Monday, January 13, 2014

a-england Ballerina Collection Swatches & Review

So remember how last time I posted we just had this polar vortex where I live? All that crazy snow we got in the beginning of the week was melted and gone by Sunday. It was 50 degrees when I left work today. This is the reason I call Don Paul (the local weatherman, he has an automated phone recording of his weather forecast every day) every morning before I get dressed to figure out what the heck I need to wear to work and bring with me... snow boots and rain boots in the same week is not unheard of.

a-england is an indie brand based in the UK. Adina, the maker, translates English myth, legend, literature, and art into the most beautiful polishes around. Her holos are unlike any other which is why I own all of them (ok, except maybe one or two). Her latest set, The Ballerina Collection, is inspired by the prima ballerina Dame Margot Fontyn de Arias and her partnership with Rudolph Nureyev.

I have done some adjusting to my lighting for a more color and holo-accurate photos. Bonus: less color-adjusting and editing for me!

a-england Dancing With Nureyev
Indigo metallic holo
a-england Dancing With Nureyev



a-england Her Rose Andagio
A blush of rose pink in a metallic holo finish

a-england Her Rose Andagio

a-england Fonteyn
A pale lilac metallic holo

a-england Fonteyn

Formula Notes:
All of these polishes were gloriously formulated. The ones I swatched could be careful one-coaters! These do have a somewhat metallic finish so you will have to pay a little attention to brushstrokes but it is nothing problematic.

The fourth polish in this collection is Encore Margot which is a silver metallic holo. I do own it (because, a-england) but these were my three favorites. Plus I misplaced a bunch of pearls and had to start a few swatches over, ugh. One of my best friends is getting married June 1st and Her Rose Andagio is in the running for her wedding day mani! Hence I played around with some pearls because I've got wedding on the brain.

Selected Products:
a-england

Have you moisturized your cuticles today?

6 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous, I love them with the pearls!!

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  2. I need these. Where can I buy them at best price online?

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    1. You can check out a-england's "Where To Buy" tab and see what shop would have the best deal for you :-)

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  3. All of these are so gorgeous...I'm just such a broke cheapskate at this point that I can't keep going nuts buying polish for the time being. Sadness.

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  4. These look so cute with all the pearls you added; the perfect touches :)

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