Thursday, November 8, 2012

a-england Elaine (No H8 Day)

Hello my lovelies! I have a special post for you today. Here are a few words written by the creators of this initiative.


Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay. 
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.



As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog. 



In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.



a-england Elaine indoors, artificial light
So today I'm showing you this a-england pretty. Elaine has been in my stash since this summer, but I knew I wanted to save it for fall because it's the most gorgeous dark purple creme I've seen in my life. Everything about this polish is perfect, from the color to the formula. It's more of a blue toned purple which sets it apart from the other red-toned dark purples I have in my stash. I don't know about you but I love dark and vampy shades for fall. This looks amazing on my skin tone because it's so cool and dark.

a-england Elaine indoors, artificial light
Formula-wise, I would say that this is a real pleasure to apply. It glides on the nail effortlessly and is opaque in 2 easy coats. I tend to apply thinner coats and that's why I had to do 2, but this is a very pigmented polish nonetheless. It dries to a very shiny finish, but I still added some top coat to make it last longer.

a-england Elaine indoors, artificial direct light
I think if you are a lover of purple and of vampy colors, this is a must for your collection. It's honestly worth every penny because of the amazing application. I'm so glad I got this polish and it's now one of my top 3 purples of all time.

a-england Elaine indoors, artificial direct light
Thank you for reading! Please check out the other purple posts for No H8 Day.




11 comments:

  1. NailsandStuffShannaraNovember 9, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Lovely shade, thxxx for the support!

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  2. Incredibil! ador culoarea asta! ♥

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  3. o nuanta superba:D ai niste unghii foarte frumoase :*

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  4. Thank you! I'm so glad this many bloggers joined!

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  5. Mersi mult! E cu adevarat deosebita!

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  6. NailsandStuffShannaraNovember 9, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    yes that's great and the number is still growing :D

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  7. Yep, that is one great purple!!! I'm so amazed that so many ppl took a stance against bullying!!! That is so awesome!!!!

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  8. It is! And yes, this purple is amazing. But I still haven't done my research about who Elaine was.

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  9. I've heard soooooo many good things about A England. I really need to get my hands on some....this is beautiful!! What top coat do you use?

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  10. You really need to try the polishes! The quality is unbelievable. I use Seche Vite.

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