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Happy Monday! It’s here again. I spent a good part of the weekend at a track meet. I did really well. I placed in two events: snacking and cheering. :P
Today I have two polishes from the Butter LONDON Summer Holiday 2013 Collection. I was intrigued when I first saw the press release (here). Initially, the colors didn’t seem like a summer bunch to me (no neon or primary colors like we’ve seen from most summer collections). But now I think the range is perfect…tan, turquoise, precious metals. It may not be backyard barbecues and Florida beaches…but it’s definitely Saint-Tropez.
First I have Sunbaker, a rusty orange shimmer/metallic. This is one of those stunners that practically glows. Application was perfect. Not brushstroke-y at all like I expected. My swatch is two coats.
Sunbaker reminded me of Zoya Amy (swatched here). But after comparing them, Sunbaker’s orange shade is rustier and the finish is more metallic and less glittery.
Next is Bit Faker, a dense, full coverage bronze. Wow. This is really gorgeous. It was absolutely opaque in two coats. My camera freaked out a little. Isn’t it amazing?
Because the fine glitter is so dense, I had to give the bottle a good shake mid-mani to prevent globbing. But the result is smooth and a topcoat makes it super sparkly and brings some gold out of the bronze.
Finally, these two polishes are perfect together, so I had to try some easy nail art. I taped off my Sunbaker mani in a triangle at the tip and used one coat of Bit Faker. I added topcoat and a small Essence gold bead at each point.
Butter LONDON is 3Free and retails for $15 (11ml bottle). If you’re in the UK or USA, you can buy Butter LONDON from their website (just choose your country at the top). Canadians can purchase direct from here. Butter LONDON also retails from a variety of shops USA-wide, including selected Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom and Ulta stores. Check here to see where it’s available in your state.
I think I might pick up Champers (the rose gold) and Bobby Dazzler (the silver chrome) also from this collection. Does anyone have either of these polishes? What do you think?
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