All That Glitters is Not Gold: a-England’s Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes)

Now, let me clarify my title before you go thinking that a-England‘s Princess Sabra, from The Legends collection, isn’t all that and a bag of chips.

<Oh yea, I just used that lame old saying!>

What I mean about Princess Sabra not being gold, is that it’s not – it’s a golden olive shimmer, and there’s a difference.See, the reason why it matters is because, when I put in my initial order for a handful of polishes from The Legends collection (Princess Tears, Ascalon, and Saint George), I skipped out on Princess Sabra because it looked like a gold holo prismatic polish, of which I already own one.  However, I was sorely mistaken.Princess Sabra, or Tristam Eyes – as it is said to be the same shade as a-England creator Adina’s cat’s eyes, Tristam – is a beautiful shimmering soft olive green shade with a hint of bronze and a myriad of rainbow hues infused throughout.  It does have strong gold leanings, but is definitely not straight-up gold.  The polish is completely unique and absolutely stunning, and once I realized the error of my ways, I ordered it IMMEDIATELY.As usual, the formulation is lovely, flowing easily on the nail with just the right amount of thickness.  The finish is glossy though not overly so.  I did use three coats in the swatches here, as I found this particular shade a touch sheer.  But three coats to gloriousness is really not a problem when you then get to gaze at nails like this!There’s really not much else to say.  I’m SO pleased I picked this up, and I love that due to the gentle color it’s pretty much wearable in all seasons, and across plenty of skintones.  I suggest if you don’t own this shade…just go buy it.  Seriously.  There’s no reason to wait – and a-England boasts free shipping everywhere, so you’ve got no excuse!

Are you as enthralled by Princess Sabra as I am??

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  1. #1 by Alicia on May 2, 2012 - 7:43 pm

    This is so stunning on you!

    • #2 by Latoya on May 4, 2012 - 3:31 pm

      Thanks Alicia!! I adore it :)

  2. #3 by Eugenia on May 2, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Yes. I am. As totally enthralled as you are, I mean … but I’m guessing you probably already guessed that, right? It’s gorgeous on you Toya and I’m so happy you wound up picking it up after all, not that you’d go wrong with any of Adina’s shades!

    • #4 by Latoya on May 4, 2012 - 3:32 pm

      Yea, I was totally bummed I missed out the first time around, but as soon as my chance came again I didn’t hesitate!! Of course, your swatches didn’t help my lust :P

  3. #5 by Amy on May 3, 2012 - 1:32 am

    Oh so beautiful! I’ve learned that colors like this are immensely unflattering on me, but I adore how it looks on you :)

    • #6 by Latoya on May 4, 2012 - 3:33 pm

      Aw, really Amy? Its pretty soft, you might be able to work it. Though its not like there’s a shortage of other awesome shades for you to enjoy!!

  4. #7 by Larie on May 3, 2012 - 11:45 am

    I like this one too! I thought it wouldn’t be purty on me, but it’s okay after all, and it is stunning on you!

    • #8 by Latoya on May 4, 2012 - 3:34 pm

      Thanks Larie!!!! I thought it looked pretty amazing on you too! Aren’t we lucky!! :P

  5. #9 by Liz (@Reductionista) on May 3, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    I regret not ordering a bunch of a-England polishes before everything went to hell. I’m still trying to catch up on the Mythicals, though, lol.

    • #10 by Latoya on May 4, 2012 - 3:35 pm

      LOL I’m glad you still have fun things to play with, Liz! There may come a day when you want to indulge a little, and I have a feeling Adina isn’t going anywhere, so don’t fret! :)

  6. #11 by Amanda (Mae) on May 4, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Its beautiful!!

  7. #13 by kat on May 5, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    super sparkley!

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