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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,

 

Today is the third day of the Nail Art Fashion Week and we take inspiration from bags, handbags and clutches. There haven't been many bags that caught my eye but I finally found one that inspired me! It is from a London-based designer Orla Kiely and her collection called Orla La which introduced a collection that looked very retro to me. It features patterns and colour combinations that I found very different from what the other designers introduced.

 

"Kiely was inspired by British Fifties and Sixties kitchen sink drama; The New Wave; and Northern Soul, the early Seventies British dance movement based on American soul. The designer took her initials and fused them into structured, glossy leather handbags and small leather goods. One structured, boxy bag with a gold chain featured different skins, including polished natural leather, shiny leather and crocodile." Read more about this collection and see all the pictures here.

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 

For this nail design I've used OPI Incognito In Sausalito, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Zoya Daisy, OPI Matte Top Coat, MoYou London PRO collection 03 stamping plate and white stamping polish. And of course I added the gold chain to the remaining nails :)

 

The process was quite complicated and I had to use a nail vinyl, latex barrier, stamping and painting over it so I'm not doing step by step description. But I like how the nails look with the matte top coat but this time I didn't forget to snap a picture of the glossy version! Let's compare the two:

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 


So which version is your favourite? Matte or glossy?

 

 

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. We will be reposting our favourites on our Instagram accounts so join the challenge, create some amazing looks as suggested by the schedule, include #NAFW2016 and maybe you'll be the one featured on my IG account! If you'd like to know more, check out the announcement post with all details and how to join!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x