A England, Elaine
Hands up if you ever wanted a nail polish or a make-up item just for its name! I usually find myself desiring something just for the name, and the idea of a nail polish with my name (or at least, kinda) made me super enthusiast! That’s why Elaine by A England (*) became part of my collection!
Elaine is one of the very first nail polishes by A England and it belongs to the collection The Mythicals launched in 2011 and inspired by English mythology.
Elaine nail polish is dedicated to the myth of Elaine of Astolat, a young maiden who dies of her unrequited love for Sir Lancelot. This myth is part of the well-known Arthurian Cycle, which is the same that tells about King Arthur, Camelot and so on.
To represent a legend which is delicate and dark at the same time, A England created a dark purple nail polish with a creme finish. Personally I see it as a aubergine violet with a slight greyish component.
This nail polish is well pigmented and opaque with two thin coats, even if the formula is quite thick and not super smooth. Drying times are average. In my picture you see two coats + a glossy top coat.
The bottle has a capacity of 11 ml and the formula is cruelty-free and 3-free.
Why should you choose Elaine? For its colour, for the cruelty-free philosophy of the brand, for the story this nail polish tells, for the high quality typical of A England polishes: there are many reasons, it’s up to you to decide if you need it or not 😀
Elaine can be bought directly from A England website or from the many stockists that sell A England around the world. Personally I got it from Guerrilla Nails, which is the Italian stockist of this brand.
But now, tell me: do you like English mythology? Have you already heard the story of Elaine of Astolat?
(*) press sample