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a-england Ballerina Collection Swatches and Review

a-england Ballerina

The a-england Ballerina collection is a new four-piece collection featuring pretty, soft, ethereal holographic shades.

Ballerina was inspired by Margot Fonteyn, a world-famous dancer, and her partner Rudof Nureyev. They danced together in many ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. I grew up watching ballet because my mom loved it and took classes when she was young, as did I. I hadn’t thought of these names in years so I’m happy to see a collection based on their amazing talent.

All four of these shades apply like smooth, melted butter. Perfection. They only need two coats to be perfect and opaque. Adina knocked it out of the park again!

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a-england Burne-Jones Dream Swatches and Review

a-england Burne-Jones Dream

a-england Burne-Jones Dream is a new collection featuring four amazing holographic shimmery shades (with a 5th to come!).

But who is Edward Burne-Jones? He was a British painter who did a series of painting between 1885-1890 called The Legend Of Briar Rose. I happen to think this makes an excellent inspiration for a-england nail shades!

As usual with this brand the formula is so incredibly perfect. One coat seems like it will be too sheer, but after the second completely creamy one, everything is opaque, even and perfect.

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Clockwise: Rose Bower, Fated Prince, Briar Rose, Sleeping Palace

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a-england Holy Grail and Beauty Never Fails Swatches & Review

A england Holy Grail  Beauty Never Fails

a-england has two new goodies out for us now. One might sound a bit familiar but it’s not the same…

Holy Grail is a new edition of the super gold polish of the same name. This one is a shimmery, metallic duochrome! And Beauty Never Fails is a brand spankin’ new deep green shimmer.

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Holy Grail, Beauty Never Fails

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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

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a England The Legends Collection Swatches & Review

a England has a new collection out called The Legends that includes seven new colors. I don’t know about you but I am super excited about them!

This collection was inspired by the tale of Saint George and the Dragon.

The colors include:

  • Saint George – Teal holographic
  • Dragon – Green holographic
  • Princess Sabra – Gold holographic
  • Order of the Garter – Royal blue glass fleck
  • Bridal Veil – Black holographic
  • Ascalon – Grey holographic
  • Princess Tears – Lilac/grey holographic

The formula with all of the ones I tried was most excellent. They are buttery, smooth, so easy to apply and perfect in just two coats. They’re very holographic and shiny as well. Just perfection!

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