My A-England Collection

Strictly speaking, this should be called “My A-England Haul” as I actually bought all of these at the same time last week,  starting my A-England collection.

A-England is the brainchild of London-based fashion designer Adina Bodana, and the range has been getting nail bloggers talking for a good six months or so. I finally caved in when Adina’s new collection, the Mythicals, went live online last week. As I write this (Saturday), the snow is bright and the sunshine is such that I hope to be able to do justice to these glorious and unique polishes.

Lady of the Lake. Purple jelly with holo glitter pieces. Really beautiful and best appreciated in direct sunlight – the holo pieces appear silver in more dull lighting.

Avalon. Possibly the most perfect Cadbury purple. Of course, my camera would make it look blue. This just glows and is stunningly gleamy. A must have for any purple lover.

Princess Tears. Light lavender shade with pink tones. A perfect linear holo and a  real treat. Ideal for anyone who missed out on OPI Designer Series Original.

Saint George. This was the polish that tipped me over the edge and made me head over to finally make my A-England purchase. A stunning teal-y green holo with blue pieces. Just so unique and very flattering. I don’t often fall for greens, but I love this.

Ascalon. This is truly amazing, Duochrome / holo. A great mix of purple and grey. The photos describe this way better than I can! This is a must-have, and actually leaves me a little bit speechless.

Princess Sabra. The word is that Adina designed this after being inspired by the colour of her cat’s eyes. I totally get that. This was the sheerest of the ones I bought, requiring three coats, where the others only needed two. This is a really pretty golden olive toned holo. (the sun had gone in by this point, trust me, it’s a holo). Again, not something I thought I’d ever go for but I found it to be supremely flattering and was actually the first polish of the six I bought that I chose to do a full manicure with.

As for the cats eyes? You tell me!

What do you think? Are you tempted?

A-England polishes retail at £9.00 for 13ml and are available here



  1. 15th February 2012 / 6:55 AM

    I have been tempted for a while but you might just be forcing me to take action! Lady of the Lake is calling to me. Thank you so much for sharing Helen 🙂

  2. 15th February 2012 / 6:55 AM

    love the cadbury purple and the green

  3. 15th February 2012 / 6:59 AM

    These are so pretty, I ordered similar shades except I got ‘Tristam’ instead of ‘Princess Sabra’.

  4. 15th February 2012 / 8:29 AM

    Omg loving them all but especially the purples

  5. 15th February 2012 / 8:55 AM

    Wow! I am ordering all of these immediately, except for maybe Princess Sabra. The others are all absolutely stunning!

  6. 15th February 2012 / 9:09 AM

    I love them, I love them, I love them!! I was first drawn to A-england because I’m a medieval geek and I loved the names of the Mythicals, and in a couple of months, I end up with more than 15 shades!! Avalon is one of my favourite colours ever and the new holo multichrome from the Legend collection are just mesmerizing!

  7. 15th February 2012 / 10:24 AM

    Ohhhh loving Princess Tears. They are all amazing though.

  8. 15th February 2012 / 11:30 AM

    I am getting some of these for my birthday, they have been so hyped by bloggers with good reason! Holo’s and duochrome in one bottle, yes please!

  9. Sheenie
    15th February 2012 / 4:26 PM

    I’m tempted by your cat! But I do love Saint George…

  10. 15th February 2012 / 5:11 PM

    The more swatches I see, the more tempted I get!!!!
    Fab swatches!!!!!!!


  11. 15th February 2012 / 7:29 PM

    Too. Much. Beauty. These are just gorgeous, I want to get at least Lady of the Lake, Saint George and Ascalon (and I’ve seen some beautiful photos of Tristam and Dragon as well so I’m doomed). Thank you for the lovely swatches! x

  12. Dija
    15th February 2012 / 9:17 PM

    The green, the green! Oh Saint George is such a beautiful colour. I have to have it!

  13. 19th February 2012 / 9:56 AM

    YOUR nails are very nice 🙂 and the nail polish is perfect ( about shine and color )
    You have a very pretty blog! i love your blog 🙂

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