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Exclusive Interview with Adina from A England Nail Polish Brand

I have published an interview with Ellis Faas last week, and this week here is an interview with a founder of one of the coolest niche nail varnish brands – A England! 

I am ashamed to say that this interview is several years old…and it is from a year when nail polishes were the thing in beauty. And for that occasion, there is only one person I’ve wanted to interview, and it was Adina. She has an impeccable taste in pretty much everything, but I personally really appreciate her shoes (doc Martens especially), her incredible silver rings, gorgeous kitten Tristam, and, of course, the nail shades she comes up with. They are absolutely magical: the shades are unique and the stories behind them are fascinating.

Enjoy the interview!

1. Can you please tell us something about yourself?

I was born and raised in Milan Italy, with an inclination for creativity and everything beautiful. A career in fashion with a few experiences in costumes design for opera and ballet was the perfect way to fulfil my aspirations and potentials.

My starting and long time experience was as assistant for Gianni Versace for whom I designed almost everything, followed by a few years as a freelance.

The step that very early determined my fundamental next stage in life happened at 16 when I visited London for the first time during a study/holiday. A deep yearning for England and sense of belonging seemed suddenly revealed and became stronger in the following years.

In my 30s after years of conflict I finally decided to follow my heart and left my glamorous, though demanding career, my fine setting behind to come to London  to the unknown. Why? There might be only an esoteric explanation as I can’t find a rational one but that was my personal Epiphany, to feel complete at last despite difficult and uneasy moments I had to overcome.

I kept working in fashion designing accessories and eventually for a haute couture house based in Dubai until I realised I had completed a perfect cycle of experiences and didn’t feel any more the drive to continue. I formed a painting and decorating company that gave me a break on the creative side, until the urge to do something all mine raised again. And this is the start of the present chapter…

2. How did you realize that you want to create nail polishes? Was it hard to start your own brand?

“A young girl painting her nails with watercolours” that’s the beginning… During all stages and changes in life painting my nails has been a constant way to express myself and even to connect with people. I believe  the intention to start my own line had been growing for long time until I was ready to start and from that moment  all came very naturally.

I spent almost one year in preparation building the concept and the colours. It was very intense and exciting. I had to find the best manufacturer in UK, create the

A England Burne-Jones Nail Polish Collection

Here is a preview of the latest A England nail polish collection, Burne-Jones, which includes five beautiful holographic nail polishes: Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty, Rose Bower, Briarwood, Sleeping Palace and Fated Prince.

A England Burne-Jones Nail Polish Collection

I love Adina’s creations, in fact, I am wearing Bridal Veil as I type. Eugenia has swatches of the new shades which all look so beautiful that I don’t even know which one to get.

A England Heavenly Quotes Nail Polish Collection

A England released three new shades of nail polish recently.

Here is the description of the shades taken from the official website which  was provided by Eugenia, she actually has swatches of the shades here.

She Walks in Beauty (George Byron), 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.

And the Moonbeams...(Percy Bysshe Shelley), a lustrous

Nails Of The Day: A England Bridal Veil

I have got two A England nail polishes ages ago and have already written about Perceval here so I am not sure what took me so long to write about Bridal Veil.

It is probably the most beautiful nail polish that I own. It is a holographic black which is so gorgeous that it’s insane.

I would really recommend wearing it in the sunny weather as you can see all the multi-shimmer and the holographic rainbow.  Seriously,  I turn into my three-year-old-cousin and start showing my nails to almost everyone, not to mention that I can’t stop staring myself.

As for the formula,  it is

Ciate and A England Nail Polishes For Summer 2011

I love finding out about the new brands (and especially trying them out). So today I want to share about the brands that I’ve never mentioned before. Both are not new for me, although one is relatively  new on the market, but I’ve never tried any of them.

So the first one is called A England and  their  The Mythicals collection which, as they say themselves, is inspired by “enchanting spirit of England and its myths “.

I have chosen my favourite shades from the collection. I haven’t tried them but I like the promos, names and the description.

LADY OF THE LAKE, dusky purple with rainbow glimmer and glow; GALAHAD, mistyc vibrant blue green; LANCELOT, intriguing mysterious black red garnet; PERCEVAL, splendid and resplendent red; HOLY GRAIL, glorious gold. Each shade is £9.

The other nail polishes that I want to talk about are from the brand called