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Anyway, let's take a look at this new shade:
The Blessed Damozel is a blackened purple metallic shade with warm undertones. It did remind me a lot of a-England Avalon, which is actually one of the two shades that I bought way back in the day - but unfortunately, my bottle is in my old apartment so I couldn't make a comparison (although you can see them compared on this blog.) Shown above is two easy coats with top coat - the formula is slightly thick but very opaque and easy to use. I used the second coat to even out any brush strokes.
And I couldn't resist doing some funky nail art inspired by @MissBellaTracey on Instagram:
To achieve this look, I started with a base of KBShimmer Eclipse, then sponged on a gradient of a-England The Blessed Damozel on the top half of my nails, which was very subtle in photos but vibrant in real life! Once that base was dry, I taped off sections with striping tape and filled them in with Color Club Harp On It (review here.) I peeled off the striping tape and voila!
My camera actually had an extremely hard time picking up this color, but I think I have edited my photos to be pretty color accurate. (Although my skin might look a little funky.) I think the striping tape design is pretty interesting, but it weirdly almost reminds me of bondage? (Do I just have my mind in the gutter? Maybe. But once I had that thought, I couldn't unsee it, haha!)
Either way, I do love the mix of colors, and I wish that the purple picked up on the camera better, because this gradient looked so badass in real life!
Here are the shades I used in this nail art look.
a-England The Blessed Damozel is available from Llarowe for $10 USD, and yes, they ship internationally! If you happen to live in Colorado, you can actually purchase products from their flagship store - more details on that here. And be sure to follow Llarowe on Facebook for restocks and updates.
What do you think of The Blessed Damozel?
Base: Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, available here
KBShimmer Eclipse, available here
a-England The Blessed Damozel, available here
Color Club Harp on It, available hereTop: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, available here