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(The polish featured in this post was sent to me for review by a PR firm. I was not asked, nor instructed in any way as to what to do with these samples. All opinions are my own.)

Yes, butter LONDON will be featured on HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) this Monday, tomorrow, beginning at 8am PST. If you are not familiar with HAUTELOOK (http://www.haute-look.com/short/3Bg7v ) it is a NORDSTROM company which in itself tells you they have the best quality items, service like no other with great sales. Please check them out, not just for beauty items, although they have plenty of beauty brands to chose from but HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) has something for the entire family.
But, let’s back to what we care about: nail polish! And especially butter LONDON.

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Queen Vic from butter LONDON is a def must have. It is a blue based maroon with just a hint of orchid. I have a hard time with maroon polish as mostly they turn to a rusty color but Queen Vic most def does not.

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The formula for Queen Vic from butter LONDON is perfect. Like most quality polish complete coverage is achieved with 1 coat but a second coat makes it all the better. Whether you chose one or two coats, butter LONDON polish dries like glass. I wouldn’t say this formula wears like iron, but it has a longer wear time, as far as tip wear that is, than most. As you all know I don’t wear my polish long enough to determine chip wear These pictures are with 2 coats and I used the butter LONDON PD Quick Dry top coat.

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Queen Vic with Lovely Jubbly is a perfect pairing. I love wearing these 2 together.

I am featuring Queen Vic today because that is what I happen to be wearing, but don’t get me wrong, butter LONDON has so many classic colors and unique colors all their own. Please scroll past the end of the post for some of my favorites. I even have a list of which ones I’d love to have (the only other brand I have a wish list for is CHANEL, surprise, surprise!)
This is my butter LONDON list (Jilly and Drew hint, hint, hint….)
Bobby dazzler – love, love love
British racing green
Trollope
Poole
Stroppy
Jaded jack
Giddy kipper
Cotton buds
Cor climes
Cheeky chops

I, for one am hoping one or more of these will be on HAUTELOOK site. I hope you get a chance to check out HAUTELOOK ( http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v ) tomorrow, and check early as things tend to sell out fast. Please let me know if you got any of their great bargains.

(The polish featured in this post was sent to me for review by a PR firm. I was not asked, nor instructed in any way as to what to do with these samples. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

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(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to write about it, I was not asked to submit any reviews prior to publishing. All opinions are my own.)

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Black Onyx from the Satin Glam line of Sally Hansen is the perfect pick for today, Black Friday.

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Today is my first day wearing this and I must admit this is a bit of a high maintenance polish, as far as application is concerned. If you can achieve full coverage with one coat then do that. I tried my usual 2 thin coats but learned to apply a coat of polish, let it dry thoroughly before applying the next coat. This worked great.

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I did not use a top coat because I like the satin finish. You could use a matte top coat but that would still compromise the satin finish, in my opinion.

I received lots of compliments on my nails today, everyone asked where I got it. As you know Sally Hansen is a brand that is widely available. Try the Satin Glam line, I think you will like it, I know I do!

Join me on www.twitter.com/JudiT4029 as I am going start posting my Nail of the Day (NOTD) and I would love for you to post yours as well. I think it will be fun to see what every one is wearing. I know I love seeing that, maybe you will too?

(This bottle was sent to me by a PR firm for my review. I was not asked to write about it, I was not asked to submit any reviews prior to publishing. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

As most of you know my beautiful Mom passed away in July of 2013. Some days it seems like a lifetime ago and then days Ike today it seems like last week.
One of my favorite times with her was giving her manicures. I did this once a week as she had the fastest growing fingernails of anyone I ever saw. She always had the most beautiful nails. After her seizures she just wanted them cut back with a no muss, no fuss approach so that is what I did. I would brings several bottles of nail polish for her to pick out and she always liked the brightest colors. I think it was because she had glaucoma and. macular-degeneration, so the bright colors were easiest for her to see .
Here are are her favorites:

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Barry M Bright Pink was one of her favorites. She often remarked on how well it lasted. Her most favorite color was purple.

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She especially liked the Catrice brand out of Germany, which is a great polish and if you have a chance to pick so up I hope you do. Mom’s favorite was “Heavy Metallilac” and “Even More Heavy Metalilac”, which are both a gorgeouse purple duo-chrome. Thank you to my friend Carla for sending these to me. I also love Heavy Metalilac but can’t quite bring myself to wear it just yet. Soon…

Since the nut doesn’t far too far away from the tree, she also loved her some CHANEL polish…

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The other thing my Mom loved was her kids and Grandkids. She wore this one for her great-granddaughter Audrey. She would often times ask me to bring this one for her. More for the name than the color. As you probably know this is called “For Audrey” from China Glaze. This was made to be the exact color of a Tiffany’s box.

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Although Mom wasn’t there for Jilly’s wedding, she was in spirit. She helped Jilly decide which polish to wear. Not only did Jilly wear this polish but she had all her bridal wear it as well. I think it was a great choice.

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Happy Birthday Mom. You will never be forgotten.

๐Ÿ’…As always, thanks for stopping by!

(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)
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SexyBack from Deborah Lippmann is a pretty, shiny pink almost red color. I like this color a lot, it must have some blue undertones to it because I think it looks great with my skin tone.

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Deborah Lipmann’s Lipstick in SexyBack. This also is a bright, pretty pink lipstick. The lipstick doesn’t lean to the red as the nail polish does.
It goes on smooth, has a nice slip to it, feels great and has an expected staying power.

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This is my NAIL OF THE DAY. What’s yours?

(This item was sent to me for review. It comes in a kit, the lipstick and a mini size of the polish. I was not asked to write about it. All opinions are my own.)

๐Ÿ’… As always, thanks for stopping by.

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This is Nubar Gem, a beige based multi-colored sparkler. Application is a breeze, as is removal. I get ahead of myself talking about removal. The colors are so pretty and sparkle-y that you really won’t want to take off for days
Back to application, full coverage is achieved with 2 coats. I like to do 2 thin coats and then I usually use a quick dry top coat. With this one I believe a good, less than thin, coat would achieve full coverage, no problem.
Gem is beige based multi-colored beauty that I would consider a neutral as it goes with everything. With all the different colors it’s almost like wearing a new polish every day. Be careful when driving … When the sun hits your nails just right it really is breath taking beautiful.

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The other great thing about Nubar as a company, they are completely cruelty free. They do not test on animals nor do they purchase from affiliates who do. You can tell by the Dancing Bunny’ logo that appears on this bottle.
I also have an app for my phone which covers all sorts of cosmetics and household items and of course nail polish. Nubar is listed in the app as a 100% cruelty free company.

I live in such a small town I have had to purchase the few Newbar bottles I have through www.amazon.com. I have been pleased with the purchases I’ve made this way. The price I paid was $8-10 per bottle. Which for a cruelty free company is not a bad price, at all.

Do you have some Nubar polish? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comment section.

๐Ÿ’… As always thanks for stopping by!


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