When you are short on time but still want to look polished, grab one bottle of gorgeous polish and get painting! I didn’t need to add any embellishments or nail art, so have a look at my AEngland Captive Goddess swatch – with some beautiful macro photos as well.
Captive Goddess is part of the three-polish Rossetti’s Goddess collection, and Adina describes it:
A complex holographic blend of cerulean blue, aquamarine green and muted purple veiled by a silver grey shadow.
I found it has plenty of scattered linear holo sparkle, and shifts between a bright pink-purple and turquoise blue – I think I captured all these elements best with the macro photo of my thumb.
I used two coats, over a base of Nailtiques and topped with Seche Vite. It was easy enough to work with, although it could drag a little. If you have tried the Color Club Halo Hues before, the texture and application was very similar.
It was a little patchy after one coat, so I would recommend using two coats. The finish was smooth, and the top coat gave it a glass like effect. It dries pretty quickly too.
From distance, it looks like a plain gunmetal grey, but on closer inspection the range of colours is very clear. I really enjoy having this polish on!
I think the blue shift is more obvious at first glance, then the gold, holo, and pink tones show. But overall, I should wear this polish a lot more often!
AEngland Captive Goddess
If you’re looking for a polish that is easy to apply and beautiful to wear, then Captive Goddess is my recommendation. And sorry for the picture spam – they all came out so pretty I couldn’t choose…