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(Some of the colors featured in today’s post have been sent to me for review. Some of them were purchased by my self when I was able to find them from my little town!)

Artful Dodger from butter LONDON is one of my very favorite nail polish colors. The fact that it is from butter London only makes me love it all the more. Yes, I have a thing for the brand. Not only is their formula, brushes, bottle design, dry time, and unique colors one of the best out there, but I love the fact that BL is a cruelty free company. Not only are they a cruelty free company but so are their suppliers. I do not think that fact is one that is talked about enough.
I could not pick just one color as a favorite from butter LONDON so I will show you the rest of my “Top 5 (or 8) Favorites”






FINAL THOUGHTS: on butter LONDON “My Top 5 Favorites”: I don’t own a whole lot of BL brand but the colors I do have are unique to my other brands/colors. I do own a lot of nail polish and for the most part, if there is a color I like from ABC nail polish company, I can usually find a close enough dupe from XYZ nail polish company. I appreciate their unique colors, and I admire their choice as a company to be cruelty free. The retail price is $15 per bottle, but I have seen sales, usually at Nordstrom.
Well worth the price, IMO.
Have you tried butter LONDON ? What do you think? Which is your favorite color?

(Some of the colors featured in today’s post have been sent to me for review. Some of them were purchased by my self when I was able to find them from my little town!)

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!>

Up next for my comparison by brand study, Butter London All Hail the Queen, formerly called All Hail McQueen. This is a taupe, goes on like glass but in the right light it looks like a bed of diamond dust. So, so pretty.

This goes on great, the formula is perfect, no streaking, no dragging. I applied the same as I have the other polishes in my review. (complete details in prior posts) Although, I did go pretty heavy on the tips of this one, on the first coat. I could see the writing on the wall and I did not want the dreaded VNL. Still in certain light, certain angles there is a little bit of VNL.

I don’t think I’m going to be able to capture the beauty of this polish on film. When the light hits it just right it looks like a bed of diamond dust covered in glass. This polish is as smooth as glass.
So, so pretty!
This picture is from cosmetic cupcake

This shows the micro shimmers better. Although a tad darker, this is very much like Yummy Mummy, but with the micro-shimmer.

These 2 would be a great combination for a subtle half & half manicure. You know how I like my half & half manicures!

OPI’s Wooden Shoes Like to Know is about to be history. I applied this Tuesday evening, it is now Thursday evening.


As you can see there is considerable wear on the tips. Not really chipping but wear. This appeared within 12 hours of application. I thought it was because I hadn’t ‘wrapped’ the tips so I wasn’t going to hold that against the polish. But after 2 full days the wear has increased to the point that I have to take it off.

As you know I am working on a proper review and comparison of the brands of polish I use. I am going to paint my nails the same with all the polishes, use the same top coat and that way I should have somewhat of a controlled outcome. Also, I said in an earlier post, if this was in the real world I would just paint a quick patch coat over the tips, probably wrap them and get on with it. But, because of my review I am moving on to the next brand.
What will it be? I don’t know but I’m thinking it just might be Butter London’s turn. Check back to see which company I use next.


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E-bates.com is Money in the Bank!

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