Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A England St George and Comparison Swatches

Hey all! Sorry for falling off the radar for a few days. I had a 50+ hour work week and then went to a concert in Manhattan straight from work on Friday night that went until after 4am. By the time we got to the car, got dinner/breakfast and I got home it was around 6am-7am and I can't handle that much fun in one night lol. I've been in a funk and my nails are in the worst shape they've been in months, so I'm lacking any serious motivation lately (these swatches are from last week, I don't even want to show my nails this week!)

I'm back (late) tonight with another polish from the A England The Legends collection. St George is one of the polishes I couldn't wait to get my hands on. I was going to try and save this polish for much later in my A England posts, but I couldn't wait. St George is an amazing teal holo. The color is a deep saturated dark teal but the holographic effect is pretty subtle (much, much less than the effect in Princess Sabra). Even in direct sunlight the holo is still subtle. Formula on this is amazing, and it could easily be a one coater. If you love teal, holos and A England pick this one up. It definitely doesn't disappoint.

A England St George....
Two coats and a coat of Seche Vite

Holy gorgeous!

Now for the first of two comparisons. I know that these are NO match, but these are my teal holos. I picked China Glaze DV8 and China Glaze Techno Teal, since in my mind these were a "similar teal". I honestly thought they would be much closer than they are. St George makes these two look light blue....

China Glaze DV8 vs A England St George vs China Glaze Techno Teal vs A England St George
Pointer - 2 coats of China Glaze DV8
Middle & Pinky - 2 coats of A England St George
Ring - China Glaze Techno Teal
All topped with a coat of Seche Vite

Yeah, so...no match here, whatsoever. Putting these swatches up made me cringe a little, but at least it will answer any questions in regards to whether or not these are even close in color.

The final comparison is A England St George vs OPI Cuckoo for This Color. I know OPI CFTC has no holo, but the color is what I'm trying to show. This is the closest teal in my collection.

A England St George vs OPI Cuckoo for This Color
Pointer & Ring - 2 coats of OPI Cuckoo for This Color
Middle & Pinky - 2 coats of A England St George
All topped with a coat of Seche Vite

As you can tell, St George and Cuckoo for This Color are pretty close as far as base color goes. If I had to pick only one, hands down it would be St. George. (China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald is also a dupe for OPI Cuckoo for This Color)

If you are planning on purchasing any from the new A England The Legends collection, I would push this one to the top of your list. I am half way through the collection, so I can't say it's the absolute best just yet but it's amazing. A England can be purchased from Llarowe for $12.00.

Goodnight ladies! See you in the am with another Twinsie Tuesdays post :)