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Monday, June 30, 2014

Butter London Wallace | Swatches & Review!

In an attempt to organize my stash better, and inventory as well, I'm going to start swatching all the polishes I have. Since it's a major undertaking for somebody with... a lot of nail polishes, I've decided to do it all by brand. I'm starting with Butter London because I had Wallace on when I decided to start this project. It'll also give me the chance to update all my old, lesser quality (but oddly nostalgic) swatches to newer and better photos. In order not to bore you all with one post a day, I'm going to do a couple of posts a day to get you through each brand as quickly as possible. I may also swatch multiple brands at once (for example, all the reds in OPI, then all the oranges in China Glaze, and all the blues in Essie or something) to just have a little variety.
Anyways, today I have Wallace from Butter London, which is a rich olive green with a warm gold shimmer running through it. It's shimmer is so strong that sometimes it even looks metallic on the nail; light reflects of it beautifully and gives it an amazing extra dimension. It's opaque in 2 coats and glides on the nail effortlessly. It's definitely a prime example of what makes Butter London's formula so good (most of the time, sometimes the formula can get God-awful which I'll get to in a later post).
In the photo I have 2 coats with the HK Girl top coat. For a base coat I used Orly's Bonder and this polish stayed on my nails for 3 days without any signs of wear or chipping (not every swatch post will have this info btw - as most of the swatches I'll have as just swatches and not a full NOTW review).
Usually I pull this polish out in the fall since it's definitely got more of a fall/Thanksgiving feel to it, but it was a nice change to pull out in the Summer. It plays really well with the Summer sun and just glows :)
You can purchase Butter London at Ulta, Nordstrom and other stores that sell department store brands. Fun fact, you can purchase Butter London at the Bookstore on San Francisco State's Campus. I hope you guys enjoy the steady stream of swatches you're going to start getting here!

1 comment:

  1. I think I had a heart attack when I saw this! STUNNING!!!! I am officially, obsessed with that polish!!

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