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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Butter London- part two

Hello once again,
well I don't have much to say. All was said in yesterdays post. If you missed it, you can have a look here.
So, I have the three last Butter Londons that I swatched so , here we go:)

First up, is "Lovely Jubbly". Another glitter bomb and a gorgeous one!! I would describe it as a purple polish packed with micro red, blue and gold glitter! This one really shines in the light and just looks lovely on your nails! In the sun, it tends to change color as well, going from dark to lighter. I have two coats on but would definitely suggest three. It was not as bad as the other glitter bombs. There was some balding but im sure another coat would have not done that  and its not as gloopy. This is one I definitely want!!

 Just look at all that glitter!! I know there are some who don't like glitter, if that is the case, then this is not for you. But if you sometimes like it or want to give it a try, I would suggest this! So pretty!

 You can definitely see the balding I mentioned on the pinky. And again, I don't have a top coat on so if you don't like the rough look, a top coat would change that:)

Next, I have "Henly Regatta". Now, I love blues and greens and sparkles so I saved this for last. I was swatching a friends polishes so I wanted to save what I thought would be my fav for last. I thought I would choose this with "Slapper", using this for an accent nail or two. However, I was very disappointed with it. First of all, I did use three coats for this because the two was just not opaque at all. One looked like almost nothing and even at three, its still very light. So I would suggest it for a top coat or something. Unless you want to use half your bottle. And at the price of these polishes, I know I dont want to do that. IT was also hard to work with in that it was on the gloopy side but my main issue was how sheer it was. IT is a nice color. Usually right up my alley. A clear base with green and teal micro glitter is something I would normally go gaga over! So , these swatches are sheer. You would have to put on a good , at least five coats, I would say, to get it opaque.

 See how sheer it is?? And after three coats??:( It is pretty though and over a green or teal polish, would look and work a lot better.

 Not sure why there is so much balding at the tips? I put it on evenly all over....

And now, as the saying goes, I saved the best for last. "Slapper" is a teal creme and is GORGEOUS! I guess I am biased because I love blue and greens but I just loved this color. The only issue was the application. I have on four coats on these swatches because I was going to keep this on for my mani. It took four coats to even it all out and have no streaks. It was opaque to my liking after two but had so streaks and such so had to put on another two. And again, for the price of the bottle, it would make it go a bit on the fast side. The color is gorgeous though and I love it so much that I would strongly consider getting this one. Or at least swapping for it. In some swatches I have seen, it was more on the blue side. I actually thought it was a blue polish until I saw it. My pictures make it look more green then it really is. Again, its not blue, its not green, its teal:)

 See what I mean??!! Look at these two pictures. Same camera and same flash but one looks greener then the other. Bottom one is bluer.

 AH!! I dont know why theres balding at the tips!! I dont notice this until I am uploading pictures. So sorry guys. Please bare with me. As you can obviously tell, I am no pro at this. I do this for the fun and love of it:)

 And even with four coats, if you look closely, you can still see VNL. Albeit, very lightly.

AS I said, this was my fav color and what I choose to keep on as a mani, however, I added my second fav from the collection "Trustafarian" as an accent nail. SO my final mani looked like this.....

And Voila. There you have it. So overall, I was not too impressed with Butter London. They are decent polishes but, I think you're paying for the name. If I do buy some, I think I will stick to cremes because the sparkle ones seem goopy. Unless, its a color I must have. There are some gorgeous cremes I have seen and even though my experience wasnt all that great with these, I would still be willing to give it a chance. But would have to get it from a swap or sale or it would have to be one I REALLY want. I just got "bluey" in a swap today. have not tried it yet but does look pretty. Anxious to see how it turns out. Well I hope you guys liked my post. Let me know what you think:) Till next time, take care and keep on painting them nails:)

1 comment:

  1. Great swatches!!! :D I LOVE blues, grey blues, and teals the most out of all colours :D. I would highly suggest Wallis (golden greeny bronzish colour) for your next BL!! Amazing polish!!!!!