A England – The Beggar Maid Swatch & Review

A England - The Beggar Maid - Tennysons Romance Collection - Artificial light

The first of five gorgeous holographic polishes in the Tennyson’s Romance collection from A England for winter 2016, The Beggar Maid is a beautiful scattered holo dark mink polish. It ranges between steel grey to a slight pink-mauve or brown depending on lighting and is just stunning in person.

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The Beggar Maid - King Cophetua - Wiki Image

The inspiration for this shade definitely seems to have come from her dress in the oil painting of The Beggar Maid with King Cophetua by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones which hangs in the Tate Gallery in London.  It gives the effect of the darker colours in the shadows with the more sheer fabric.  It is a beautiful painting and the polish really did it justice picking up the various colours.

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A England – The Beggar Maid – Artificial Light

A England - The Beggar Maid - Tennysons Romance Collection - Indirect Light

A England – The Beggar Maid – Artificial Light

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A England – The Beggar Maid – Natural Sunlight

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A England – The Beggar Maid – Natural Sunlight

A England – The Beggar Maid (Tennyson’s Romance Collection)

The formula on this is amazing.  Like all of the polishes in the collection, you could use them as one coaters.  A second coat deepens the colour though and gives it a bit more oompf.  Dry time is good, they were touch dry fairly quickly.  The holo shows well even without a top coat but it does help bring out the shine and colours.

This is the only one with visible brush strokes, but it only happened with thicker coats.  Two thinner coats really helps with this polish.  More so than the rest of the collection.  Wear time was good, I had this on for 3 days until I removed it and no visible chips or major tip-wear.

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Buy it: In Canada, you can get The Beggar Maid from Nail Polish Canada for $15.50 CDN.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the collection which includes King Cophetua (black), In Robe and Crown (wine), Angel Grace (purple) and Shall Be My Queen (ruby red) plus an overview of the complete Tennyson’s Romance collection.

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