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Saturday, 5 November 2016

A England Tennyson's Romance Collection - Swatches & Review

Press Sample/Review 

Hi everyone! Today I'm so excited to share my swatches of the new collection from A England called Tennyson's Romance! I was recently lucky enough to visit Adina at A England HQ and see a sneak peek of the new collection and even help out with selection! So needless to say, I'm so excited to have these in my collection now. 

The inspiration for this collection comes from the poem by Tennyson called The Beggar Maid about a King who fell in love at first sight with a beggar maid and married her. The colours are inspired by the painting by Burne-Jones named King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. The common theme in both works is universal love and equality with humbleness in front of love and beauty! I find it fascinating to see where Adina gets her inspiration from and you can tell that she is really passionate about her products and process of creating them

 

So here goes! For each colour, you'll find the beautiful description from the brand in italics and then my thoughts on each. 

Angel Grace: soft, delicate periwinkle hologram suffused with lilac blush 

A gorgeous velvety purple holographic. 2 coats, no topcoat. Excellent formula as I expect from A England. I love the soft velvety diffused holo effect. 

A England - Angel Grace

A England - Angel Grace

A England - Angel Grace

The Beggar Maid: complex hologram in medium warm grey with metallic sheen

A surprise favourite in this collection for me. I knew I would like this shade but not this much! The metallic sheen with the holo is gorgeous. 2 coats, no topcoat. 

A England - The Beggar Maid

A England - The Beggar Maid

A England - The Beggar Maid

King Cophetua: a holographic blackened green delicately shimmering like a forest in the starlight

This is a really unique shade, almost black but with a green tinge. Again I like the soft velvet texture and shimmer. 2 coats, no topcoat. 

A England - King Cophetua

A England - King Cophetua

A England - King Cophetua
 
In Robe and Crown: dark lavish red garnet resplendent in its prismatic hologram light

The colour I was most excited about after seeing it when I visited Adina. A deep and vampy wine with glowing soft holo. Just my kind of polish. 2 coats, no topcoat. 

A England - In Robe and Crown

A England - In Robe and Crown

A England - In Robe and Crown

A England - In Robe and Crown

Shall Be My Queen: dazzling imperial red brimming with holographic particles 

I was honoured to have some input on this shade when visiting A England HQ and I'm glad to say I find it as beautiful now as I did then. This is a gorgeous glowing red which pulls a bit pink on me and I love it. Exactly the kind of colour I can wear on it's own when I need a simple mani I know I will love. 2 coats, no topcoat. 

A England - Shall Be My Queen

A England - Shall Be My Queen

A England - Shall Be My Queen

As usual, this is a stunning collection from A England which completely fits the inspiration behind it. My favourites are definitely The Beggar Maid, In Robe and Crown and Shall Be My Queen. I didn't have any issues with formula and most of these were almost one coaters, like many A England polishes. Are you picking up any of the colours from this collection? 

A England - Tennyson's Romance

Where to Buy:
A England (UK shipping only)
Various retailers (see list here)

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The products in this post were provided for my honest review

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors and swatches!

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  2. Adina has yet another WINNER!! She does it every time. Thank you for highlighting this beautiful collection!

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