Gooooood morning everyone and happy Monday! I'm so excited for this post that I can barely stand it! I got the A England Gothic Beauties from Llarowe to swatch for her online store and I decided to review them for you all as well. There are five shades in this collection and they are all dark, vampy, and gorgeous! I've also included macro shots of each shade after the initial swatch. Enjoy!
Jane Eyre is a stunning blackened red base with rust-colored shimmer. The shimmer is definitely not as evident is low light situations as it is in the sun or bright indoor light, but it is still there.
Lady of Shalott has the same blackened base as Jane Eyre, but it's filled with gorgeous royal blue shimmer. It appears in the macro shot to also have a bit of pink and purple shimmer to it as well. Sooooo pretty!
Dorian Gray reminds me of a brushed pewter mug that my dad bought as a souvenir the last time we went to Walt Disney World. It's base is the perfect shade of grey and it has some subtle pink and green shimmer as well.
Ophelia is a deep, dark blackened plum with royal purple shimmer throughout. I think this is definitely the darkest of the group and the hardest to capture as well. Side note: I kept giggling every time I saw the name on this one because the first thing I thought of was Ophelia crabs from Deadliest Catch! ;P
Tess D'Urberville is, hands down, my favorite from this collection. It's dark, shimmery, elegant, and edgy all at once! If you love a good green polish, you won't want to pass on this blackened green with emerald shimmer.
The formula on all of these shades was very good; I needed two coats for full opacity and had no problems controlling the polish on the brush. A England polishes retail for $12 on Llarowe and somewhere around $12 directly from A England (depending on the exchange rate at the time) but you have to wait longer for them here in the US since it's an international order! What do you think of the A England brand? Will you be buying any polishes in the Gothic Beauties collection?
*Products in this post were provided for my honest review.*