By George! A-England’s St. George is truly a legend un-Teal the end of time!

by Paris B on · 46 comments

in Makeup,Nails,Product Reviews

A-England was the brand that made me want to start painting my nails again, and that is really no mean feat, considering my impatience and all round klutziness when it comes to nails. I picked up all in The Legends collection when it was released and considered myself done in. Got bored icon smile By George! A Englands St. George is truly a legend un Teal the end of time!

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But when I was playing dress up recently, I wanted to paint my nails to match my navy blue dress. I wanted a bold shade that complemented the colour of the dress without being too matchy-matchy (My original choice was Tristam). But then, my eye fell on St. George and I thought “Hmm… I seem to have missed using that colour! Let’s see how it fares…”

It fares pretty well if I don’t say so myself icon biggrin By George! A Englands St. George is truly a legend un Teal the end of time!

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St. George is a lovely deep teal green holographic nail colour that is of a cool tone. It is, how shall I put it…. insanely beautiful applied on nails, and the formula is almost perfect. When a klutz like me gets it right with just 1 coat, you know you are onto a winner!

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The formula in St. George is very smooth. It isn’t goopy and is very easy to apply and get it right almost immediately. I find that it is a bit like molten metal. It just flows over my nail effortlessly and then sets into a gorgeous teal shine. The holographic shimmer is well distributed and it has lovely sparkle. You don’t even need a top coat to help it shine, it does it all by itself!

Naturally, my swatches don’t do the polish justice because I’m not much of a nail blogger. There are loads of beautiful swatches out there if you just do a quick search and you will fall in love with the colour, I promise.

The downside is I felt that tip wear with this colour happened more quickly. I sealed it with Seche Vite Top Coat but even then, I noticed wear after about 2 days. Considering I wasn’t doing anything remotely hard on my nails in those 2 days (I wasn’t even typing on a computer) it was a little disappointing.

In a nutshell

St. George is a holographic teal green nail polish that applies like a dream. If you don’t like how nail polish can sometimes apply thick and unevenly, then pick up St. George and you will not be disappointed. The colour is lovely, the shimmer is well distributed and not overly chunky and the shine is perfect with just one coat. 2 if you want it to look even more “solid”. I noticed that tip wear happened more quickly with this formula than other colours in the A-England range. Not sure why.

Pros: Beautiful colour, Lovely holographic shimmer, Easy to apply, High shine, 3 Free

Cons: Tip wear seemed to happen more quickly than other polishes in the range

Who will like this: Anyone who hates thick goopy nail polish that applies streakily, Anyone who love holographic colours and deep jewel shades for nails, Those looking for Three-Free polishes

Did it work against my navy blue dress? Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that icon smile By George! A Englands St. George is truly a legend un Teal the end of time!

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I think it did, beautifully icon smile By George! A Englands St. George is truly a legend un Teal the end of time!

Do you own St. George from A-England polishes? Do you own any A-England polishes yet? If you are planning to get some, be sure you place St. George in your shopping basket. Its absolutely worth it.

Paris B

A-England polishes are 3-free. St. George is part of The Legend collection Price: £9 each Availability: A-England website International Shipping: Yes, free shipping worldwide

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Rainy Days & Lattes May 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

The intensity of the teal is drawing me in. I’ve never tried much polishes at all, and certainly none from A-England. i’ll check out their line… I hope they have it in the US :p

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’m not a nail polish girl myself but I do like the colours, shine and ease of application of most of the A-England polishes bar a couple. If you can’t find them in the US, the website ships internationally for free ;)

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Tine May 30, 2012 at 8:48 am

Un-Teal? Oh no you didn’t! :P

I had tip wear very quickly with this too. Such a pity ‘cos it’s a gorgeous, GORGEOUS colour.

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Uh sorry, I did :P The colour is absolutely beautiful but that tip wear boggles my mind because the other dark colours I have from the range wear alright

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Germs May 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

Whoa that kind of colour in just 1 coat is pretty amazing! I think it ups the lux factor of your outfit and is really classy :) great choice of colour!

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thanks! And yes, it really does look pretty much perfect with 1 coat. 2 makes the shimmer more prominent and the colour richer. Maybe that’s why I’m a little obsessed with their polishes LOL!

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Applegal May 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

That is a very pretty shade! Love your navy blue dress and make up. You looke ready for the Oscars!

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Thanks Applegal! I wish you were right and that someone would invite me for the Oscars! LOL!! :D

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Kel May 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

Unfortunately with all dark coloured polishes, the tips do wear off very quickly…i’ve personally never tried a-england nail polish but even OPI, eSSi & what-nots do wear off within 2-3days..
which may turn out to be a blessing in disguise because dark coloured polishes just turns your nails yellow in a blink of an eye, after 15 years of constant wearing nail polish, my nails cant be bear to see the sun-light..haha

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Ergh! I know! Just a few wears of deep nail colours in a row and my nails look weird. Part of the reason I stopped wearing nail polishes for the last few months so my nails breathe :) With the other dark shades in the A-England line I didn’t experience the same sort of wear though. I have Bridal Veil which is a holographic black and it wears for at least a week with no problems. Maybe its the formula or something :)

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Stacey May 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

beautiful colour and complements your dress totally! yes most dark coloured polishes wear off within a day or two. the China Glaze Stone Cold from the Hunger Games collection chipped on me within a day. it’s a shame that a beautiful colour can’t last beyond a day without chipping and chips on a dark coloured polish is so obvious..

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Thanks Stacey :) I have realised that deep shades do wear off more quickly or maybe we just notice it more because of the shade, but I had to mention it because my other deep toned A-England polishes last quite long, up to a week sometimes. So for me, tip wear after just 2 days was a bit of a bummer in this one :)

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Monstro May 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I’m really into all blue/green shades of nail polish right now. This is just gorgeous dear! I like how it’s darker and can basically go with anything. Definitely goes with your dress!

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Thanks Monstro and if you like these sort of colours, I think you need this one in your life. Seriously! :D

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synical May 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Bought Ascalon and Bridal Veil (cos I very the goth, like that ;P) during the last promotion. When it comes to these for me personally, I skip the base coat and go for the top coat after 2 coats. Still okay after a few days.

Seeing air bubbles in the nail polish is v. annoying.

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I like wearing Bridal Veil! Its less sparkly than I expected but a very pretty deep sparkly black that I like wearing :D I don’t have a tip wear issue with Bridal Veil though, which prompted the comment on tip wear on this colour :) I tend to skip base coats too :P My rationale is that I never really keep polish on my nails longer than 3 days (I get bored) so the idea behind painting my nails is for instant gratification and not to last LOL!

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Hanny May 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I have Avalon and it lasts alright. However, I did realize that you can PEEL it clean off if you applied too thick a layer on. HAHAHA.

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Avalon is pretty :) But I didn’t think it was a one coater. Looks better with 2 thinner coats – the shine is certainly one of a kind :D

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Issa May 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

this is a very gorgeous color! :)

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

It most certainly is! Tempted? ;)

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Jyoan May 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

How coincident! I just painted my nails with Tristam yesterday. But I don’t understand the rave! =((( Tristam is awfully goopy, while it doesn’t streaks, it just wouldn’t flow out and automatically be evenly spread! It’s a really pretty color though.

I am so glad I bought Galahad and Iseult too which are different formulas, because they don’t sparkle. And thank goodness those two apply properly. Sigh. Tristam doesn’t. Big disappointment.

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Happy coincidence! :) I’m the opposite. I hate the formula in Galahad. It applies very thickly and streaky so I’ve stopped using it. I personally found the holographic formulas of A-England easier to handle but maybe its because I’m too much of a n00b with polishes :) Tristam was a good n00b polish for me – 1 coater that slides on like a dream :)

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Sunny May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I’ve been eyeing some A-England polishes forever, and this is definitely one of them! I still wonder if it works better for those with cooler skin tone, but it’s just too wacky cool! Think I’ll have to lay my hands on some A-England soon! Thanks for sharing Paris :)

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

You definitely need St. George and Tristam :) Both are beautiful shades and I don’t think they are too cool. Lots of other swatches out there by other better nail bloggers :) Or get Dragon. Its gorgeous too! :D

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Sze Ling May 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

That color is gorgeous! My favorite color too. ;)

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

It most certainly is! Get it? ;)

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Marina(Makeup4all) May 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

This is just gorgeous! Definitely one of the prettiest nail polishes ever :)

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Paris B May 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Most definitely so :D Did you end up getting any from the new collection, Marina?

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Marina(Makeup4all) May 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Yes, the black one, Bridal Veil!

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

Excellent choice! The Karl Drogo one hehe…

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makeupmag May 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

This and Avalon are my two favourites from A-England. LOVE!

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

Yay for Avalon too! :D Just realized I only used it once! :P

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S. May 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

This color is really pretty! It goes perfectly with your dress.

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

It did! I was surprised but in a happy way :D Planning to get any, S? ;)

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xin May 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

such a gorgeous color, which reminds me that i have not used my a-england polish for a while.

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

Go go! Time to dig them out and use them again ;)

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gio May 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

What a gorgeous shade, so intense. And only one coat? Wow! Gotta grab myself a bottle too. :)

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

Yup, just one coat, Gio! Its really impressive, this one. Hope you do like it if you get it ;)

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milktea May 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Like Sunny, I’ve been eyeing a-england polishes forever. Better take advantage of their ‘real’ free worldwide shipping offer soon! ;)

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Oh yes! They are definitely the real free worldwide shipping deal! ;)

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Danielle May 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

Oh WOW. This shade is absolutely coming home to me! So so ridiculously gorgeous!

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

It most certainly is, i think you’d totally love it Danielle :)

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Tracy May 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

I love this shade and have it too! But yeah, I agree, even with a top coat these polishes wear at the tip rather quickly. But that’s ok with me, as I change my polish so often anyways!

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I do too, Tracy!! I get so bored seeing the same colour on my nails for a week! Attention span of a goldfish, I have >.<

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Sharon May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hi Paris,

I’m an avid nail polisher LOL. Anyways, sometimes it matters what you wear under your colour and what top coat you use. A good base coat like Orly Bonder & CND Stickey would be the best choice as these 2 are 2 of the best base coats in the market.

However, do take note that Seche Top Coat (any fast drying top coat for that matter) creates shrinkage to your manicure. Manicures always wear off/chips faster with fast drying top coats (i use seche as well coz i hate waiting).

If you try a slow drying top coat like CND Shiney, you’ll be surprised on how long the polishes will last without any wear sign – 1 week!

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Paris B May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thanks for the tips, Sharon! :) I just thought it worth mentioning about tip wear on this one because the other dark A-England polishes I own don’t show tip wear as quickly.

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