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While other brands launch one or two collections per month, A-England‘s one or two collection per year may seem neglectable – but it is definitely not. The Russian Soul collection doesn’t disappoint, the 5 new shades reflect the brand’s magical touch and elegant style. The inspiration behind the collection was russian music and dance – a theme destined to inspire wonderful colors.
The quality of the polishes is not consistent, mainly because of their pigmentation. All of them covers perfectly in two coats and there are some one coaters too, but even the “less pigmented” ones work beautifully, they’re just not meant to stamping. They all are easy to apply and have a very good formula. (The super macro shots were taken of the bottles – so be aware, the colors may differ a bit.)
Katyusha is an old gold and silver the same time, but it also has some greenish/bronze hues. It’s so elusive and ethereal! *_* (2 coats) In the last picture I compared it to Virgin Queen.
Kalinka isn’t a less complexe polish either. It’s silver and purple the same time – you know it’s like a mirage, the shades are there when you don’t try to see them. (2 coats). In the last pictue there’s Ascalon next to it – not that they’re so similar, just as a reference. :)
Waltz of the Flowers
Waltz of the Flowers has a somewhat more palpable shade, but it’s still purple and blue at the same time. I guess Adina succeeded in not creating boring shades. :) It covers in two coats, but it’s less pigmented than the others, so it’s not ideal for stamping.
We have two shades that are easier to desrcibe, Polovetsian Dances is a deep purple. Simple like that: deep and purple. But it’s just as beautiful nonetheless. *_* (2 coats)
Natasha’s Dance/War and Peace
Natasha’s Dance is a dark blue. A very very very dark blue. The blue part is not even obvious until you put black next to it, this is why you can see Bridal Veil on the last picture. (It’s a perfect one coater, but you can see two coats in the picture.)
Yepp, I’m all for collages lately. :)
So these were the 5 shades Adina created for us – and I (with all my bias: Adina <3. Tristam <3, everything Russian <3) for one love all of them. Okay, so if I had to choose, I’d say my favourites are Natasha’s Dance and Kalinka.
You can buy the polishes at every A-England stockists, btw the polishes have become a bit more expensive – that’s something to keep in mind.