I feel almost shabby following Peach_’s perfect polish application of the Dior Vernis in Forget-Me-Not with this poor rendering of nail polish. But I just had to show you one of my favourite polishes from A-England – Tristam.
I’m a little unsure as to the exact spelling. I used to think it was Tristan who was the Knight but it would appear that Tristam and Tristan and also Tristram are used interchangeably. The reason I place Tristam amongst my faves is the colour. Just look at it.
It is a deep denim blue, with shimmer evenly spread out in the formula and on the nails, it looks like stars sprinkled across an inky dark blue sky. Its a beaut!
On nails, Tristam comes to life under yellow or direct light.
The multicolour shimmer is evenly spread throughout the formula and it takes just about 2 coats to get it opaque and ready for your top coat. The colour itself is a deep blue base and unlike a glitter polish, it isn’t a loud colour at all. Its surprisingly muted in daylight.
See what I mean? At a glance, you will not notice too much shimmer until you look a little closer and then you start drowning in the nebula filled polish. Its very pretty
Tristam or Sir Tristan the Knight in the King Arthur myths was a bit of a black sheep. He was tasked to fetch Iseult from Ireland, to be married to King Mark of Cornwall but along the way he and Iseult unknowingly consume a love potion, causing them to fall in love with each other. It was doomed of course and Iseult or Isolde ends up marrying King Mark of Cornwall and Sir Tristan lives his life and excelling in his bravery but always inextricably bound to the love for Iseult. Ah what is a good legend if not tragic 😛
A-England polishes grab my attention more so for the concept behind the collection than just merely the formula which in the case of Tristam is really quite good. I’m a right newbie when it comes to applying polish and I found this one easy to go on. The texture is lighter than usual and applies very easily. 2 coats gets it opaque enough for you to delight in the lovely colour. If I can work this, so can you
Do you like nail polish with shimmer or do you prefer a creamy colour? I prefer a shimmer colour because I find it easier to work. Do we have any other fans of A-England polishes out there?
A-England nail polishes are 3-Free Price: £9 Availability: A-England website (free shipping worldwide) Collection: Mythicals