Jessie and I have been doing some major hauling lately, so now my wallet hurts and my untrieds are taking up more and more real estate in my Helmer. There are some that have been in there for months, and I just keep adding to the pile. I decided to attempt to clean out some of those "older" untrieds before they get buried in a sea of new pretties. :-)
I'm starting off with Butter London Minger, which my trusty Butter London Dictionary tells me is British slang for an ugly person. That's hilarious! It's kind of fitting, too, because Minger is a bit of an oddball itself. My photos have it looking a bit brighter than it is in real life, but in actuality it's kind of a dirty spiced pumpkin pie type color. Dirty pumpkin pie. Doesn't that sound delicious? Not so much. But ya know what is? The formula on this one! I felt like the polish flowed better for me than my Butter Londons typically do. Not that they're bad or anything. This one was just better. I used two coats here for full opacity. :-)
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I'm not typically an orange fan (unless we're talking about the fruit), but after my love affair with Essie Vermillionaire, I was excited to give Minger a try. I can honestly say it might be one of the strangest colors I own, and I can't really decide if that's a good thing or not. Sometimes I look at it and think it's completely hideous, and other times I think it looks awesome. It reminds me of a more orange version of OPI & Apple Pie (regarded as quite possibly the ugliest polish ever by the MUA Nail Board). As I write this, I think I'm falling on the side of totally awesome. The Hubby likes it, and in my book, that's always the sign of a true winner. ;-)
I have a feeling Minger won't flatter everyone's skin tone, but if you're feeling gutsy you can pick it up for $14 at Nordstrom, Ulta, or www.butterlondon.com. If you can hold out until the 20th of this month, Ulta will be having a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (Yes, FREE!) on all Butter Londons for that day only. From what I hear there's a two polish maximum on that sale. I'm guessing that must mean you can only buy two polishes and get two free (four polishes total). Otherwise it would just be lame. I'm totally going to hit up that sale, but I haven't figured out which ones I'll pick up just yet. Any suggestions? :-)
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