[butter LONDON] Lilibet’s Jubilee

Lilibet’s Jubilee is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. I’m posting this now because … well, it’s been among my drafts for quite a while, and New Year’s Eve kind of marks a jubilee too, and so on, whatever. Cheap excuse, I admit. 🙄 (My actual mani today is Untitled Black topped with The Living Daylights.) :mrgreen: The varnish is a pale lilac spotting a metallic finish.

lilibet's jubilee

Two coats.

lilibet

lilibet

lilibet

lilibet

Macro view.

lilibet

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, hope to find you again on this blog. 🙂

[Essence] Let It Snow (Top Coat)

My favourite top coat for this season, imitating snowfalls. It’s packed with big white bits and smaller glitter particles in a transparent base. My daughter got Let It Snow for me, and so far, I’ve tried it over a couple of varnishes.

let it snow

My first pick was Pillow Fight (Ciaté), a grey shade with a tad of lilac/mauve.

pillow fight

pillow fight

Here is Let It Snow combined with another Essence, Goofy Blue (Snow Jam Collection of last winter). Goofy Blue has a shimmer of its own and contains flakies, so at first I thought it might be too much topping it with Let it Snow … but in the end, this is my favourite combo.

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

goofy blue

Close-up view.

goofy blue

Here it is over Essence Always On My Mint, a pastel mint shade with a slight shimmer. I liked this too, that’s probably the reason why I took so many photos!

mint

mint

mint

mint

mint

Close-up view.

mint

[Essie] Leading Lady

This has been the signature shade of Essie’s Holiday Collection of last year, Leading Lady. It’s a berry red with a jelly base containing glitter particles of different sizes.

leading lady

Two coats. Leading Lady actually reminds me of the varnish I’m wearing right now, China Glaze Ruby Pumps (although the latter is more red-based and has smaller glitter bits.)

leading lady

leading lady

leading lady

leading lady

Macro view.

leading lady

[Chanel] Pêche Nacrée

For the holidays, I picked some vintage Diors I might swatch – so please stay tuned. 🙂 However, for the time being, here’s another Chanel. Pêche Nacrée is almost three years old. It’s a frosty light peach shade.

peche

Already swatched this (you won’t believe it) in May 2012! 😯 Shown below might be two coats.

peche

peche

peche