A England Elaine with Stamping: Boutique: Never-ending Pile Challenge
There have been a fair few discussions in the GLITTAH Pirates Facebook group about what a “boutique” polish actually is, and most of these finally concluded that it’s a high end polish only found in select stores (e.g. Ciaté, Deborah Lippmann) or an indie polish created by a single person, but mixed and produced in a proper manufacturing environment (e.g. A England, Cult Nails).
So that quickly helped me to decide to go with one of my untried A England polishes: Elaine. It’s a wonderful dark purple that’s practically a one-coater. For some added nail art, I stamped using Essie Nothing Else Metals and an image from CICI&SISI 04.
This is the first time I’ve used one of these plates, from the Jumbo 1 set, and I am very impressed. They are a good size for my nails and there are lots of lovely images to choose from. They work best (thus far) with my Konad stamper. However, I had problems with the little fingernail and I just couldn’t get it right, and even this (my third attempt) is wonky!
For this manicure I’ve used:
- Colour: two coats of A England Elaine
- Stamping polish: Essie Nothing Else Metals
- Stamping plate: CICI&SISI 04
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
All manicure images above are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
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