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#NAILLINKUP – Stamping (again!)

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I have a very bad case of the Sunday Night Blues this evening. This weekend has been so perfect that I’m especially sad for it to be over!

We had a very mild winter here in France, so I’ve been worried that there would be late snow (like in March last year!) but it hasn’t rained since Monday! The sun has been out all week – and it’s been gloriously warm this weekend 🙂 yesterday I did some gardening (well, cutting the grass, weeding the lawn and sweeping the patio), and today after the gym, we had lunch and coffee in the garden. It’s not hot like summer, but very pleasant 🙂

I also faffed around this afternoon making some shower gel and makeup remover, which is exactly the type of little project that I love! And somehow this morning, I found the time to rearrange my polish! Which is a great start, and I have enough unloved bottles that I think I’ll put up a blog/destash sale soon!

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A England – Burne-Jones Dream – Briar Rose, Fated Prince, Rose Bower & Sleeping Palace

Okay, so I wasn’t going to post today and here I am posting twice, but this polish is too pretty not to share…

Please tell me that I’m not the only one that gets myself birthday presents? Actually, to be honest, I’m always getting myself presents, whinging “but it’s my birthday (this week/month/year)”….

Well this year, one of my presents to me is this beautiful collection, inspired by the Sleeping Beauty paintings by Edward Burne-Jones. And I’m so glad ! I got the four that were available, and with a little bit of luck, might just have the fifth this week !!!

 

A England polishes have never really caught my eye before – yep, nice pearly finishes, but nothing that’s really grabbed me. But this collection really stood out, maybe because I’m a sucker for holo !

The formula on these is just perfect. I love the fact that the cap is a little wider than usual – I have always suffered from dodgy joints (that is actually the phrase a doctor used to describe them!) and this means I get hand-cramp quite a lot. But a thicker lid is much more comfortable for me.

I’m not sure if the brush is round or flat – it’s rounder than a flat brush, but flatter than a round brush – but it fans out beautifully and is very well endowed and smooth – and just one stroke is enough for my little finger ❤

These swatches are in a variety of lighting (Halogen where the light is coming from above, LED where the light is coming from below and direct sunlight when they’re flat on to the light, if you like to know these details)

That’s enough talking, it’s photo time !

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