A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty, swatch

A England — Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty (Nail Varnish)

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 Rose Bower and Sleeping Palace from this collection.

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

Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty is another romantic shade from this collection. It’s a deep cranberry pink with fine holographic shimmer that gives it a soft-focus look. The shade veers a little purplish on the nail, but it’s still remarkably neutral and I think it’d look good on most skintones.

A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty
A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty

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. (I basically just copy and paste these two paragraphs in every A England review.)

A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty, swatch, indoors
A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty, swatch, indoors

Here it is in sunlight:

A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty, swatch, sunlight
A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty, swatch, sunlight
A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty, label
A England Nail Varnish in Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty, label

I think I’m a little less wowed with this one (I really loved Rose Bower!) but I’m more a red person than a pink one. This is still a gorgeous, versatile deep pink holo in a fantastic formula!

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A-England Nail Lacquer is 0.39 fl oz / 11 mL (usually) and retails for £11 / CA$15.50. 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
🌱Vegan
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