Monday, January 10, 2011

Butter London All Hail The Queen/McQueen

I needed a total change of pace after my glitter-ific birthday mani, so it couldn't have been more perfect that my Nordstrom order decided to show up at my door today.  My mom got me a gift card, so of course I splurged on a couple Butter Londons and one Lancome polish.

Butter London is a lesser-known, but definitely fabulous and on-the-rise brand.  One of their founders is English-born, and thus the super cute and cheeky English pun names like Aston, Snog, and Big Smoke.  This is All Hail the Queen.  It's exactly the same as the (apparently) limited edition All Hail McQueen, in honor of the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.  I wasn't aware that the name was going to be changed, so I'm a little bummed that I didn't pick it up a while back when it was still McQueen.  Oh well.  :-)

All Hail the Queen is a dark nude/beige with holographic shimmer.  My pictures don't quite pick up on the holo as well as I'd hoped, but it's more noticeable in the sun anyway.  It's so hard for me to find nude polishes that work well with my skin tone, but I think the dark beige of this one is what makes it work.  The application was good overall, but I did notice that it didn't really spread out on its own.  I felt like I was constantly dipping back in for more polish.  Luckily, the formula is buttery (pun...intended?) smooth, so it wasn't really a big deal.  Ok, enough of my jabber.  Behold!

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Nice, right?  I'm not totally smitten with this, but I do really like it.  It's the perfect palate cleanser, without being boring at all!

UPDATE:  The sun decided to finally show it's beautiful face!  So here's All Hail the Queen in full sun:

Sorry my camera doesn't seem to like sunlight pictures very much.  But you can see the holo shimmer so much better.  It really is lovely!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous color! I just picked this up this weekend and I can't wait to try it. I usually don't spend too much on polishes, but this looked too pretty to pass up!


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