Category Archives: NOTD

Butter London Nail Varnish in Royal Navy

11th November 2013

I’ve been eyeing Butter nail varnishes for a long time now. All the swatches I see online are gorgeous and I kept hearing great things about the formula and staying power but I couldn’t quite bring myself to drop £12.50 on a nail varnish when my £2.99 Barry M jobs do me fine.

However, I’m on a quest to start choosing quality over quantity so I took advantage of the exchange rate while I’m Florida and decided to pick up a Butter polish, bearing in mind the $15 price tag equals a big saving over the UK price.

I’ve read a few great posts about navy nails over the last few weeks so I thought I’d combine my two nail varnish wants and go for a Butter London varnish in navy.

After a quick look in Ulta I decided to go for Royal Navy, which is one of those delicious blues that is so dark is can appear almost black and it’s exactly what I was looking for.

Everything I’d read about the formula was right – the polish goes on even and one coat provides excellent full coverage. I’ve had this on for three days so far and there’s no sight of even the tiniest chip – and I am not delicate with my nails so I usually find varnish doesn’t last more than 48 hours on me without chipping.

Now the only problem is that I’m a definite convert… My Butter London wishlist is pretty darn healthy, which means my bank balance definitely isn’t going to be!

NOTD: Barry M Racing Green

2nd December 2012

I’ve been buying a *lot* of Barry M nail polishes at the moment. I completely blame Superdrug’s amazing 3 for 2 deal that they’re running on all cosmetics…although, it does end on Tuesday so do hop over to their website to snap up any last minute bargains. I recently ordered a couple of the glitter polishes and also Racing Green, which I’ve had my eye on for a while now.

I love wearing deep shades on my nails during the autumn and winter and this colour is a perfect winter green. Very sumptuous and dark, it goes with so much and is very hard-wearing. I could have stopped at one coat as the colour is so vivid but I went for two and finished things off with a top coat. This photo was taken after three days and, as you can see, it’s lasted very well.

Taken in natural light… And now I’m looking at this again it looks like the varnish is really badly chipped; it’s actually the reflection from my light 🙂

I love this polish and I know I’ll be wearing it a lot throughout the winter. It’s such a gorgeous, rich colour that I can’t believe it took me this long to purchase it!