Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pink Wednesday! My first Butter London!

Sooo it's Pink Wednesday again!  Horray!

I've been really busy and also kind of sick the past few days, which is why I've been MIA, but I'm back for pink!  It was sunny on Monday, so I took some outdoor pics of my ruffian (ORLY Shine + China Glaze 108 Degrees), this is 3 days of wear, but I think it still looks pretty good!!  After these pics is my Butter London review:

I was sad to take it off.  But that's okay! On to something new.

Today I decided to try the Butter London polish I bought the other day: Teddy Girl.  I did not like it.  The color is okay I suppose, since these pastels almost whites are in style right now (did you see the new Cosmo?  They have an article about it!), but the formula was pretty awful.  I'm glad I used a coupon and did not pay the full $15 for this polish. 

I don't know if it was just the color that made the formula so bad for me, or if all Butter London's are like that.  It was very watery and runny and I had a hard time covering the nail equally.  I basically had to slop it on and spend forever doing clean-up.  Not to mention I was super shaky today for some reason.  My right hand is hideously bad, the left I spent much more time on, so hopefully it looks okay enough for the blog.

I guess it doesn't look too terrible in pics, but I had the worst time with this kept running into the sides of my nail and I couldn't get it out.  This is three coats.

I might put some glitter on top of it to spruce it up tomorrow.

How have you guys done with Butter London?  I was severely disappointed, I hope it works out better for you!!

<3 Whti


  1. I've never tried a pastel shade from them or just a solid shade, I've only tried the ones with glitter in them and they are 2-coat-opaque good!
    That's too bad about this one-it's pretty! I've tried a pastel blue from Revlon and it was really really bad. Maybe it's the pastels?

  2. I'm thinking it might be all pastels. The glitters probably work better because they are most likely a bit thicker...I just didn't like how it was so runny and ran into the crevices of my nails! If I get the opportunity to try it again, I will, but I refuse to pay $15 lol

  3. If you hadn't mentioned how bad it went on, I would have never guessed. It's a nice light color though, although I've had problems with streaking with almost every pastel I use regardless of brand so it's not just this one particular polish. Hope you feel better!

  4. I mean the color went on pretty opaque for a pastel but the formula was so runny that I has to spend upwards of an hour cleaning up!

  5. I haven't tried any of the Butter London polishes.. And it sucks you had such trouble with it - BUT - I must say, it looks amazing with your skin tone! I think it looks fantastic!!

  6. Thank you very much! I liked the color, too, it grew on me after a day or so, I'll try not to rule out BL completely until I try another polish, but they're just so expensive...

  7. ooh i really like the way you combined the magenta and silver winged ring! and i looove the the pale blush shade from Butter London, but too bad the formula's goes on so watery..
    (Following you now, great blog! Hope you can visit my page soon and follow along also :-)

    Hugs from NYC!


  8. Thanks! I saw that ring on another girl's blog and HAD to have it. I can't remember which blog, but I found the ring on ebay :)

    Thanks so much for your comments, I checked out your blog and added it to my Google reader!


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