Wednesday, 7 October 2015

a england To Emily Bronte Swatches

a england To Emily Bronte swatches

Press Sample 

One of my favourite brands, a england, has just released a brand new collection inspired by Emily Brontë, author of that novel which you'll have certainly heard of, Wuthering Heights. I have read the book (many years ago) but Wuthering Heights to me just brings out a chorus of the Kate Bush song...which I sang pretty much non stop while swatching this collection, so imagine that if you will.

To Emily Brontë consists of 5 new shades; 2 subtle holos, 2 stronger holos and a glitter. As with all a england collections, each shade has a strong inspiration and having read the book I can really grasp the feeling behind them; and even if you have no idea about Emily Brontë or Wuthering Heights, you can stay for the extremely pretty colours!

Wuthering Heights is a soft grey scattered holo with a slight lavender undertone. Perfect buttery formula, I used 2 coats plus top coat.

Inspiration: "The setting of the novel; a dark, windy, stormy place"

a england Wuthering Heights

a england Wuthering Heights

a england Wuthering Heights

Cathy is a subtle pale grey scattered holo with blue flashes. I love this one, it's so delicate and pretty. 2 coats plus topcoat

Inspiration: "The unhappy tormented female protagonist fluctuating as a ghost after her tragic and premature death"


a england Cathy


a england Cathy

a england Cathy

Let Me In is a deep red berry shade with a stronger holo effect. I used 2 coats plus top coat. For anyone interested in a comparison with some other a england shades, there's one at the bottom of the post.

Inspiration: "The haunting cry of Cathy as a ghost by the house where she lived her youth"

a england Let Me In

a england Let Me In

a england Let Me In

Spirit Of The Moors is an electric blue holo. Along with Cathy, this is my favourite, it's supremely beautiful. 2 coats plus top coat

Inspiration: "The moors is the vast scenery, where all the characters move and the story unfolds, which envelopes and reveals the essence and soul of them"

a england Spirit Of The Moors

a england Spirit Of The Moors

a england Spirit Of The Moors

Finally, Heathcliff is a black base with silver, blue and red glitters. It's quite sheer on the first coat but builds up nicely in 3 thin coats, or you could wear 1-2 coats over a black base if you prefer. It's pretty top coat hungry so I added 2 coats to smooth it over.

Inspiration: "The male protagonist, tenebrous and full of hidden sparkle and tumultuous feelings"

a england Heathcliff

a england Heathcliff

a england Heathcliff

I'm including a comparison of Let Me In, Rose Bower and Briar Rose as I know some people will be curious. As you can see, definitely no dupes! Let Me In is much more of a berry shade than the others, and quite a bit darker.

a england let me in, rose bower, briar rose comparison

Another beautiful a england collection, it has a somewhat haunting feel to it (must be the Wuthering Heights references...that book does enjoy it's ghosts) and there's plenty of Autumn/Winter shades to feed your seasonal needs. Let me know your favourite!

My picks: Cathy, Spirit Of The Moors

 Availability

- Available now in the UK from a-england.co.uk
- Check the international stockists page to see where you can buy a england in your part of the world

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13 comments

  1. I've alreday seen many swatches of this collection, but honestly - yours are the best! now I want them all ;)

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  2. So gorgeous! Your swatches are the best.

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  3. hahah! I so know what you mean - I was humming the song while reading your post!
    The swatches are as stunning as the polishes itself - so many pretties!!
    I hope to have some a-England on my stash soon ;)

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  4. I was so happy to see the comparison!
    Thank you! You are the best!

    Gorgeous swatches

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  5. Aaaah Let Me In ♥! Love this collection so much, and so much fun Adina added a glitter as well!

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  6. although I'm a maroon-maniac, I love Cathy and Spirit of the Moors (omg, it's so vibrant!).
    your swatches are simply perfect!

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  7. These are beautiful! I love Wuthering Heights...such a soft shade!

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  8. My gosh, your swatches give me goosebumps. So GOOD! I love all of the polishes too but I'm thinking Spirit of the Moors is my favorite! I'm a sucker for a good blue. :)

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  9. Cathy is the most glorious shade ever! I am LOVING this release but honestly A England is always amazing. I can't wait to swatch my set!

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  10. Beautiful swatches Allie. Let me in is definitely my favourite, I'm a sucker for colours like that! We never had Wuthering heights as a mandatory read so I never read it and have no idea what the book is about but you've written the post nicely :)

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  11. These are really beautiful! Thanks for showing the comparison swatches; I have Briar Rose and it's so helpful to see them side-by-side. :)

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