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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

a-England Ophelia - Swatches and Review

a-England has recently released five new polishes called the Gothic Beauties Collection. a-England is one of my all-time favorite brands so I knew I had to have them even if swatches were indicating that they would all read black on me. So I pre-ordered them directly from Adina as soon as I could. The formula is absolutely amazing, as always - on all five of them. The Gothic Beauties Collection was inspired by and named for characters in well-known gothic literature. Literature, especially of this genre, is a passion of mine, so I was thrilled to see them!

These are all (except Dorian Gray) in a blackened base and meant to be dark and mysterious. Ophelia has a purple shimmer deep in its inky base, glowing from within. Of course this one was inspired by Ophelia, the young woman in love with Hamlet who eventually descends into madness and drowns herself in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I used two coats of this one, although if you used a thicker coat, it could be a one-coater like the rest. And, like the rest, the formula was perfection, smooth, easy and self-leveling. Two coats with one coat of Nails Inc. Caviar Top Coat.

a-England Ophelia

a-England Ophelia

a-England Ophelia

a-England Ophelia

What do you think of this one? You can see the others in the Gothic Beauties Collection that I've swatched so far by clicking on the name. Tess d-UrbervillesLady of ShalottDorian Gray and Dorian Gray vs a-England King Arthur.

A-England has just put the Gothic Beauties Collection on their website and they offer free international delivery. You can also order through Ninja PolishMeiMei's Signatures,  Overall Beauty and Llarowe. And of course, you can always stay up to date on their latest release by following a-England on Facebook and Twitter!  Also follow Ninja Polish on FacebookOverall Beauty on Facebook and Llarowe on Facebook and MeiMei's Signatures on Facebook for more updates, availability and re-stock information.

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  1. Beautiful!!!! I picked 3 out of this Collection. To me Ophelia is the perfect gothic shade combining black and purple.


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