Enter the Dragon! A-England brings the Dragon legend to life

by Paris B on · 39 comments

in Makeup,Nails,Product Reviews

I was planning to do a whole compilation post of all the nail polishes in the A-England The Legend collection. I just received them recently and have been meaning to showcase them. This is the new collection based on St. George and the Dragon and is, I promise you, one of the best I’ve known. The raves all up and down the interweb are well deserved and considering I’m a real nail polish bozo, you can take it from me – its an awesome collection.

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However, I then realised a couple of things. Today is the last day of the Chinese New Year festivities – Chap Goh Meh as we call it here or the 15th day of the Lunar Month. According to chinese calculations, although we celebrated the Chinese New year on January 23rd, the actual 1st day of Spring or “Lap Chun” only came in on February 4th which is, if one is to be pedantic, the official start of the Dragon year. Technicalities aside, to celebrate both of these events, I bring you the A-England polish in Dragon! icon biggrin Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

Dragon is a beautiful green-gold polish – much warmer and more gold than what you see in the photos here. They do not do the polish justice, I’m sorry. I’ll go feed myself to a dragon now icon razz Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

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Ok maybe I’ll just feed my fingers to a dragon icon wink Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

I can’t believe just how smooth the polish applies. Straight from the bottle, they effortlessly glide onto my nails, seemingly applying themselves without any effort from me. From a nail polish bozo point of view, that’s how ALL polishes should be!

The polish just glides off the brush onto the nail, spreads itself perfectly without streaking or getting everywhere, and is fully opaque in 1 thick coat or 2 thin coats. Its so perfect I can’t believe A-England can do it, and no other polishes I’ve tried can! So what you get is perfect, smooth polish with a gloss finish sans top coat.

The colour itself is a very complex holographic green base with gold, green, blue and perhaps even red shimmer all mixed in. Nothing gritty nor chunky, just smooth perfection. When they catch the light, oh boy! Prepare to be dazzled! In the shade, they take on an emerald hue that’s just as dazzling.

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Whilst A-England may have launched their collection with a St. George and the Dragon theme, I think it quite perfect that it ties in somehow with the Dragon year. This is a beautiful colour and I highly recommend it because its just So. Beautiful. icon smile Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

/end breathless raves

I realise that at £9 a bottle which translates to about RM45 some people may consider it pricey. But when you consider that shipping from the UK is free, and that the quality is so awesome and colours so unique, I’d happily hand over the RM45 as I have been doing, as opposed to getting something else that I can’t work and will eventually hate. Matter of perception I guess icon smile Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

Are you celebrating Chap Goh Meh with your family tonight? Are you intrigued by how different cultures perceive dragons? The Chinese (and Japanese too I believe) revere dragons as mystical creatures and messengers of the Gods and Kings of the Oceans and Sky. Westerners depict dragons as fire-breathing monsters who eat royal maidens and should be killed. Either way, you can’t deny that dragons are wonderfully complex and wondrously interesting creatures! icon biggrin Enter the Dragon! A England brings the Dragon legend to life

Paris B

A-England polishes are 3-free Price: £9 each Availability: A-England website or email hello@a-england.co.uk to order Dragon International Shipping: Yes, free shipping worldwide

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LeGeeque February 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

Oh dear. And I turned down Bee’s offer to buy everything together. :P I was sick of A-England after what the creme polish in Galahad did to me but I’ll have to concede their shimmers are pretty good. I think Tine is getting this, I might steal hers for a week or so, whee :D Your manicure looks professionally-done! Good on ya! :D
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Well The Legend collection is now online so you can just buy it directly since shipping is free worldwide anyway! :D Galahad killed it for me too but my faith was restored after Tristam and now, after Dragon. I think A-England does shimmer colours and holographic polishes best. Their cremes have a long way to go.

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rinnah
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February 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Eh, how come Dragon looks like St. George here? But its gorgeous so yes, I need to get this in my order! :D
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:53 pm

St. George is more teal by comparison. In the shade, Dragon takes on an emerald green base but in the sun it glows golden. Very pretty :D

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giddy tigress
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February 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

Whee! I just placed an order last night for Saint George and Princess Sabra – can’t wait for it to get here!!
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I think you’ll love St. George! Princess Sabra takes some getting used to, for me at least but its unique, that’s for certain :)

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lyn
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February 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

Good grief, why do I keep forgetting to place my order? Dragon is absolutely gorgeous and from what I have seen on the internets, the formula is flawless. It looks very good on you!

Now I’m off to a-england to get a few polishes before I forget (again)!
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I hope you finally placed your order! :D And you need Dragon in there, so don’t forget to include it ;)

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Tine
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February 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

Thank goodness I asked Bea to get this one for me. When I saw the swatches, I knew I HAD to get it. The green is so beautiful. Nice work on your mani! :)
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Its the polish, I swear! It just leaps from the brush to my nail, stays within the line and doesn’t need cleaning up after that. Its perfect in every day :D BTW You could have just ordered it direct right? Since shipping is free and all :)

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Sukie February 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

I overlooked this one when I bought some A-England polishes the other day! :( but their polished are the smoothest ones I’ve ever tried! :D
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I know, they are sublime! I don’t wear polishes and now, I hold everything up to A-England by way of comparison because I know no better formula :D

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xin
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February 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

had my eyes on some other colors ;)
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

mmm… which? :P

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Nikki February 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

wow! that’s a super unique “Dragon-Like” shade and your nails are tooooo cute!!!! Base on the bottle, I thought they would be chunky! Glad they’re not and glad they apply smoothly!

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Oh they aren’t chunky at all Nikki! Once on the nail it is so smooth, its impressive – you need to try one ;)

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Hanny Daforcena
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February 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love dragons!!! They are so majestic and regal, really my fave mythological creatures!! I also like the fact that A England went against the grain and made their Dragon green when the common color is red!!!
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I think its coz Western dragons are green scaly monsters, hence the green polish but I must say it makes a nice change from our Asian red and gold dragons! :D

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beetrice
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February 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

I know which ones I want already – even egged on my colleagues to get a few! :P
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

LOL Are you planning to import them in? :P

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milktea February 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Lovely talons! ;) I thought it was a typical red when I saw the word “dragon” but this shimmery, mysterious green was so unexpected and original! No top coat needed either… it’s a winner! :)

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

It most certainly is a winner of a polish! I think we’re too conditioned by the red dragons curling around palace pillars :D

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gio February 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

What a gorgeous and dazzling shade! I really need to make a A-England order soon!
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

You should, Gio! I promise you, you’ll love it :D

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Jamilla February 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I love this shade! Gorgeous!

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I love this one too :D

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Jyoan February 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Your nails look so smooth! Think it is certainly like what you say it is! Oh no, tempted.

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I know right? No streaking and its a perfect mirror smooth application. I’m so bad at nail polish application so to see this result makes me a huge fan of the brand :D

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Marina(Makeup4all) February 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

It looks so beautiful on you! I also love the dragon poster on the background :)
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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Thanks Marina! :D I thought to liven things up a little ;)

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Connie De Alwis
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February 7, 2012 at 12:05 am

ahhhhhhh……. I ordered >_<

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

LOLOL And i distinctly remembered someone saying she didn’t want to pay for them? ;)

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Connie De Alwis
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February 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I used my PayPal so…. I sorta didn’t pay for them? :p “free” money

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

haha… I did wonder why you didn’t think of that :P

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Victoria February 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

I love A-England polishes. Currently wearing Guinevere which is the perfect dusty lilac shade.

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Ah Guinevere is one I didn’t pick up :) I love A-England’s holographic polishes. They are sublime

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plue
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February 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm

dragon shall be mine once it arrives. :D

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Paris B
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February 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Awesome choice! Did you get any others?

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Cyza February 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I have to say, I was really impressed ………….

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