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butter LONDON Lady Muck Review

Product Description

A powdery, periwinkle-blue nail lacquer that’s slightly on the grey side. Lady Muck is infused with pearl pigment for a soft, sexy sheen.


Review

Blue-grey is a favourite colour of mine so when I saw this polish, I needed to have it. Lady Muck has tiny glitters (the pearl pigments) inside, but is not very noticeable when applied on the nails. This is a good point for me because I didn’t want a glitter polish, just a pure blue-grey.

The formula is not very opaque and you do need to apply more than one coat for it to be solid. Depending on how thick you usually apply your layers, two could be enough. However, if you prefer to do it lightly when you build up your layers, you probably need more than two.

What I really liked about this nail polish was the wear time. I can wear it for a week with minor chipping. It didn’t even start chipping until maybe three or four days after I applied it. I like that since I get really lazy when it comes to removing nail polish to apply a fresh coat.

All in all, great colour and very long lasting. The only downside was that you need to apply a few coats to get it to be as opaque as one might like.

4/5

Tarte, Urban Decay, butter LONDON, Sephora Haul

I don’t know how beauty bloggers do it sometimes. The ones that can constantly push themselves to write reviews for beauty products ::swirl::. I applaud them, really LOL! It’s not like I’m lacking in things to review, but they just take so long to do! I don’t think people realize that even short, little reviews can take a really long time to do.

From the moment I receive an item in the mail or from the moment I arrive home with it from the store, I’ll take pictures of it first for the blog before even using it. After that when I use the item I have to keep in mind how the item performs. Do I like it or hate it? Why? Of course, you don’t just use an item once and base a whole review off of it either. I think it’s only fair if I use products multiple times, even longer if it’s a product for the face. When I’m ready I have to go edit those pictures and retake any photos that couldn’t be used or if I think I’m missing something. With the pictures done, I’ll have to sit there and actually write down all my thoughts on it.

Although a lot of my posts are about beauty products, I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger. I’m kind of glad that I’m not a full-time beauty blogger ::^^:: LOL! That’s why I really appreciate people who take the time out to do all those reviews. Anyway, I’m going off-course with this post. I thought I’d post up my beauty hauls from the last fourish months from high-end brands.

Tarte

Back in December Tarte had a 30% off Friends and Family Sale. Sadly, they don’t ship to Canada. We have it at our Sephoras, but I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the 30% off. I asked my friend to help me order it and send it to me haha. I received the items some time in January. My first item from Tarte was actually their Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer. After that I was hooked. I liked that they used natural ingredients (and are eco-friendly) since my skin as of late has not been itself. I really needed products that wouldn’t irritate it further. Tarte’s quite pricey, but I think most of their products are worth the price.

Items:
Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Tipsy)
The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum (Sample)

I think with the 30% off, California sales tax, and shipping to me, the total was around $80-$90 CAD. Whereas if I just purchased it at my local Sephora at full price with our sales tax included, it would cost me $136.50 CAD. Pretty crazy, right? That’s a whole other product that I could buy LOL!


Urban Decay

Urban Decay has always been known for its popular items like their Primer Potion and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. They really sky rocketed in popularity, in my opinion, when they came out with the Naked Palette. Anyone who has even an inkling of knowledge on make up knows about that palette. All the Youtube makeup gurus praised it endlessly and was featured in many of their videos. How many palettes has it inspired from other brands since the Naked Palette’s debut? Countless! Everyone wants to cash in on it.

Although I wanted to get the palette to try out so many of the looks that was inspired by this palette I held myself back because.. well, I don’t really wear eyeshadow LOL! Until recently that is. And with the 20% off they had for their Friends & Family Sale I thought I’d order some of the items I wanted to try.

Items:
De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
Naked Palette (x2)
Naked Basics
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
(NOTE: The second Naked Palette and the Naked Basics palette belongs to my friend. I just helped her order it.)

I actually wanted the All Nighter setting spray but the were out the next day that I checked. The day I asked my friend to help me order it, it goes out of stock ::tear::. Total for everything might’ve been around $200 CAD? I don’t quite remember how much shipping was. Full price total here would’ve been $243.60. But two of the palettes aren’t mine so it costs a bit less for me than that.


butter LONDON

butter LONDON is supposed to be known for their non-toxic nail polishes (3-free). They come in the prettiest colours and supposedly have awesome formulas. I got a 25% off coupon code during boxing week and got them in January, I believe.

Items:
Lillibet’s Jubilee
West End Wonderland
Rosie Lee
Lovely Jubbly
Lady Muck
Pink Ribbon

I’ve actually already tried Lillibet’s Jubilee, Rosie Lee, and Pink Ribbon too. I haven’t typed out a review for them though. It is so hard to capture nail polish swatches on camera! I feel like it somehow doesn’t look as awesome as it does in real life. I have no idea how other bloggers even do it -sigh-.

Sephora

There’s actually items in here that were presents from my friends. Some of them I haven’t tried out yet and some I have, but I haven’t made a post about them yet.

Items:
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
NARS Blush (Torrid)
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Mineral)
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil
Origins Zero Oil Oil-Free Moisture Lotion
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

I forgot to include Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel, and Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector in the picture ::nervous::. I forgot the Origin’s moisturizer so I retook the picture and then I realized I forgot these two items too.. too lazy to retake picture for the third time though HAHA.

So, any items that you guys might be the most interested in a reading a revew on?

Butter London West End Wonderland Review


Be one of the Glitterati in classic gold glitter varnish. It’s Anabel’s, the Groucho, and The Electric all rolled into one.

One coat of West End Wonderland

Two coats in natural light

Two coats in direct sunlight

I did a big butter LONDON haul in December and gave two away as presents. I was really excited to try out their polishes because the colours they offer are all so nice and reviews I’ve read on them have all been pretty good. The first one I tried out was butter LONDON’s West End Wonderland – a gold glitter polish.

The formula applied flawlessly. You could probably get way with just one coat if you usually apply nail polish a bit thickly. I applied two coats just because I like it completely coated with glitter ::hehheh::.

The pictures don’t capture all the colours really well, but there are flecks of red/copper in the glitter. It gives the colour a bit of pop so it doesn’t look as dull. I thought this colour went great with holiday dresses, but really, I would want to pair all my outfits with this polish LOL!

One problem I faced with the polish was how quickly it chipped, especially while I was at work. The next day it pretty much disappeared off my pinkies and half of it was gone from some of my other fingers. I only applied a base coat and no top coat though so a top coat might have helped. Also it’s glitter and I find that glitter comes off in large chunks more than a regular coloured one. With that said, I still experience longer wear with other polishes even with just a base coat.

West End Wonderland is a wonderful colour that applies without any streaks, if it lasted a bit longer though I would give it a perfect score!

4/5