Sunday, October 7, 2012

Back in action with butter London - Trustifarian

  As you know, my computer's hard drive crashed a couple of weeks ago and was subsequently confirmed to be dead as dead could be. Nothing from my hard drive was recoverable, so I lost a crapload of pictures and documents including my all of my nail polish swatches from 2012 and those that were ready to be blogged. :( That's what I get for not backing up to my external hard drive.  Lesson learned.  Grrrrr!
  I ended up buying a new little desktop and am trying to make up for lost time. Thank goodness for my Best Buy card. Whew! You really don't realize how much you rely on technology until it's no longer available. Trying to do everything I needed to on my smart phone was super annoying so I'm very happy to be back on my PC.
 While I was in PC limbo, I had the pleasure of taking a quick trip to the CA Bay to visit a couple of my girl friends. Of course I packed several polishes so that I could do a quick change while on my vacay. One of them was Butter London's Trustifarian, which I had picked up at Dillard's just before I left on my trip. Trust me when I tell you that YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS POLISH! This polish is Gor-ge-ous! Granted, butter London is not an inexpensive brand, so some folks may not even consider giving them a chance. Their polishes are $14 each unless you are lucky enough to pick them up on a BOGO promo at Ulta, but those are few and far between. Even still, butter London puts out polishes of excellent quality and in fantastic colors, so really they are worth the price in the long run. I bought Trustifarian with Scouse, which is a Dillard's exclusive color that I'll be posting about soon.
  The way I know that a nail polish is a winner, aside from my own opinion and what I read online, is based on the extent of compliments I receive.  Case in point, I was at a store on Haight in SF called Land Of the Sun, trying on numerous sterling silver rings with my friend, Nicci. While we were looking, there was a lady behind me that kept leaning in and hovering around.   I thought she was just anxious for us to hurry up and make our selections so that she could look at the rings as well.  Instead, she must have realized we weren't going anywhere any time soon and finally interrupted us telling me "I'm so sorry, but can you please just tell me what color nail polish you're wearing.  It's beautiful!" I ended up writing the name and brand and where she could buy it down on a piece of paper for her. The sales lady then chimed in "Write it down for me too!". How about that?!

 As you probably know, I am a nail polish NUT and I make sure that I read up on proper application and tips on removal and all that jazz.  Trustifarian is a holographic polish, so for this application I did not use a base coat and instead buffed up my nails to offer a smooth base for the polish to go on. I have read that most holos apply better if you do this vs using a base coat.  After the smoothing and buffing, I applied 2 coats of Trustifarian...although it may have been 3, but I can't remember.  I topped it with a coat of SV and voilà!  Gorgeousness incarnate! So enough talking this baby up, just check it out for yourself.

Trustifarian - hangin out with the Golden Gate Bridge

Trustifarian - enjoying the view of SF from afar

butter London's description ofTrustifarian - A golden holographic finish gives this delightful sage green nail lacquer a sophisticated edge. Per a Trustifarian is: A word that combines Trust-Fund with Rastafarian.  Privileged white kids who subscribed to the hippie lifestyle (because they can since they have no worries about money, a job etc.  They can then devote their lives to eating organic, following Phish, and wearing dreadlocks (no need for job interviews)

You can find butter London for $14 a pop @ butter London, at Ulta, Dillard's and Nordstrom's.  

How do you feel about Trustifarian and butter London?  Love it or leave it?

Until next time.  ☺

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