Happy Monday everyone! You know what that means – manicure time! 🙂 To start the week I actually repainted the shade I was wearing at the end of last week which is quite rare for me. It’s just so pretty! Unfortunately it has also been discontinued so it’s a tough one to find, but it’s not impossible and won’t cost more than the original $15 price tag. I suppose I should tell you what it is! It’s Butter London’s “Disco Biscuit!” I have always loved this color and I’m usually not one for pinks. On the rare days I do choose a pink, it’s either a pale baby pink or an in-your-face fuchsia like “Disco Biscuit.” This shade actually reminds me a lot of Ciate’s “Cupcake Queen” which I hunted for last week to no avail, but actually “Disco Biscuit” is much more interesting! Why? Because it’s a standard fuchsia pink with a crap ton of the teeniest tiniest micro glitters that add a stunning blue-tinged sparkling glow. This is one of those shades that you don’t come across often and it’s actually unusual! Why, oh why did you discontinue it Butter London? 🙁
The formula is interesting. I finally determined it must actually be a jelly polish because it’s pigmented, yet semi-sheer and buildable. It took 3 coats for this manicure, which I find to be typical with “Disco Biscuit.” You can still see through to my nail just a tiny bit even with 3 coats, but I’m fine with that. The first coat was definitely uneven, but evened out by the second. I could have stopped there, but I wanted it to be more opaque and added the third. It’s an incredibly easy one to apply. Not too thin, not too thick. It doesn’t run and the brush is pretty good for precise application. It does dry kind of semi-matte with a bit of texture from the micro sparkles so I added a top coat (I always do anyway) to even out the texture and add back the shine.
I really love this polish. I probably say that a lot, but this truly is one of my all-time favorite polishes! There’s just something so interesting about it, especially in the sunshine. It flashes an almost iridescent blue and it sparkles and it’s just a gorgeous fuchsia to begin with. The pictures never do it justice because it just captures the micro glitter without the intricacies of the tonal shifts of the sparkles. You can get a sense of the blue flash in the bottle, but it’s still not the same. I did my best, but this is certainly one to you need to see in person and on the nails if possible! I believe my Ulta store still had it on the shelves, but it’s no longer online. You’re gonna have to do a google search to find this wondrous gem, but it’s 100% worth it! 😉
love and stuff,