Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Butter London Victoriana
The title says it all. I could just shut up and let the photos do the talking, but that wouldn’t be me. I like to ramble, and if you don’t feel like reading, just look at the pictures. I bought this (together with 2 other nail polishes) from Zuneta when they had free shipping promotion. I usually like to purchase stuff when I don’t have to pay for shipping. I’m frugal like that, or you can say I’m a cheapo. Whatever it is, my wallet is happy I would also like to take this opportunity to praise Zuneta again for their lovely customer service. Quick response and lovely packaging
There is a reason behind the photo above. I am not a nail expert. I do not own that many nail polishes, and when I saw pictures of Butter London nail polishes online, I always thought that the applicator is stuck to the huge rectangular cap. How wrong was I? So, I took another photo just to show you that you have to lift the cap, unscrew the little round cap inside to open. DUH! I should have known because that’s the same for my Dior polishes. *face palm*
Victoriana is a beautiful teal with silver shimmers. It is bluish, greenish, greyish, a complicated shade. For this post, I applied 3 coats of Victoriana without base or top coat. In actual fact, 2 coats are sufficient for an opaque finish. I wore this to my Saturday night shindig last week and it hasn’t chipped a bit! I have a habit of biting my nails and it survived my gnawing! OMG! This hasn’t happened before (exclaimation mark!!)
I like that this shade is also very versatile. It looks classy when paired with a black dress and it also looks casual when paired with white tee and jeans. I wore it with black and gold and the contrast brought out the nails more. Come to think of it, there is nothing I don’t like about Victoriana! Even though the applicator is a thin one (I still prefer the wider Dior applicator), the nail polish applies easily without streaking, drying just quick enough for me to be doing something else in no time. I hate to be sitting there waiting, crippled by wet nails. Ugh!
Oh wait, there are 2 things I don’t like. I can’t find Butter London in Malaysia and… the price. It retails for GBP12 a bottle and if I remembered correctly, it is even more expensive in Australia (about AUD24.95 I think? I might be wrong). When you convert it back to MYR, it is pricey.
Have you tried Butter London polishes before? Which shade is your fave?