Monday, November 19, 2012

Butter London - Scouse!

Oh my!  I do believe that my butter London nail polish collection is growing and growing!  They just seem to be coming up with color after color that I looove.

For this post I layered Scouse, which butter London describes as "Sheer, royal blue and indigo duochrome nail lacquer with pink, purple, and blue microglitter.", over Nina Ultra Pro's Cobalt.

The definition of Scouse is a "Brit slang referring to a person from Liverpool"
Cobalt is such a stunning color, and is HOT HOT HOT this season, but it is so hard to photograph, as blues usually are.  I did have to fiddle around with my camera and settings in order to get to capture it's "in real life" color, so please forgive the brightness of some of the shots. 
For this manicure I started with the usual Orly Bonder base followed by 3 coats of Cobalt and topped with a coat of SV to render it super shine-tastic.   I had to include a partial shot of the ring I wore with this mani, which is a sterling silver setting with a chunk of a Ming vase in it.  What can I say?  It matched perfectly. 

After I grew bored of Cobalt all on it's own I layered on 2 coats of Scouse to my mani and topped again with SV.  That's quite a few layers of nail polish, but it all held up very well. 

Scouse is an exclusive color that can be found only at Dillard's stores or via the butter London website and sell for $14.00 each.  Cobalt can be found at Sally's online store  for $4.19 with their beauty club card.  I picked mine up in person and believe it was actually priced at under $4.00 in store with my Sally's card.

Will you be jumping on the Cobalt band wagon this season?  Please do!

Until next time...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Once Upon a Polish - Whosits and Whatsits Galore!

There are times when a nail polish makes you ooooh!! and aaaaah! more than the other polishes and this is one of those times and one of those polishes.  I came across this bad ass while I was perusing some other blogs and had one of those "I MUST HAVE IT!" moments and ordered it immediately.  This is a polish that a gal named Kimberly hand makes out of Tallahassee, FL.  Kimberly is a mad and brilliant nail polish scientist just based off this polish alone.  As you may or may not know, indie polishes are just as pricey, if not more so than name brand polishes and this lovely did not come "cheap", but as usual, I think it's totally worth it.  You can find Once Upon A Polish at Kimberly's Etsy store - Once Upon A Polish for $8.50 each + shipping.

This polish is described as "A mixture of matte coral, green, red, white, and blue glitter! "

It's a great layering polish and kind of reminds me of a Jackson Pollack painting, but much MUCH prettier and way more aesthetically pleasing.  I layered Whosits over Essence Black is Back, but I imagine it would look just as good over white, pink, green or red cream...or maybe even a cement gray.  I believe I used 3 steady, even coats and topped off with 1 thick coat of SV.  It's not really grainy or a top-coat eater kind of a polish either, which was a relief.

Now onward to the peektures!!!

Pretty sweet, huh.  What makes it so much more cool and interesting than your average polish is that it's more like a confetti polish vs a glitter.  It's not shiny or shimmery, which I like and it's like nothing else I have in my stash.  So what do you think?  Gonna try an indie polish any time soon?  

Until next time.