a-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.
a-england The Blessed Damozel Pictures
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
Natural Light Photos
- Deep violet (Yes)
- Metallic texture & rich, velvety finish (Yes)
- 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.
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?