Hi loves! last week I received an amazing package from Hypnotic Polish with all sorts of beautiful polishes to show you. Before I get into the review, I have good news about this fabulous webshop: the shipping rates are lower now and if you spend enough you can even qualify for free shipping. Also a lot of amazing brands have been added lately so make sure to check it out :-).
Now, for the shades that I am reviewing today. a england released 2 new shades, though one is a re-release. a england Excalibur Renaissance is the original Excalibur shade which is a silver foil. The true new beauty is a england Hurt No Living Thing, part of the Heavenly Quotes line and a lovely topper in a muted base, filled with a gorgeous reddish coppery shimmer. The formula on a england is always amazing to me, smooth buttery application, a good brush and great coverage. These shades were no exception (besides HNLT being sheer, but that's on purpose ;-)). Let's take a look!
a england Excalibur Renaissance is a silver foil that's opaque in 1 coat. That means it will also work wonders for stamping! Since it's so opaque, brushstrokes are visible a bit but if you really don't like that, check this amazing trick from Sam to smooth out frosts.
As I said, the formula is smooth, buttery and easy to control. I actually did 2 coats in my pictures because I managed to bump a nail or 2 before it was dry... clumsy me. No topcoat was used here.
|Left with HNLT, right without|
a england Hurt No Living Thing is inspired by a poem written by Christina Georgina Rossetti. It's a muted grey base that's quite sheer, filled with a reddish coppery shimmer that looks great on a variety of shades. Because of the muted base it does alter the color you are layering it over, and that's also why I like to layer it over something that already has a bit of shimmer - it's more forgiving that way.
Applying evenly and smooth, I added one coat over OPI Dutch'ya Just Love OPI? to add a more pronounced shimmer to the purple base.
What do you think of these 2 shades? And how would you layer Hurt No Living Thing? Tell me in the comments!