I picked up Shag, a high-shine, warm orange-burgandy metallic reminiscent of fall leaves, and Gobsmacked, a heavily pigmented charcoal grey glitter with a slightly textured finish.
When I first saw the new fall colors, I was impressed with all of them. They include two holographic glitter/metallic polishes in Trustafarian and Dodgy Barnett and a full-out multi-colored glitter in Lovely Jubbly. But Shag really stuck out to me for some reason. I'm not usually a fan of any polish that considered to be orangy, but this one catches your eye!
|butter London Shag|
Shag is definitely a rust-colored polish. It looks good on warmer skin tones. It's part of the butter London metallic line, which is awesome. It follows the line of Big Smoke, Diamond Geezer and Knees Up.
|Shag - 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection|
|Shag- two coats outdoors|
This polish is super easy to apply. Like all of butter London's other metallics it goes on smoothly and doesn't leave those weird brush marks like some metallic polishes do. I used two coats over a base coat of Essie's Rock Solid and a topcoat of Seche Vite. I had no shrinkage with Seche as a topcoat.
|Shag up close. What a pretty fall color!|
Shag retails for $14 a bottle at Ulta and Nordstroms. Both online sites also sell the line. You can also pick up all of the lacquers at butter London's site.
|This would also make a great toenail color for the end of summer!|
The other polish I picked up was Gobsmacked. I will apologize for the quality of the pictures now. Apparently, the batteries in my camera were almost dead, so the pictures are a tad blurry. But you can still see how awesome this polish is.
|Two coats of Gobsmacked|
|butter London's Gobsmacked|
|Black and glitter? Yes, please.|
Both of these colors are going to get a lot of use during the fall season. If you've never tried butter London, let me tell you, it's worth the splurge. I have over 30 bottles and there is only one I'm not totally crazy about. And, that's because of my skin color. It may be $14 a bottle, but I have had zero issues with the polishes and they are long wearing.
And to start your weekend off right, I wanted to share a picture of Brinlee, aka the puppy version of Gabby Douglas, who amazes us with her skill on our wall, also known as our "balance beam."
|Brinlee planning her dismount. I'm sure it's a 10.|
Have a great weekend!