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.