Review: Butter London’s The Black Knight

Literally in love with this polish.

This is my first ever Butter London polish. My sister gave me this little parcel on Christmas day and it was such a wonderful surprise to unwrap it and find the beauty that is a Butter London bottle. They just look so sleek and sophisticated! And she knows me so well – dark polish with glitter! I was in heaven. I can’t believe how long it took me to write a post about it.

Butter London - The Dark Knight

I first applied one coat of this polish, but decided to take it off again and do a base of Nails Inc Black Taxi as The Dark Knight is quite sheer. After I did the black base, it only took two coats to get a cover glittery coverage. And surprisingly, this polish dried sort of matte! I actualy really liked it. The glitter is really subtle but still jazzy enough and the black is a really great shade.

You can buy this polish from Amazon for £11. A bit more than I would normally spend on a polish, but great as a gift!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Butter London – The Dark Knight
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Review: China Glaze Pizzazz

Not sure what I think of this one.

As gorgeous as it looks in the bottle, when I put it on the nail I was a bit disappointed. Maybe it was just the way I did it though. Instead of layering up the glitter to get a solid glitter effect, I started with a base of Barry M Silver Foil Effect and then did one dabbed coat of China Glaze Pizzazz.

China Glaze - Pizzazz

Maybe I haven’t been fair enough. In sunlight, this polish is quite pretty. The glitter is mainly silver, but also has flecks of pink, red, blue, yellow and green. As you move it around it catches the light in a really pretty way. I think I’m going to have to try this polish again but solid glitter instead of using a base, or maybe use a base in a brighter colour as I reckon that the silver is dulling it down.

I have seen some really pretty photos of this polish though so don’t just take my word from it! Purple Pretty Polish has done a great review of it and it looks amazing on her nails!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – Pizzazz
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Review: China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze!

Last week I got some rather exciting Nail Mail! I received a few China Glaze polishes through the post to have a look at.

I’ve wanted some China Glaze polishes for so long now. They’re known to be such a high quality brand with a great selection of types and colours available – including plenty of glitters! And just my luck, the polishes I received we glittery ones!! Woop woop!

So today I have a review of It’s A Trap-eze! for you. It’s A Trap-eze! is a polish with a white creme base, packed full of shiny pink, blue, red, yellow and green glitters in a variety of sizes.
Looking at the bottle, my first throught was of what a lovely spring polish it is! I’m hoping that it’ll get warmer soon and so this polish would look great with some summer dresses!

China Glaze It's A Trap-eze!

When I first started applying this polish, I was a little disappointed that the white wasn’t as opaque as I had wanted, so I knew that it would take a few coats to get a decent colour. The amount of glitter was great though – not too much or too little, but I did have to do a bit of glitter blobbing as per usual with sparkly polishes.

What I should have done was to paint my nails with a white base coat before applying this polish. It would have had a much greater effect that way. None the less, I really did like this polish. It is quite different to anything I have seen before which is great in a market full of dupes! It actually reminds me of those little white chocolate buttons that are covered in sprinkles!
Any polish that makes my nails look likes sweets is good by me!

You can buy China Glaze polishes for only £6.95 from Beauty Bay. I quite like the look of the new Hologlam polishes! I’m definitely going to have to keep my eyes out for those!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – It’s A Trap-eze!
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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