Friday, November 9, 2012

butter London - Fiddlesticks and Jack the Lad

Today, I have the other two polishes I got from the butter London Holiday Collection called Fiddlesticks and Jack the Lad.

From left: Jack the Lad, Fiddlesticks and Scallywag
I will say that right off the bat, neither of these two compare to Scallywag. Scallywag was all glitter, while Jack the Lad and Fiddlesticks seem to be a mix of glitter, colored base and metallic sheen.

First up is Fiddlesticks. I decided to pair it with OPI's new Casino Royale from the Skyfall collection. It is a creme almost identical to the jelly base of Fiddlesticks.

OPI Casino Royale and Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks frustrated me. It's so pretty in the bottle, but it looks weird on my nails. You definitely have to use a top coat to make it shiny. Without, it looks dull. 

One coat of Casino Royale, two of Fiddlesticks

Maybe it's because I'm not a fuchsia girl, although I do like Casino Royale on its own. I couldn't get this off fast enough though. This is only the second time I've ever said that about a butter London polish too!

Fiddlesticks with flash
I didn't really like the formula of this one much either. The glitter went on fine, but it was goopy and thick. I can see it has potential so I'm going to try it again with another color of polish, maybe black.

Puppies and Pawlish give Fiddlesticks two paws for potential.

Next up is Jack the Lad. I debated between this and Scuppered, which is a brown polish, but I really liked the dark green, so I grabbed this one instead.

Pure Ice Femme Fatale and butter London Jack the Lad

I paired Jack the Lad with Pure Ice's new Velvet polish Femme Fatale. It was a great choice, because it really brought out the dark green of Jack the Lad, which seemed to have a metallic sheen of silver.

Jack the Lad - one coat

I really love this polish! It's a very dark green, so it's hard to see all the glitter in it up close, but believe me, it's there!

Jack the Lad with flash

Jack the Lad will make a perfect Christmas color for those who want bling, but not a ton!! It looks totally gorgeous with just one coat, but you can always add another if you want!

Puppies and Pawlish give Jack the Lad four paws up!!

And now for PUPPIES!! Zeke always comforts me when I'm upset and today while I was swatching I had a big bug run across my foot. It wasn't just any bug, but a big creepy millipede, which give me anxiety because I hate them so much. After jumping out and freaking out, my little guard puppy Zeke came and protected me while I finished swatching and taking pictures. Isn't he just the most bravest guard puppy ever?

I always protect my mommy, 'cuz I wub her!

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