Lit from Within: British Racing Buttah

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

British Racing Buttah

It's amazing how quickly I went from limiting myself to polish under $5 to ..well, more expensive.  At $14.50 a pop, Butter London is one of the most expensive polishes I've purchased.  When Ulta has a coupon, it usually excludes Butter London.  So when had a friends and family 20% off sale, and it included EVERYTHING on the site, I took advantage to buy a few BL lemmings.

I couldn't wait to try this one on - BL British Racing Green.  I love these emerald green colors.

I had a little trouble getting a smooth cuticle line with this polish.  The first coat was a little stubborn with me, but the second coat was much easier.  This is two coats, no topcoat.

I can't remember which blog asked this, but they wanted to know what kind of polish you would create if you could, and I realized that I would like a dark green holo.  So, I tried to create my own version by layering China Glaze Fairy Dust over the BL.  Not a linear effect, for sure, but the holo micro glitter in the  ChG does give the mani depth and a beautiful sparkle.

I couldn't stop looking at my nails.  Driving in car was the worst - my hands on the steering wheel kept distracting me from the road!  This polish needs a warning label.


  1. LOL, those limits are meant to be broken ;)
    Nice layering with fairy dust!

    1. You are an enabler!! My husband is, too, though - I buy way too much polish.

  2. Ooooo! I need Fairy Dust now! I'm trying to make the jump to greens, but that's what I have the least of in my collection.

    1. Fairy Dust is beautiful, I agree. TransDesign or Head2Toe have the best prices online for China Glaze that I've seen - but they charge for shipping, so it's best to shop there when you have a larger purchase in mind. I just swatched Girly Bits Hocus Pocus and it turned Essie Bikini So Teeny into a linear holo! Dude.


Thank you for your comments! They mean so much to me, and I read all of them, even if I don't always have a chance to respond.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...