Friday, 1 May 2015

A-England Rossetti's Goddess Collection Swatches and Review

a-england Rossetti's Goddess Collection

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Today I have the brand new Rossetti's Goddess collection from a-england to share with you! We've been treated to 4 captivating new shades inspired by artwork by pre-raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

As always when I receive some new a-england polishes, I find myself immersed in wikipedia reading all about the people behind the inspiration, in this case Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his work Proserpine. I was vaguely familiar with Rossetti but it's always so interesting to find out more! It definitely makes you love the polish even more when you know the back story; although I don't have any official information behind the inspiration I've included a bit from my own research.

All 4 shades have a-england's signature smooth, opaque formula that's super easy to apply. I've done my best to describe the shades to you, but as you can imagine they're quite complex and multi-faceted and really need to be seen to garner the full effect!

Jane Morris is a steel grey/purple with flashes of purple sparkle and subtle rainbow holo. This appears a darker grey in low light and shade, and takes on a lighter grey in sunlight. I've used 2 coats plus top coat.

Inspired by Jane Morris, the beautiful muse of Rossetti and model for his Proserpine painting. 

a-england Jane Morris

a-england Jane Morris

Outdoors:

a-england Jane Morris

Proserpine is a stunning deep teal with subtle rainbow holo. This has such a depth about it and is very opaque, I barely needed 2 coats. Shown is 2 coats plus top coat

Inspired by Rossetti's painting Proserpine, in particular I'm guessing her beautiful teal dress.

a-england Proserpine

a-england Proserpine

Outdoors:

a-england Proserpine

Captive Goddess, my favourite of the bunch, is a grey-blue with flashes of a cold, icy blue colour and definitely the most complex shade of the collection - you'll see different things in every light source! This one also contains subtle rainbow holo. I've used 2 coats plus top coat

Inspired again by Proserpine, the captive goddess.

a-england Captive Goddess

a-england Captive Goddess

Outdoors:

a-england Captive Goddess

Incense Burner is a deep brown shade with flashes of a plum purple, also revealing a sort of burnt gold colour depending on light source. This is unique, at least to me, and I wasn't convinced I would like it from the bottle - but I love it. Shown is 2 coats plus top coat

Inspired by the symbolic incense burner in Proserpine, an attribute of a goddess.

a-england Incense Burner

a-england Incense Burner

Outdoors:

a-england Incense Burner

a-england Rossetti's Goddess Collection

This collection is just stunning and as always I'm impressed by the many dimensions of an a-england polish and the way you can get lost in the history behind them. What do you think? Let me know!

My picks: Captive Goddess, Proserpine

Availability

- Available now in the UK from a-england, priced £9 each with free shipping
- For the rest of the world, check the where to buy page for details of where you can purchase.

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13 comments

  1. You captured these so well Allie! The purple shimmer in Jane Morris and the colour shift in Incense Burner! I hope I can do these as much justice as you did!! Just gorgeous!

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  2. Incense Burner is INSANE! Love these!

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  3. Oh wow, your swatches are just perfect, you captured the glow so well!

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  4. God! Your swatches are amazing, hun! You've made me want some A-England polishes even more now! ;)

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  5. Thanks Mina! My a-england collection is getting very big now haha

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  6. Thank you! It took a lot of chasing the sun around for the outdoor shots :/

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  7. Thanks Emily! Oh i have no doubt your swatches will be amazing, can't wait to see them

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  8. Incense Burner looks utterly stunning!

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  9. These are just stunning! I love the colour shift in Captive Goddess particularly. :)

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  10. Wow, a stunning collection and perfect swatches, as always. I cannot pick a favorite, they are just all too pretty.

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  11. Spectacular collection! They are all amazing polishes!

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