Sunday, June 10, 2012

a-england Ascalon

Hello loves and happy Sunday! I don't know how it is where you live, but summer is in full swing here. It's so hot right now that you really can't get out of the house. Between that and the crazy storms, this has not been a very friendly month of June. Today's post is about a real gem. I have been doing a lot of nail art posts lately but I do think that this one deserves a post of its own. 

a-england (aengland) Ascalon indoors, artificial light
I got this a while ago in a sale but kept putting off wearing it because it's a holo and holos need sun to function. I then used it in this tape manicure and it was so beautiful that I just had to do a full mani with it. It's also hard because there is so much going on with this polish that I don't know where to start. 

a-england Ascalon in the sun
So basically what we have here is a duochrome holo. The base color is a dark silver one but it shifts to purple depending on the light. There is also a dark green hint in some angles. And on top of that, there's the subtle scattered holo. Of course the holo was very intense under my bathroom light and didn't come out as good in the pictures but you get the idea. 

a-england Ascalon in the sun
You can see the green hint in the above picture. The application is great as always with aengland polishes and you will need two coats to get it perfectly opaque. It does dry very fast and to a shiny finish. I think some of my pictures have top coat and others don't, but I really can't tell the difference. 

a-england Ascalon indoors, artificial (direct) light
I think this polish doesn't get enough love. Sure there are some other beautiful ones in The Legend collection, but this is such a unique combo of finishes and also a very elegant shade. I would have purchased Saint George or Dragon instead of Ascalon if they weren't sold out. But in the end, I'm so glad I chose this one! 

P.S.: There's a promotion currently going on on the a-england site and today is the last day. Hurry and check it out and don't forget that international shipping is free! 

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