I promise I have good intentions when it comes to this blog. I take photos all the time of stuff I want to post. But I don’t have two things: A camera with a USB cord OR a home computer. All posts you see are posted during the little down time I have at my full time job. All photos you see are selfies, using my iPhone 4S, and are almost always taken at my desk at work.
So anyway, onward.
I LOVE Butter London. Love everything about it. The packaging, the funny British names, the formula. I own several polishes already and now I basically want them all. The lippys were shown to me a few weeks ago and I’ve made it a personal mission to get one ever since. Then Butter London came out with a trio package with two polishes and a lippy for $25. Bingo. The polishes will be reviewed in another post (pooooossibly on another blog! There’s something in the works for one, that’s for sure) so let’s start with the lippy.
This color is Primrose Hill Picnic and it looks really intimidating in the bottle. As a fair-skinned girl, I have to be really careful about anything bright, because it tends to look garish.
So I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn’t as 80′s-Barbie-pink as I thought it was going to be. When I cracked the seal (awesome feeling, isn’t it?) and pulled the wand out, I was excited to see that it was a useable color. The smell was not like frosting as I had previously read on other blogs, but it wasn’t unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.
“Wow, she wasn’t kidding about being pale!”
And there it is on. I took a picture with flash but my skin isn’t cooperating today. It was pretty pink, but a blot with tissue made it really natural looking, like my lips were just a little more flushed than normal. It’s appropriate for work and play! I will definitely be buying more in the future.
Butter London’s PR team was nice enough to send me a press release on their new Starkers Collection, which I’ve been lemming -really- hard since I first saw pics of it. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to colored nail polish, so nude really appeals to me. I love the idea of making your fingers look longer with nude polish.
According to the release: “The Starkers Collection was created with three hues to blend with every skin tone. When choosing which colour to wear, match the lacquer to your skin as nails with tend to carry a different tone. For someone who prefers to stand out a little more, find a contrasting colour.”
The nail colors from left to right are: Shandy (opaque light apricot creme), Crumpet (opaque warm, caramel creme), and Tea & Toast (rich, tan, opaque creme). The Lippys from left to right are Tea With The Queen (opaque, pinkish-tan liquid lipstick), Hen Party (sheer opal gloss), and The Old Bill (burnished shimmering copper lipstick). The price is $15 for each nail lacquer and $18 for each Lippy.
I will definitely be scooping up Shandy, Tea With The Queen, and Hen Party when they are released on March first!
To buy: http://www.butterlondon.com
*Note- I was in no way compensated for this review. I purchased the product with my own money and the opinions are honest and my own.