Rating System: Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent
Collection: The Legend
Finish: Holographic, Micro-glitter
Base Coat: Essie Sensitivity Base Coat
Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Price: £9.00 UK, $10.50 – $14.12 USD, (€8.50 – €11.44 Currency Conversion)
Availability: You can order directly from A-England, which is what I did. They also offer free worldwide shipping which is nice. Ninja Polish also has A-England polish available for order and their shipping fees range from $2.00 – $4.59 USD.
My Two Cents: I was equally impressed by Dragon as I was with Lady Of The Lake to be honest. I had Dragon on my nails for six days, which is quite possibly a new record for me, and I only experienced two very minimal chips. To say that I’m hard on my hands and nails is probably an understatement so the fact that I had such minimal chipping is definitely a testament to A-England. So that’s why I think it deserved an “Excellent” rating for durability and I will also be changing Lady Of The Lake’s to this as well to be fair, because I was quite torn over giving it a “Good” rating.
As far as looks go, A-England’s holographic micro-glitters are AH-MAZING! I don’t think I could sing their praises high enough. Dragon is a bit unique in my opinion because along with the holographic rainbow effect, it also has a subtle golden glow in direct light, which is especially noticeable outdoors on a sunny day. To say this polish is gorgeous doesn’t do it justice. Definitely pick this up if you share my affinity for green nail polish.
Tips: I know I sound like a broken record but I cannot stress enough how important it is to use a good base and top coat. I like to do thinner coats, which is what I did with this one as well, but I went slightly heavier on the second. Also, be sure to keep a good amount of product on the brush to prevent drag and unsightly streaking.
I am absolutely loving my A-England polish and I still have two more to swatch and review for you. I am most excited about Saint George, but I’m quite looking forward to putting Camelot to use since it’s the only one I ordered that isn’t a holographic micro-glitter and it will be interesting to see how it compares so keep an eye out for those. Captain Canada probably won’t be super jazzed, but I think I might have to snag a few more bottles from The Legend & The Mythicals collections very soon. In fact I’m really kicking myself for not getting a few more during that awesome promo they had. Anyhow, definitely give these a look and pick a bottle or two up to add to your collection, I can assure you that they will not disappoint. As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.