You may have noticed I've been gone for over a month - I started a new job and moved to a new state (heck, I moved to a new region - from the Southeast to the Midwest).
I didn't anticipate being gone for so long, I just haven't been able to get back into the blogging groove yet. All my polishes are still packed up in Rubbermaid boxes, and I haven't figured out a new setup for taking pics yet. I have however, already checked out some places to by polish from, and so far I'm a bit disappointed. The Sally Beauty closest to my place is just sad, and the other beauty supply store I found is way over-priced. Hasn't hindered me from buying polish, though, lol!
In the upcoming weeks you'll see some new-to-me butter LONDON's, my first Nubar and a bunch of polishes I never got around to swatching before. Oh, and there may or may not be some swatches of indies coming up as well (hint: there will be. Oh, there definitely will be).
For today, I'm happy to finally show you my very first A England polish! (a england? A England? a England? A england? Someone tell me which is correct!) Saint George super-special not only because it's my first of the brand, but also because it was hand-delivered to me by the lovely Hannah when she came to visit.
Saint George is of course a gorgeous teal, from the "The Legend" collection. It's been on my lemming list forever - how could it not be?
Application is absolutely amazing - had I known how easy it was to put on, I'd have applied one thick coat and be done with it. The shine packed into this color is amazing. Like with most of my swatches, I didn't use a top coat for pics and - whoa! So. Shiny. It's gorgeously glossy.
Saint George is super-saturated with color - I've only swatched this color and haven't worn it as a full mani yet, but man, it stains. Big time. Oh well. It's the only issue I can find with it, and that's alright. Nothing a little baking soda paste can't take care of!
I really, really wish my pictures would do Saint George justice. My one and only resolution for the new year was to take better pictures for my blog, so hopefully I'll be able to put that into action soon!
Here's two coats of Saint George over Orly Bonder: