A-England: Dragon

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Rating System:  Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent

Brand:  A-England

Collection:  The Legend

Finish:  Holographic, Micro-glitter

Formula:  Excellent

Application:  Excellent

Durability:  Excellent

Coats:  2

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.

Something Similar:  Rimmel “Rags To Riches,” Nubar “Reclaim

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.

 

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2 thoughts on “A-England: Dragon

  1. Looks fantastic! I may have to get Dragon after all. 😀

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