I think I had mentioned previously that I had broken down and ordered the rest of The Mythicals from A-England, didn't I? Well, if I didn't, I did! So glad I had a mental lapse because these are amazingly beautiful. (I just realized that at some point I dripped a tiny little perfectly round drop of some lacquer or other - I frequently do my nails at my desk while typing...bad, bad idea - on my keyboard. Actually looks like what I'm wearing right now which I don't think got anywhere near my keyboard. WTF? Whatever.) There is just such saturation of color. Take a look:
Consider this a teaser because I have a label shot for you as well as a side shot to really show the colors. I took so many in part because I wanted a good shot of that one on the bottom, which looks white? It's not. It's pink. It's really pink. It's EFF YOU! I'm pink! pink. I am wearing it right now, but want to give it it's own post so you'll have to hold on for that one. I will spill this much right now...3 days later and it's holding up GREAT.
Here's a label shot, in exactly this order so if there is something here you see that you like, you can know what you're after:
I have swatches of Perceval on Moms, but first the side shot of the color with no distractions:
I ordered directly from their website both times and received great service very fast. This order arrived faster than one I made on the same day from the States and it had to go cross-continental. The special they had been running on world-wide shipping has evidently ended, despite the weirdness on the website with the dates, but even so, I think I paid 2 British Pound Sterling? Pssht. Whatevsies! I urge you again to check the website out for yourselves:
I am tempted to do a full collection pic and probably I will, but not tonight. It's later than I intended and I apologize, but even I have to sleep sometime. Despite the insomnia...
So...Moms was still on a red kick, which was cool because she had been kind of on an ONLY PINK kick at first, but she's branching out. She's really hard on her polish for some reason. I'm not sure what she's doing, but she has one hand that is problematic so maybe it's just a case beating up the one and killing the polish. Not sure. So she kind of killed Perceval **snigger**. I had to take swatches of her gimpy hand, her special fin...It still looks damn good!
In reality it has less glitter effect and more metallic. It's odd it did this in the pictures. However, note the lovely smokiness it gets as the nail curves. Isn't that delightful? Incidentally, the neurosurgeon who has her wearing red snorted at this in a most ungentlemanly manner, I'm told. Hmph. Well, what does he know besides salt water fishing and neuro-pathways, I ask you? Not color! Look at this! It's gorgeous!
Here's another shot:
Back to Ser Perceval....see how it blackens as the light changes? It's completely lovely.
The mechanics of this mani were simple for her. She has nails as tough as hooves, though you can see the ridges there. On her last mani on Sunday I did a Zoya ridge filler on her and I'll let you know how that did when I do a post of her current manicure, which I'm almost sure I will.
1 coat Seche Base Coat
2 Coats A-England Perceval
1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat
I did actually have a little fun with this before we removed it. I put a coat of BB Couture Fairy Blood over her index nail and butterLondon Chancer over her birdie. Check it out:
Kinda fascinating what happens, isn't it? The Fairy Blood takes it to a true red area while the Chancer brings out the pink. Also, in person, Chancer had a lot more obvious sparkle to it while Fairy Blood was more subtle. Don't be afraid to click this to see it a little better. I think a larger pic will show the more dense glitter in Chancer without a problem. Chancer is SO red...It's a pretty clear jelly base so I think it makes Perceval look pinker by comparison? I'm not completely sure what's happening there, but I like it!
Any thoughts out there? These are some great polishes. Do check them out. I think you'll be glad you did. Do you think you'll pick any of these up?
And while we're talking about a British brand called A-England, let's give a thought to the victims of the rioting and those who have been hurt. I haven't had a chance to see much on this, I hope no one has been killed, but I know it's bad in London right now. I hope all our British friends are doing OK over there and staying safe. Tragic. What has happened there, both the rioting and the cause of it is just a crying shame. Man's inhumanity to man, indeed.