Wednesday, 17 September 2014

*closed* My Three Year Giveaway featuring a-england

Hello all of you, and firstly I will apologise immensely for my absence, I have been a busy little bee and had a lot going on so the blog unfortunately fell by the wayside.  However, I am back with a little bit of a bang....

My little blog turned three at the start of August and I had arranged a little giveaway with the always lovely and generous Adina of a-england.  She has so kindly agreed to donate 4 of her stunning polishes to the winner of my birthday giveaway, and even more exciting that the winner will get to pick the 4!!

Now if you aren't already familiar with a-england you really should be - in my humble opinion - so this is a great chance to try them out...... or if you have been lusting after some to add to your collection but not managed to get them yet, here you go...or if you already own them all, get some back ups! Ha!

For anyone who doesn't know about a-england Adina started up the company a good few years ago now with the explosive first collection, The Mythicals.  She has continued to wow with further collections - The Legend, Gothic Beauties, Burne-Jones Dream, Ballerina and the stand alone collection Heavenly Quotes. As part of the initial collection she also launched the Knight and Shield which are the only top and base coat I will use now since I got them a few years ago.


The image above just goes to show the little details that go into making a-england more than just  your average brand.  Each collection has its own little logo (apart from the Ballerina collection just now it seems) and I always find them so pretty on the site I decided to make a little group picture with them around the a-england logo.

Now in total, across all of these collections, there are 43 polishes....45 if you include the top and base.  And I am lucky enough to have all of these in pride of place as part of my polish collection.  I have shown all of there on the blog, some many times, but I decided to help you choose (and to show them all off again) I would have a little swatchathon.

So without further ado, here are all of the a-england polishes.....  Just so I don't have to keep saying it, every swatch is 2 coats of the polish without a top or base coat.  I love the way a-englands apply, just like butter and always look flawless!  I won't list all the descriptions, just the names, but you can head to the a-england site for some more information on any of these.

In order (the same as they are on the site) we have:

Starting with the Mythicals - King Arthur, Excalibur, Excalibur Renaissance and Merlin.


Morgan Le Fay, Iseult, Guinevere and Elaine.


Lady of the Lake, Tristam, Lancelot and Camelot.


Avalon, Perceval, Galahad and Holy Grail (new edition)


Holy Grail (limited edition).  Then onto the Legends - Saint George, Dragon and Princess Sabra (Tristam Eyes)


Order of the Garter, Princess Tears, Ascalon and Bridal Veil


And then the Gothic Beauties - Dorian Gray, Ophelia, Tess D'Ubervilles and Lady of Shalott


Jane Eyre.  And then the Burne-Jones Dreams - Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Rose Bower and Briarwood


Sleeping Palace, Fated Prince.  Now the Heavenly Quotes - Hurt No Living Thing and Love Is Enough.


And the Moonbeams...., She Walks in Beauty, Beauty Never Fails.  And Lastly the Ballerinas - Fonteyn


Her Rose Adagio, Encore Margot and Dancing with Nureyev.


Whew!!!  Now thanks for sticking though that and I hope you liked what you seen.  Hopefully I helped your decision and didn't make it more difficult ha!

Now for the giveaway part.....  it is open internationally, should be live from now!!! and will run for the next week.  Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.


Good luck and thank you all so much as always and I hope you stick around after the giveaway is over ;)

Rebecca x

92 comments:

  1. Just to let you know the link for A England's instagram is wrong :)
    My fave A England polishes are Tristam, Lady of the Lake or Sleeping Palace. Don't make me choose though :P Happy Blog Birthday!

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  2. Love me some A Englands! Well done on 3 years, blogging is a lot of work so well done for creating a stunning blog! X

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  3. P.s. my favourite of all time has to be Avalon. I am a purple obsessive person and it is perfection to me.

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  4. I love Camelot, i have already used up two bottles!

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  5. Briar Rose, it's the perfect rose holo, so elegant and pretty!

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  6. Glad you're back! I love a england, they are all amazing!

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  7. Happy blog-versary!
    My favourite a-england is Saint George, the perfect green.

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  8. I love Percival! There's so many gorgeous ones though, I wish I had more!

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  9. Can't believe it's been 3 years! Thank you for getting me onto the a-england's in the first place. Just a few more to get now, amazing chance for stocking up! Xx

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  10. I can't decide my favourite, although I do have backup of Princess Sabra!

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  11. Congrats on the 3 years! Some gorgeous colours there!

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  12. Forgot to say my favourite is Beauty Never Fails!

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  13. Congratulations on 3 years! Well done! It's hard to choose a favourite, there's too many! So I'll tell you that my other halfs favourite (and out of my entire polish collection!) is Avalon!

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  14. Happy 3 years!!! I just love A England. Beautiful polishes that are a dream to apply.

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  15. I love briar rose and order of the garter, congratulations on 3 years

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  16. They are amazing polishes but I think my favourite has to be St George, it's such a gorgeous colour.

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  17. I absolutely adore A England! I love all the ones I have but the holos are my favourites. Hope to see more of your blog, I always love seeing your swatches :) xx

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  18. I have always wanted to try this brand. Sleeping palace is my favorite from these swatches.

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  19. I own quite a few but Perceval is my favorite.

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  20. Avalon is my favourite - I'm a sucker for purple! Congrats on 3 years!! :-)

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  21. congrats on your 3 years i don't have A-England polishes yet but i love polishes and the polishes on your blog and the swatches are for me like a kid in a candy store they all are gorgeous love them specially the holographic ones and the one that is my favorite is A-England Sleeping Palace

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  22. I absolutely adore and CRAVE "A Fated Prince". I don´t have it yet but I will find it and I will own it! Fingers crossed now (but not so much that I ruin my freshly painted nails) and hope to win <3

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  23. My favourite has to be Then onto the legends. Happy anniversary!

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  24. Dragon is my ultimate a-england love. The flashes of copper mixed with the holo under natural lighting, so pretty.

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  25. Congrats on the 3 years! Just found you, hopefully there will be several other years:)

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  26. Oh, and i forgot to mention. My A England favourite is Briarwood! I love it so much, reminds of a dress in Road to Avonlea :)

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  27. Congratulations on 3 years! I LOVE a-England polishes. I have 34, but I'm still missing a few! :) I could never pick a favorite!

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  28. Guinevere is my very favorite! Congratulations!!

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  29. Congrats on the anniversary! My fave A England is definitely St. George. It's just such a perfect green! It is probably my favorite polish of all time and it's the only one I own a backup bottle of :)

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  30. I can't believe I don't own any A-England polishes! All of them are gorgeous I particularly like Merlin & Holy Grail.

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  31. Hi my favorite is dancing with nureyev, i wish i own it

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  32. Congrats on 3 years! A England is my favourite polish brand, so thanks for this! :)

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  33. I love A England and have almost all of them. The only 2 shades I'm missing are Lancelot and Merlin.... So if I win, I will probably choose these 2 plus the base and top coats, which are great so I could always use backups for those ;-)
    I really can't choose a favorite here...

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  34. Congratulations on 3 years! I have 2 A-England polishes - Avalon and Perceval, they are both gorgeous. I also want to get Rose Bower and Briarwood.

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  35. Love A-England ... Great products and beautifully made. I've been lucky to add a few of these to my collection --- the first 2 were Dragon and St George --- love them so much!! :D

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  36. I love A England nail polishes, all off them are so beautyfull <3 My favourite is Dragon, but I adore St george too. I have this too but would love to try avalon to.

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  37. I love a-england polishes. I need to buy more (all!) of them. My favorites are Tristam and Dragon!

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  38. Congratulations on 3 years! I love A England and can't have too many.

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  39. Love Lady of Shalott, though all a-england polishes are gorgeous!

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  40. Love Lady of Shalott, though all a-england polishes are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on three years!

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  41. Congratulations, and thank you for the giveaway!! <3
    My favourite is Tristam, I love blue and that polish is just so gorgeous! Now I'm eager to try some of the ballerina collection, I'd like to put on light colours for a change!

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  42. Once again happy blog birthday;-) and thank you for giving

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  43. Favorites that I own: Princess Tears, Briar Rose, Dancing with Nureyev <3

    Wishlist: Her Rose Adagio, Briarwood... this is futile, ALL OF THE THINGS.

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  44. Lady of the lake looks great I love all the gothic beauties too!

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  45. Happy 3rd Blogiversary. Lovely nails. I like the Her Rose Adagio

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  46. I don't own any but one on my wishlist is St George.

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  47. Happy anniversary! I have not yet had the pleasure of owning any A-England polishes, but I would be more than happy to own Saint George...it is beautiful!

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  48. Well first of all happy blog birthday once again and thank you for giving us the opportunity to win those beauties!

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  49. I'm just fond of A england brand ! They make such beautiful shades and I love the share of the bottle with their logo! I only have saint George which is definitely my fav, Briar rose, my second fav! Ascalon, excalibur, fonteyn, her rose adagio, but I wish I could have more!!! I still have a wish lits with so many of them!!! ;-)

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  50. I still don't have any A-England but for what I see in their site I really like the set of Harmony in Green as well as Saint George, Dorian Gray and Lady of Shalott

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  51. Congrats on three years. Here is to many many more

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  52. I love Saint George!
    Congrats and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  53. I have been drooling over these polishes the last couple years and currently own none. I'd love Excalibur, St. George, and I don't even know what else!!!

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  54. Picking one favorite is impossible with such glorious polishes. Dragon, St. George, Morgan Le Fay, Briarwood, Briar Rose, Sleeping Palace, Hurt No Living Thing, Tess D'Ubervilles. :)

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  55. i would love to own Perceval! It's a super sexy, lucious red. My rafflecopter name is Ashley Nicks, Thanx!

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  56. I like BrIar Rose/ Sleeping Beauty.

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  57. She Walks in Beauty is my favorite =)

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  58. Lady of the Lake, Tristam, Lancelot and Camelot

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  59. Her Rose Adagio, Encore Margot and Dancing with Nureyev

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  60. Sleeping Palace looks pretty!

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  61. Ballerina Collection are my A-England favorites.

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  62. The only A-England polish I own is Saint George and it is my favorite.

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  63. I don't own any yet! But I'd love to start with Perceval and

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  64. Congrats on 3 years! I like Sleeping Palace

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  65. Happy blog birthday! Congratulations! ^_^
    She Walks in Beauty is my fave!

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  66. Favourite A England polish is Saint George! <3

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  67. My fave A England polishes are Tristam, Lady of the Lake

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  68. Favorite is St. George with Her Rose Adigo coming in second. Congrats on anniversary!

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  69. I can't decide, but I made both my own a little while ago: Dragon and St. George. Both gorgeous polishes <3

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  70. I love the ones I have, and wish I owned Briarwood!

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  71. I wish I owned Jane Eyre! It's so beautiful! Thank you for the chance!! Xoxo

    jasmine.thomas116@yahoo.com

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  72. Yay! A-England is my fave indie polish brand. It's just so unique!

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  73. I wish I owned Jane Eyre! Thanks for the chance!

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  74. My favourite a-england is "Princess Tears", but I haven't it (for the moment !!! lol)

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  75. While the only aEngland I own is Order of the Garter & I love the blue color, I am absolutely in love with Briar Rose, which I want to own!! If I win, I would definitely pick this color!! Thanks for holding this giveaway & the chance to win!!

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  76. I'd love to own St George and Briar Rose! Those are gorgeous <3 I don't own any a-england polish because they're really expensive in Argentina! thanks for this giveaway! :)

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  77. I think my favorite is Briar Rose

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  78. love Burne-Jones Dreams :)

    mail cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it
    Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

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  79. Hope you are Having a Good Day & I Want to Thank You for this Amazing Giveaway! I am So Sad that I am Just Now Finding Out About it b/c I am Just in Love With All of These Colors! I Really Do Not See One Color that I Don't Like but I am Usually Drawn to either Bright Colors or Sparkle so I am Going to go With The Holy Grail Edition! I also really Liked the Jane Eyre Edition! I Would be Thrilled to Have Any of Them so Thank You for Just Giving Me a Chance! Have a Blessed Day! Jana

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