Sunday, 26 May 2013

A England Sleeping Palace

Well, this one is just absolutely beautiful. Although I think Saint George is my most favourite A England, and possibly even my most favourite polish, Sleeping Palace may well be coming a close second!
Sleeping Palace is one of A England's new Burne-Jones Dream collection. This is made up of 5 polishes and the shades are based on paintings by Edward Burne-Jones, who was a designer and painter. I have also just found out that he worked closely with William Morris.
As I did architecture at University I am obviously familiar with (and love) the works of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, but had never heard of Byrne-Jones. Maybe my love of this style and era explains why the shades in this collection attract me so much and I think, having tried this one, I MUST have them all!!!
Sleeping Palace is a dusky purple with a holographic shimmer, it is extremely wearable as a beautiful muted shade, but then as it catches the light the holo shimmer is just gorgeous!
I wore this yesterday to meet some lovely friends in London, and I was proud to have such a wonderful polish on my nails. The sun shone and they looked just stunning.
Coverage was great, one coat was almost enough but I did two just to be sure. They are wearing well, and if possible I am loving it more and more, watch out Saint George - you might not still be my number one!!
I took a few pics with flash when I first applied it and then a few more when the sun came out.
A England Sleeping Palace
A England Sleeping Palace - flash photo
 A England Sleeping Palace
A England Sleeping Palace
Sunshine pics

A England Sleeping Palace
A England Sleeping Palace
  A England Sleeping Palace
 Some garden pics, with my beautiful Japanese Maple and Sambuca Negra
A England Sleeping Palace
 A England Sleeping Palace
 A England Sleeping Palace
 and finally, with my William Morris curtains! (how could I not, having discovered the connection!)
A England Sleeping Palace
Sleeping Palace with William Morris in the sun
A England Sleeping Palace
Sleeping Palace with William Morris in the shade







13 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful Debbie! Love your blog! Can't wait to get my four A-Englands - and the fifth one when it comes out next month! Glad you had a lovely time yesterday - wish I'd been there!

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    1. would have been lovely if you could have come Maria - you will adore this new collection :) xx

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  2. Debbie, this polish looks so pretty on you and I kept looking at your nails as it was sooo glossy!

    PS: your word verification is on ;) :D

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    1. Thanks Lucie, and I've killed the word verification - thanks for letting me know!!

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  3. Love the holo! Hoping to get a couple of this collection, but with UK shipping being all weird, I may have to have more patience than normal! also, love the turquoise/purple knit in the shots!

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    1. Thankyou :) hope you don't have to wait too long to get your A Englands xx

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  4. Amazing color and lovely pics :)
    Thanks for swatching it!

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    1. Glad you like the pics, this one is something special xx

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  5. This is really lovely - I'm impressed that you were able to remove and replace it - I'd have had to keep it on for ages.

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  6. it was a wrench !!! but too many others waiting to be tried :)

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  7. I'm thinking about buying it. It's expensive in my country and I also have Dragon in my mind. Great swatches and a great sweater :) Welcome you to my nail polish blog :)

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