Thursday, February 16, 2012

A England Dragon and Comparison Swatch

Hey everyone! I'm back today with another polish from the new A England The Legends collection. I've got A England Dragon up for review, along with a side by side comparison with another medium green holo. Dragon is one of the polishes that were among my top choices for this collection.

A England Dragon is a medium green with a subtle holographic effect. The holographic effect in this seemed to be somewhere in between Princess Sabra and St George, it's not in your face but it's there. The green is very soft and has a yellow/golden undertone. Formula was amazingly smooth and easy to work with, just like the rest of this collection. It was completely opaque in two coats. A England really sets the bar high when it comes to formula.

Now on to the photos....

If you like green and holographic polishes, you definitely need Dragon. A year or two ago I told myself I wouldn't wear a green (or blue) polish, and if you looked at my stash now I have a ton. Greens are some of my favorites. (I also said I wouldn't wear a glitter polish because I was "too old"....hahaha! I can only laugh at that now)

Now onto the comparison. I have a few green holos but Nubar Reclaim is the closest in color and holographic finish....

 Pointer & ring finger = 2 coats of Nubar Reclaim
Middle & pinky finger = 2 coats of A England Dragon
all topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

As you can tell, they are not even close to being dupes. If you have one and still want the other, I say go for it. As I'm doing these comparisons I've noticed that the colors in this collection have a more 'dusty' feel when compared to other holos in its range.

That's it for today's post. As always, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Your comments make my day :0)  A little off topic, but if anyone is at loss for what to do this weekend check out the new Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds movie 'Safe House'. I saw it tonight and it was good! (Just like all of Denzel's movies though lol)


  1. Thank you for the comparison! I want both colors, they're so pretty.

    1. Thanks for looking! I definitely recommend them. :)

  2. I LOVE Nubar Reclaim (and I just got a half a dozen a Englands in the mail today, including Dragon... I'm so excited!). Out of curiosity one day, I mattified Reclaim. It killed all the holo, but the base green is so, SO pretty... I may have to get a backup bottle just so I don't feel like I'm wasting it by mattifying it.

    1. Oh, I never thought about mattifying Reclaim. Good idea! I actually thought Reclaim looked like a dud in the bottle, but once on my nails it packed a punch. I love it. I may also need a back up bottle :)

  3. I'm really glad to see that Dragon and Reclaim aren't dupes, since both are actually on their way to me right now! Thanks for the post!

  4. These are both pretty!! Thanks for the comparison!