Top Ten Tuesday Gold Favorites

This week some of your favorite beauty bloggers are sharing their Top Ten Gold products. I don’t have many gold products as I find yellow gold doesn’t compliment my colouring very well. I absolutely adore the look of antique gold though and I’m anxious to go on a shopping spree for some antique gold shades to embrace the antique gold trend for Fall 2013.

Here are some of my most used and loved gold products ranging from white gold, to yellow gold, all the way to the far green extreme of antique gold with Aztec Gold from Fyrinnae. I apologize for the inclusion of so many limited edition products. I need to include them or I never would have found 10!

Gold Eyeshadows:

  • Gold from the Lise Watier Palette India for Summer 2013
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Bold Gold
  • Fyrinnae Book of the Dead Loose Shadow
  • Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Loose Shadow

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My beloved:

  • Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder and
  • Chanel Or Rose Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner

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Lipgloss:

  • Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Receive

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Nail Polish

  • a England Holy Grail
  • OPI Goldeneye
  • OPI Honey Rider Liquid Sand

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Check out the other Beauty Blogger Top Ten Gold lists by clicking on the thumbnails below!

a-england Gothic Beauties Dorian Gray, Ophelia, Jane Eyre, Lady of Shallott, Tess D’Urbervilles ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

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a-england Gothic Beauties Dorian Gray, Ophelia, Jane Eyre, Lady of Shallott, Tess D’Urbervilles

I don’t know why I have held onto these photos of the a-england Gothic Beauties Collection for so long. I had ordered this collection months, and months ago. I guess maybe because I didn’t have the same enthusiasm for this collection as I have for other a-england polishes.

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a-england Gothic Beauties Dorian Gray, Ophelia, Jane Eyre, Lady of Shallott, Tess D’Urbervilles

I knew prior to ordering, (from reading reviews), that with the exception of Dorian Grey this collection looked mostly black unless in strong lighting. I guess I stubbornly wanted to believe that the subtle nuances of colour from the shimmer would be more evident. You can see however from my photographs that even in the strongest of direct sunlight the shimmer is still very subtle. When in normal lighting conditions these nail lacquers will indeed appear primarily black on the nail.

  • Dorian Grey - an intensely sinister pewter grey, forged with a forgiving deep golden shimmer.
  • Ophelia - the ebony of her tortured soul, infused with the salvation of its glimmering violet core.
  • Jane Eyre - intensely smouldering crimson embers, imprisoned in a veil of sombre black.
  • Lady of Shallott – a captive and ethereally beautiful sapphire heart, shrouded in a blackened curse.
  • Tess D’Urbervilles – like the secretive black of a deep forest, sublimely displaying its provocative emerald secrets.

Sorry I only have nail wheel swatches for you as opposed to actual manicures.

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a-england Gothic Beauties Dorian Gray, Ophelia, Jane Eyre, Lady of Shallott, Tess D’Urbervilles

I also found this formula a little more difficult to work with. I didn’t really notice mention of it in the reviews I read, so maybe it is just my bottles, but the formula was much thicker than I was used to from a-england. Usually their polishes have the perfect consistency that is thin, but not too thin, and usually opaque in one coat. I found that these were on the thick side and for the most part needed two coats for an even finish. Not that that is a bad thing, most polishes require two coats, I just didn’t find the formula to be as extraordinarily exceptional as is the usual from a-england.

In the UK you can order direct from the a-england website for £9. In Canada they are available at Nail Polish Canada ($13.50 CAD). You can use their where to buy feature to find retailers around the world.

A-England Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ She Walks in Beauty, And the Moonbeams…, and Beauty Never Fails ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

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a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ She Walks in Beauty, And the Moonbeams…, and Beauty Never Fails

The latest collection from the amazing nail polish brand a-england is the Heavenly Quotes Collection. It began with the release of Beauty Never Fails and was followed by the release of She Walks in Beauty and And the Moonbeams…

A new concept that is on the cusp of becoming a running thread in a-england’s tapestry, ‘Heavenly Quotes’ will draw its inspiration from well-known words through the ages.

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a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ She Walks in Beauty, And the Moonbeams…, and Beauty Never Fails

I absolutely love all three of these! She Walks in Beauty and And the Moonbeams work best for layering over other polishes but also look great with 2 or 3 coats on their own. And the Moonbeams is simply stunning over Beauty Never Fails. Only one coat is needed for these as a topcoat effect as the shimmer is quite dense.

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She Walks in Beauty An intricate and complex mix of large and small rose-coloured hexagonal glitter in a shimmering pale golden base that colour-shifts with light and movement. This is probably my favourite and a very unique shade. How can you not love a rose gold combo like this? Hearing rose gold always makes my heart pitter patter and seeing it in a polish this creative is almost too much to take.

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a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ And the Moonbeams…

And the Moonbeams… A lustrous lemon-golden shimmery base filled with irregularly shaped gold glass flecks and glitter pieces to provide a stunning translucent effect. The effect with just one coat of this is intense. It is such a great way to add the midas touch to any manicure.

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a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ Beauty Never Fails

Beauty Never Fails A blackened pine base, hypnotically brimming with emerald, gold, olive-green and bronze ultra-fine shimmer. As with so many a-england polishes you could almost get away with one coat of this beauty. The delicate shimmer adds such a pretty quality to this blackened green shade and adding a coat of And the Moonbeams amplifies that gorgeous effect.

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a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection ~ And the Moonbeams…, She Walks in Beauty, and Beauty Never Fails

I purchased these directly from A-England’s website during a sale. Regular price is £9.00. They are also now available online at NailPolishCanada.com for $13.50.