I’m bringing you an a-england Lancelot review today – because it’s a GOOD ONE.
Are y’all noticing the a-england streak I’m on the past few manicures? It’s not even that I bought myself any a-england goodies recently – I purchased a few of them at once, AGES ago (like, a year ago at least. Which in my nail polish collection timeline is EONS.) And they were just sitting there, in the full of untrieds drawer, waiting their turn. After I tried one, and loved it, now I can’t stop. (Don’t want to more like.)
I decided on Lancelot after I filed my nails down from their super long claw-state – I feel like dark colours especially black look much better, and much much classier on short, ‘cool’ nails, you know? DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHAT I’M TRYING TO CONVEY? Let me know I’m not crazy.
a-england Lancelot review:
(because uni finals are here so I need a thing to do. I already scrubbed all floors and surfaces clean and baked cookies. review time.)
>>> it’s a beautiful polish to apply – I really find that the application process is so flawless it’s the essence of relaxation – no streaking, no flooding the cuticles, no patches.
>>> pure painting pleasure
>>> all these nail porn shots are one coat. Really, singularity of coats here only.
>>> it did not, however remain flawless for as long as my polishes usually do – my OPIs and China Glazes – it did not chip, thanks to the HKGirl I think, but it started showing signs of wear by the 5th day (which for me? Very early on.) – quicker than I’d like. So keep that in mind.
>>> if your keen eyeballs have spotted the bubbling – I don’t know what it is. I think my HKGirl top coat is starting to misbehave.
>>> and lastly, the brush, if you haven’t used a-england nail polish before, it’s thin and relatively short – reminds me most of my very first polish, which was Inglot – I personally adore the thin brush, and non-rounded bristles
>>> when it comes to the shade itself, it is a beautiful vampiness, which Adina calls an ‘intriguing mysterious black red garnet’ on her website – but my pupils in most cases failed to recognise that it’s the deepest kind of burgundy and not plain black. Next time I shall try alternating it with Camelot and we’ll see.
The only thing that ensures me there is red tones in Lancelot is the look of my cuticles – they look redder with this colour on my nails (compare with Camelot here).
Don’t get me wrong though – I adore Lancelot and fully recommend trying it.
In other news, I genuinely wanted to punch someone today – BECAUSE OF MY BLOG!
Well no, not really – because they were being an ass. The FASCINATING story (but I need to vent, so y’all just happen to be victims lol) goes – we were having a study session, at mine, and one girl said, in between exam questions, that she has a blog. So I asked whether it was a lifestyle blog or something else, to which she asked me back – I don’t usually share my having a blog with my acquaintances, but I did this time (no real reason behind it, I just like keeping all parts of my life in nice, separate drawers I suppose.)
And another friend guessed if it was a hobby blog it was either about Doctor Who or nail art. I confirmed and the ass I was talking about, the one I wanted to punch in the face, badly – started laughing.
Like, full on, mean, out loud, just, laughing.
I was speechless. I should’ve punched him, really. I regret it.
And I made him sushi, damn it! (Well not him specifically, for the group, but still.)
I will try not to waste any more words or thoughts on an asshole that is so rude and ignorant I cannot even.
I hope you like Lancelot,
Do let me know if you’ve tried a-england polishes before,
Hope you enjoy OUR HOBBY AND OUR BLOGOSPHERE as much today as every day,
And please say a silent prayer to the universe that the asshole trips and breaks a nail – painfully. Yep. I went there.
Loving y’all muchly,
PS OH! I know! If you haven’t already stalked the Models Own website for the past week or so (whatnoivebeenstudyingforexams.) – their 50% sale started 29th, my Mom’s birthday lol, at 10.00am UK time. Check them out!
THEIR DISCOUNT CODE: HALFPRICE
AND they’re releasing their Colour Chromes. Just sayin. My plan is to swerve in the direction of the closest Starbucks immediately after class – which ends at 10.15, oh the horror.
(I’m really excited for the Colour Chromes. They’re supposed to be great for stamping.)