Hey everyone! I feel so frustrated with myself, I had intended to post every day this week to catch up on reviews but I've come down with an infection and I just feel awful. It's also making me really emotional for some reason, like I've cried at my own nails at least twice, so I decided to have a few days break. I'm still not feeling great but I can't deal with the not-posting guilt so I wanted to post this gorgeous A-England collection.
A England is a brand that I've wanted to try for a very very long time, their polishes are always awe-inspiring and unique, and the collections always intrigue me. I was lucky enough to be approached by Adina to review for A-England recently, and I absolutely jumped at the chance. I was sent this collection, (the To Emily Bronte Collection*), and a duo that I'll be showing you in the next few days. All of the polishes are gorgeous, but I feel a special affinity to this collection because they're all inspired by Wuthering Heights which is such a brilliant book. I used to be such a bookworm before uni and work took over my life and Wuthering Heights was definitely one of my favourites.
I felt a lot of pressure to get my review of these perfect, not just because I want to impress Adina and my readers, but also because I want to do these beautiful polishes justice. I decided to use my new camera for my 'other' shots and my usual lightbox camera for my five finger shots. Unfortunately I wasn't very happy with the five finger shots, I didn't think they did the polishes justice, but I don't have it in me to break tradition and not have five finger shots. And anyway, it gives a perception of what the polishes look like inside and outside, but it also definitely highlights how much I need to get a lightbox set up for my new camera because the quality is 100x better!
Wuthering Heights* is the polish of it's namesake and it definitely suits the dark stone of the house. It's granite-like but with a holographic glitter to it. This was 2 easy coats, I could probably have got away with one but the first was slightly patchy. This is with topcoat to bring out the shine
Spirit Of The Moors* is a deep sparkly blue holographic glitter. This was 2 easy coats, the first was patchy but it evened out with the second. Shown with topcoat to bring out the depth of the glitter
The polish reminded me a lot of OPI - Give Me Space so I decided to do a comparison between the two. Shown below is Give Me Space in the middle and Spirit of the Moors* on the other two. As you can see GMS it slightly darker and more space like (as the name would suggest) and I think Spirit of The Moors* has more depth.
Let Me In* is a lovely burgundy berry holographic glitter. This was just 1 very easy coat, just one! Shown with topcoat
Heathcliff* is a dark dense glitter. The glitter pieces are a bigger than in the rest of the collection, I guess because Heathcliff was the black sheep, the polish suits him. This was 2 coats, the first coat was very patchy but it all evened out with the second. Shown with topcoat as it dried matte and textured-ish
Finally is Cathy*, this is a lovely pale lilac. It does contain holographic glitter but it's a lot more subtle than the other colours, and my cameras both really struggled to pick it up, although it's a lot more noticeable in person. This was 2 easy coats, shown with topcoat.
Overall I'm very impressed with these, in fact as first impressions go I don't think they could be any better. These retail at £9 each on the A-England website. You can also find a list of other stockists here.
What do you think? Do you own any of these? Let me know in the comments!
*These polishes were provided to me for review, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way