Monday, 3 June 2013

A England Burne-Jones Dream collection - Review and swatches

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

I thought I'd put together one post where I summarize all the polishes without picture spam. So here they all are, the A England Burne-Jones Dream collection (Briarwood not available yet).

Lucy's Stash - A England Burne-Jones Dream collection



This collection is inspired by 19th century series of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones called The Legend of Briar Rose. The paintings depict moments from a Sleeping Beauty story/fairytale:



Briar Rose (AKA Sleeping Beauty)- red-based purple with scattered holographic particles. I'm lost for words, this is such beautiful colour! It has slight duochrome effect that shows in the shade and thousands of holo particles sparkling in direct sunlight. This is overall my second favourite shade from this collection, I really like it!

The formula was excellent as we're used to with A England brand. It applied very easily and dried smoothly and pigmentation was great. One thicker coat did provide enough coverage but I've applied second coat to add more depth to the colour and to have completely smooth surface. I've finished off with topcoat. For more pictures click here.

Lucy's Stash - A England Briar Rose
Lucy's Stash - A England Briar Rose




Fated prince - charcoal grey base with green undertones full of scattered holographic particles. It's a great shade for those preferring darker colours. The holographic effect is subtle yet still nicely visible in the sun as you'll see in the pictures. The Fated Prince has the sheerest formula of all four shades yet it is still perfectly opaque in two coats. It applied very easily and dried fast and smooth. I've applied Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender on top. For more pictures click here.

Lucy's Stash - A England Fated Prince
Lucy's Stash - A England Fated Prince



Rose Bower - raspberry red base with scattered holographic particles. Yes, it's official, I absolutely love this shade! Adina is magician, she always creates stunning colours but this one is an overall winner for me...and there's me thinking I've seen them all...

The formula was excellent, almost one coater but in the end I needed two coats. It applied very easily without streaks or patches. The drying time was good but I did end up applying Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender topcoat. For more pictures click here.

Lucy's Stash - A England Rose Bower
Lucy's Stash - A England Rose Bower



Sleeping Palace - dusty eggplant purple with scattered holographic particles. What a beauty! The holo effect is subtle yet clearly visible in the sun. I do however like the polish in the shade a lot as well. If paired with topcoat, it has mirror-like shine and the holographic particles look like grey specks embedded in eggplant purple. 

The formula was absolutely excellent, I dare to say one of the best I've tried. It is 'one-coater' that applied very easily and it's not streaky or thick. The drying time was good and I've applied Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender on top. For more pictures click here.

Lucy's Stash - A England Sleeping Palace
Lucy's Stash - A England Sleeping Palace


These are all epic and beautiful! Formulas were perfect and well-pigmented, I couldn't ask for more! Thank you Adina for creating these AH-MAZING polishes!

If you'd like to get your paws on the new A England collection, it is available on pre-order by emailing directly hello@a-england.co.uk, alternatively you can shop in e-shops all over the world, HERE is the full list.


*PR sample

15 comments:

  1. I love them all but I especially love Fated prince, it's so beautiful!

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  2. Wow! Each one is prettier than the next!

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  3. I am in love with Rose Bower!!!

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  4. Lovely swatches! Rose Bower is especially *_____*

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  5. Briar Rose is my favorite :-) I have to place an order ASAP ^^

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  6. They are all amazing!! My favs are Rose Bower and Briar Rose. Adina did it again!!! Beautiful, elegant and original Collection

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  7. Love the whole collection, I'm allowex one but Icannot pick which one its too hard.

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  8. These are all so pretty! Briar Rose is amazing, love your swatches <3

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  9. Sleeping Palace is stunning!

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  10. These four polishes are seriously intoxicating.

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  11. Rose B sure suits you skin tone. Haven't got any of this make, would love one!

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  12. Is Rose Bower an almost dupe of Perceval?

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  13. Not at all. It is more raspberry than pure red like Perceval plus it has scattered holo in it. it is thousand times more beautiful :)))

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