Quite awhile ago now, I said my next post was going to feature this mani using butter LONDON's Posh Bird and Victoriana. As you probably know (or can tell), they have the same micro silver flaky shimmer, but it is packed into two different creamy base colors. Both of these shades came highly recommended by my dear blogger friend Essie (from the well-loved & defunct at the moment iHeartPrettyPolish). Victoriana was one of my first BL purchases, along with Jack the Lad and Brown Sugar during Ulta's one day $10 BL sale. :) I lucked out & found Posh Bird on another now dear blogger friend's Pinterest sale board.
Aren't they soooo beautiful?! My friends were right; these are most definitely must-have butters - and not the stick kind you find in the dairy aisle. :) I believe another blogger friend would classify this as part of her "the blogger made me do it" series. Hehe!
Victoriana is a dusty medium bluish leaning teal, and Posh Bird a dusty cool lilac greige. I love the dustiness of these two! I'm not entirely sure why, but soft & muted colors draw me in like a mosquito to a bug zapper. And the fact that they're jam-packed with that silver shimmer makes them even more fascinating, lending an intense silver flash in some lights, and others, simply a cool metallic flecked effect.
|Darn you, polish acne!|
Two smooth and easy coats were used for both polishes, dry time was fairly slow but it seems to be that way for most of my polishes, so I'm starting to think it's just my chemistry or something? Who knows! But I'm getting thoroughly sick of having bubbles (aka polish acne) all the time if I don't wait an hour between coats.
And I am sort of wishing I hadn't tried to do the little flower on the accent nail thing... without having a set of nail art brushes, they just don't turn out well. Pretty sure I used a bobby pin tip this time.
Thank you so much for taking a look at these beauties with me, and I hope if you don't have these already or have never experienced the magic that is butter LONDON, this post will encourage you to do so! Then you too can say: the blogger made me do it! lol ;)