I was over the moon when I heard the news that there was going to be a new A-England collection. I was even more excited when I learned that the inspiration this time came from one of my favourite books — Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. There are seven shades (*), all of which are so beautiful! Okay, I’m biased every time it comes to A-England and literature together but they are gorgeous shades indeed. Let’s have a look 🙂
This is the country estate of Maxim De Winter, core of the novel. Set on the Cornish coast, it surrounded by a luxuriant landscape fronting the sea, sometimes idyllic, at other times pervaded by a ghostly atmosphere.
This shade is described as a lush green with a blue accent. I see it as a very dark teal, a bit muted in natural light and oh so fabulous the second light touches the polish. That holo is ah-mazing!
Mrs De Winter
Wealthy, mature, secretive and unemotional owner of Manderley. Still scarred by the death of his first wife Rebecca, marries for the second time.
It is described as a very sophisticated cayenne brownish red. I was really excited about this colour and it didn’t disappoint me. It’s rich, beautiful and lives up to its fine description. Love it!
Unseen, deceased for less than a year, her memory is still haunting people and places. A stunning beauty, known for being a perfect hostess and wife.
This shade is described as a refined, dusty magenta with inner bold intense fire of hot Schiaparelli pink. This polish looks poised and calm and it bursts into flames under any type of light. It’s a wonder to watch!
The Scent of Azaleas
The pervasive, mystifying scent that lingers on as a constant reminder of Rebecca.
The name of Rebecca’s boat that means «I will return». A compelling symbol of the power of memory with a chilling promise; the ultimate ghost.
It is a mystical, subtle pale lilac. The holo is a bit more subtle here and it goes so well with the softness of the shade.
I used to dislike linear holo very strongly, to tell you the truth. I avoided polishes with potentially beautiful base colours because there was linear holo added. Especially if it was very strong. I had a lovely royal blue that was ruined by that type of holo and that made me stay away from such polishes for a year or two. Then one day I felt really adventurous (for an NPA) and ordered something with linear holo again. I don’t really remember what polish it was but I have been grateful ever since because now I love a lot of linear holo polishes, I just pay attention to the base colours. Yeah, it took me a while to figure out my tastes but no regrets 🙂
Thanks to that little story I am now able to enjoy these A-England beauties. The rainbow effect is immensely beautiful and it’s really fascinating to watch. I spent way more time swatching this collection simply because I couldn’t stop marveling at the flames on my nails.
As usual there is a favourite that I am going to choose. Since there are seven shades, I can even choose two (better be seven out of seven but we’re trying to be fair here, right?). I would go for Maxim and Manderley, although I’ll be keeping all the other shades from this collection close to me because there is no way I can part with any of them 🙂
*provided by the brand