Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted 2016 Holiday Set

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You have probably noticed these sets in Shoppers Drug Mart.  With their pretty red and gold bucket containers, the Quo by Orly Perfectly Painted sets are hard to miss.  For $35 you get 12 mini Quo by Orly nail polishes in various colours to take you through the holiday season.  The bucket is great for storing makeup brushes or cotton balls etc once you are done too.  I will have manis featuring some of these polishes over the coming weeks[Read more]

A England Tennyson’s Romance Collection Swatches and Review

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You can never have enough holo in your life and this stunning new collection from A England just screams buy me.  The Tennyson’s Romance collection includes five scattered holo polishes, from orchid purple to black based on Tennyson’s The Beggar Maid. While the polishes are named for Tennyson’s Romance, The Beggars Maid, the shades mainly find their inspiration from the painting.  King Cophetua and The Beggar Maid (1884) is an oil painting by Sir Edward Burne-Jones which sits in the Tate[Read more]

A England – Shall Be My Queen Swatches and Review

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The final shade in A England’s Tennyson’s Romance collection is Shall Be My Queen.  A stunning ruby red scattered holographic polish that finishes the collection with a touch of royalty. While the painting does have some beautiful reds in it, I like to think the inspiration is more the royalty aspect of the story.  I would hope that King Cophetua treated the Beggar Maid well once she became his queen and she had rubies or whatever else her heart desired.[Read more]

A England – Angel Grace Swatches and Review

A England - Angel Grace Swatches and Review - Tennysons Romance Collection

The fourth shade from A England’s Tennyson’s Romance collection is Angel Grace.  This stunning scattered holo orchid purple polish may be the least true to the painting, but you know I love my purples.  Since it is a bit lighter, the holographic shimmer shows more brightly too. I am not really sure where they got the inspiration for this shade.  Neither the painting nor the sketch show much purple so it is all about the typical purple grace I guess.[Read more]

A England – In Robe and Crown Swatch & Review

A England - In Robe and Crown Swatches - Tennysons Romance Collection

The third shade in A England’s Tennyson’s Romance collection is the stunning In Robe and Crown.  A deep red wine polish with scattered holo, this one would work for almost all skin tones and is so beautiful in person.  I only had this one briefly while I tried out the collection but even the FedEx guy commented on it while delivering a parcel. Before the painting was completed, the sketch in gouache by artist Edward Burne-Jones had the King wearing[Read more]