Collection: A-England, The Legend
In some ways, A-England is a bit obviously an indie brand: it’s inconsistent in the way its name is presented (it shows up on the official website in variations like a-england, a england, and A-England) and the nail polish itself doesn’t seem to have a product name (I’m just calling it Nail Lacquer since that seems to be pretty common, although I suppose that as a British brand, it’s more accurately Nail Varnish, isn’t it?).
But, I can easily stop nit-picking, because the first A-England I ever tried, Saint George, is simply an amazing polish.
The color is a stunning deep teal green, just shy of being blackened, with fine holographic shimmer. This is no gaudy, in-your-face holo, however. It’s as elegant as a holographic nail polish can be. My swatch doesn’t really do it justice. In person, it has great depth and is somewhat mesmerizing!
The formula is also practically impeccable. It’s a one-coater if you apply a slightly thicker coat. I used two thinner coats for my swatch, because that’s how I like to roll, but this is functionally a one-coat wonder.
I’ve already placed an order for two more A-Englands, one being King Arthur (how could I not?). I hope they’re just as great as Saint George is!
A-England Nail Lacquer is 0.39 fl oz / 11 mL and retails for £9 / US$10 / CA$12.50. In Canada, you can purchase it at Harlow & Co. or Nail Polish Canada (which is where I bought mine). The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The company is cruelty-free.
A-England is based in London, England.