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Monday, 29 October 2012

Butter London- part one

Hello all,
Hope everyone is doing well and to all my fellow polish-aholics and families in the midst of hurricane Sandy, I pray that all are safe! BE careful! TO pass the time, if you're stuck inside and have internet connection, I have some lovely Butter London Swatches today. I dont own any myself, but a great friend of mine lent me hers so I can try them out and see if I like them. I always found them a bit on the expensive side and thought that I could find dupes for most colors I saw, apart from a few so I wanted to try some out before I decided. I must say, some of these I tried, I did love! And the formula and application is great and I like the brush. But still, whereas I will be buying a few of these swatched here for this post, I don't think I will be getting that many. The only thing that gets me is the price. But, if a color is gorgeous and dont see any dupes, it is definitely worth it! I just prefer getting indies at this price but....
So on to the swatches! I have for you,  "Shag" "Dodgy Barnett" "Gobsmaked" "Trustafarian" "the black knight" and will do "lovely jubbly" "Henley Regatta" and my favourite one, "Slapper" on tomorrows post!

First up is "Shag" and before I continue, this is the second time I did a bunch of swatching. So, the clean up is not the best and my cuticles get worse as I go on.....

So shag is a real beauty, especially for fall! It has brown and red shimmer to it. With two coats, it was just the way I like it. I did , however , just remove some glitter that was real hard to remove so in the pictures, you see some bumps. That has nothing at all to do with this polish. That is totally on me. This polish had great and smooth application:)

 These are with the flash. With the flash on, it looks much more how it is in real life but depending on the angle/light, its more brown at times. You really see the red in these pictures. I would call it a reddish copper color:)

 and without the flash, you definitely see more brown! As I said, the bubbles are my fault, nothing to do with the polish.

 I love the way it kind of has a metallic look to it. Its not a metallic polish, but just "feels" like it...if that makes sense. I like this one, as I said, perfect for fall.

 Up next is "dodgy Barnett" which is a silver holo. I love holo's (who doesnt?) but this one is very light! the lightest holo I have ever came across. I hate polishes that show VNL because I hate the color of my nails. I was really looking forward to this one but was a bit disappointed  I don't have a silver holo and have wanted one for a while now. But, I would not get this one. Don't get me wrong, its a pretty color, but just not for me. I would prefer a thick one. All these pictures are 2 coats. I would have put another and maybe that would have made a difference. I have seen some swatches that look better then how mine turned out, but as I said, its a friends bottle and I already saw a dent in her bottle just from these swatches so I stopped at two....

this first and second  is only one coat though, and you can see the NL..

 and on to two coats:) With flash.

 as you can see, it definitely is a holo polish and it is gorgeous, I just wish it was darker. Maybe I needed 3 coats, but all my other holo's at least dont have VNL after 2... My only issue is for the price, and the bottle seemed to be going fast for only swatching 4 nails, I wish it was darker. But hey, maybe its supposed to be this way. Im just here to say my opinion and I was not that happy with it.

 And onto "Gobsmaked" which is a charcoal gray glitter with hints of silver. It is a "rough" polish, meaning the glitter isnt smooth and I like that:) If you dont, just add a top coat. I didnt. I did have a bit of an issue with it being on the thick side. It was goopy and left bald spots on places that I see more in pictures then when I was looking at them. In swatches of this, it reminded me of galaxy nails so I was excited to try it out. I am a little disappointed with this one as well. Its not what I was expecting. It is a nice polish once you get it on but I wont be rushing out to buy it....

 Especially in the first picture, you can see some bald spots. All of these are two coats.

 See what I mean by it being rough? I know most people will put a top coat on top and that would make it have the smooth and shiny, finished look, but, call me weird, I like it this way.

 I guess with the top coat, it would look as pretty as it does in the bottle:) I may have to borrow this again and add some.....

I was really trying to not make a mess and avoid as much clean up as possible so that is why the sides of my nails seem bare.....

Up next is "trustafarian" which is pretty much just like "dodgy Barnett" but this time it is a green and gold holo. However I was much happier with this one! Again, I wanted a light green holo for awhile and I would go and buy this one. It did not have as much VNL and I love the way the gold and green go together and just shine!

 trust me, these pics do not give it justice. I love how the green and gold just sparkle and dazzle! With another coat, VNL would be history.
 I really think I am going to have to go and get myself a bottle of this one!

now onto one I am sure many of you have heard of, "the black knight". This one is a black polish packed with  purple, red, blue and gold glitter. I guess this is what is referred to as a "glitter bomb" At the moment, one of my fav manis is black jelly sammich with lots of glitter and then topped of with a matte top coat! I did not add matte this time but definitely would like to give it a shot. Again, this is one I like but I have so many black polishes and so much glitter polishes that, whereas it would not look like this, I can get it pretty close..

 this one also has that rough look to it but I would definitely add a top coat if I had been doing a full mani:)

 again, this is much better in person! If the prices were not so high I would get it. It is gorgeous!

Well guys, I must get to bed. I still have a few more to swatch and will do that tomorrow! this post is already getting long. That leads me to a question. Is it better to do one really long blog post, if all the polishes go together? Or, I see a lot of people to two parts at times. Thinking that is better rather then overwhelming people. I know I add a lot of pictures ! I take SO MANY and trust me, what I add is not even a third of what I took.....
SO what do you guys think of what I showed so far? DO you like any? Own any? How do you feel about paying high prices for polishes? Do you only get if you really want one? Or if the brand is worth it?? The highest I go is usually 10-11 which is what I pay for my Essie's and OPi's and these are the polishes I own the most of. Do you consider it an investment? I wish money wasn't an issue, as most of us do, and could just buy ALL THE POLISH I WANT!!!!
Well, tune in tomorrow for the rest of my swatches. Hope you enjoyed this one. Love to hear back from you guys!


  1. Ulta has sales all the time for BL. Usually B2G1 or BOGO.

  2. These are beautiful! Trustifarian is definitely on my wishlist..I know what you mean about expensive polishes, it took me a long time to finally break down and spend over $10 for one and now I'm hooked. Lol. $ is an issue for me to so I just save up for the ones I really want. And 'anonymous' is right about the bogo's at ulta, I got a bunch of BL's in the last one. :)