a-england Rose Bower Swatches & Review

a-england Rose Bower Swatches & Reviewa-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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Claims: TRUSTED

  • Deep rose kissed with subtle holographic overtones (Yes)

Key Notes

a-england Rose Bower Review

Colour

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.

Finish

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.

Pros

  • Glowy red with holo sparkles
  • Smooth formula

Cons

  • Mainly available online. (Have you seen it in stores? If so, where? I’ve only seen this brand pop up online.)

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?

Edit: Yay! NailPolishCanada retweeted my blog post!

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17 thoughts on “a-england Rose Bower Swatches & Review

      1. Icequeen81

        love the gloss, the shade is pretty, and the application looks good.
        But the silver glitter is a downside.

        Reply
  1. Floria

    Hi Mary!
    I have to thank you for making me discover the a-england polish! reading your review of Sleeping Palace made me fall in love with it! So, after a detailed research on line, I decided to order some polish I thought I would like most. One of them was just Rose Bower!! And It’s stunning, as you described! I also bought Sleeeping Palace, that is a very complex shade for me, difficult to decribe, but totally mesmerizing, and Tristam (royal navy/denim holo blue) and Saint George (the absolutely best teal/green sparkling and slightly holographic I’ve ever seen). The quality and the beauty of these polish are higher than I expexted looking at them on my computer screen!
    I would give a try to Fated Prince too, from this collection and, above all, to the upcoming fifth hue, called Briarwood (a deep burgundy/red base filled with tons on subtle multichromatic shimmers) but now I’ have to wait a little.
    Bye!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Floria!

      Oh, it’s my pleasure! I’m glad that I was able to introduce you to a-england. Their polishes deserve all the hype you hear about them! :)

      I must get St. George eventually. That’s the one that makes me drool every single time I’ve seen it online. Plus being a greeeen fieeend also adds to it. ;)

      Reply
    2. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Floria!

      Oh, it’s my pleasure! I’m glad that I was able to introduce you to a-england. Their polishes deserve all the hype you hear about them! :)

      I must get St. George eventually. That’s the one that makes me drool every single time I’ve seen it online. Plus being a greeeen fieeend also adds to it. ;)

      Reply

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