a-england: Rose Bower, Order of the Garter & Love is Enough

Arggggh! I swear the heat is going to kill me one day. It would be a good day for swatching except that my block of flats is being painted at the moment and I don't exactly fancy doing my thang when the painters are hovering outside my window. *awkward*

Thankfully I have some swatches in my camera so I can still blog away!

If you've caught my last post, you would know that I've received some pretties from Dazzled, a new etailer based in Hong Kong. So today, I will be sharing with you some from one of my favourite brands: a-england!


Rose Bower. 2 coats (it is a one-coater but I did 2 anyway)
A gorgeous glowy red base with very subtle holo. Rose Bower is one of the new colours in Adina's latest collection, Burne-Jones Dream, inspired by Burne-Jones' paintings depicting scenes from Sleeping Beauty. Whilst the holo effect is the weakest in Rose Bower, the base colour more than makes up for everything. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the holo sparkles compliment the base perfectly.


Order of the Garter. (3 thin coats)
A sheer deep blue base filled with electric blue glass flecks that shimmer impossibly when they catch the light. I can truly lose myself in the depths within.

Love is Enough. (3 thin coats)
A sheer blackened base filled with shimmery metallic flecks giving it an overall olive hue with gold accents. Extremely glowy, sophisticated and edgy.

As with all the a-englands, the formula and application on these are perfect so no complaints there. In fact, it is one of the reason why I love a-england so much - painting is not just a process to getting pretty nails, it is an enjoyment by itself.

At the moment, a-england only ships within the UK but you can get your hands on these beauties through various distributors including Dazzled. Starting from yesterday, Dazzled is officially offering worldwide shipping (including countries outside Asia) so all you international ladies can satisfy your needs and lemmings too. On top of that, to celebrate 2,500 likes on Facebook, Dazzled is having a storewide discount of 10% with the code "2500FB". The code is valid until 6 September so don't wait! ;)

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  1. Wow I never really paid any attention to Order of the Garter. I have no idea why :P

  2. Raquel_9mlUniverseAugust 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    These are all so gorgeous!

  3. Your swatches are just perfection! I don't even really like red/pink polish that much but that first one is just amazing. Gorgeous!

  4. These are all lovely! I love the red and blue shades!

  5. Marisa (Polish Obsession)September 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    These are so gorgeous!!!

  6. I really love those top two, especially the blue one! gorgeous! haven't tried an a england polish before but I really want to!

  7. This is the first time I am thinking about getting Order of the Garter.. your swatches are so pretty!

  8. aw thank you love! It is truly a gorgeous colour <3

  9. I am glad you like them! I definitely recommend a-england. It is one of my favourite brands with excellent colours and formula :)

  10. aww thank you love! <3 I really like how rich the colours are :)

  11. Agreed! I was blown away when I put it on <3

  12. I actually picked up the blue :D And love it! Along with a few others of course... ;)