Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A-England Mythicals Review (Elaine, Galahad, Lancelot, Tristam)

About A-England
A-England is an indie nail polish brand created by a lovely lady called Adina Bodana and based in London, England. The concept behind the brand is great - beautiful, quality polishes to 'crown your hands and feet'. 

The Mythicals collection is a range of regal colours with majestic names taken from the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (wiki). I love this touch, it really gives a whole new level of authenticity to the brand and truly shows the love that's been poured in to creating the collection.

Swatches clockwise from top left: Elaine*, Galahad*, Tristam*, Lancelot*

Swatches here
Elaine is the ultimate Royal Purple. Application is flawless in two coats and it's so shiny, even without a top coat! Elaine and Galahad have very similar formulas - they're so creamy which makes them very easy to apply.

Swatches here
Turquoise is my absolute favourite colour to wear on my nails and Galahad fits the bill perfectly. Again, it's a two coater - the formula is creamy and applies like a dream.

Swatches here
You can just about tell from the swatches that Lancelot is a red tinged black shade. Super vampy and a heart-breaker, just like it's namesake. My only qual with this shade is that it chips much quicker than the others - after about 2 days tip wear was quite visible. It's still a reasonably long lasting polish but the other shades lasted longer before they started chipping on the tips.

Swatches here
Aaah Tristam. This is truly a beautiful polish. In shade or under artificial light, it's a pretty, glass flecked Indigo shade but in sunlight, the holographic effect is revealed and it sparkles every colour of the rainbow. This is going to be gracing my toes a lot in the summer months!

You can buy The Mythicals Collection from with free worldwide shipping.

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*items were sent for consideration (see my disclosure policy for more details)



  1. All are gorgeous!! I especially love Tristam and Galahad

  2. I absolutely adore Tristam! I hope they come out with more scattered holo polishes like this one =)

  3. All are gorgeous! Especially love Tristam and Elaine :) Beautiful swatches as always.

  4. Even though you didn't swatch it here, Lady of the Lake is another of my favorites. I also want Galahad and Tristam (Tristam appeals partly to me because my husband and I choose Tristan as a name when we decide to have children).

  5. clockwise: you're doing it wrong.


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