As a holo lover, and considering the quality and originality of a-England polishes, I feel ashamed to say that I’ve had this polish for like, 6 months, and just wore it for the first time last week. *Gasp!* I know, I know, it’s some sort of sacrilege. But I bought soo many other polishes during the Summer it just seemed to fall by the wayside…and then I was waiting for a handful of sunny days in a row to maximize it’s holo quality – but you know that can be terribly elusive here on the East Coast of Canada! But, finally, the time came when the stars aligned and all that jazz, and it was TIME. And so, please prepare yourself for the beautiful Lady of the Lake:The shots above were taken indoors – you can see the polish is a pretty medium purple, and it just looks like it has shimmer in this lighting. Still quite lovely.I had the perfect sunny day to showcase the holo qualities – it was late afternoon so the sun had this great warm glow. You can see that the holo is not obvious or in your face, but demure and mysterious, while still apparent in the right light. So beautiful! I think it enhances the tones in the polish as well.
Lady of the Lake applied with total ease – even with my brush, which was a bit splayed for some reason, I had to application issues at all. The formula is thin but perfectly so, flowing well, and two coats result in perfect opacity. It is self-leveling and dries fairly glossy without a top coat added. I actually liked this shade better than Tristam – to me it’s prettier and more feminine. It’s a total gem in my collection!
What do you think of the Lady? Do you think there should be more holo, or do you feel its suitable for this polish?