Thursday, January 26, 2012

Swatches & Review: a England - Bridal Veil

Continuing a England's The Legend story... You've already met Saint George and now it's time to meet his wife to be, princess Sabra or better yet - her bridal veil. All photos show a England Bridal Veil without base or top coat. 
a England Bridal Veil

The tale of Saint George and Dragon:
''Terrorized by a dragon, a town is forced by the monster to sacrifice a young girl each day to him. When St. George learns of this and that the Princess Sabra is his latest intended victim, he attacks the monster, finally defeats him, and completes his triumph with his marriage to the princess.'' (Source)
Burne-Jones, Princess Sabra Led to the Dragon (source)

At first glance, Bridal Veil might look like the least interesting color from The Legend collection, but I bet it will gain a lot of love between the dark, edgy nail polish shade lovers. The black base in Bridal Veil contains scattered holographic shimmer (like most of the other shades from this collection) which doesn't create the linear holographic effect, but it does create a sparkly finish. The color shifts to brown-ish green under certain angles, but it was impossible for me to capture that effect on photos.

a England, Bridal Veil, 2 coats
a England Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil is another example of what all high quality polishes should be like. I don't have a simple negative remark about it. The brush is great and when you combine it with perfect formula you get a great application. This polish is opaque in 1 thicker coat and it dries quite fast. The finish is really glossy even without top coat.
a England Bridal Veil

Well, there is one bad thing about Bridal Veil - it doesn't want to photograph and these photos don't do it any justice. Still, I think this last photo, shot in the sunlight, represents the magic in it better than the ones shot in my lightbox aka Crappy II. Beautiful!
a England Bridal Veil

The Legend collection should be up on a England website soon. Until then, you can order the polishes from the new collection by contacting Adina directly (hello@a-england.co.uk).

What are your thoughts on a England's Bridal Veil?

*The product was sent to me by the company.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is amazing. I really love it. It reminds me a little of Sally Hansen Oxide, which I own and LOVE (Scrangie has a good swatch) - but they aren't quite the same.

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  2. I guess I could get a feeling of what you're talking about by the last picture: your little finger is specially sparkly and I kind of see that shift of colour towards brown. Yeap, it is special indeed!

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  3. One of these days I'm gonna go for my piggy bank and get me some of these A England polishes. Sooo beautiful! :)

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  4. Nič ni boljšega kot črna/skoraj črna with a twist ;) <3

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  5. I can´t wait to get mine!!! your swatches are awesome!!
    Do you think it can compares to Opi My private Jet? Or Color Club revvvolution?

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  6. Pretty shade! It's not all that unique, but oh well.

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  7. Obožujem tovrstne odtenke. Težko se mu bom uprla. Ampak najprej se moram dokopati do zelenega in teal.

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  8. In the last picture I can see some of the holoness. This looks like a brilliant polish.

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  9. Another gorgeous holo. Another one to add to my wishlist.

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  10. I think, that the Essence´s Hunt me if you can from the Vampire´s love LE is pretty similar to this polish. A nice one with an additional holo effect though.

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  11. I love this color! I'm loving blacks done like this.

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  12. WOW......gorgeous! I have a-england tristam and it is like the dk. blue equivalent. Stunning, maybe my favorite polish ever.

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