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.

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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 Gallery in London.  How very English of A England!

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A England’s Tennyson’s Romance Collection: The Beggar Maid, King Cophetua, Angel Grace, In Robe and Crown and Shall Be My Queen

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A England’s The Beggar Maid, King Cophetua, Angel Grace, In Robe and Crown and Shall Be My Queen fromTennyson’s Romance Collection

The Beggar Maid – A England’s Tennyson’s Romance

A England - The Beggar Maid - Tennyson's Romance Collection

The Beggar Maid is a stunning scattered holographic dark mink polish by A England.  It picks up on the colours of her dress in the painting hanging in the Tate.  This mink polish has hues of pink, mauve and brown dependent on lighting and works for all skin tones.  While dark it is really wearable and has an amazing one coat formula.

See full review and swatches of The Beggar Maid from the Tennyson’s Romance collection here.

King Cophetua – A England’s Tennyson’s Romance

A England - King Cophetua - Swatch and Review - Tennyson's Romance Collection

A great black can be hard to find but A England’s King Cophetua has an amazing formula.  This one coater black scattered holographic polish, King Cophetua is wearable even for those who do not usually wear back.  The inspiration for this one is not as clear.  Perhaps the darkness in his soul before finding his queen.  Maybe just the shadows and general darkness in the image.

See full review and swatches of A England’s King Cophetua polish here.

In Robe and Crown – A England’s Tennyson’s Romance

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A touch of royalty with A England’s In Robe and Crown.  This scattered holo wine toned polish is perfect for a king or queen and like the rest of the collection, has an amazing one coat formula.  A high shine polish that would work for any occasion, not too dark or vampy for work but the holo adds something a little extra.

While King Cophetua’s robes are not overly red or wine coloured in the Tate painting, they were in Burne-Jones’ original sketches so it is true to the name.  If A England had added a sixth polish to the Tennyson’s Romance collection, I would have loved to have seen a blue based on his robes in the image.  Maybe a raven black-blue shade.

See full review and swatches of In Robe and Crown from the Tennyson’s Romance collection here.

Angel Grace – A England’s Tennyson’s Romance

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The least true colour to the painting is one of my favourites.  You know I can’t resist a good purple, especially with holo added.  A England’s Angel Grace is a beautiful scattered holographic orchid purple.  It catches the angel grace that finally captured the heart of King Cophetua who had never found love until he saw the beggar maid who became his queen.  Like the others, an amazing formula.  While you can wear this as a one coater, it does have a slightly longer dry time so benefits from two thinner coats.

See full review and swatches of A England’s Angel Grace here.

Shall Be My Queen – A England’s Tennyson’s Romance

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What is more befitting of a new queen than rubies?  Well diamonds too but diamonds would not make such a pretty shade as A England’s Shall Be My Queen.  This gorgeous scattered holo ruby red polish caps off the Tennyson’s Romance collection as King Cophetua announces that he shall marry the beggar maid who captured his heart in seconds.  As with the other polishes in the collection, it has an amazing one coat formula and beautiful shine.

See full review and swatches of A England’s Shall Be My Queen here.

You can buy these polishes or the full A England Tennyson’s Romance collection from Nail Polish Canada.  They are currently priced at $15.50 each or $70 for the set.

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