February 7, 2012

A England The Legend Collection Swatches Pt. 1

Good morning! Before we talk nail polish today I wanted to wish my bestest nail polish friend Kirsten a very very happy birthday. If you have never checked out her blog, Glitta Gloves, you are missing out! I decided to post these today because I know she'd like them lol! Today I have part 1 of the new A England Legends Collection to show you guys. I'm waiting to post the other 3 because they haven't arrived yet as the FDA is holding Llarowe's shipment hostage :(

The Legends Collection is pretty much amazing, all but one of the polishes have gorgeous holo glitter running throughout them. A couple of the polishes are more of a scattered holo but some of them are a subtle linear holo! Adina rules so much, I really appreciate when a company sees what all of us nail polish people go crazy over...then they put out a collection that is like mind blowing because of it. If you have never tried A England, what the heck are you waiting for?!? Prepare to drool after the jump :)



Before I start the formula on all four of these polishes was AMAZING. They are all 2 coaters and applied like butter. I thought you might get sick of me saying that over and over ;)

Dragon is a dark forest green with a subtle linear holo, this one is a bit more holo in real life! I have a feeling this will be my favorite of the bunch. Not only is the shade of green gorgeous but it has a little bit of a golden flash when the light hits it just right. Gorgeous!



Princess Sabra is a gorgeous golden color with a subtle linear holo. I actually didn't think I would like this, I only bought it because I hoard holos. Color me surprised when I put it on and LOVED it! I think the fact that the gold is a little dirty looking (for lack of a better term) makes it so much easier to wear with my skin tone. The holo in this one was really nice, it's so much better in real life!




Princess Tears is a light lavender with a reddish pink flash and a linear holo. This one was also a surprise favorite for me, I didn't expect the holo to be as strong as it was. Out of these 4 it seemed to be the strongest. Again, SO much better in real life. Why do holos have to be so beautiful...and so hard to capture on camera? haha



blurry holo goodness...nom nom nom 
St. George is a very saturate green leaning teal with a scattered holo. This one is so so gorgeous! I only wish the holo was stronger, it is better in real life but it's not as OMG as the other 3 in this post. I did not have any staining with this polish but it seems like the kind of color that would like to stain so better safe than sorry...it's good to use 2 coats of base coat and be careful when removing it. Because this color is so pigmented and saturated I almost got away with 1 coat on this...had I been more careful I could have! What a lovely formula!




Overall I LOVE this collection, I didn't think I would want them all but of course I decided I needed them all after I got these 4 in the mail. I cannot wait for the rest to get here! My picks from these 4 are all of them...sorry, they all rule. Not only are the colors gorgeous but the formula is outstanding.

A England's The Legend Collection is available on the official A England website here, they are £9.00. You can also purchase them from Llarowe, here, they are $12 each.

29 comments:

  1. I already have 5 of them LOL!!!! My favourite is Princess Sabra, this polishes are so amazing in person! Love your swatches, you're pictures are gorgeous! 

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  2. Ooooohh!! I want them lol. This is ridiculous!! I can't be a SAHM/housewife & have a borderline addiction like this!! *dramatics* OOOHHHH! Woe, is me!!! What am I to do??? [Seriously, though if anyone knows, email me]


    I adore that teal! I hv more Blues & Pinks in my mini collection that anything else. 

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  3. I can't take it!  They are just all so awesome!

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  4. Todos são lindos.
    beijos

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  6. I passed on the 2 Princesses, but looks like I need those after all! Wow! Gorgeous!!!

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  7. Nom nom! I love the 2 I bought but now I'm realizing I need Princess Tears to complete my set...and maybe St. George!

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  8. How do they wear?  My holos tend to flake off BAD!  I love them but want them to stay put more than one day!

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  9. Dominique RichardsonFebruary 7, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    I knew from the Mythicals collection that I would end up loving all of these so I preordered the entire collection from Adina. SO glad I did because I would be dying of anticipation waiting for the Llarowe shipment the FDA decided to hijack. I have to say Princess Tears is definitely my favorite because the holo is so strong. The formula is great on all of them, exactly what we've come to expect from A England, and I wore Princess Tears for about 4 days with minor wear (no chipping/flaking) before I gave in and tried another color.

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  10. I've had on Dragon for 2 days with no chipping. The formula of these seems different than regular holos!

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  11. LOVE St George - even though it appears to be the least holo out of the set.  They're all so, so pretty!!!

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  12. Total beauties! This long awaited collection did not disappoint once it was released!

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  13. Be still my beating heart. Holos are my favourite thing ever, and the purple one looks amazing!!!

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  14. Thank you for the gorgeous swatches!  I already have Princess Tears (on my toes right now) and Ascalon.  My Dragon and the darkest one (forgot the name already) are being also held hostage...I hope they'll get to Leah Ann soon!!!

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  15. It´s crazy but I like all of them! Love Saint George,Dragon and Princess Sabra. Perhaps the dark ones as Ascalon and B Veil are my least favourite because Vampy Look it´s not my thing. A England really rules

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  16. This collection is stunning! I ordered four shades (St. George, Princess Tears, Ascalon and Princess Sabra) two weeks ago but the package hasn't arrived yet. Italian postal service is always super slow but during these days it is even worse because of strikes and bad weather. :(

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  17. omg these look so amazing!!!

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  18. I can't take it!  They are just all so awesome!

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  19. omg!
    I want these! Love the green and the gold, but I have no idea where i can get them here in Hong KOng....

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  20. st george & princess sabra are my fav! love them. 

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  22. These truly are such gorgeous polishes. I can't wait to get mine in.

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  23. The more I see of this collection , the more I want it Now!

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  24. I can see I'm going to have to break down and get some of these.  Gorgeous.

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  25. I just got St George (as well as Bridal Veil, Lady Of The Lake and Tristam - yes, I am late in coming to the a england party!) in the mail yesterday and had to put it on immediately! It is amazeballs!!! Soooooooo pretty out in the sun! I also wish the holo was stronger, but it is still completely gorgeous and I will be wearing it often, I am sure!

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  26. These look amazing! Ordered all of them except Princess Sabra (because I have something very similar).
    Love your swatches!

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