Collection: A-England, The Mythicals
While I fell head over heels in love with my first A-England, I am a little less enamored of my second. Not that it isn’t a beautiful polish, but it just didn’t live up to the incredibly high standard set by Saint George.
I’ll be honest: I would not have purchased King Arthur (but for its name), yet it still ends up being the best metallic grey polish I have.
The finish on King Arthur is super smooth, and the metallic shimmer super fine. There are very minimal frosty streaks in this chainmail grey. The shimmer has a touch of icy blue and the grey itself leans cool and steely.
I did need to use three coats for full opacity, however. The formula is a little watery and sad compared with the luscious, one-coat formula of Saint George. It gets docked a point for this, but overall, it’s still a gorgeous color that applies smoothly.
I ordered Crown of Thistles along with King Arthur, so I will be reviewing that later this week. I hope it turns out closer to a one-coater!
Incidentally, the other two A-Englands I have are 11 mL, but for some reason, King Arthur is 13 mL (and I’m sure 0.4 fl oz, not 4 fl oz as the label states, heh!). The bottles appear to be the same size, so I am not sure what accounts for the discrepancy in volume.
A-England Nail Lacquer is 0.39 fl oz / 11 mL (usually?) and retails for £9 / US$10 / CA$12.50. In Canada, you can purchase it at Harlow & Co. or Nail Polish Canada (which is where I bought mine). The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The company is cruelty-free.
A-England is based in London, England.