A England Rosetti’s Goddess Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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Tonight I have the pleasure of showing you the newest A England collection, Rosetti’s Goddess.  Rosetti’s Goddess collection was inspired by artwork by pre-raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. When I was informed that it was on it’s way to me from Color4Nails, I was incredibly excited.  I had planned on purchasing them and might still grab some back ups.

Each shade was well thought out.  I spent some time doing searches online to find the meaning behind the names, and under each initial photo I have included a small blurb to explain the name from what I could find.

Let’s take a look at these gorgeous shades, and as always, I have a 10% off code at the bottom of this post to use on any Color4Nails order

Jane Morris

Jane Morris

Jane Morris was inspired by one of Dante Gabriel Rosetti’s models and muses.  Jane Morris was the model for his painting Proserpine, which is also the name of a polish within this A England collection.

Jane Morris is a steel grey tightly scattered holo with a violet flash of shimmer.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Jane Morris Macro

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Prosperine was one of Dante Gabriel Rosetti’s most notable paintings.  Jane Morris was his model for the painting.

Prosperine is a deep teal scattered holographic.  This was a one coater polish, but I did use 2 for these photos.

Proserpine macro

Judging by the painting, the color of Prosperine was inspired by the deep teal gown she is wearing.


Image Source: Wikipedia

Captive Goddess

Captive Goddess

Captive Goddess was also inspired by Prosperine. In the classical myth Proserpine was kidnapped by Pluto, the god of the underworld, to be his wife. She begged to be returned to earth, but because she had eaten some pomegranate seeds Pluto confined her to his kingdom for half of each year.  Jane Morris modelled for Proserpine. She was married to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s friend William Morris and was also Rossetti’s lover. She was unhappy in her marriage and Rossetti may also have seen her as a captive goddess.

Captive Goddess is one of my favorites in this collection.  Captive Goddess is a lighter grey tightly scattered holo with a flash of teal shimmer.  I was absolutely mesmerized by this beauty.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Captive Goddess macro 2

Captive Goddess macro 1

Captive Goddess macro 3

Captive Goddess macro 4

Captive Goddess full

Incense Burner

Incense Burner

She (Prosperine) is represented in a gloomy corridor of her palace, with the fatal fruit in her hand. As she passes, a gleam strikes on the wall behind her from some inlet suddenly opened, and admitting for a moment the sight of the upper world; and she glances furtively towards it, immersed in thought. The incense-burner stands beside her as the attribute of a goddess. The ivy branch in the background may be taken as a symbol of clinging memory.

Incense Burner is a deep reddened brown with shimmer that shifts from burgundy, some plum, bronze and the slightest hint of green. I used 2 coats for these photos.

Incense Burner Macro 1

Incense Burner Macro 2

Incense Burner Macro 3

Incense Burner Macro 4

Incense Burner Macro 5

Incense Burner macro 6

Incense Burner full


As most know with A England, the formula of all 4 of these shades was perfection.  I used 2 coats for every photos plus a glossy top coat and had no issues at all (except I learned not to eat cookies while swatching because having crumbs fall into drying top coat can set you back a few minutes).  I added more photos for some of the shades to show the shifts, shimmers or flashes in 3 of the 4 shades.

I enjoyed reading up on Dante Gabriel Rosetti and the meanings and inspirations behind the names of each of these shades.  It was a well thought out collection and I learned a bit while working on it.

Price: $10.00 Each 

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What did you think of the Rosetti’s Goddess collection?  Any shades you may pick up?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Kimberly May 5, 2015 - 7:26 pm

What color!!! These are exactly what I like in a polish!!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty May 5, 2015 - 7:36 pm

What a gorgeous collection, and I love the inspiration! Perfect

Nidia - Lit From Within May 5, 2015 - 9:14 pm

I wish I had waited for this post before ordering and gotten the 10% off! Well, next time. I can’t wait to get mine. I love A England polishes.

Kath TheFabZilla May 5, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Beyond gorgeous, each and every shade!

Erika May 5, 2015 - 9:50 pm

These are so stunning!

Phyrra May 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm

The first 2 look like must haves to me! So gorgeous!

Renu May 5, 2015 - 11:11 pm

I definitely want to try this brand, I’ve heard such great things about it. Prosperine is a stunner of a polish!

Carleen May 6, 2015 - 4:36 am

Wow, these look amazing! I love all of them!

BeautyJudy May 6, 2015 - 6:07 am

Captive Goddess goes on my list! Great swatches!

Jess Scull May 6, 2015 - 11:37 am

What a gorgeous collection!! I haven’t used an A England in forever!

Cindy Ingalls May 6, 2015 - 12:02 pm

I want all of these. Such unique colors.

Kendra May 6, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Jane Morris…love!

Patatina069 May 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm

They’re all fabulously gorgeous !!!!

Honeygirlk May 7, 2015 - 9:32 am

Oh my gosh… my jaw just dropped with Captive Goddess. Why you gotta tease me like this when I’m on a no-buy. Your swatches… they have me drooling :D

Laura MyNewestAddiction May 7, 2015 - 12:05 pm

I have never tried A-England but have always wanted to.

tina May 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Perfect match amazing polishes and swatches. As always A England nailed the colors

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