Monday, March 18, 2013

butter LONDON {Ulta} Haul

The big 21 Days of Beauty sales event is going on at Ulta right now.  I believe the event happens twice a year (in early spring and fall) and includes some fantastic sale events.  I usually don't splurge on much during the sale, but the butter LONDON polishes always draw me in as they're some of my favorites.  The butter London polishes typically retail for $14, but last Friday they were on sale at Ulta for $9.  Of course, I had to pick up a few including a couple that I have wanted for years.

I picked up four polishes that I thought would be lovely worn alone or paired together.  Ashton is described on the butter LONDON website as a "sultry, toffee nail lacquer that looks like a million quid."  I haven't worn Ashton yet, but it looks like a lovely neutral shade.  It doesn't translate well to these photographs, but Ashton has a pretty, almost lavender/silver shimmer.  If the shimmer shows up on the nail, I imagine it will be lovely!

A lovely rose gold glitter that I've been wanting for years, Rosie Lee, is finally mine!  From swatches I've seen, Rosie Lee can easily be built up and worn alone for a super sparkly look, but it also works beautifully as an accent.  I think it would be lovely paired with Ashton.

I picked up Scoundrel, "a medium tone purplish-mauve," which will be lovely for spring!  I like that it's a soft purple without being straight up pastel (I don't find that very pastel shades flatter me much) and I thought it would make a good base for the other polish I've been eying for ages, No More Waity, Katie, which is a beautiful "soft lilac glitter" that pairs best layered over a similarly toned purple.

{1 coat of No More Waity, Katie layered over 1 coat of Scoundrel}

I couldn't wait to wear No More Waity, Katie so I paired it with Scoundrel immediately.  I think they work beautifully together.  No More Waity, Katie also looks nice layered over grayish purples for a more moody look.

I really love the formula on all the butter LONDON polishes that I've tried.  From my experience, they're easy to work with, build to full opacity in 1-2 coats, and have a fantastic self-leveling quality.  They're definitely on the high end of polishes, but when you can catch them on sale like I did, they're worth the splurge.


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    1. Mine too! Toff and All Hail the Queen are probably my two all-time favorite polishes.

  2. You picked up some great shades:) I recently bought Butter London Slapper and I can't wait to wear it lol! It's a beautiful bright teal colour.


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