Solo shot of the nails. The more foil-like silver is Excalibur Renaissance, the other is Encore Margot; you can't see it in these pictures but it's a holographic polish

Scallyann Sunday!

We have a special post today, featuring a lovely manicure by my friend/colleague/fellow nail nut the talented @Scallyann (Instagram). She did a similar one to this ages ago but it didn't last long enough to get pictures so she has remastered it using A England polishes (all available on the shop) and personally I think … Continue reading Scallyann Sunday!

Swirly Glitter

I had a very glittery phase about a month ago. This was probably the peak of it. I wanted all the glitter so I put all the glitter on. It was very distracting and made me very happy at work! I was also quite impressed with the swirls I did and particularly as I think … Continue reading Swirly Glitter

Rossettis Goddess Collection

A England – Rossetti’s Goddess collection

Left to right: Captive Goddess, Incense Burner, Jane Morris, Proserpine Coverage: 2 coats for all, could get away with 1 Drying time: Approx 1 minute Finish: Holographic, shiny, no streaks   Hardwearing: To be tested I thought the Elizabeth & Mary collection was amazing. You haven't seen anything until you see this collection. I was … Continue reading A England – Rossetti’s Goddess collection

Silver and Purple Gradient

Apparently I only managed to take really blurry, rubbish photos of this manicure so apologies. This was inspired by my ring as seen below and was done using "Guinevere" and "Excalibur" from A England. "Excalibur" in particular is a real beauty as it has golden hints to it in the right light. As always, click … Continue reading Silver and Purple Gradient

Stringy Metal

Elegant nude with metallic details. I'm completely in love with this manicure. I've never tried the base colour before (Barry M - Vanilla which I picked up cheap when our Tesco was getting rid of their Barry M's) and fell in love with it on its own. I've also never tried the "stringing" technique before … Continue reading Stringy Metal


   I love the way this turned out, just wish I'd had more shots in different lighting. I was ill and bored at home (going a little dotty ;)) so added the dots over a lovely base coat of A England "Fonteyn" - the picture doesn't show it but it's a gorgeous holographic silver with … Continue reading Bubbles

Heavy Metal

I felt like some shiny metal was needed. I finally managed to find a good copper colour so had to do something metallic to use it. I've been searching for ages so stumbling across Maybelline's "Brick Shimmer" this weekend was a very happy moment! For this I was just going to do the water marble … Continue reading Heavy Metal

Blue Wedding

Roses. I did these nails for a wedding that we didn't end up going to. I wanted something floral for the wedding theme and my dress was a summery blue just like this. The blue used is Barry M - "Seaside" and the silver is a Barry M foil effect nail paint. All polishes used … Continue reading Blue Wedding