NOTW: Butter London Stag Do

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I've had my eye on this nail polish for a few months now, and finally purchased it last week. Call it a side-effect of cooler weather, or a continuation of last week's nail color, but I'm really into my dusky greens at the moment.

You should know by now that I'm obsessed with dark/navy blue nail polish, so the switch to green feels like a natural continuation of the color wheel. Stag Do works as a transitional shade between the two hues, as it could be a perfect teal if it didn't lean just a smidge more green. Butter London actually describes this as a "slate blue", and while I agree with the slate part, I think they're missing the mark by ignoring the green tones.

I usually prefer creme finishes for my nails (it looks cleaner and is also a hell of a lot easier to remove), but I really like the shimmer running through this. It's not enough to be easily detectable, but it definitely provides more dimension. The shimmer particles are actually a bright green, if you look closely enough, which makes me feel sort of Slytherin (though I'm obviously a Gryffindor at heart). I love that Butter London chose to make the shimmer such a vivid lime-green as it makes the polish so much more interesting and even harder to peg between blue and green. Lovers of shiny nails should note that this dries a little on the dull side, so a top coat may be in order--though I was too lazy to apply one. 

I don't usually have a problem with the way Butter London polishes wear, but Stag Do is the sad exception. I had two reasonably sized chips just three or four days into wearing the color, and considerable wearing at the tips--touch-ups were required on the third day.

It's always more annoying when an under-performing nail polish runs on the pricier side. Sort it out, B.L.!

Updates!

  • In case you couldn't tell by the Harry Potter references above, I'm over the moon about the news of J.K. Rowling's Potter spin-off movie. Newt Scamander in New York in the 1920s?! Yes, please!
  • I was so excited about the ASOS blouse I showed you last week, I forgot to tell you about the necklace I ordered with it. The two work perfectly together, since the blouse's neckline demands some sort of neck bling, but I've been wearing this necklace with everything. It was a total bargain, too--in the sale section for $9! Link!
  • Lisa Eldridge's "PMS Face" video couldn't have come at a better time. Earlier this week I found myself blubbering over a clip of Viggo Mortensen talking about how he bought the horse he rode as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings. #pathetic
  • Just when I was really pining for some Macadamia Natural Oil but didn't want to spend the money, look what I found in the clearance section of Duane Reade!
  • Getting my hair cut on Monday and I positively cannot wait. Another week of looking at my shapeless messy hair and I would have grabbed some scissors and done it myself. 

My Favorite Drugstore Base Products (Part 2): BB Creams and Foundation will be up on Monday!

Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

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