(Say the title like this )This week has been so crazy! So many ups and downs but I am making the most of it all I think! I'm really making an effort to do as much work as I can this year so I really hope it pays off. I have a day off tomorrow so I'm going to get the nail art that I mentioned in the Baby Blues post all edited.
I wan't sure what polish to show ye today. I have China Glaze exotic Encounters on at the moment but these pictures were easier to get hold off :P This is A-England Tristam. I bought this a few weeks ago during the Mythical 5 day sale event. I wasn't in the mood to wear it but we got a gorgeous sunny day which I thought would really show off the polish so I quickly put it on.This is my first A-England polish so I was really excited to final get to try them out. Everyone has heard of A-England in the polish world so I was expecting great things! A-England polish costs £9 with free shipping and you get a 13ml bottle.
Now Tristam sides more with purple than blue. A huge let down for me. I'm not a huge purple fan and swatches always show Tristam as a deep blue. Disappointed. The holographic particles are more scattered than I thought. The camera really picked up on them which is great but in real life they are not a defined and obvious. A few people commented saying that they didn't like this polish and the holo just wasn't noticeable at all. I was really upset by that because I thought it would be a really eye-catching and making a talking point but it turned out to be a a bit of a dud for me. I'm glad I didn't pay the full price for this one. I am still interested in getting St George and Dragon but I am really wary of them now so I might hold off on them for another while.
I've seen a lot of people apologise when they write a negative post about a polish and I really don't understand it. Everyone is entitled to their own view and you might save someone the hassle of wasting their money on something that will not live up to their expectations.
Have you ever bought a polish that was really hyped up and ended up really disappointed by it?