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.
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.
This photo under different lighting shows the holographic shimmer a little better:
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.