a-england Rose Bower from the Burne-Jones Collection is the second a-england nail polish that I’ve ever worn. (You’ll remember getting a sneak peek of it not long ago, if you follow me on Instagram.)
If Dorothy Gale’s ruby slippers had magic fairy dust sprinkled on them, I imagine that they would look like this. Yes, click together 2 nails and say, “There’s no place like home!”
Especially when the sun shines on this polish, it really becomes a looker, and you’ll find it very difficult to stop gawking over it when all the colours come out to play.
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a-england Rose Bower Pictures
a-england Rose Bower Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of a-england Rose Bower
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Deep rose kissed with subtle holographic overtones (Yes)
- Name: a-england Rose Bower
- Collection: a-england Burne-Jones Dream Collection 2013
- Colours Available in the Collection: Sleeping Palace, Fated Prince, Briar Rose, Briarwood & Rose Bower
- Amount: 11ml (0.39 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by NailPolishCanada.)
- Where to Buy: a-england website & NailPolishCanada
a-england Rose Bower Review
Rose Bower by a-england is a rich red that has a shimmery base. It has a bit of a ‘glowy’ personality, which keeps it from looking flat and drab.
But the cool thing about it is the holo glitter. It puts a rainbow on your nails in a subtle way. Instead of being a crazy full-on linear holo, it’s actually a scattered and sparse holo with fine glitter. You can see many of the colours in the rainbow more in person and in the sunlight than in other lighting conditions.
It has both a shimmery and holo finish. The polish felt smooth and not gritty. It was also a breeze to remove – as easy to take off as a creme.
Application & Formula
Rose Bower by a-england was a cinch to apply – it was simple to control like a creme, and the formula went on smoothly and evenly. I used 2 medium coats, and I appreciated how it covered the nail line.
Final Verdict: 8/10
It takes a lot for me to love a red nail polish. I really enjoyed wearing Rose Bower because I’m a holo fiend, and also because the finish of the base itself was glowy. I loved how pigmented, too.
Which is your favourite colour in the a-england Burne-Jones Dream Collection? What was the last red nail polish you wore? Are you a fan of holo?
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