I was so happy when A England had their recent sale…and SO SAD when the UK mailing restrictions kept them from sending out the nail polish we polish addicts crave! Luckily in the US, Llarowe stepped in and got the polishes distributed as fast as humanly possible. I can’t say enough good things about both companies at this point – they really did their best to make sure we had our polish fix!
When I got the order, I knew I had ordered both of the Holy Grails (the old version and the revamped version), and I was definitely anticipating them. But because it took so long to finally get to me, I forgot that I had also ordered Beauty Never Fails. And boy am I glad I did! I thought I would immediately do a mani with one of the Holy Grails, but Beauty Never Fails caught my eye. And it didn’t disappoint.
Beauty Never Fails is a “blackened pine base, hypnotically brimming with emerald, gold, olive-green and bronze ultra-fine shimmer,” according to the official description. I’d say that’s spot on. The formula was very manageable, not super-thin but not thick either. (Some of the A Englands I have purchased in the past are a bit thick, including Tristam – still love them, though!) Also, and this is rare for me – it’s a one-coater. I almost always put on two coats no matter what polish I’m using, but because of the excellent coverage, plus the fact that it’s dark and I didn’t want to make a mistake, I kept it to one coat. I topped with Seche Vite, too.
Verdict: thumbs up! I can’t wait to try my Holy Grails, but I’m glad I got a chance to try this one first. It’s simply delicious.
If you want A England polishes, due to continuing shipping restrictions, unfortunately it’s a bit dicey to order from the A England website unless you live in the UK. If you’re in the US, you can get A England polishes from Llarowe. (And again, kudos to both of them for their excellent customer service and for overcoming the pretty impossible shipping restrictions! Let’s hope the UK can find a reasonable solution soon!)