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.

A England - In Robe and Crown Bottle Shot - Tennysons Romance Collection

The Beggar Maid - King Cophetua - Painting vs Sketch

Before the painting was completed, the sketch in gouache by artist Edward Burne-Jones had the King wearing red and a red carpet on the steps leading up to him.  Whether the shade’s inspiration stems from the coloured sketch or just the general reds and royalty of the final painting, it is just gorgeous.

Named for the moment after King Cophetua sees the beggar maid and goes out in his full robes and crown to scatter coins to get the attention of the beggars.  He asks his chosen beggar maid, Penelophon, to be his bride and they live happily ever after.  Because everyone loves that fairytale happy ending.

A England – In Robe and Crown (Tennyson’s Romance Collection)

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

A England – In Robe and Crown (Artificial Light)

A England - In Robe and Crown Macro Swatch Artificial Light - Tennysons Romance Collection

A England – In Robe and Crown (Artificial Light)

A England - In Robe and Crown Macro Swatch - Tennysons Romance Collection

A England – In Robe and Crown (Sunlight)

A England - In Robe and Crown Sunlight Swatch - Tennysons Romance Collection

A England – In Robe and Crown (Indirect Natural Light)

Like the others in the Tennyson’s Romance collection, the formula on this is great.  It can be used as a one coater although a second coat deepens the colour.  The formula is thick but not so much that it is hard to work with or shows brush strokes.  Dry time is good even with thicker coats and it has a beautiful shiny finish even without top coat.

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Buy it: You can buy A England’s In Robe and Crown from Nail Polish Canada for $15.50 CDN.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection as you will likely want them all.  The rest of the Tennyson’s Romance collection includes The Beggar Maid (mink), King Cophetua (black), Angel Grace (purple) and Shall Be My Queen (ruby red).

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5 thoughts on “A England – In Robe and Crown Swatch & Review

  1. But I have been waiting for it to come into stock for so long and I really wanted it for Christmas..:( Been waiting about 2 months so far, part of this collection is in, but there are a few shades which always say..”Please notify me when it’s in”…very frustrating…

    1. They are always sold in small quantities and it is a beautiful shade, I have worn it several times. Have you tried emailing/tweeting them? They are really good about getting me stuff I want if its a brand they carry

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