Tuesday, 27 December 2011

NOTD: Essie Spaghetti Strap + Butter London Tart With A Heart


This Nail of the Day is all about Butter London's gloriously sparkly Tart with a Heart.  It's a polish chock full of teeny tiny glitters in a myriad of colours - a little like Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday, but with finer, more subtle, less shouty sparkle.  Tart with a Heart has a slightly golden jelly base, which looks pretty sheer and nothing-y on its own, so I chose to apply two twinkling coats over two coats of Essie's Spaghetti Strap, a pale pink cream polish, to give that glitter something to sit upon.

The effect is incredibly feminine, but not too sweet - I've caught myself staring at my nails a few times since I applied this manicure, watching the glitter twinkle under both natural and artificial light.  This combo also lasted very well - four days with no chips or tipwear before I decided to remove it to apply something else.  Removal was actually reasonably painless for a glitter - my nails did require a bit of soaking under a removed-drenched cotton pad for a few moments, but nothing like the insane amount of soak-and-scrub a chunkier glitter polish would require.


Gorgeous.  I suspect I'll be layering this shade over the top of all kinds of colours in the coming months -I can see it looking pretty spectacular over black, deep blue, or purple for sure.  I got my bottle from Harvey Nichols online - where it cost me £12 - but they now seem to be out of stock.  At the time of writing, it's in stock at The Beauty Booth for the same price.

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