I wanted to try some festive nail lacquers from butter LONDON, so I ordered two: British Racing Green and The Black Knight ($14 each). Online, both appeared to be perfect shades for Christmas. I love one of them.
British Racing Green is a dark, “hunter green” that has become a classic. Given that it wasn't sparkly, I also ordered the limited-edition The Black Knight, pictured at right from the butter LONDON site, and described as a glitter fusion containing black, pink, blue, and silver suspended in a black base. The description was a bit strange, but I used the photo to guide me. I anticipated a vibrant, glittery purple.
When I applied them, I was surprised by The Black Knight. I had to apply three coats to get even color. That might be due to my inept application techniques. I also found that the glitter wanted to extend beyond the tip of my nail (and I have no idea how to fix that). The same thing happened when I swatched on a color wheel, as you may see in my swatch photo below, which was taken in full sun. I tried to clean up the tip with my finger, and I did pretty well for some reason.
I adore the glossy British Racing Green. I love all things this color, so I'm not surprised. The Black Knight? Not so much. It's a little too black (for my taste) and a little too glittery/chunky. I'll know next time. Read the description; don't just look at the photo.
What do you think of these butter LONDON shades? What do you think of glittery glosses in general? I could use some help with this one. Which one would you wear for Christmas? You can find them at the butter LONDON Web site, Nordstrom, Beauty.com, and other online sites.
Photos at top courtesy of butter LONDON; other photos by Best Things in Beauty