A England Nail Varnish in Let Me In

A England — Let Me In (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. Yesterday, I reviewed Spirit of the Moors, and today I’m reviewing Let Me In.

A England describes Let Me In as a “dark red berry holo full of depth and passion”. It’s a really well-balanced jewel-toned color, right in between red and pinked berry. Like in Spirit of the Moors, the holographic shimmer is on the subtle side, and looks silvery-cranberry in most light/angles.

The name of the polish comes from a supernatural quote from the novel:

I muttered, knocking my knuckles through the glass, and stretching an arm out to seize the importunate branch; instead of which, my fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand! The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed,
“Let me in—let me in!”

Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights”, 1978

However, the name also reminds me of Let the Right One In, a stunning 2008 Swedish movie that transcends the vampire/horror genre: it’s beautiful, dark, romantic, and heartbreaking.

Let the Right One In, movie poster

Anyway, back to the actual polish! Unlike Spirit of the Moors, Let Me In applies fantastically well. It is actually a One-Coat Wonder, although I did use two in my swatch, since it intensifies the color. The polish looks great with just one coat, though.

While I would, again, prefer a jazzier holographic effect, I still think this is a gorgeous color with a very pretty finish, and I totally recommend it! It’s perfect for the upcoming fall and winter months.

A England Nail Varnish in Let Me In, 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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