Butter London Scuppered

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Butter London Scuppered is now an oldie (2012!) but a goodie. This is a beautiful polish for fall. I think I even took these photos in the fall. πŸ˜‰

I don’t have anything like this polish. It is a bronze metallic shade with specks of orange, green, gold, and pink. There are some larger touches of green glitter throughout, but the other colors are mostly fine shimmer.

For all that is going on, this formula is really smooth. This is a beautiful shade if you like rich bronze colors. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, this color has been discontinued by the brand, but you can find it on other retailers still.

Pink & Silver Manicure- Orly Beach Cruiser and Butter London Diamond Geezer

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As you may know, there’s nothing I love more than a fantastic hot pink polish! πŸ™‚ Orly Beach Cruiser fits the bill! This is a neon that is relatively easy to work with. It is opaque in two coats, and I didn’t use a white base. I felt like pairing it with silver for some reason, so I used Butter London’s Diamond Geezer for a couple of accents. I actually quite like how this turned out. While I wore this manicure, I kept staring at it because it really popped!

Beach Cruiser is one of the better pink neons I have used, and I highly recommend it if you are in the market for this kind of color!

Trout Pout + Sparkle Manicure

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You may know already that Butter London Trout Pout is my favorite polish of all time. It’s just perfect! πŸ™‚ I love wearing it year round, but especially in spring and summer. I decided to pair it here with Revlon Sequins and a light layer of Butter London The 444, which is a glittery champagne polish.

Sequins is a limited edition shade, but it is similar to Deborah Lippmann’s Boom Boom Pow. It is a gold glitter, which doesn’t seem very unique, but the way the glitter is laid out makes it special, in my opinion. πŸ™‚ I wish Revlon would bring this one back!

What is your favorite color to wear in the spring?

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Polish Picks!

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I thought it would be fun to share some of my polish picks in that shade range. As you can see, some are dark, some are bright, and some are in the nude shade range.

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Essie Play Date– This is described as “soft purple.” It’s coming across a little dark here; it’s a little brighter in person.

OPI You’re Such a Budapest– This is a purple toned periwinkle shade. This is a really great color for winter and spring because it truly pops on the nail!

Maybelline Lust for Lilac– I think that this is Maybelline’s answer to Radiant Orchid, because this is a new shade for 2014.

Butter London Molly Coddled– This is the perfect choice, as it is described as “lavender orchid cream.”

China Glaze Sweet Hook– I seriously love this color. It’s a pale lavender shade that is white-based.

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Essie Bangle Jangle– This is one of the first polishes I bought when I stopped biting my nails. Described as “lavender amethyst”, this looks a lot darker here than in person.

Zoya Rue– I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this color. This is a pink toned nude from Zoya’s spring collection that appears to be Radiant Orchid inspired.

Zoya Kennedy– This is a cool beige cream shade that has a slight lavender tint. This is a great nude!

Revlon Gray Suede– This is another nude in the same color family as Kennedy and Rue. It has some slight shimmer to it. Very office appropriate!

Essie Go Ginza– This is a milky, white-based lavender. It’s like the purple version of Fiji.

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There are a lot of great picks out there if you want to get into the Radiant Orchid craze! My favorites from this bunch are China Glaze Sweet Hook (my favorite of them all!), Essie Go Ginza, and OPI You’re Such a Budapest.

Are you enjoying this year’s color of the year?

Butter London Marbs

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It’s time for another summery manicure: Butter London Marbs! I love this shade, especially when my skin is a little more tan. This would look AMAZING on someone with a medium to dark skin tone; I think it would really pop! Marbs is described as: “Opaque yellow-gold shimmer. Named for
Marbella on the Mediterranean, the ideal spot to work on your tan.”

This is one of the most yellow golds that I have. It is VERY shiny, and opaque in one coat!

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Eventually, I ended up layering it with Sephora by OPI Come to Pappa-razzi, which is a gold, copper, and black glitter. I liked the combination, but it seemed a little ‘Halloween’ combined with Marbs, so I’ll probably save that for fall! If you like the Sephora by OPI shades, they are discontinued, but popping up at Big Lots, so you might be able to find it.

If you’re looking for a shimmery gold, definitely check out Marbs, as it is very summery and beautiful when the light hits. πŸ™‚

Sparkling Spring Manicure

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I have cabin fever, big time, so I’ve been gravitating toward colors that are reminiscent of spring flowers, like this manicure! I wish the lighting had been better for this, but the sun is rarely out, and this is the best natural light I had at the time.

The taupe/purple base is NARS Night Rider. It has a ton of silver shimmer and flakies in it; so much that it’s difficult to remove! On top of that, I added Butter London Stardust. This is an amazing silver holographic topper. Finally, the accent nail is Zoya’s Pixie Dust polish in Vespa. The result was a very spring oriented manicure that was SO sparkly!

My favorite polish of the three is probably Stardust. I definitely recommend checking it out in person!

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What combinations have you been reaching for lately?

Butter London Stratford Honey

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Stratford Honey is named after the “historic London town where the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” was filmed. This polish is from the Holiday 2013 line, The Illusionists. This is another polish topper, and although this is incredibly subtle, the simplicity is why it shines.

This is essentially a plain gold glitter topcoat. The glitter is very tiny and fine. You could wear this alone for just a touch of sparkle, or over something darker for a more dramatic effect. It reminds me of a much more fine version of the 18K gold top coats from last season. I layered it over OPI My Private Jet and I really liked the outcome! Because My Private Jet is cool in tone and has some holographic shimmer, Stratford Honey warms it up a bit and brings out the shimmer factor even more.

Have you tried any of the Butter London holiday polishes yet? What are your favorite “overcoat” shades?