Thursday, November 10, 2011

butter LONDON Holiday 2011 Collection

Good Morning Babes! Today I have butter LONDON's Holiday 2011 Collection to share with you. I was very excited about this collection mainly because it looked like bL was stepping out of the box. I'm glad I finally have it although it took them 2 weeks just to send it to me and then sent it via FedEx the slowest way so it took another week for me to get it - from Washington state to DC is UNACCEPTABLE. I had to mention them on Twitter saying that I was never going to order for them again and that I would wait until ULTA gets it from now on. I magically had a new follower and a DM, and 30 minutes later I got a ship notification in my inbox. So naturally that put a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to butter LONDON and I will never order from them directly again, piss poor service (excuse my language). So there was a bit of a damper on my excitement when I finally received my package 3 weeks after ordering it. OK rant over, onto the swatches.

Tart With A Heart has a soft pink shimmer base with green, orange, blue, pink, purple, and holo glitter, and gold micro glitter. I used 3 1/2 coats in these swatches. This is a layering polish, its never going to be opaque. The formula was on the thick side so allow a tiny bit a wait time in between coats or your going to get some drag. Dry time is very good but it dries gritty so I had to use 2 coats of SV.


Fairy Lights is described as a "liquid metal" rose pink. It took 2 coats to reach opacity, but there are still some slightly visible brush strokes with very careful application. The formula was terrible and painted on kind of patchy on the first coat which was weird. By bL standards this was horrid, the others I have, have amazing formulas and are easy to paint with. However the color is so pretty and worth it to me. I used INM OTD  as my tc.

Just to see what it would look like I added 1 coat of Tart With A Heart over Fairy Lights.

Black Knight ah the star of the trio how I love this one. Black jelly base packed with blue, red, silver and purple glitter. This is definitely a polish you want to layer over a black cream to preserve. The formula made me want to throw the bottle because its terribly goopy and hard to manage, I might just add a teeny bit of thinner. I used 3 coats to reach opacity and 2 coats of SV. The agony was well worth it because this polish is amaze balls! The pictures do not do it justice, it really needs to be seen in person.

 What do you think of this bL trio? I honestly think that they got the names of the pinks wrong, the glitter totally looks like it should be called Fairy Lights and not vice versa. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow :)


**CLOSED** 50th Follower Giveaway

Thanks for all your entries, the giveaway is now closed. I will now begin going through all the entries and verifying that all the information is true.

Hello Babes! I'm just a couple shy of my 50th follower, so I decided to go ahead and have a giveaway. I've been blogging for almost 2 months and I just started doing it because I really fell in love with polish, I didn't know what to expect or what it would evolve into. I love my followers and all my lovely regular commenter's, so I want to say thank you for stopping by to check out what I have going on in my little corner of the blogosphere. I recently fell in love with these little Essence nail polishes, so that's what up for grabs in this giveaway. All polish was purchased by myself for this giveaway, and is brand new and unopened. This giveaway is open from 11/10/11-12/10/11.

Prize #1 L-R: Where is the Party?, Space Queen, Movie Star, Let's Get Lost, Irreplaceable, What Do U Think?, Just Rock It!, Ultimate Pink, Can't Cheat On Me.

Prize #2 L-R: Choose Me!, Just Rock It!, Space Queen, No More Drama, Wake Up!, Where is the Party?, Lime Up!, Walk of Fame, Let's Get Lost.