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a England Holy Grail (New Edition)

Hey dolls! Remember I mentioned in this week’s Polish Days post that I had several fails before ending with a gradient. Today I have pictures of one of them. I started with a base of a England Holy Grail (New Edition), which is the second version of this shade. It is a described as a baroque and antiqued golden hue, infused with bronze, gold, copper, and gently touches of green shimmerThe formula was absolutely flawless and almost opaque in one coat, but I used two to increase the depth.

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While I liked the previous version of Holy Grail (used here), I am in love with the new edition! The shimmer is so intricate and complex. Then, I went and messed it up using another newly released shade by a England. Beauty Never Fails is described as a blackened pine base, hypnotically brimming with emerald, gold, olive-green and bronze ultra-fine shimmer. Once again, the formula was flawless. I’ve wanted to pair these two for nail art as soon as I saw them together. I first attempted a water marble that was so bad, I didn’t even take pictures. Next, I went for a half-moon mani, which is what you will see below. My moons didn’t appear to be very defined or even on all nails so I thought I would get a little creative. I put on another coat of Beauty Never Fails and then use a toothpick to freehand an extremely random design of lines and swirls.

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Yup, this is a fail! The pinkie actually looks ok, but the other nails…no ma’am! I guess I didn’t move quickly enough because the polish started to clump up, hence the bumpiness on my ring finger. Oh well, we can’t win them all. I do love these two colors together though. Maybe my creative juices will get to flowing at some point and I’ll give it another go with these beauties.

 

  • karinea0a

    It suits you so well! And I love the nail art very vintage

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks doll! These colors are so perfect. Vintage is a good way to describe the nail art. lol

  • MariJo Nails

    This polish suits you perfectly!!! It goes so well with your skin tone. Sorry the nail art didn’t turn out the way you wanted. I actually don’t think it looks so bad. it’s a fun design. I especially love the pinky finger.

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks love! It would look great on you as well. The pinkie is the saving grace of this nail art. lol

  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    The two colours together are stunning :)

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Aren’t they?!? I’m definitely going to use them together again.

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