St. Patty's day is long over, but I still have pretties to show for it! To celebrate the holiday, Butter London ran a fab promo where if you bought $24 (I think) worth of stuff, they'd throw in a free British Racing Green polish. Since British Racing Green had been on my wish list for a while, and $24 was easily covered by buying two other polishes, I was sold! (I picked up Marrow and No More Waity Katie, so stay tuned for those!)
British Racing Green is a deep shimmery blue-leaning green. The shimmer is pretty fine, but it's definitely noticeable. It's almost a one-coater (This seems to be the standard for Butter Londons...awesome!), but of course I did two! Application was good. My only complaint was similar to when I reviewed All Hail the Queen - I felt like I needed to keep dipping my brush back in the bottle for more polish. I just decided to get a huge blob on the brush at one time, and that made things much easier. :-)
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I'm sad to say that after all that time it spent on my wish list, I'm a little disappointed in British Racing Green. I mean, it's nice, but nothing to write home about really. I like it, but I don't love it. I did get a lot of compliments on it, though! I think maybe I'm just not really a green girl (blasphemy, I know!). Shrugs.
As soon as I applied it, I had a small panic attack. I totally thought it was going to be dupey to China Glaze Jolly Holly. It also reminded me of Orly Enchanted Forest, so I grabbed my nail wheel and swatched away.
(L) to (R): Orly Enchanted Forest, Butter London British Racing Green, China Glaze Jolly Holly
Sigh of relief. Definitely not a Jolly Holly dupe! Jolly Holly is MUCH brighter and more warm-toned. But look how close the base color of British Racing Green is to Enchanted Forest! It's kind of like a shimmery version of it! With better application! ;-) If you're a fan of Enchanted Forest, I think it's definitely worth checking out British Racing Green. (By the way, that's China Glaze White Cap over British Racing Green on the far right. FAIL. So glad I tried it on my nail wheel first!)
British Racing Green is part of Butter London's core line, and you can find it at http://www.butterlondon.com/, http://www.ulta.com/, and at some Ulta stores. It's $14 a bottle, so if you have your "Holy Grail" deep green, you can probably give this one a pass. But if you're looking for an Enchanted Forest with just a little something extra, it's a winner!