A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, swatch

A England — Rose Bower (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

Collection: A England 2013, Burne-Jones Dream

Indie brand A England‘s 2013 collection, Burne-Jones Dream, references the work of 19th century British artist Edward Burne-Jones. I’ve previously reviewed Sleeping Palace from this collection, where I talk more about the collection’s inspiration!

The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon (1898), Edward Burne-Jones
The Legend of Briar Rose: The Garden Court (1885–1890), Edward Burne-Jones.
Buscot Park, England.
Image: wikipedia.org

I’ve been trying to swatch some more romantically-inclined colors for Valentine’s Day, and Rose Bower struck me as a particularly lovely option. It’s a gorgeous azalea red—intense and pinked—with fine holographic shimmer.

A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower
A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower

As usual, coverage and application are excellent. You can almost get away with one coat, but ideally I’d recommend two, as I have in my swatch.

One thing about my lightbox setup is that the light bulbs I use don’t show holos very well. (Halogens do, but the ones in my home are so yellow and can mess with color, even with white balance set properly.) Luckily, we have some sun on this cold day in Toronto, and I managed to get a sunlight shot, as well.

A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, swatch, indoors
A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, swatch, indoors

Here it is in sunlight:

A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, swatch, sunlight
A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, swatch, sunlight
A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, label
A England Nail Varnish in Rose Bower, label

I recommend this one very highly. Wouldn’t it make a perfect Valentine’s mani?

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A-England Nail Lacquer is 0.39 fl oz / 11 mL (usually) and retails for £11 / CA$15.50. In Canada, you can purchase it at Harlow & Co. (which is where I bought mine) or Nail Polish Canada. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The company is cruelty-free.

A England is based in London, England.

🐇Cruelty-Free
🇬🇧Made in UK
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5 thoughts on “A England — Rose Bower (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

  1. Pretty pretty! Definitely a Valentine’s Day type of colour. It’s been sooooo grey out lately but I appreciated the few days of sunshine last week (even though cold).

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