Aug 12, 2012

#055: Deep “blurple” holo - My first a-england

Orly Nail Defense
a-england Tristam (2 coats)
Posca (white)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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I was also the one who jumped on the a-england bargain bandwagon!! :D
This polish, Tristam, was on my wish list for a year and finally it’s in my hand with lady of lake…I’m so happy and excited that I felt I need to try it ASAP.

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As known very well, it’s deep purplish blue with scattering holo. When I saw a swatch from others, I was so sure I’ll love it; and now I’m even crazy to it. Great formula, awesome base color, stunning holo particle…it’s a masterpiece of polish. I really love this color!!

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THOUGH after drying, my mind screamed as “It looks a bit sad, need to make it bit more fancy, no?” so I followed my mind, grabbed my brush…

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...and painted butterflies. Actually color itself just reminded me of butterflies; it’s not colorful fancy art, pretty subtle in some way, but I was really happy with the result; not too much, pretty chic, but still nice as an accent :D

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OPIやEssieといったメジャーブランド以外にもいいポリを出しているところは結構ありまして、特に小ロットで作っては出しているマイナーメジャーともいうべきメーカーさんはメジャーブランドではまず見ない色をぽこぽこリリースしていたりするので面白かったりします。今回取り上げたa-Englandはその最たるブランドの1つで、ブランドが立ち上がったのが去年の頭くらい、そして今まででコレ2つ、ポリとしては20本少々しか出していないブランドですが、その色の独自性にヤラレた海外ポリファン多数に非常に支持されているブランドです。
で。欲しいなーと思いつつなかなか手が出なかったのですが(9ポンド/本)ちょっと前にセールがあり片方のコレが45%引という破格値で出ていて、まずは欲しいの2本!と買ったうちの片方がコレです。

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このTristam、多分フラッグシップカラーといってもいいくらいの人気を誇っているのですが、それも納得できる素晴らしいカラーです。紫がかった濃い青(決してネイビーではない)に虹色に光る微細なラメ……濃いカラー好きにはたまりませんよコレ!個性が非常に強いので派手なアートは出来ませんが、シンプルなアートがキレイに引き立つ素敵な個性系カラーだと思っています。少しくすみが入っているので肌の色もキレイに見えるおまけつき!少々お高いのが難点ですが優秀な1本でありまするー。

24 comments:

  1. I love Tristam! It's one of my favorite blues! And my favorite a-england for sure.
    You did all that free hand? That is amazing! You have amazing skills! And it looks great with Tristam. Colors like this tend to be overwhelmed by nail art but you totally nailed it!

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    1. Yeah this one is WONDERFUL. I'm happy I could get this!
      And these are yes all free hand, I think simple line art looks really great on these kind of colors <3

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  2. I love it so much too! I need more A-England polish, they are such good quality! I love your butterflies too :)

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    1. That's what I'm thinking too, need more!! :D

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  3. It's beautiful! I love A-england! Nice buterflies too!

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    1. Thank you!!
      A-England is so awesome <3

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  4. Wow, what an awesome polish!! It's on my wishlist now :D Love the butterflies you added ;)

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    1. It's really worth to get, I don't see anything like this :)

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  5. This colour looks great! I thought the butterflies were stamped first, until I read more of your post, you're really very talented!

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    1. No it's freehand :D Looks like stamp? That makes me really happy!! <33

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  6. gorgeous color!! i love blurples (:

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  7. Oh, Tristam is one of my all-time-favourite nail polishes! I made some of my best "creations" on this nail polish, it is amazing and it can make your nail art look much better than with some other blue-violet colour!
    Take a look here, I made a white butterfly like you :-)
    http://raggio-di-luna-nails.blogspot.it/2012/03/white-butterfly.html
    And with this I partecipated to the nail art contest (didn't win anything):-)
    http://raggio-di-luna-nails.blogspot.it/2012/02/zodiac.html

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    1. I think it's really great color for simple one-color art :)
      Also it's interesting that you've got exactly same inspiration from this color!!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE Tristam. It was my very first a-England back in 2011. (p.s. I absolutely LOVE the kitty named Tristam too! ��

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    1. Oh yeah THAT Tristam is so adorable :D
      This is also my first a-England, now I'm seriously CRAVING for others...... :P

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  9. So pretty. Love the stamping.

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    1. Thank you <3
      But it's not stamping! :P

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  10. Oh my - how beautiful! Where did you get this polish? Must have ^^

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    1. You can get this by a-England's website! It's a bit pricy, but sometime they do really great sale; and all of them are shipping included. Recommend!! :D

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