[butter LONDON] Pitter Patter

I have neither worn nor shown purple for a while. It’s rather berry and coral season now, since summer has arrived, so I had nearly forgotten how classy purple can be. Pitter Patter had patiently waited for its turn, so here is this eggplant purple with shimmer.

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Two coats applied.

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Daylight.

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Close-up of the shimmer finish.

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[Butter London] Fiddlesticks

Here is another mani I had applied shortly before Christmas (which at present seems ages ago 😯 ), Fiddlesticks. I had worn this raspberry/magenta pink with sparkling glitter particles a couple of months before, at the beginning of last year or so, and I liked it – but the weather was not good enough to take photos, as lighting in the flat was somewhat bad. So here is Fiddlesticks.

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I have no clue how the name relates to the name of this colour – but it is pretty. 🙂 When applying Fiddlesticks, I had a little scratch on my ring finger, thus the plaster.

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[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.

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Two coats.

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Macro view.

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

[butter London] All Hail the Queen

All Hail the Queen. I had this on my nails at the beginning of the week, pairing it with a shirt of the same colour, i. e. a nude beige, but of course, my top didn’t have any of the holographic micro glitter particles …

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Two coats; All Hail the Queen dried quickly, and it looked stunning on the nails!

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Macro shot.

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[butter LONDON] Two Fingered Salute

About a week ago I received a package from Judi, packed with loads of beautiful varnishes. Again, many thanks Judi! 🙂

Two Fingered Salute was part of Judi’s package. This shade is Nordstrom exclusive, and I had been longing for it the moment I saw it because I thought that the combo of its pale, dusty mint green and copper microglitter would look great on my nails.

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And indeed, it does! Since the copper glitter is nearly exactly the colour of my skin. 🙂

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Here’s a close-up view of Two Fingered Salute.

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[butter LONDON] Wallis

One of my readers, Judi, asked me to swatch Wallis, so I grabbed it from my stash and took it to my temporary accommodation – and here we go. Wallis (after Wallis Simpson, I guess) is an olive green shade loaded with golden glitter. At first sight, it reminds me of Or Tsarine/Czarina Gold (Dior), but the latter has a more brown-ish base. The glitter, however, is similar.

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Two coats; this is the actual mani. Please ignore the super short nails and my dry cuticles! 😦 Here’s Wallis under artificial light…

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… and this is daylight, however, pretty cloudy. Judi, I hope you’ll like the photos anyway! 🙂

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Close up view.

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[butter LONDON] Victoriana

Recently, Alsterhaus department store had a clearout sale of their butter LONDON varnishes – 50 per cent off. 🙂 I chose Dosh, Wallis and Victoriana, which is a grey-ish blue, containing a slight tad of green (really just a bit), as well as silver glitter.

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It’s opaque with just one coat 🙂 , however, shown below are two coats.

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And a close up view, a bit blurred… sorry!

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