21 November 2014

Swatches & Review - A-England Elizabeth & Mary collection

Hi loves! Today I have a gorgeous 5 piece collection to show you: the newest A-England Elizabeth & Mary collection. This is available at Hypnotic Polish and I can assure you: if you have ever tried the amazing formula that is A-England, these will leave you speechless. Once again perfect, opaque and with gorgeous finishes, this collection is stunning.


A-England Elizabeth & Mary


All swatches are done using 2 coats, with the A-England base- and topcoat for an even application and shiny finish.

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Crown Of Thistles

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Crown Of Thistles

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Crown Of Thistles


A-England Crown Of Thistles is a lovely medium purple with a holographic finish. The formula is stellar and it basically applies itself. The holographic effect is scattered but visible and gives a gorgeous depth to the shade.

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Fotheringhay Castle

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Fotheringhay Castle

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Fotheringhay Castle


A-England Fotheringhay Castle is one of the most unique shades I've ever seen - an olive green with a scattered holographic finish. It has a bit of that lit from within look to it and as a bonus it stamps perfectly as well!

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Gloriana

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Gloriana

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Gloriana


A-England Gloriana is a super fiery red filled with glowing golden particles. It makes the polish appear a bit textured in my pictures but in reality it was completely smooth. Removal is a bit of a hassle with this one since the glitter gets stuck everywhere. Tad thick in formula but very opaque.

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Queen Of Scots

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Queen Of Scots

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Queen Of Scots


A-England Queen Of Scots is a velvety blue. Really, doesn't this look like velvet to you? Sooo smooth! Any brushstrokes you might see here weren't visible in real life and while it's a dark blue, the shimmer keeps it from going black.

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Virgin Queen

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Virgin Queen

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Virgin Queen


A-England Virgin Queen is a very unique color. I'm not sure what to call it.. light olive? Charcoal? Olive-taupe? And then there's the lovely holographic finish to it.. sparse, scattered but sparkly! I think this'll work for stamping very well too!

If you want to read some more about the history that inspired these polishes, please check out the post written by Eugenia from Ommorphia Beauty Bar - she always does the best A-England posts! I'm very pleased with this collection as a whole. The colors are divers, the formula is perfect and the finishes are amazing as always. And I love it when a polish doubles for stamping as well ^^.

Have you tried any of these polishes from A-England? Which one do you like best? Tell me in the comments!
Hypnotic Polish is a European based indie stockist that ships internationally. Besides A-England, they also carry Smitten Polish, El Corazon, Colors by Llarowe, Contrary Polish and many others. For more information check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram.


A-England Elizabeth & Mary Crown Of Thistles

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Fotheringhay Castle

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Gloriana

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Queen Of Scots

A-England Elizabeth & Mary Virgin Queen

110 comments :

  1. Queen of Scots and Virgin Queen are amazing! I don't have any AEs yet but hopefully soon!

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  2. Mouthwatering shades! *wipes drool from chin*

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  3. I already have Crown of Thistles and Fotheringhay Castle on my wishlist and your swatches are just increasing my urgency to get them! Gorgeous!

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  4. Виктория Артамонова21 November, 2014 17:27

    My favourite brand )) I've collected all of its scattered holos - just couldn't resist it. So when this collection was launched, I simply had to buy Crown of Thistles, Fotheringay Castle and Virgin Queen :)

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  5. I love A England! I've been eyeing Crown of Thistles for awhile now, but your swatches are making me want Fotheringhay Castle & Virgin Queen too!

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  6. Holy Royal polishes– these are all so very stunning! They are all so gorgeous that I can't really pick a favorite!

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  7. Allison @neversaydiebeauty21 November, 2014 19:35

    I am not familiar with this brand, but wow are they ever stunning! Hard to pick a favorite, but the blue is shockingly beautiful. I love so many of the indie brands I'm seeing, it's just the shipping costs that keep me from buying them all

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  8. I NEED Crown of Thistles and Virgin Queen.

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  9. Jennifer Channell21 November, 2014 20:53

    Gloriana is beautiful!! Wonderful swatches!

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  10. A-England Crown Of Thistles is my favorite!

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  11. Oh my lanta! These are breathtaking. I especially love Fotheringhay Castle!

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  12. Color Me So Crazy21 November, 2014 21:42

    These are beautiful!! Great swatches. Queen of Scots has to be my favorite.

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  13. The pushes and your swatches are amazing. That said, I don't think I've ever seen A England put out a dud.

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  14. Fotheringhay Castle stole my heart since the first wheel swatch Adina shared on IG!

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  15. can I have all of them please?:D

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  16. These are all gorgeous but I need that purple in my life!

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  17. whoaaaa these are intense!! Need them all!

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  18. I have been lusting after these! I need to add them to my Christmas list... Gorgeous swatches! Your nails are so beautiful!

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  19. I want them all, but especially Gloriana and Virgin Queen. Lovely swatches!

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  20. MyBeautyJunction22 November, 2014 01:37

    Crown Of Thistles is amazing - that holo effect amid all the purple loveliness!

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  21. MyBeautyJunction22 November, 2014 01:38

    Crown Of Thistles is amazing - that holo effect amid all the purple loveliness!

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  22. MyBeautyJunction22 November, 2014 01:42

    Crown Of Thistles is amazing - that holo effect amid all the purple loveliness!

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  23. Ohhh these are all stunning! The colours are so bold! I've never tried A-England but I've been meaning to for ages!

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  24. Oh my word. These are all stunning! How's a girl supposed to choose a favorite?? Gorgeous work swatching :)

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  25. Virgin Queen is my kind of color - I'm in love.

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  26. They're all gorgeous, but Fotheringhay Castle is just perfection!

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  27. Absolutely stunning swatches!!! A Englands just have the most incredible formula don't they?

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  28. Haha, I'm sorry Joyce ;-) or am I...? Who doesn't like pretty polishes added to their stash :D?

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  29. It does look like Cinderella's dress indeed! And it's even prettier in person :).

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  30. <3 thanks so much Hannah :D! But don't die! You can't paint your nails when you're dead lol.

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  31. Thanks so much Lola! To be honest, I see flaws haha, but we are our own worst critics.

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  32. They definitely have something unique to each one of them.

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  33. They definitely are Lindsey! Glad you like them ^^

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  34. It's very delicate and perfect for the winter time.

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  35. I definitely agree Kath! The depth to it is lovely.

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  36. :D thanks Em! And yes, Break The Ice is totally an Emily shade.

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  37. It IS the perfect baby blue! Not dull at all and with a sparkly punch :).

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  38. Thanks so much Dani! They all have something unique and pretty I think :)

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  39. These are BEAUTIFUL! I haven't tried an A England in years, but it looks like I should!

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  40. Absolutely stunning!! That blue really does look so smooth and velvety!

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  41. I think my favorite is the blue! It's such a gorgeous color. Or maybe it's purple... I can't tell the difference between purple, blue, or black. So... Queen of Scots. That's my favorite!

    xx

    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  42. GET IN MY LIFE FOTHERINGHAY CASTLE! I NEEEEEED YOU!!! <3

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  43. VIRGIN QUEEN SHALL BE MINE. I have been wanting to make an order from this brand for a while now.

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  44. They are all gorgeous! Gloriana and Queen of Scots are my favorites of the collection though.

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  45. I need the purple and green!

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  46. Gorgeous swatches!! I want Crown of Thistles! <3

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  47. Cosmetic Sanctuary23 November, 2014 06:52

    Beautiful collection! Wow!

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  48. I can really recommend the brand, I've never run into a shade that didn't have an amazing formula :).

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  49. They are really fabulous, both in finish and formula!

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  50. I can see why, they are just buttery goodness!

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  51. I can reeeally recommend them, especially if you like to stamp - they work wonderful for it.

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  52. I can imagine the feeling Lola :D while swatching after each one I thought: now THIS one's my favorite!

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  53. They are reeeeally worth it Allison! And A-England has quite a lot of distributors, so you might be able to find them more "locally" and save on the shipping cost :).

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  54. It's my personal fav', especially since it stamps well too.

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  55. Thank you! Yes, isn't it velvety perfection?

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  56. Nope, A-England is really a brand that rocks all around!

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  57. I love it soooo much! It's perfection in a bottle ♥.

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  58. :D this is definitely a collection worth getting completely.

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  59. Thank you so much *blushes*. They'd make a perfect gift!

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  60. While scattered it provides a lovely depth to the shade, really beautiful :).

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  61. If you try some, these are a great start!

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  62. Haha I guess you could just get them all instead ;).

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  63. You definitely must Emily! And some of these will work for stamping, too!

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  64. Yesss I want to pet it, because I keep thinking it'll feel plush :P.

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  65. You definitely should! Pretties all around!

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  66. marina miouprincess23 November, 2014 17:29

    These look amazing!!! In love with the purple one!

    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.gr

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  67. Wow, these are all beautiful!! I can't pick a favorite!

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  68. Amazing polishes, fantastic swatches! I don't own any... yet! 5 pretties are on their way to me atm :D

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  69. I must have Fotheringhay Castle and Virgin Queen!

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  70. Your swatches have me sold

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  71. I can totally understand why that's hard!

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  72. Ooooh did you order this entire collection or a selection of various ones :D?

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  73. That's how I felt look at each one, and then finally decided there was no point in trying to pick a favorite because they are all so gorgeous!

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  74. We are always are own worst critics! Just know that you have amazing skills!

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