Middle Aged Beauty Queen

Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 19

Posted on: May 19, 2013

For week 19 of The Nail Polish Lottery Club, the number drawn through random.org was 13. And of course I have more than 13 on my list of un-tried nail polishes, and for me this week my number 13 was butter LONDON Stag Do. Stag Do was sent to me to review by the PR firm for butter LONDON. A Stag Do in England is the same as our bachelor’s party. Cute name, So much cuter than Bacherlor’s party. But anyway, I digress. Here is Stag Do:

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butter LONDON Stag Do is a darkened greenish blue. It’s not a teal, it’s not blue and it’s not green. It’s a pretty color and I really like this color. I really like the golden shimmer in the bottle and I would have loved it if the shimmer had transferred to the nail, but as you can see, sadly it did not.

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I put this polish on Thursday night, worked 5 hours on Friday and then spent all day Saturday with my daughter, doing what we do best, shopping. When I’m at work my nails do take a beating with counting money all day and in and out of the tills. This is not good on my nails and I actually broke one Thursday, but just a little break, no big deal. By Saturday evening this was ready to come off. There was obvious tip wear on all the nails (except the 3 I re-painted for pics for this blog) and I actually had a chip. Again, I never used to get a chip but with this job I’m going to be seeing more chips. And actually that will make for better reviews. even if a polish is given to me to review, I will always be honest in my feelings for it. This one I loved because of the golden shimmer in the bottle and I’m hugely disappointed that shimmer did not transfer to the nail. I will give it another try on a more sunny day. It has been pretty cloudy here the past couple of days, but when using my light box the shimmer still should have been there. and it wasn’t. The other thing, and I know this is a dark polish, but the tip wear was so noticeable and on all ten fingers, just after a couple of days? And then there’s the chip. Also this is not a unique color (not without the shimmer), this is very much like the Estée Lauder Black Turquoise.

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The formula was great, classic butter LONDON formula, smooth, easy application. I like the brushes in BL polishes as they pick up just the right amount of polish needed, I cannot remember ever having BL polish pool into my cuticles, I think it’s one of the best formulas. You can find butter LONDON at Nordstrom for $15, and very often they have a buy 2 get 1 free in the BL polish. You can also find them on their website here. I know a lot of people have complained about BL raising their price by $1 this year. They kept the bottle size the same. How much did MAC polish go up? $2-3 and their bottle size is way smaller than it used to be. I don’t have a problem when a company does a reasonable price increase, in this economy, everything has gone up. So to those of you complaining about BL raising their prices, build yourself a bridge and get over it.
Sadly, I can only give this butter LONDON 3/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟. Butter LONDON is usually so great at having the shimmer transfer to the nail, like Two Fingered Salute, which is a dirtied mint green with a copper shimmer, it transfers beautifully to the nail. I just wish Stag Do did, but it don’t. It’s a Stag Don’t. Ha! I made a joke!

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This is me and my beautiful Jilly. Jilly and Bryan got me a halter for my iPad. It holds my iPad in a metal base that is adjustable to different slants and makes it much easier to type on. I love this halter thing. I know I’m not good at describing and I will take a pic with my phone someday to show you all. It was a nice gift, Thank You Bryan and Jilly!!

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