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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.