Thursday, March 29, 2012

a-England Ascalon

A-England Ascalon is another duochrome/linear holographic combo from The Legend Collection that I just can't get enough of. The base color is grey with purple duochrome. It's very reminiscent of OPI Not Like The Movies from the Katy Perry Collection, but with some extra holographic fairy dust mixed in. (I'm sure Katy would approve.) The duochrome is more prominent indoors, while the holo comes out to play more in the sunlight, so there's a nice trade-off between the two effects. I always wind up staring at these a-England polishes when I'm super bored in class so I appreciate the extra complexity they have haha.




With flash...




Unfortunately I didn't have the benefit of some strong natural sunlight when I took these pictures but hopefully the flash shots will give you an idea of how much this polish really comes alive in the light. The formula is divine and a pleasure to work with. I love how quickly the a-England holos dry. They are great to put on when you need some extra glam in a hurry! 


This collection continues to be perhaps my all-time favorite polish set. Each one is just perfect and very unique. I can't recommend these lovelies highly enough!

14 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the subtle holo effect on these polishes. I have yet to try any A Englands but I have heard nothing but good things about them!

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    1. Thanks! I have yet to read a review or talk to someone who isn't completely in love with these!

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  2. I love this! I have it too but haven't tried it yet...shame on me!

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    1. I have one left to try from this collection--Bridal Veil! It's taken me forever to get around to the last two I had to try but once I wear them I remember why I love them so.

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  3. This is amazing. I've always wanted Ascalon!

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    1. Thanks! It's totally a lust-worthy shade.

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  4. This is gorgeous...I don't blame you for staring at this all day.

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    1. Haha I'm glad someone else understands. I just watch the little holo rainbows to keep myself occupied in class. :)

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  5. Stunning! I might end up ordering this!

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    1. It's sooo worth it! You really can't go wrong with anything a-England, imo.

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  6. Do you buy from the website or somewhere else? Are there any stores in the US that sell it? I'm in love! But I can't find it anywhere other than their website--do they take American currency?

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    1. I don't know of any physical US stores that sell it, but US-based websites Llarowe and Overall Beauty sell a-england too. I've bought from both the official website and Overall Beauty before. But yes, the official website takes US orders/currency and international shipping is FREE! Very cool. Hope that helps!

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