A England Nail Varnish in Spirit of the Moors

A England — Spirit of the Moors (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

Collection: A England 2015 Winter, To Emily Brontë

A little over two weeks ago, I posted about British brand A England’s new collection inspired by Emily Brontë and her sole novel, Wuthering Heights. That book is one of my all-time favorites, and I immediately ordered two of the holographic polishes from the collection. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing Let Me In and Spirit of the Moors.

A England describes Spirit of the Moors as a “bright blu [sic] holo revealing at times tiny surprising green lights”. The shade of blue is a stunning, intense cobalt with an occasional hint of iris, depending on the light. The holographic shimmer is fine and, to my surprise, quite subtle.

Photo by Lizzie Shepherd. Summer sunset - Cleveland Way, Yorkshire, England
Photo by Lizzie Shepherd. Summer sunset, Cleveland Way (Yorkshire, England). Image: lizzieshepherd.com

I must admit that I was hoping for a holographic effect closer to that displayed in my other two A England holos, Crown of Thistles and Saint George.

As you can see from the swatch photos, it’s mostly silvery holo, and at certain angles/light you can see touches of purple/green/etc. holo. It isn’t very obvious. It’s still a very beautiful polish, so if you like your holo effect subtle, I whole-heartedly recommend this. I would personally have preferred an amped up holo!

The formula is good, though other A Englands I’ve tried are better. Spirit of the Moors requires at least two coats; I did three for the swatches because the blue becomes extra intense with a third coat. You can definitely run with just two, if you like. Application is very smooth and even, as expected from this brand.

A England Nail Varnish in Spirit of the Moors, swatch

This photo under different lighting shows the holographic shimmer a little better:
A England Nail Varnish in Spirit of the Moors, swatch

A-England Nail Lacquer is 0.39 fl oz / 11 mL (usually) 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.

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