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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!

A England Elaine stamped using CICI&SISI 04 and Essie Nothing Else Metals
A England Elaine stamped using CICI&SISI 04 and Essie Nothing Else Metals


The Glittah Pirates: The Neverending Pile Challenge


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.


Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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Emma B

Sickeningly perfect stamping!

Nail Polish Society

It’s taken me a while to get used to those plates. They are pretty finicky, but they have so many good designs!


Your manicures look so wonderful, especially this one!
I’ve just discovered this blog and I love reading it <3
I’m looking forward to see your next article 😉

Xx julia

Claire Kerr

Thank you Julia. That’s lovely of you to say that.


You’re welcome!

Xx julia