Happy #ManiMonday everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and are excited for a brand new week! 🙂 Since it’s Monday, we all know what that means…another polish of the week! I liked last week’s polish so much that I went for another shade of the same formula. That’s right, it’s another Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer. This time I went for a deep teal blue called “Chat Up.” Love this shade! 🙂 It’s a really cool shade of blue that seems very fall-appropriate to me.
Happy #ManiMonday everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a fantastic week! I’m back for yet another Nail of the Day post. There’s really no rhyme or reason behind the shade I’ve chosen for the week other than it’s a new polish…well, new to me. If you’re not aware, Ulta is currently holding their 21 Days of Beauty even where there are great deals on new items each day. Last week brought us half price Butter London polishes and since I discovered the Patent Shine 10x formula during the last event, I definitely wanted to pick up a few during this one as well! The main shade that was speaking to me is called “Broody” and that’s what I went for on my nails this week. 🙂
Well the weekend is over and it’s back to the daily grind, but that also means it’s time for #ManiMonday! 🙂 This week I’m wearing a polish I know I’ve worn before and I think I mentioned in another Mani Monday with a different shade from the same line…but I’m not certain I haven’t actually posted this polish before! If I have, my apologies. I cannot find it so I’m assuming I just mentioned it instead of actually posting it. What the hell is it, you’re probably wondering? It is one of the Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquers in the shade “Pink Knickers!” I must say that I really like Butter London polishes, but I really love the Patent Shine version!!! 🙂
Happy #ManiMonday! I hope this wonderful start to the week finds you all well! Who are we kidding though? It’s Monday and no one likes Mondays. 😉 But sticking true to form, I do have my polish to share with you…complete with tons of unseen cat hairs stuck to my nails so have a chuckle at that. 🙂 The life of a crazy cat lady, I tell ya! Anyway, back on topic…. It’s been raining a fair amount lately so I wanted something bright and cheery. Also something I hadn’t worn before. Enter Butter London’s “Jolly Good!” It’s basically a bright bold peachy-orange-coral that screams Summer sunshine. It’s a fantastic polish for Summer and I’m happy with my choice! 😉
As far as the formula goes, this is one of the Patent Shine polishes Butter London released maybe a year ago. I have only tried one other shade from the line…I think…and was quite impressed by the coverage, the shine and the brush. Well, I was kind of disappointed by “Jolly Good.” Not because it’s a bad formula, I just expected it to be more even, especially since it’s a bolder shade. It took me 3 coats to get the polish perfectly even. I was being picky I suppose, but I was surprised because the polish is quite opaque, Somehow though it was just a bit uneven in coverage. I wouldn’t call it streaky, but it just didn’t quite look even. I probably would have left it at 2 coats if I weren’t photographing it, but I was so….
As I said, not a bad formula. It’s actually quite opaque and applies really nicely. The brushes on these polishes are fantastic! It’s that slightly flattened not-too-wide, not-too-skinny shape that fits on to the nail really nicely. The formula is not too thin nor too thick and dries with an impressive shine that really does look a bit like gel! 🙂 It’s a good polish, I was just not expecting the need for 3 coats with such an intense shade. In the end, I’m thrilled with the color and 3 coats is definitely not a deal breaker for me. I should add that these seem to wear pretty well with minimal chipping too which is awesome in my book! All in all, very happy with this week’s #ManiMonday! 😀
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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! 😉
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Another week has come and gone and here we are at Monday again already! For this #ManiMonday I have a polish formula that’s pretty new to me. It is the Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in the shade “Candy Floss.” I have plenty of the original Butter London formula, but this is really the first I’ve tried their newer, slightly more expensive formula. I bought a handful of shades when they were on sale during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and this is the second of the shades I have tried. I must say, I am impressed! 🙂
The shade “Candy Floss” is a pale, white-based baby blue. I really love the shade and it’s surprisingly opaque for such a shade. These photos show 3 coats, but my first coat was applied pretty sloppily which made it a bit streaky on some nails. Had I been more careful, I think this would cover in two coats without trouble. It has great pigmentation and is probably one of the best pale blue formulas I’ve tried thus far. It was easy to apply, but I was rushing hence the messy first coat. There is a noticeable air bubble on my ring finger, but I’ve come to the conclusion that these bubbles are more likely due to either the base or top coat, not the polish itself.
I really like the brush on these polishes too! It’s quite reminiscent of the Nails Inc. brushes. They are pretty flat with a medium width and slightly rounded tip. It makes it quite easy to apply to the nail. And this formula was pretty much the perfect consistency in that it’s not too thin that it runs and pools or overly thick so that it doesn’t spread out on the nail easily. Absolutely love this formula and the packaging is superb!
For me, both the formula and the shade of Butter London’s “Candy Floss” are absolute winners! Highly recommend the Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquers!
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