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a-england Rossetti’s Goddess Swatches & Review

a-england Rossetti's Goddess review via @alllacqueredup

a-england Rossetti’s Goddess review

There’s no better time to enjoy holographic and duo-chrome shimmer than summer. The bright sunlight electrifies the prismatic shimmer for an eye-catching effect. The a-england Rossetti’s Goddess collection, inspired by Rossetti’s painting of the Roman goddess, Proserpine, is a buffet of summer-fun sparkle.

Formula & Application

a-england nail polish is at least 3-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP), but I don’t have an ingredient list, so I can’t speak to its make-up past that. The rectangular bottles have a slender, chrome, cylindrical cap that houses a round brush of medium length and girth with flexible bristles that easily fan out on the nail.

The formula is thick with pigment, and with the exception of Captive Goddess, you can almost get away with one coat. I used two coats for good measure. It’s not super easy to manipulate, so you have to be deliberate with your strokes to get even coverage and avoid brush strokes. Also, some colors dry a bit satin, but come to life with a glossy top coat.


a-england Captive Goddess is a soft, greyed blue with a fine holographic shimmer. The prismatic effect isn’t super intense, unless you are in direct sunlight, though it’s the most prominent in the collection. The holo darkens the base color when it comes out, as you can see near my tips. Indoors, the shimmer is more silvery, making the overall color look lighter. OPI DS Sapphire looks purple next to Captive Goddess, which is much darker than both it and Layla Mermaid Spell.

a-england Captive Goddess swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Captive Goddess

a-england Captive Goddess comparison swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Captive Goddess comparison

a-england Incense Burner is a burgundy duo-chrome shimmer with a gold/green flash. It has a violet-purple base, like Zoya Sansa, but the finished look is more browned, though not so much as Salon Perfect Raisin the Roof.

a-england Incense Burner swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Incense Burner

a-england Incense Burner comparison swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Incense Burner comparison

a-england Jane Morris is a graphite grey with holographic shimmer. The holo is subtle, but noticeable. I have a few black/grey holos but none quite like this. China Glaze Galactic Grey is similar in base color, but with a lot less holo effect. Layla Flash Black is darker with an intense holo while a-england Fated Prince is more charcoal.

a-england Jane Morris swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Jane Morris

a-england Jane Morris comparison swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Jane Morris comparison

a-england Proserpine is a deep teal, that leans blue, with holo shimmer. It looks very blue next to the emerald-hued a-england Saint George (my fave green holo), and is a lot darker than China Glaze DV8 and Take a Trek. Take a Trek is from the “Holographic” collection that was anything but, while DV8 is super holo.

a-england Proserpine swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Proserpine

a-england Proserpine comparison swatch - Rossetti's Goddess via @alllacqueredup

a-england Proserpine comparison

a-england Rossetti's Goddess swatches via @alllacqueredup

a-england Rossetti’s Goddess swatches

Bottom Line: Proserpine and Incense Burner are rich, moody and stunning. They feel a little fall-ish, but they’re my favorites of the collection, so I would pair them with a lighter shade for a balanced look. Captive Goddess is really unique, but a little muddled, and Jane Morris isn’t super holo, though I prefer it over the warmer-toned Fated Prince.

a-england Rossetti’s Goddess is available online at various stockists worldwide. In North America, visit, and Visit for more info. a-england retails for $10 in the US, $12.95 in Canada.

What do you think of these new shades from a-england? Do you go crazy for holo in the summer? Which of these do you plan to pick up?

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  1. Viktoria says:

    Bought all three holos, wore Jane Morris today! Proserpine is my favorite. I love everything about A-England holos – smoothness, opacity, colors, inspiration behind the polishes – everything!

  2. Lisa N. says:

    They look great and it so since to see them compared to similar colors too.

  3. Amanda says:

    Ermagawd, I am seriously loving Jane Morris and Proserpine! I like the whole collection, but MAN, I love those two!

  4. I’m a new fan of a england and just recently purchased my first one ever. I LOVE their polish. Formula, colors, and the fact that most are 1-coaters is such a huge plus for me. These are gorgeous, but the one that most caught my eye was Saint George from the comparison swatch you did. OMG I need that in my life!!! I’ve never seen the China Glaze OMG collection. I’m sure it was amazing since it is your favorite.

  5. Jessica says:

    Captive Goddess is my favorite! I haven’t any a England polishes any more, I’d better hop to it!

  6. I can’t even choose a fave… I LOVE them all!

  7. These are soo beautiful. I like a-england and these are so glitzy. Great swatches, too!

  8. Julie says:

    These polishes are stunning! I don’t own a holo polish, but I so want one!

  9. MarciaF says:

    I am a huge fan of a England polishes. They make the prettiest holos. Of this group I think I like a-england Proserpine best. But all are fabulous.

  10. Jess Scull says:

    Love that you did comparisons! I want ALL of these! So gorgeous

  11. Aprill says:

    Ahhh Captive Goddess is gorgeous. Thank you for the swatches and comparisons !

  12. Renu says:

    Incense Burner is so me! That will look amazing with a sheath dress and heels on a night out.

  13. These are stunning! I always see great stuff from a-england

  14. Sharalyn Morgan says:

    I loved the Incense Burner but with my olive skin tone I would be afraid it would turn my already yellow skin more so. Lovely collection thought and feel my daughter would love some of these. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us it has helped me a lot.

  15. This polishes are amazing! Love all shades!

  16. Yep. In love with Proserpine.