Nail Polish Direct Haul – A England & China Glaze

Way back in May I featured a load of A England polishes in a beauty lust list – the one in particular I wanted from the 5 I featured was out of stock. So when finally 2 months down the line I got a notification saying it was back in, I went to order straight away.

Nail Polish Direct is a fantastic place to pick up polishes at a fraction of the price that they are anywhere else – also if you’re looking for past limited edition polishes (and are suspicious of eBay, as I often am) it’s a great place to have a look. NPD is also one of the few places you can get your hands on Zoya in the UK, I have raved enough about them now, but a great site you should check out.

nail-polish-direct-haul-a-england-china-glaze-reviewA England: Captive Goddess, Dragon, The Blessed Damozel & Tristam (£6.95)

There was another polish ‘Virgin Queen’ which was in my original lust list, I decided I wanted to keep my order under £40 – so decided to save that one for later, as I think it’s most like others in my collection. I’ve only tried one nail polish from A England before (Princess Sabra) and the formulation was fantastic, getting more have been on my hit list since!

Dragon – Deep Green Holo    |    Tristam – Navy Holo    |    Captive Goddess – Blue/Lilac Duo Chrome Holo    |    The Blessed Damozel – Navy/Purple depending on light it looks like one or the other (reminds me of a brighter purple OPI Ink)

China Glaze: Liquid Crystal (£2.95)

Spotted as I had a quick look through China Glaze as they were priced so cheaply, I have a love/hate relationship with CG. I find their holos & glitters last really well but their cream and shimmers don’t hold up so well. I actually don’t have anything in this colour in a glitter formulation like this. This is quite similar to captive goddess, it’s a icy blue with a red duochrome shift with holo glitter.

You’ll be seeing reviews of all of these coming up, if there’s any in particular you want to see eagerly, let me know – because I’m having trouble deciding which to use first.


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  1. July 28, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Loved this! Colours are fab 🙂
    Do you know if they deliver to Ireland by any chance?

    Great blog by the way, followed you 🙂 would love if you checked out mine

    Amie xx

    • July 28, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Hi Amie! Thank you i’ll check yours out 🙂 I believe that they do, they have a whole list of european countries they ship to on their delivery page so I would have thought that they do :) xxx

      • July 28, 2015 / 10:14 am

        Thanks I’ll have a look 🙂 xx

  2. Karen Rees
    July 28, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Gorgeous colours Rachael – need to top up on a few of my shades so will have to look into investing in a few of these 🙂 Karen x

  3. July 29, 2015 / 12:00 am

    Oooh look at all those shimmery goodies – can’t wait to see your swatches and reviews on them! I only have one A England polish (in Fated Prince, a dark grey olive holographic, which I received as a gift) and I definitely want MORE.

    • July 29, 2015 / 8:06 am

      Just googled that – looks pretty! That will be going on the autumn list! Such a good formulation, I’ve used the navy already and it’s opaque in one coat and lasts ages without a topcoat!

  4. July 29, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    I love A-Englands and need more! 😀 Yours look so purty!!!

  5. Mac Lover
    September 1, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    My order of three full sized China Glaze polishes all of which were from the latest collection – Electric Nights and my mini OPI Hawaii set came to just over 21, it is an understatement to say I am pleased.

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