a-england Gothic Beauties Collection for Fall 2012 Swatches & Review
a-england has a gorgeous new five-piece collection out this fall called Gothic Beauties.
As with her previous collections, the shades and names are all inspired by the myths and lore of England. In other words, these are perfect for me!
I have said this before about these polishes, and I’ll say it again. The formula is incredible. They are thick, but not sticky or gloopy. They have this certain texture to them so that they apply very opaque (nearly 1-coaters) and almost dry. Ok not dry, but they don’t run or move around once you swipe it on your nail. No messy bleeding into cuticles or the sides of your nails. Hard to explain, but they’re fabulous. All of these were just two coats.
Tess D’Urbervilles, Lady Of Shalott, Dorian Gray, Jane Eyre, Ophelia
Dorian Gray is a deep silvery grey with gold shimmer. In the bottle the shimmer looks silver, but on the nail it’s more of a warm gold. Gorgeous shade.
Tess D’Urbervilles is a blackened emerald green shimmer. Really there are multiple shades of green in this shimmer, as well as some red. It really glows and sparkles.
Jane Eyre is a blackened red with heavy red and purple shimmer. You have to see this one in person to truly understand how amazing it looks. Lit from within. Mesmerizing. Love this shimmer!
Lady Of Shalott
Lady Of Shalott is a blackened sapphire blue with purple and blue shimmer. I classify this one as a blurple because while the base is deep blue, there is a lot of purple in it. Again, crazy gorgeous and glowing.
Ophelia is a blackened violet with purple, red and blue shimmer. I am once again in love with the color, formula and everything.
Overall: Ok honestly I am trying to figure out something bad to say about these, but having a hard time! I really, truly love all the shades, find them pretty unique, and the formula is excellent. Maybe the one thing negative would be that the shimmer isn’t super easy to pick up in a low-lighting situation. My favorite ones are Jane Eyre, Lady Of Shalott and Ophelia.
Pricing: $9.00 for 0.39 oz.
Alrighty folks, which of these did you get or will you be getting? You cannot tell me you don’t want any…;)
Note: a-england is cruelty free.