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*This post contains PR sample

Hello lovelies,

As you may know, A England has introduced some new shades apart from the recent Burne-Jones Dream collection. I'll show you one of them today. I'm talking about revamped version of Excalibur! I personally love the original metallic silver Excalibur, it is my favourite silver so I'm sad to see it going. The new one is also beautiful though...

Excalibur (revamped) - golden silver foil with coppery gold flakes. This colour is very hard to describe because it's not pure silver or pure gold but kind of a mix of both. The formula is excellent like with all other A England shades. It applied very well and two coats were enough for full coverage. There were no streaks despite the foil finish.

Lucy's Stash - A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - A England Excalibur (revamped)

I've done a comparison for you of both A England Excaliburs and shades close to them. Btw would you like to see more  comparison pictures like the one below?

Lucy's Stash - comparison of A England Excalibur shades

And I've also done some doodling over Excalibur using Barry M Nail Art Pen Black :)

Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
Lucy's Stash - Doodle Nail Art over A England Excalibur (revamped)
*This post contains PR sample

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

It's time for Zoya Summer collection! This is just first half called Irresistible which offers six shades with shiny foil-like finish.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Irresistible Collection for Summer 2013 - Review and swatches

Amy - bright orange foil with gold foil flecks. It's a pretty colour that will certainly draw attention to your nails! It reminds me of Summer sunset.. It applied very easily and the formula was nice. I needed two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Amy
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Amy
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Amy

Tinsley - rose pink foil base with lots of gold foil particles. This is a really interesting polish, something I haven't seen in a while. The polish colour kind of changes in different light. Sometimes is more rose coloured and sometimes the gold in it really sparkles. I'm wearing two coats and the formula was easy to apply.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Tinsley
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Tinsley
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Tinsley

Bobbi - magenta purple base with silver foil particles. This is my favourite shade of the whole collection. It's a nice feminine colour that reminds me of many pretty flowers. I needed two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Bobbi
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Bobbi
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Bobbi

Kerry - bright gold foil-like finish. Very, very nice gold shade which is not leaning towards orange, I like that. It applied just fine and I needed two thicker coats as Kerry is a little bit sheerer than the other shades.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Kerry
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Kerry
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Kerry

Rikki - pea green base with gold foil particles. I find it to be quite unique shade because the gold particles have slightly coppery colour. I needed just two coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Rikki
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Rikki
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Rikki

Hazel - light denim blue foil base with old gold foil flecks. This type of blue isn't my cup of tea but overall it is a nice shade. it applied well and two coats were enough for full opacity.

Lucy's Stash: Zoya Hazel
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Hazel
Lucy's Stash: Zoya Hazel

There are some nice shades in this part of the collection. My top picks are Bobbi and Tinsley. All polishes had very easy-to-apply formula and were opaque in two coats. The drying time was rather average as the foil finish takes a bit longer.

Zoya polishes are available at zoya.com (US) and in UK I know about Amarya.co.uk that carries them as well.

*PR sample