A England Gothic Beauties - Review

Heyhey :) When I got back from my trip the new Gothic Beauties collection from A England was waiting for me, and today I have the review of them. To be honest though, I've dreaded this review because I just couldn't capture these polishes well and I'm not happy with how my swatches turned out. They deserve a lot better, but I tried it several times now, maybe I'll be able to capture them in a while. And the harder I tried to capture the shimmer now, the more pale my skin looked on the photos. But let's just say that adds to the gothic feeling, lol!
Anyway, most of the polishes in this collection are near blacks, in some light they do look pretty much completely black as well. But when the light hits them... these shimmers are absolutely gorgeous!

I've used 2 coats of each with top coat for my swatches.

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is one of the polishes that almost looks black, this one has a purple/copper shimmer in it. This was the thinnest of the bunch and really needed the 2 coats.

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre

Lady Of Shalott
Lady Of Shalott
Lady Of Shalott
This Lady is almost black as well, but with a finer blue/purple shimmer.

Lady Of Shalott
Lady Of Shalott

Ophelia
Ophelia
Ophelia
Ophelia looks like the purple version of Jane Eyre, but as you can see, it's not just a purple shimmer but there are several other colors as well.

Ophelia
Ophelia

Tess D'Urbervilles
Tess D'Urbervilles
Tess D'Urbervilles
Tess is less black than the 3 above, this one's dark green in all light. Even though it's pretty dark, it actually felt a bit Christmassy!

Tess D'Urbervilles
Tess D'Urbervilles

Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray is the one that's a bit different, the shimmer is a lot finer than that of the other polishes, making it look more like a gunmetal grey with silver shimmer. This one was a 1-coater.

Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray


These polishes all have the quality I'm used to of A England, they apply easy and smooth and are well-pigmented. They made my stamping-heart jump! :) I already tried stamping with Jane Eyre, which was the most sheer of the bunch, and that one worked ok-ish. It'll probably work better on darker colors, but I think that the others will all work nicely!
Personally I'm not too crazy about black polish, so I do wish the shimmer was more visible at all times like it is in the bottles. But like this they already make it near impossible to not stare at your nails when the light hits them, and if black polish is your thing, these must be pure win in a bottle for you! So yep, I think Adina from A England did it again, she created some gorgeous polishes to go with the theme ♥

These Gothic Beauties aren't on the A England website yet, but you can order them via email for the time being. The polishes are £9 for 11ml.


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