a-england The Blessed Damozel Swatches & Review

A-England The Blessed Damozel Swatches & Reviewa-england The Blessed Damozel is a fierce royal purple that hails from the Heavenly Quotes Collection.

This is one of the deep shades that I like to sport when I’m in the mood for assertive nails that exclaim with a trumpet flourish, “I’m here, and I’m ready to lead a nail-polish army to victory!”

I’ve set my expectations for a-england nail polishes extraordinarily high because every single bottle I own has a flawless formula and incredible colour payoff. (I have yet to wear one that didn’t impress me with its high quality and consistency!)

One look at this photo should explain why I love this polish, but, as usual, I’ve included tons of swatches in different lighting in this post to give you a better feel for its charismatic personality.

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A-England The Blessed Damozel Review

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a-england The Blessed Damozel Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of a-england The Blessed Damozel
    • Rica Glossy Glam Top Coat

Artificial Light Photos

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A-England The Blessed Damozel Review & Swatch

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The Blessed Damozel A England Review Picutres

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A-England The Blessed Damozel Swatch Swatches

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The Blessed Damozel by A-England Swatch


  • Deep violet (Yes)
  • Metallic texture & rich, velvety finish (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: a-england The Blessed Damozel
  • Collection: a-england Heavenly Quotes Collection
  • Colours Available in the Collection: The Blessed Damozel, Hurt No Living Thing, Love Is Enough, And the Moonbeams…, She Walks in Beauty & Beauty Never Fails
  • Amount: 11 mL (0.39 oz)
  • Retail Price: $12.95 CAD
  • Disclosure: This was provided as a press sample by NailPolishCanada.
  • Where to Buy: a-england website & NailPolishCanada

a-england The Blessed Damozel Review


The Blessed Damozel by a-england is one of those rare polishes that has a consistent colour, whether you look at it in bright artificial light or in natural daylight.

It’s a dark and moody purple that screams royalty! (When I wore this, I thought that my nails looked regal because of how luxurious and rich the shade is.)


The finish is on the metallic side, but it’s a softer one.

It has the type of high-shine finish that, even before I applied a glossy top coat, I could see my reflection in my nails! Totally have a soft spot for finishes like this because they make your manicures look ‘wet’ and freshly done.

Application & Formula

Well, a-england has done it again! The formula is heavenly – exactly what I’ve come to expect from a-england. (They didn’t let me down!)

It’s super smooth and insanely pigmented! One coat covered completely, but, as usual, I wore two coats out of habit. (From the first to second medium coat, the colour didn’t change much, so that’s why I think it’s a one-coater.)

Also worth noting is that (despite being heavily pigmented) this dark purple didn’t stain my nails. It surprised me because I was almost sure that it would!


Looking for healthier nail polish? This one fits the bill! All a-england nail polishes are free of Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde.


You can enjoy the beautiful colour without any guilt because a-england nail polishes are cruelty-free.


  • Rich, regal purple
  • Smooth formulation
  • High-shine finish
  • Insanely pigmented (One-coater)
  • No Toluene, DBP, or Formaldehyde
  • Cruelty-free


  • If you don’t like shopping online, I’m not sure where you can purchase a-england nail polishes in Canadian brick-and-mortar stores.

Final Verdict: 10/10

I don’t throw around a Perfect 10 to many nail polishes, but a-england The Blessed Damozel certainly worked hard to earn that Final Verdict!

All around (pigmentation, formula, colour), I was blown away! a-england is in the top echelon of nail-polish companies that is consistent with their quality, and I appreciate that. It shows you that they put a lot of care into developing the product, rather than just being the first to churn out a colour. (For me, quality always wins over quantity.)

Which nail-polish brand do you feel is the most consistent with their quality? Do you buy your nail polishes online, in-store, or both? What are some one-coaters that you’ve come across?


10 thoughts on “a-england The Blessed Damozel Swatches & Review

  1. Robbie

    Heaven!! OMG OMG OMG!!! This is so beautiful. My mouth dropped. I love this color. Yes I am a purple head. Yes. This is top of my list. It is up there with Midnight Ride. It looks absolutely beautiful on you Mary. Great review.
    It’s on my must have list and will break my no buy promise I have. Lol love it!

  2. Melissa

    I’m loving this color. I don’t have any a-England polishes yet, but I think it’s time to fix that. This might be to 1st of many new polishes. Thanks as always for sharing it with us. It looks great on you.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sasha!

      I have no doubt that your collection will grow exponentially. So far, every a-england polish I’ve tried has been a home run. How do they do it? 🙂

  3. Mary N

    This is just stunning! It looks like glass it’s so smooth and beautiful. I don’t have any A England polishes, but this post prompted me to look them up and oh my gah they have so many gorgeous shades! I think I’m in trouble…lol.

    1. Mary N

      Well, I had to do it… I found a vendor that sells A England polishes and bought The Blessed Damozel, plus Saint George (a teal holo) and Fotheringhay Castle (a lovely olive green — as a green fiend, Mary, I’m wondering if you have that one?). I could’ve easily bought double or triple the amount, but I had to restrain myself. It looks like a real quality brand and I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

      1. Mary S. Post author

        Hey Mary!

        I have Saint George, but not that other green! I need to look into it! Thanks for letting me know because olive greens are some of my favourite kinds to wear! 🙂

        Haha, I know what you mean about a-england polishes. They have so many incredible shades, and the formulations are wonderfully easy to apply! It’s hard to resist snatching them ALL up! 😉

    2. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Mary!

      a-england’s nail polishes are always so smooth and pigmented. Even on it’s own, you’re right, it’s like glass! I consider this to be a REAL luxury polish because the formula is spot-on. Even some polishes that claim to be “luxury” ones don’t live up to the flawlessness of a-england, I find!

  4. Jessica

    Ugh, I practically had to wipe the drool from my mouth looking at the pictures. Such a gorgeous polish!

    I agree with you–A-England is definitely a top-quality brand. The colors they release always have a unique inspiration, and the formula is consistently excellent.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      That’s how I feel about all the a-england nail polishes that I’ve tried! Other companies should take notes from them because a-england creates flawless finishes that are so pigmented!


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