a-england The Mythicals Nail Varnish Collection Swatches, Photos & Review
a england is a somewhat new nail varnish brand from creator Adina Bodana.
Adina grew up in Italy but moved to London in the late 1980′s. She was originally in the fashion world, but had been painting her nails since she was a little girl and wound up creating her own brand. You can definitely tell that the colors Adina puts out are done out of serious love for nail varnish, color and quality.
The nail varnish line is called The Mythicals and all the names correspond to mythical figures from long-ago in England. Give me a “theme” especially if it’s got to to with anything old or British and I. AM. THERE! The great thing about this theme, is that there is some seriously amazing varnish behind it, and it’s not just a gimmick.
The collection currently has 15 colors as well as a base coat and top coat.
The formula was really amazing with all four colors I tested. They are thick, but not in a bad way and they apply like a dream. In fact, Tristam and Lady Of The Lake almost apply themselves they are so fabulous. All four were just two coats.
“Perceval The Guileless Knight: The elect one to witness the Grail for the first time and one of the heroes of its quest. A simple, innocent man, alone in the world who accidentally meets a group of the King’s knights and decides to become one of them.”
Perceval is a shimmering, deep, yet bright ruby red that GLOWS. Indeed, this is one of those lit-from-within colors and it’s truly a stunning color. I love the slightly darkened edges. It’s just the kind of red I adore.
“Avalon The Mythic Paradise: The idyllic isle, healing place of eternal beauty and otherworldly mystery and the final resting place of Arthur.”
Avalon is a bright royal purple with pink and blue shimmery particles. This one also looks like it glows, it’s totally gorgeous! It’s one of those colors when you paint your nails you are constantly staring at them because it’s so pretty. The name is great also; I happen to be a big Mists Of Avalon fan.
“Tristam The Courteous Knight: The symbol of the knightly virtue, and romantic love. When Tristam and Iseult accidentally consume a love potion, fall helplessly in love. Despite facing numerous trials to test their secret affair their love was never known to fade.”
Tristam is a deep blue packed with loads of holographic micro-glitter. It looks like a sparkly sky at night, it’s just an amazing color and I love the micro-glitter. This is my favorite way to incorporate holographic-ness (yep it’s a new word-haha) into a polish actually.
I would be remiss in mentioning this polish if I didn’t also show you a picture of Adina’s new kitten also named Tristam.
Isn’t he the CUTEST???? I want to take an x-ray gun and shrink mine now!
Lady Of The Lake
Lady Of The Lake
“Lady Of The Lake The Iconic Hand With Sword: (Foster mother of Lancelot) a woman of great magical power. She resided in the murky water of a lake, an otherworld. She presented the mythical sword Excalibur to King Arthur with her hand emerging from the water.”
Lady Of The Lake is a deep purple with holographic micro-glitter. This was the first one I tried out and I was blown away by how amazing the formula was and how mesmerizing the glitter looks, especially in sunlight. SO gorgeous!
Lady Of The Lake
This is the day after I applied it. I think it looks great with this ring and I just adore the color on me!
Crazy, insane, perfection. I mean honestly I cannot think of anything negative to say about the polish formula or colors. They are truly great and I am a huge fan now. Perhaps the only downside is that they are on the more expensive side, but totally worth the price in my book. Adina, can we please see more of these holographic micro-glitter colors PLEASE?
Availability: Their website here
Pricing: About $14/US
Special Alert!!! Right now until July 1st you can get free shipping if you order any of The Mythicals!
What do we think, are these crazy gorgeous or what?