Thursday, February 21, 2013

Butter London Victoriana

Hi guys! I'm back again to share another Butter London, as suggested by Kumiko who wanted to see Victoriana next from my Butter London Haul.

Victoriana is a muted/dusky teal filled with tiny silver microglitter. It's probably my favorite of the ones I've used so far, having worn it twice in the few weeks.

For my mani I used two coats of Victoriana over a base of Essence's 24/7 basecoat and topped it with Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer from the same brand. Formula-wise it was good, a bit draggy on the first coat but it evened out nicely, and totally opaque, on the second

The base color is tricky, not quite blue and not quite green, and I love these kind of colors. The silver microglitter adds such a nice depth and "oomph" to the look. Just check out the macro:

BAM! This one is a winner in my book and total Top 20 material.

Thanks for reading and see in the next Butter London review :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nail Mail: Butter London & Fiddlesticks Review

Hi girls! Long time, no see, sorry about the hiatus, between summer vacation, a road trip and a couple more things I did felt much like taking and editing pics of my manis (though I still kept painting my nails regularly).

Anyway, today I want to share with you the first of 5 Butter London nail polishes that I recently got thanks to a couple of lovely ladies that got them for me in the US and sent them my way.

The shades I picked were: Fiddlesticks, Knackered, Disco Biscuit, Victoriana and Two Fingered Salute. I've already worn and loved Victoriana and Disco Bicuit, but I didn't take pics. I did take some of today's mani, which is Fiddlesticks.

Butter London Fiddlesticks was released in the 2012 Holiday collection ands is  a magenta jelly base filled with tiny pink glitter.

It applies really well and is opaque in 2 coats, for this mani I used the Essence Peel Off Basecoat (will come back to let you know how did that go) and 1 coat of Gelous and one coat of Essence Better than Gel Nails Top Sealer (new favorite top coat!) to top it off and leave it smooth as glass.

So, to be my first Butter Londons, I'm extremely happy with this new brand. The formulas on the ones I've tried so far are excellent and Fiddlesticks was no exception. A little hungry, like most glitters, but not bad.

Which one would you like to see next?

Thanks for reading and keeping up with me :)