Wednesday, 5 June 2013

a-england Briar Rose and Rose Bower from Burne-Jones Dream Collection: Swatches and Review

Summers finally hit UK and we are loving the sun here. I wonder i have so many polish swatches clicked and saved in my computer but just not getting time to write about them. 

Anyway, a-england recently launched their latest collection Burne-Jones Dream Collection and it's inspired from The Legend of Briar Rose series of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones. This collection has total of 5 polishes, 4 of them are launched already the 5th one will be released later. 

Today i have Briar Rose and Rose Bower* from this collection to show you.  Click on Read more for detailed swatches and a gradient manicure using these two beauties. 

Briar Rose is a red-ish pink scatter holographic polish. Formula is great as all other a-england polishes and is pretty opaque. One descent coat is enough for  this polish but i am used to 2 thin coats. Following pictures are taken in artificial light and no top coat.
a-england Briar Rose

Rose Bower* is gorgeous red polish with scatter holographic particles. The holographic effect is subtle but i just love this polish. When i saw other swatches i was like ok another red but when i applied it, i just went aww. This shade definitely suits my skin tone and i love that.

This polish again is a descent one coat-er. I used 2 thin coats and no top coat. Pictures taken in artificial light.
a-england Rose Bower
a-england Rose Bower
a-england Rose Bower
a-england Rose Bower

a-england Rose Bower close-up
I did a gradient manicure using these two polishes.
holographic gradient nail art

Overall i like both polishes, formula is great and so is application. These polishes are available worldwide through a-england network

If you live in UK than you can pre-order them by mailing at Stay tuned on a-england Facebook page to see more from this collection and other announcements.

So which one you like more?? 


*product is sent to me for review, however i am honest in my opinion.



  1. I have never heard of this brand before but the red is a lovely colour :) I will defs look out for this!
    Much love,
    Suz x

    1. Hi Suz, its uk based polish maker and you should definitely check them out.. i am sure u will love their polish as we all do :)

  2. Oh those are pretty!! I so need to try A England one day!! Love the gradient x

  3. I love the looks of Briar Rose, and just scored a bottle on EBay!
    I'm not typically a nail polish woman, but I couldn't resist this one.