Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Today I'm Wearing #6: A Glimpse of Glitter

Essie- A Cut Above & butter LONDON - Teddy Girl 
I realize you have probably seen this nail look a hundred times before, but for me to actually wear something besides a creme finish on my nails is quite a departure from the norm! Also, I thought this combo was such a pretty & understated way to still wear the glitter polish trend without going all-out disco on your nails!


Although I love the color & wear time of butter LONDON's Teddy Girl, I have to warn you- this color is a pain  to work with. The color is thick & incredibly streaky. There is no way you could get away with wearing any less than 2 coats. In order to hide all the streaks on my nails, I had to apply three coats. 

If you are looking for a cheaper dupe of Teddy Girl, I recommend you pick up Fiji by Essie. Fiji is much milkier and less pastel pink than Teddy Girl, but it still gives a similar effect on the nails. 

 As far as glitter polishes go, I absolutely love the understated rose-gold glitter in Essie's A Cut Above. This top coat looks great over a wide range of pink polishes & adds a gorgeous mirror-like sparkle.





How do you feel about wearing glitter on your nails? 

Thanks for reading!



Lots of Love,

Louise

26 comments:

  1. Looks like such a pretty combo! I have the Essie polish but I want to run out and get Teddy Girl right now!:)

    www.julianneinjune.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah Teddy Girl is great as long as you have the patience to work with it! I guess the payoff though is that the wear is amazing- lasts 5 days easily w/out chipping

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  2. That's such a great color and complimented with the perfect accent nail =)

    Amy
    okayeamy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Clara! That's very sweet of you to say!

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  4. I love butter london! But a lot of their colors are streaky :(
    xx taylor
    girlmeetsbeautyy.blogspot.com

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    1. Butter has great colors! I've really been eyeing some of their new bright shades for Spring/Summer. Too bad about the streaking, but I think that comes with the territory of almost any nail polish brand.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like them :)

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  6. Hi there my lovely! I've just found you through the blog hop and I'm now following your blog, please check out mine and maybe follow back if you like it?

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

    xoxox

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    1. Thanks for the comment & follow! I'm happy you found me <3

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  7. The butter London colour is stunning! xo

    tattooedtealady.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my favorite opaque baby-pinks. My only wish is for it to be a little easier to work with!

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  8. I absolutely love the look of Essie's Fiji. x

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    1. Thanks! Me too! I feel like nice opaque pink polishes are really hard to come by

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  9. I really wanted BL Teddy Girl, the colour is my ideal baby pink!...but I have to admit that I am not patient when it comes to polish and I'm glad I havent splashed out the $18 for it!

    Have you tried/seen OPI's Mod About You? I wonder if it is a similar colour.

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    1. Hi Courtney! Teddy Girl is a great color but I completely understand not wanting to deal w/a difficult polish! I haven't personally seen OPI's Mod About You, but from what I can see in pictures, it looks a bit darker/more pink than Teddy Girl. Essie's Fiji is pretty similar (and much cheaper!) but just a smidge lighter & milkier. Hope that helps!

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  10. I completely understand, I almost always have a french mani on because I love the classic combo, but I always want to break out and wear fun nail color and sparkle combos. Very pretty colors!

    :) Ewa

    http://ewalooksattheworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the comment Ewa! I know, sometimes it's hard to get away from what you're used to! But I think the classics are always great & feminine-looking as well!

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  11. I love glitter! And I hate when it comes to removing it. Haha :) You've chosen beautiful colors.

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean about removing the glitter polish! I couldn't believe how long it took me! I wonder if there are any tricks to it?

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  12. This such a gorgeous combination :)

    Laura xoxo

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  13. I bet these look gorgeous together!!! X

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  14. I love glittery polishes, but I don't wear them often since it's a pain to take off. I love that pink butter polish

    Xo

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