Wednesday, 26 November 2014

a-england Elizabeth & Mary Collection Swatches and Review

a-england Elizabeth & Mary Collection

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Today I have swatches of the stunning new collection from a-england, Elizabeth & Mary. Another collection steeped in history, this release consists of 5 polishes - 3 scattered holo and 2 shimmers.

This collection takes it's inspiration from Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, two of British history's most famous royals (and who I still remember quite a bit about from History lessons!)

Gloriana is a gorgeous red foil/shimmer with delicate gold sparkle. Wonderful formula and practically a one coater! Shown is 2 thin coats plus top coat

a-england Gloriana

a-england Gloriana

Queen of Scots is a dark royal blue with deep subtle shimmer, unfortunately not very evident in my pictures! The formula here is not quite as great as the others, but it's easily applied. This is a dense and highly pigmented polish so don't forget your base coat! I used 2 coats plus top coat

a-england Queen of Scots

a-england Queen of Scots

Fotheringhay Castle is an golden olive green with scattered holo particles, which really come to life under direct light. This is an usual colour for a holo but it works wonderfully, and the formula is a one coater! I've used 2 coats, not top coat (2 coats just means more holo, right!?)

a-england Fotheringhay Castle

Direct light:

a-england Fotheringhay Castle

Crown of Thistles is a stunning orchid with scattered holo particles. I adore this colour, it's so striking! Perfect formula, 2 coats, no top coat.

a-england Crown of Thistles

Direct light:

a-england Crown of Thistles

Virgin Queen is difficult to describe; in indirect light it's a pewter shade, and under direct light it comes out a lot more silver. It contains stunning rainbow holo particles which show up best under direct light. Shown is 2 coats, no top coat.

a-england Virgin Queen

Direct light:

a-england Virgin Queen

a-england Elizabeth & Mary Collection

Another enchanting and thoughtful collection from a-england, complete with their signature formula. I can't wait to see what little pieces of history will be in their next release!

My picks: Virgin Queen and Crown of Thistles

Availability

- If you're in the UK, you can buy directly from a-england.co.uk
- For the rest of the world, check the where to buy page for info

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  1. Love both the stories of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth so this collection speaks to me! : ) The names are gorgoeus and my definite favourite is Fotheringhay Castle - WOW.

    Ha, I'm actually wearing a-england right now : )

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    1. Me too! I'm a bit of a History nut so it makes me love a-england all the more!

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