Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NOTD: A-England Tess D'Urbervilles & Barry M Gold Foil

Hi!

This was originally just going to be a swatch post, but I added an accent nail because frankly,  plain nail polish completely bores me. I kept it festive with gold & green, the green coming courtesy of one of the recent Gothic Beauties from A-England: Tess D'Urbervilles.


I haven't read Tess of the D'Urbervilles but I have just ordered it online and will read it as part of my classic novels challenge in the 30 Before 30. By the way, if you're ever looking for a book online and you're not sure which sites have the best value, www.bookfinder.com is a fantastic site that trawls through all the usual book sites to find you the best deal. I use it all the time!

Back to the polish, Tess is a gorgeous black-based polish with an amazing green shimmer, just check it out in the bottle:


I used two coats of Tess over a basecoat, and then due to aformentioned boredom I taped off my ring nail and gave it a coat of Barry M Gold Foil, Essence Space Queen and a trio of green rhinestones.


It looked black in almost every photograph I took (and there were a LOT), but once I got into direct sunlight, Tess came to life.



There aren't many polishes I'd tramp around a frozen garden chasing the sun for, but Tess is definitely one of them. It's a stunning polish and I've a feeling it won't be my last A-England (sorry bank). - Actually that reminds me of something my husband said the other day, I bought a few polishes in Dealz (awful selection, but managed to unknowingly find some of the Prabal Gurung Sally Hansens) and he said "You bought polish? You must have enough now?" Man, please.





13 comments:

  1. Hahahahah, poor hubby! Mine just looks at me and snorts.

    That polish is gorgeous though. Worth tramping round an icy garden!

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    1. Definitely worth it! I'm not sure my husband realises the extent of my addiction...I keep 'em well locked away!! (the polish, not the husband) xx

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  2. The word "enough" is common over here too :P Silly people clearly don't us well enough yet!
    I love the accent nail. Really makes it pop!

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    1. I propose that the word be banned altogether ;-) Thanks miss xxx

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  3. I had to read Tess last year for school. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it, but I'm having trouble understanding Pride & Prejudice at the minute so I'm hoping it's not too long ;-)x

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  4. haha.. You never can have enough of nail polishes or lipsticks :) there is just no such a thing :) I love this color of the nails... and the gold element with it looks very classy and festive :) x Marina

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    1. Exactly Marina, I like your attitude ;-) Thank you xxx

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  6. This is super gorgeous Sharon.. I can't wait to use my Tess now ~!!

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    1. Thank you Samantha! I can't wait to see your swatches xx

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  7. Ha ha ha! I'm always saying that Old School quote- appropriate for so many situations! I think I may be in love with that green, so beautiful! To be honest, I'd probably have bought it for the name alone before I'd even seen it!!x

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    1. Old School rocks ;-) The names caught my eye straight away, then when they were reduced for a few days around Black Friday I HAD to get one. I wanted Ophelia (huge Hamlet nerd) but it wasn't as pretty as this one! x

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