I wish every nail polish had the same formula that A-England polishes do. They're incredible. Always thick and opaque, yet easy to apply. I might have been able to get away with one coat for Ascalon if I was careful, but I did two. The brush is excellent- and is probably my favourite brush out of any brand I've tried. In summary, this lacquer practically applied itself. It was a breeze. Now, let's get onto the colour...
Ascalon is a pretty grey, with a strong lavender duochrome flash and holographic particles which sparkle in the light. It's a subtle holo, to be sure, but that's part of the reason I love it. If there ever was an office appropriate holographic, this might be it. It's very... dignified. A restrained grey-lavender holo. Let's see Ascalon in the sunlight, shall we?
I don't think I quite captured the strong lavender flash it has... it's present not only in the sun, but also in ambient light. I think the combination of the duo chrome and the holographic sparkle kind of freaked my camera out; this is definitely best observed in person. Which I highly recommend. It also reminded me of black pearls:
Yeah, I think that black pearls are a pretty good match with this polish. They share a lot of the same qualities (grey/multichrome/lavender finish). They also don't photograph very well. :P
So that was A-England Ascalon. A highly recommended lacquer with an amazing formula. So amazing I broke out both the italics and the bold font. Watch out. When you see me underlining something as well, you should probably take cover.