Hooked on a england: Princess Sabra, Dragon, & Saint George (Psst a england Is Having a Sale!)

Hey everyone! I am ridiculously excited about today’s post even though these babies aren’t exactly new. A while ago I laid my hands on my first a england nail polishes (Beauty Never Fails and the revamped Holy Grail. See them here). They ended up being some of my most-worn nail polishes in 2012 (despite the fact that I got them a couple of months before the year was over). I simply can’t get enough of them! I ordered Princess Sabra, Dragon, and Saint George around the holidays, and there’s no better time to share them with you because a england is having a sale!

All three of them came out with The Legend collection, which is filled with gorgeous holo polishes.

Princess Sabra doesn’t seem to be raved about as much as Dragon and Saint George, but I am so glad that I got this beautiful holo antique gold! The formula is really easy to work with, and two coats yield almost opaque coverage. Only if I look VERY closely can I tell there is a tiny hint of sheerness going on. It is my personal favorite out of the three because it’s an antique gold. Pretty predictable right?

Dragon seems to be an iconic shade that is very well-loved. This green beauty with an extremely holo effect reminds me strongly of a chameleon (I was going to say a dragon, but naturally I’ve never seen one). The consistency is a little thicker but still easy to work with. It is opaque with two coats, and I wouldn’t even try to describe how much more beautiful it is in real life!

Last but not least, we have Saint George. When I swatched all three of them side by side for the first time, Saint George was not my favorite because it has the weakest holo effect of the three. However, I learnt to really appreciate it when I wore it for the first time. While it is not as holographic, all the sparkle gleams from the bottom. It looks like an enchanted lake! The formula of this one is perfect. It is smooth and opaque with one coat, though if you want it to gleam more you’d need a second one. If I need an emergency manicure, Saint George is another shade I can grab!

Bottom line: I would highly recommend all three of them! If you like nail polishes at all, a england is a brand you have to put on  your priority list. Princess Sabra, Dragon, and Saint George have achieved their cult status for a very good reason!

PS: Until January 15th a england is celebrating their second anniversary with a major promotion. You can get duos and trios at special prices, and all nail polishes go for 6 instead of 9 pounds. They ship for free all over the world (and believe me, they ship really really fast), so if you are tempted it is a good time to snatch some up!

Did any of these catch your eye? What are some of your favorite holo nail polishes?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Good God, these are stunning. They are seriously some of the most gorgeous holo polishes I’ve seen. No, scratch that–some of the most gorgeous polishes I’ve seen, period!

    • Sunny

      I know! I keep reaching for a england nail polishes even though I have a lot of good ones. There’s something special about them ;)

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Oooooh, love these so much! I think I still like Dragon the best, it’s so pretty and the holo is just perfect in this one.

    • Sunny

      GET IT when it’s on sale, Teri! Not all green polishes look good on me but Dragon really does, so I think it’ll be stunning on you too!

  • http://nails.blogmesin.com Rabbit

    England nail polishes are really beautiful! I would like to have them all! :)

    • Sunny

      I know exactly what you mean! I’m afraid I’ll end up collecting most stuff they brought out ;)

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Ahh I love Princess Sabra!!
    I am so tempted to get one or two nail polish on their sale but I am not sure which one. Maybe I’ll get princess Sabra :)

    • Sunny

      Haha GET IT! I know that more people adore Dragon and Saint George, but for me Princess Sabra is mind-blowing!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    wauw :D

    • Sunny

      I know right? It’s a good time to grab some!

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/ Strawberry Blonde

    Thanks for the head’s up – just ordered my first A England polishes: Galahad & She Walks in Beauty :)

    • Sunny

      I’m SO happy you did! I’m looking at And the Moonbeams even though I normally don’t go for a shade like this!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    Dragon en Saint George zijn zo mooi ! Echt aparte kleuren.

    • Sunny

      I know! They look like your kind of shades too :)

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Saint George is calling my name, and Dragon! I wonder if they ship to the US. I’m on it :-) thanks Sunny. I think I’m in love

    • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

      They don’t :-(

      • Sunny

        What? That can’t be! :( I know it’s possible to get a england nail polishes from a couple of US sites though. Maybe you should look into those?

  • http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.com Victoria

    These are gorgeous shades, especially Saint George!

    • Sunny

      It gleams in a very special way for sure!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I put myself on a sort of secret ban, so I really am trying not to look. I love their polishes (though I do already own Princess Sabra and Dragon! :D) and have some on the wishlist, but even though they’re on such a great deal right now…trying hard to resist! Must be strong!

    • Sunny

      Haha you hang in there, girl. Just so you know, I don’t think a england does a lot of promotions… LOL

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Oh no!! I shouldn’t have come read this post. I have another month on my no buy and I’ve been resisting so hard. Dragon and Saint George are calling me to get them. I MUST RESIST. *close Sunny’s page immediately*

    • Sunny

      LOL sorry Lily! These are on sale though. Surely this no-buy thing has exceptions? ;)

  • http://lippylash.blogspot.com lippylash

    Woow they are so gorgeous!!!

    • Sunny

      Time to get yourself some a england!

  • http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com Chris El

    I love teals and Saint George looks like my cup of tea. I say this yet I have yet to own a teal nail polish. :p

    • Sunny

      Haha GET Saint George then! I like the idea of teal, but I still have to master the art of using it on my eyes ;)

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    You’ve never seen a dragon? :P Hahaha I love these polishes too!

    • Sunny

      LOL nope what do you think??? These are exceptional eh ;)