Hello Lovelies, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the last few days. I’m trying to get myself back to blogging consistently, so until I get the chaotic parts of my life under control, I’ll be posting regularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Lately, things have been feeling rather out of control, but as fate should have it I read a post by one of my fave bloggers Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things on Friday that really put things in perspective. Last week was her blog’s one year anniversary (Yay!) and she wrote a great post on the top 10 tips for first year bloggers. The post made me think about me, my blog and the direction I’m hoping to take, and then it hit me – I told myself, Bettina, you need to revisit your game plan. So, this weekend I’m writing it all out and setting my goals, because I’m ready to take it to the next level! Thanks Jeanne!
What I love about blogs. The clothing, foods, places and accessories people are absolutely in love with and can’t live without has always been one of my favorite things to read about on blogs. I get so excited when I find something new or something I’ve been eyeing being raved about, because it encourages me to go out and buy it. Peer to peer social commerce, I’m a total sucker for it, but I can honestly say I’ve never had buyers remorse from it. I want to start incorporating more of my faves on my blog as well, writing about new loves and loves that have been in my life forever!
On the topic of new loves, I finally bought my first Butter London polish over the weekend. I had seen so many people posting pics of these polishes on Instagram (follow me) I had to get my hands on one. I’d been hesitant in the past because they’re a bit more expensive than my usual bottle of Essie, but when I arrived at Nordstrom and saw all the pretty colors, there was no turning back.
Brand – butter London
Color – Slapper
Ingredients - butter LONDON is a 3 Free company: no formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP (dibutyl phthalate). This luxury nail lacquer is high-fashion, heavily pigmented and safe.
How I used it…
Step 1 – I filed my nails down and buffed them with a nail buffer
Step 2 – I used an Essie base coat
Step 3 – I applied 2 coats of Slapper on each nail
Step 4 – I used the Seche Vite top coat while my nails were still wet
What I loved…
Color – The vibrant aqua green/blue of Slapper looked exactly like it did in the bottle when I painted it on. I was not mislead by the color in the bottle, it was just as bright and glossy even before I added the top coat.
Ease of use – The polish was really easy to apply.
Brush -The width of the brush was perfect for my narrower nails.
Consistency – The polish was easy to apply. It was not runny or sticky, it was thick enough to apply an even 2 layers.
LOVE would totally use the brand again. Because of the price point my entire nail polish collection will not consist of butter London, but I do recommend purchasing colors you use frequently since it will make it worth your while. And, I will be purchasing some more of their hard to resist bright pigments and glitters that I don’t normally see in other brands.