I love the Tudor period of English history mostly because they're all so horrible. It's like Dynasty in brocade with beheadings. I was excited to see that Rescue Beauty Lounge's Fall 2010 nail polish collection is 'The Housewives of Tudor England' and then immediately disappointed when I remembered that we don't have RBL here any more (why, Liberty, why did you stop stocking this brand?) Luckily for me, Amy at www.cafemakeup.com kindly offered to help me get hold of them, and you can see Amy's post on the collection here.
Anne Boleyn wasn't conventionally beautiful by the standards of the time, but she had allure by the bucketload. This nail polish is the perfect colour for her; a murky grey-green-khaki with gold and pink shimmer suspended in it (the pink only shows up when the nails or bottle catch the light just right).
This was the woman who allegedly said that Henry VIII could not satisfy a woman, having neither the skill nor the potency to do so. She is my favourite of the six wives and I'm happy to say that this polish represents her beautifully. It's not a pretty polish but it is fascinating and it does look somewhat 'something wicked this way comes' on the nails for a nod to the allegations of witchcraft levelled against Queen Anne. The pictures are with three thin coats applied; a more careful hand could get full coverage with two thicker coats.