Wednesday, January 18, 2012

butter LONDON- Spring 2012

Hey there polish people! Today I am sharing my swatches of most of the butter LONDON Spring 2012 Collection, with the exception of Trout Pout (I didn't like it enough to spend the $15 on it at first).  This is their latest collection, but surely isn't new to all you polish lovers.
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Here's my picture just to show the difference than the advertisment,
which isn't much (minus Trout Pout : ( l )
First, I bring to you Slapper, which was my last swatch of the day, so the sun was quickly fading, which I found greatly affected my pictures.  While one of my favorite of the bunch, I don't think I really captured this beauty because of the light, or lack thereof. I used 3 coats just because I wanted to get the full brightness. I used the same top coat on all of these swatches, Sally Hansen Insta-Dry .

 Next is Disco Biscuit, first of all, I love the name. It takes me back to my college days, yes I know what a disco biscuit is lol.  I think it's a perfect name for this glittery, shimmery hot pink.  When I see it, I think Michael Alig and James St. James, the original club kids!

 This color was a bit messy for me, because I had to do so many coats.  I used Pure Ice Platinum on the bottom to bring out the best of this color, which is kind of transparent, so I also used 3 coats on top of 2 coats of the Pure Ice, which is a pearly white and thought it turned out well.  I love this color for it iridescent purplish blue tiny glitter. It's kind of gritty and probably need a better top coat, but haven't had the chance to go shopping for one yet.

Third is Miss Bossy Boots. I wasn't really sure about this color until I put it on. It's got that "shabby chic" look. I also used 3 coats for this pastel, just to make sure I got the best of it.  I think it would be even prettier if I had applied a white coat underneath, but nevertheless I think I captured this color. The weather was perfect today, so I took the opportunity and swatched away!
First one is in the shade, second is taken in the light.
And last, but surely not least is Knackered. I love this color because it's transparency gives polishers the chance to make it their own color adding whatever base color underneath, giving it a different look every time. I thought I would play around before I decided which color to use underneath. As you can see on the wheel below, I tried 5 different 3 different blues, 1 shimmery taupe, and 1 light gray.
I wanted to show what I thought would be Knackered's true color if it was opaque, so I went with one coat of Sally Hansen Gray by Gray (which is more of a blue gray), and again 3 coats of the butter.  I love the different colors it gives in the sun.  I had so much fun taking different angles and playing with it in the sun (that so rhymed, yikes!) I thought the end result was very accurate and I was pleased. Besides I'm sure I'll do this color again soon, it's too pretty! This was my result:
This grayish purple iridescent color really comes out in the shade.

So, now that I did my swatches for this collection, I really wish I had bought Trout Pout...I think I underestimated it. Well, I know my manicure isn't perfect and I still have lots of practice, but I've been working really hard! I really have mom! ha.  Well ya'll, I really enjoyed doing these colors, they were different and all fun to apply and take pics! Only complaint I have is the time...I started at around noon and am just now finishing (around 11:30 p.m.), so it's very time consuming! I worked pretty much all day doing these swatches...I'm tired. I'm going to bed now:)


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