Thursday, April 19, 2012

a-england Gem of the Month: Princess Tears

I just noticed that this month's featured polish on a-england's website is Princess Tears! I haven't posted this color yet, so what better time to show it than now? It's really beautiful and not at all what I thought it would be...


a-england Princess Tears. This shade is from the newly released Legends collection. It's described on the website as a lilac, so I was expecting it to be one of those really common pale lilac/borderline pink holos. It's not, it's way better than that. It is lilac, but it's dark and silvered. It's a grey and lilac duochrome that also flashes pink and green. In addition to the amazing multichromatic color shift, it's also holographic like the rest of the Legends collection. The combination of holo and duochrome makes this polish look amazing in any type of light; it doesn't have to be viewed in full sunlight to look its best. I think this looks pretty similar to a-england Ascalon, but like a lighter, softer version. Ascalon is a darker grey with a deeper blue-toned purple in it, this is lighter and more pewter colored and the purple part of it appears more pink than the purple in Ascalon.

The formula on this is just as nice and smooth as the other polishes from the Legends collection. It's a little thinner than the dark colors like Bridal Veil and Saint George so it's not opaque in one coat like those are, but looks great at two or three coats (depends on how strong you want the duochrome to be). I did three and I like it best that way, it brings out the green flash more.

Holo and duochrome at the same time. Perfection.

This is currently in stock on a-england's website, £9 with free worldwide shipping (!!!).

(This was sent for review.)

18 comments:

  1. Woah free worldwide shipping?! MINE!

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  2. i just got this in the mail TODAY! so excited!

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  3. Oh my talk about perfect!
    Love how the holo shows up at all angles
    Honestly the base colour alone would have sold me!
    must order asap!

    Thanks for sharing
    ..xX

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  4. Gorgeous! This is one is definitely being added to my wish list. And thank you for all of the fabulous information and swatches-- they are invaluable! :)

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  5. I literally put this colour on last night. . it really is a gem! Subtle but beautiful!! :)

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  6. Love the name! Don't know if I'm as big of a fan of the color though.

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  7. I got my first A-englands today (Ascalon and Dragon). I am in LOVE!

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  8. I cried...I want this polish!

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  9. Amazing! Thanks for swatching. I thought this looked boring on the website, but it looks incredible on you!

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  10. OMG I'm drooling just looking at it. The free shipping is tempting me.

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  11. This looks so different from the site pic. In a good way though :3

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  12. That's beautiful! I really must get round to trying an a-England varnish soon! X

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  13. FREE worldwide shipping? Sold! XD

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  14. Free shipping...I'm sold too!

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