TIOTh! The Burne-Jones Dream Collection (a england)!

Liz says…

Hello, hello, hello! One of the most special people in my life is getting married this Saturday, so I have been running (mostly driving) like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get myself ready for my Maid of Honor duties (which include cookies, fake mustaches, and doing her nails for the big day).

As I was cleaning up my computer, I came across this photo session from earlier this year that I had completely forgotten about. Keeping in mind the fact that I haven’t had time to do my nails more than once this week – HORROR OF HORRORS – and since I missed Try it on Tuesday this week, I decided to celebrate Try it on Thursday (the less sexy sister to TIOT) by covering the a england Burne-Jones Dream collection!

The polishes from L-R are: Fated Prince, Sleeping Palace, Briar Rose, Rose Bower, and Briarwood. Months back I was lucky enough to snag this collection when it restocked on Llarowe. I had been saving up for this collection for weeks, and let me tell you right now, it doesn’t disappoint! Inspired by The Legend of Briar Rose paintings by Edward Burne-Jones, these colors are both sumptuous and dramatic.

The finish on this collection is gorgeous; with a subtle, understated scattered holographic effect, each of these polishes has a stupendous depth to it. Sure, linear holos are incredibly coveted and dramatic, but I find myself gravitating towards this kind of holo effect instead. While we’re talking about finish, it’s important to note that of the five polishes, Rose Bower’s holographic finish is much weaker than the others. Still a lovely polish, but it was something that I noticed immediately.

I can’t say that I have a favorite shade from this collection, they are all gorgeous in different ways. Perhaps my favorite part of the Burne-Jones Dream collection is how it plays into the rest of the a england polish family. Last year I picked up The Legend collection from a england as well as two stand alone shades (Lady of the Lake and Tristam) that also shared this holographic finish. I loved the polishes, but I found that they played heavily in the blue/green/neutral family. This five-polish collection really helps to round out the holographic offerings by adding pink, red, and rust to the collection.

While this swatch/review is a few months behind, I still find myself as in love with the collection as I was when the first swatches surfaced online. What do you think about The Burne-Jones Dream collection? Is this something that calls out to you and your wallet? Also, are you as in love with this finish as I am?! If you would like to pick up some or all of this collection, I suggest that you check out the a england directory to find the nearest online retailer!

  9 comments for “TIOTh! The Burne-Jones Dream Collection (a england)!

  1. erikatheicyone
    October 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I have my eyeballs on this collection. One day… 😀

  2. October 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I agree that they are all gorgeous! Sadly I miss one of them.

  3. October 11, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Oh my all of those are simply gorgeous, but Rose Bower is a beauty!

  4. cindyprimebeauty
    October 11, 2013 at 2:30 am

    These are all beautiful!

  5. marciaf
    October 11, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I love A England, the brand is outstanding. I had ordered a bunch once when they had a sale and they were confiscated when mailed. They were so terrific to work with and refunded my money. I’m glad I can find them still. I want that green one!

  6. FabZilla_Kath
    October 11, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I haven’t tried this brand, not that I’m big on nails ‘tho. I suck, haha! But these look uber fabulous!

  7. A-Mani-Maniac
    October 12, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Wow…just wow. They ARE all gorgeous colors. I don’t have any A England’s yet, but I do keep looking at them on Llarowe. After the new year, I think I’m going to pull the trigger.

  8. Amber
    October 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Well, if these are “missing” the next time you look, it surely wasn’t me sneaking in and taking them…;)
    But seriously…I want them all. What a stunning and mesmerizing collection! Would you believe I am just barely getting into holos? Crazy I know…

  9. October 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

    A England are always so impressive, I particularly like the look of the green & the pink!

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