Monday, 5 March 2012

a-england Week: Day 2 - Elaine

Sometimes it's nice to go back to your first love. In my case it's dark cremes, so Elaine was an easy choice for me.

I love this deep aubergine. When I told one of my blogger friends that I had got this nail varnish she said: "it's very you" and she was spot on. 

This is a very pigmented purple which might look almost black to the untrained eye. It reminds me of discovering nail varnish as a teenager, it's one of those classical shades that never goes out of fashion.

It goes on like a dream and is true to the bottle. One thick coat might be enough for some but I am happier with two, especially as it dries quickly enough. It's very smooth, glossy and self levelling.

It has quickly become my go-to purple. Are you a fan of vampy shades like me?

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Brand: a-england
Collection: The Mythicals
Name: Elaine
Type: Creme
Colour: Purple
Pantone equivalent: 2695
Make Up Alley rating: N/A
Potential dupes: Close to Zoya Pinta, but not enough!
Buy it directly from a-england, £9 with free worldwide shipping

I used:
1 x OPI Natural Base Coat
2 x a-england Elaine
1 x Save The Nail 45 Second Top Coat

Canon EOS 450D - 50 mm - f/1.8 - ISO 400 - indoors - no flash - daylight


  1. Que hermoso te queda este color! Es ciertamente "muy vos"! Puede existir algo mejor que un creme bien pigmentado, que seca rápido, y seca hiper brillante como este? No para mi, eso sí que es la gloria. Amo el violeta en todas sus intensidades y tonos, amé a Elaine!
    Gracias por mostrarnos estos hermosos A England, lo estoy disfrutando mucho

    1. Fuiste vos la que me lo dijo! :-)

      Me alegro de que te guste, es precioso y ya se convirtió en un clásico para mí.

  2. Divinísimo color!!! En invierno uso es tonos vampy, me encantan y quedan bien con todo!!!

    1. Yo los uso invierno y verano, pero este año creo que voy a usar tonos más claritos. Y este violeta queda bien con casi toda mi ropa jajaja