Hello lovelies,

 

My aim today is to brighten your day with two things - pretty holographic polish and flowers :)

 

A England has released two new shades at the beginning of this year - Whispering Waves (reviewed here) and Sparks Divine. Both polishes are new additions to the always-expanding additions to the Heavenly Quotes line. There was an initial confusion with Sparks Divine. Adina, the creator of A England has received a batch of Sparks Divine in slightly different colour than it was supposed to, so she asked me and presumably other bloggers to hold off with the review and she sent me the correct a and more beautiful version of Sparks Divine. Unfortunately, by the time I've received the new bottle I was swamped with other work so that's why I'm posting this review quite late. Nevertheless, I adore the photos and I want to share them with you!

 

A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches

 

Sparks Divine - caramel brown holographic polish. This polish has two faces - subtle and elegant look in the shade and bold, sparkly and colourful in the sunlight. I've applied two thicker coats and topcoat for the finish in photos. The formula was very easy to apply but I thought it was slightly less pigmented than other A England polishes - hence the thicker coats. But I generally apply thicker coats because I'm too lazy to do 3! :D Sparks Divine dried fast and smooth and with semi-satin finish so I applied topcoat as well.

 

A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches
A England Sparks Divine - Review & Swatches

 

I'm still undecided whether I like this polish better in the shade or in the sunshine. As you can see, both options look beautiful in their own way. It's a lovely and quite office-friendly colour and there are not that many caramel brown holos out there.

 

Sparks Divine and other collections are available at A England website or from one of the international distributors.

 

What do you think of this polish?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I can't believe it's the last day of this year's Nail Art Fashion, it went so fast! Today we are recreating nails seen on the catwalks during the Fashion Weeks. I couldn't decide between two looks so I did them both! They are both very simple to do :)

 

LOOK 1

 

First up is the nail art that graced Zero + Maria Cornejo fashion show. All models wore white eyeshadow with brushstroke-like texture and the same was replicated on nails. Let's have a look:

 

matte finish
matte finish
matte finish
matte finish

matte finish

glossy finish

glossy finish

 


I love the simplicity of the nail design and I kind of with my nails would look nice shorter so I could make the nail art look even better. I like the negative space combined with white a lot but this definitely looks better on short nails.

 

All I've used was base and top coat and Colour Club French Tip, a bright white creme polish that has an exceptional coverage (use STASH15 for 15% discount). First I painted the tip of the nail and then using the dry brush technique I created brush strokes and ragged edge to mimic the original catwalk look.

 

LOOK 2

 

This second look combines matte and glossy finish in dark berry shades and comes from Wes Gordon NYFW show. I like the distressed edge and the gothy look, it will be so cool for A/W season!

 

NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art

 

I've used All That Jazz products for this look. I've started with a coat of Base Line base coat, then painted two coats of Burlesque Beauty (berry red). Once that dried a little I've applied one coat of their matte top coat Toned Down. Next step was to add the glossy art so I've used Lounge Act (dark plum purple) and the brush in the polish. First, I painted solid colour by the cuticle area, then I brushed off most polish from the brush just like with dry brush technique and added some brush strokes to mimic the catwalk look.

 

And that's all done! Because I've not used any additional top coat, this manicure wouldn't last very long. If you are recreating this look and would like to wear it for few days then add a layer of topcoat just before painting the matte top coat.

 

Here you can check my previous NAFW manicures:

 

 

Don't forget to check out manicures from all the other co-hosts: Maria from So Nailicious,  Victoria from

Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily and Anja from Lieve91. You can follow the challenge and see all the manicures created each day by checking out the #NAFW2016 hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Which of these two manicures is your favourite?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x