Thursday, 25 July 2013

a-england - Ascalon


Forged by magic and guided by our hero's sainted hand, the steely grey of his spire is alive with a swirling heart of lavender fire.

Today I'm showing you a-england's wonderful Ascalon. If you haven't tried a-england's polishes before then you are seriously missing out. The formula is beautiful; dries quickly & thin, no streaks and never gloopy. The bottles are so pretty and a-england is fast becoming my favourite polish brand. Ascalon is a holographic dark grey with tiny prismatic particles that make you want to stare at your nails all day. With different lighting the shade changes; in the sunlight and in strong artificial lighting is when it looks it's best. Indoors it's still a stunner - the effect is still there. 

I'm always worried about applying a top coat on holos, as I've had a disappointing experience before when it just completely took the prismatic effect away. I've used Seche Vite Top Coat on my ring fingers to keep the studs in place, and you can see a slight difference compared to the nails without top coat.

These cute little round studs are from bornprettystore that came in a wheel containing a variety of studs etc. The top coat kept them in place for two days and then a couple fell off. 

You can buy a-england polishes here. What do you think of Ascalon? I love it!

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  1. That is a beautiful polish! I wish we had them more in the USA... but I don't think I've seen them around... :(

    1. Hey Katy, there are some links on a-england's website to buy in the USA. Here is the link:
      They are truly amazing polishes! Dragon in my favourite :)