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Hello lovelies,

Sorry for not being more active here, I'm currently preparing for holidays and work is very busy as well! At least I'm sticking I'm sticking to the ABC Challenge for now. I will have some very cool guest posts from other nail bloggers to show you during August so stay tuned ;)

This week's letter for the ABC Challenge is 'L' so I have painted lilies on my nails! It was a very laborious and time-consuming task but I absolutely love the result! I probably should have just stick to one or two nails to save some time (well, hours..) but what's done is done! Let's check out my lilies...

ABC Challenge: L is for Lilies | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: L is for Lilies | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: L is for Lilies | Nail Art Challenge

 

I went for those beautiful oriental lilies with pink colour and 'freckles'. In real life I'm not a huge fan of lilies because they stink to me and give me a bad hayfever but otherwise I admire those beautiful blooms. And having them on my nails is safe :)

 

I started with painted nails - I already had two coats of A England Kalinka on and I did a dry brush technique over it with A England Polovetsian Dances and Waltz Of The Flowers. Both polishes are from the latest A England Russian Soul collection. Then I painted the lilies from scratch with acrylic paints. Lastly, I've sealed the nail art with Sienna Byron Bay Lightning Top Coat.

 

So what do YOU think of this nail art and my hand painted lilies? :) Don't forget to check out manicures from other challenge participants and have a great weekend everyone! Lucie x

 

 

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