Nail of the Day 11/27/11: butter LONDON Tart With A Heart
Tart With A Heart is the other polish that came in Ulta’s Dressing Table duo along with The Black Knight. It’s also the color you guys chose on Twitter when I couldn’t decide what to wear. What good taste you all have! *applauds*
Tart With A Heart is gorgeous. Think - sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle! It consists of a sheer pink base with gold and holographic glitter.
I layered this varnish on top of Essie Lady Like for more opacity, but you can definitely get by without it. It just depends on the look you’re going for. If you want something more subtle - skip the layering. If you want a little more pop - use a soft pink, green, or purple polish as a base to complement the glitter. Just be aware that with glitter comes the hassle of removing it, and this lacquer is no exception. *sigh*
Shown above: Essie Lady Like - 1 coat + butter LONDON Tart With A Heart - 2 coats
Nail of the Day 11/02/11: butter LONDON The Black Knight
The Black Knight is one of three limited edition polishes from butter LONDON’s holiday collection this year. I found it in the Dressing Table Duo at Ulta, which features two holiday colors for $25. All of the polishes can be purchased individually, but you save $3 if you get the set.
I was immediately drawn to The Black Knight because it looks absolutely stunning in the bottle. The pink, blue, and silver glitter complement each other beautifully against the black polish, resulting in an edgy, festive look. The best part? It looks exactly the same on my nails! No false advertisement here, and I wholeheartedly appreciate that. Since I was a little wary at first, I decided to apply one coat of OPI’s Black Onyx underneath to ensure complete opacity, but you can definitely get by without it. The black base in this varnish is actually quite good on its own, and doesn’t cover up the glitter with a murky grayish cloud. Glitter nail polish lovers rejoice!
Shown above: OPI Black Onyx - 1 coat + butter LONDON The Black Knight - 2 coats