photos)

Here’s another shot of St. George in natural light:

St. George is stunning. I had a hard time capturing the holo effect as it was really overcast and cloudy, but you can see its stunning depth in these photos. Like beautiful Lady of the Lake, the colour looks like it’s built up, layer by layer, allowing its tiny particles to sparkle through the gorgeous teal colour.

Here’s a close-up:

I found St. George to be dense yet very fluid, easy to apply, though the colour does seem to stain the skin a bit more than the others, if you happen to dab any on the cuticles… A quick swipe with nail polish remover will clean that up for you.

It dried like a dream, just like my other A-Englands. I used 2 coats of St. George, a base and top coat by OPI, but I am really wondering… is it time to get The Knight and The Shield, A-England’s very own top and base coats? Look forward to seeing what you have to say!

Get your very own St. George directly from Adina, or from Llarowe in the US!

 

 

Update: Finally, a sunny day!! Here is the holo magic, captured in direct sunlight:

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You may remember the guest blog from Mai raving about Lynnderella’s Gotta Love Brains, but now I finally have my very own bottle! 🙂

I was a bit hesitant after my very first Lynnderella experience (with Mercurial) didn’t quite live up to what I’d seen elsewhere and expected… but I was still dying to try GLB.

And one lucky day a few days ago… appeared a bag of nail mail!!

I immediately removed my polish as I just could NOT wait. I decided to layer GLB over a coat of China Glaze’s Pelican Grey, a gorgeous light grey with a subtle shimmer (a colour that can certainly stand on its own as well!). Not sure what it is about grey polishes, but I cannot seem to get enough of them! I topped that off with two very thin coats of GLB… and voila!

What do you think?

{Don’t mind my slightly dry hands here ;)}

I tried to keep the subtlety of this particular glitter by not layering it on too thick–GLB has a stunning fine sparkle/shimmer to it like most other Lynnderella polishes, and the scattered glitter really is part of its charm.

Here’s another shot:

What impressed me the most about this gorgeous colour (aside from the beautiful grey-ness!!) was how easily it applied and how shiny it has stayed! I used a coat of Gelous before applying a top coat, and it has been shiny for 3 days so far.

This is definitely one of my faves, and has confirmed my love of the beauty that is Lynnderella!!

A big thank you to Llarowe for continuing to cater to the demand of this successful line!

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