MOTW: Yummy Mummy by Butter London

The most perfect nude of all time? Perhaps. The most boring MOTW photo of all time, due to said nudity? Perhaps.

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What are you wearing on your nails this week? What is your favorite nude nail polish? I’m always on the lookout for new ones to add into my rotation…

xx,
bijou

MOTW: La Moss

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Sometimes, even during the beyond-hot dog days of summer, I crave a rich, dark nail color. This is La Moss by Butter London and it’s dark and amazing and beautiful. Per usual, neither my shoddy nail painting skills, nor my crappy phone camera do it justice!

What are you wearing on your nails this week?

xx,
bijou

Review: Butter London FunFair Fashion Set (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale)

Let’s be honest – I need more nail polish like I need a hole in the head. But as far as bad habits go, I figure buying adorably mini bottles of nail polish ranks far lower than say, drugs, alcohol or even cigarettes.

And out of all of the lovely things that sang their siren call to me during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this was the one beauty item I absolutely had to have. I LOVE Butter London and rounding out my collection of BL with some great minis seemed like a good idea. Besides, she reasoned to herself, I’ve been wanting to buy at least 3 of these shades for quite some time, and it’ll be much cheaper to do it this way.

Pictures ahead and then some thoughts. Side note – the set is still available on Nordstrom’s website, for those of you who are swapping out some bad vices for some slightly less bad ones…

BL minis set

Butter London’s Funfair Fashion set – a Nordstrom exclusive

BL minis brights

The Brights – Brick Lane (l) and Macbeth (r)

BL minis blues

The Blues – Slapper (l) and Giddy Kipper (r)

BL minis nude

The Perfect Nude – Yummy Mummy

BL minis darks

The Darks – La Moss (l), Chimney Sweep (center), Petrol Overcoat (r)

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The Essentials – Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat (l) and Hard Wear P.D. Quick Topcoat (r)

I’ve used half of these so far – the base and top coats, along with Macbeth, Slapper, and the Petrol Overcoat, and they are absolutely top notch, creamy, full coverage formulas with some major staying power. All of these things are what I’ve come to expect of Butter London, so this set does NOT disappoint.

A few of the shades surprised me – in person, Brick Lane is much prettier, and La Moss is absolutely stunning. It looked a little too dark and vampy to me from product pictures, but it has rosy undertones that make it a knock out.

If you are looking to round out your nail collection, or just love to hoard Butter London like I do, I absolutely recommend this set. The base and top coat are top notch as well, which is always nice to see. Sometimes I feel like brands that have a great color selection (as BL does) can overlook the basics. That is not the case here.

How about you – any beauty steals or deals from the Anniversary Sale?

Bises,
bijou

MOTW: Feeling purple-y

I stood before my overflowing nail polish drawer last night, and wasn’t drawn to any particular color or combination. Then I set eyes on Indigo Punk from Butter London, which is gorgeous but I hadn’t used yet. I grabbed a few more purple polishes and figured I’d end up with something fun. And I did:

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My thumb and pinky fingers are two coats of Sexy Divide by Essie, and a top layer of Indigo Punk.

My pointer finger is two layers of Sexy Divide, with a matte top coat.

My middle and ring fingers are a layer of the light purple Sephora polish (from the Disney Jasmine collection but no name on the bottle) with a layer of Indigo Punk and another top layer of the Sephora. Not exactly a jelly sandwich but in that same vein. A pastel sheer sandwich? This turned out so great, it really makes me want to experiment more with different sheer/glitter combos.

Overall, I really love how this turned out, and I’ve already received several compliments this morning.

How about you – what’s on your nails this week?

Salut,
bijou

MOTW: Some pre-V-Day sparkle…

I’m anti-Valentine’s Day in all way, shape, and form. But you wouldn’t know it by my nails this week…

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Accent nail is Sephora/Formula X in “Off the Hook” from the Ariel collection of the Sephora-Disney collaboration.

Pink sparkles are a base layer of “Berry Tale Romance” (Sephora/OPI from the Jasmine collection) topped off with “Rosie Lee” from Butter London.

It’s a little more girly than I usually gravitate towards, but I kind of love it!

What’s on your nails this week?

Salut,
bijou