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Hello lovelies,

 

A England has a brand new addition to the Heavenly Quotes collection - The Blessed Damozel. Adina kindly sent me a bottle to try and I'm pleased to say that the pictures came out nicely ;)

 

The Blessed Damozel is inspired by the vision in a poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti; the verses read:

 

"The blessed damozel leaned out

From the gold bar of Heaven;

Her eyes were deeper than the depth

Of waters stilled at even;

She had three lilies in her hand,

And the stars in her hair were seven."

 

A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches
A England The Blessed Damozel | Heavenly Quotes | Review & Swatches

 

 

The Blessed Damozel is a deep eggplant purple with subtle shimmer yet it doesn't look like black in low light. The purple is blue-based and vampy yet it still looks feminine. I must commend Adina on the formula, it's like butter - it flows on so smoothly and easily, truly a joy to work with! It was almost fully opaque in one coat but it was perfect in two. It dried fast and smooth but it wasn't spectacularly glossy so I applied topcoat (as I would anyway for a manicure).

 

EDIT: I forgot to say that the colour is a little bit warmer than in the pictures, little bit closer to the flowers. As always, my camera made it look almost blue.

 

This truly is another great creation, colour and formula-wise and I'm grateful I could wear it on my nails. And trust me, I don't say this lightly. If you would like your own bottle you can purchase it directly at A England website or from one of the international distributors.

 

Hope you've enjoyed the post and I hope to see you soon! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I have a new nail polish collection hot off the press for you! Models Own is coming out with yet another collection called Icing! It features five creme pastel shades in limited edition frosted glass bottles and the regular thin brush.

 

"Indulge yourself with a sweet treat with the new ICING Collection from Models Own! The perfect palette cleanser after winter, the five new pretty pastel shades effortlessly transport you straight into spring. Coat nails in a wash of seasonal colour, keeping your look classic by pairing with neutrals, or have some fun experimenting with pastels! Contrast with bold colours and patterns; add a girlie twist to an edgy outfit; or mix and match the complimentary shades to create your own unique manicure. The easy application, long lasting formula provides an even, smooth, glossy finish."

 

Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art
Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art

 

 

Here's the deal - I wanted to share this collection with you but at the moment I have almost no free time so I had to do skittle swatches otherwise I would never get to doing full swatches for you. I hope it will still give you some idea of the colours.

 

They all have almost the same formula that applied easily but was a bit runny and watery. That's where the thin brush comes in very handy because it makes it easier to control where the polish is applied. I needed three coats for each polish except for the Lilac Icing. Lilac Icing had a bit better pigmentation than the rest. They all dried smooth, glossy and fast. I've applied topcoat as well. For some reason I have expected them to have matte finish which I would have absolutely loved.

 

 

Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art
Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art

 

In the next part of this post I'll show you the skittle manicure with stamping over it.

 

I wanted to stick with Models Own polishes so I've used Chrome Gold from the Colour Chrome Collection to stamp with. I've also used Über Chic stamping plate 2-01 with stars and chevrons, Creative stamper and G&G HK Girl topcoat.

 

Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art
Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art
Models Own Icing Collection - Review & Skittle Nail Art

 

 

Pastels are very safe collection for spring and I'm sure we'll see some more from other brands as well. I like the shades but I was a bit disappointed that they weren't fully opaque in two coats. I also like the frosted glass bottles, it's a nice change from the ordinary bottle.

 

Models Own Icing polishes will retail for £4.99 each at www.modelsownit.com from 6th March, in Models Own UK Bottleshops from 7th March and in Superdrug stores nationwide from 11th March.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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