You know, it’s true what they say — butter makes everything better. Even tips and toes!
Like colorful little versions of butter on toast, these new Butter London Fall/Winter 2010 polishes ($14 each) are mighty satisfying.
Known for sassy packaging and their “three free” nail polish formula (no formaldehyde, toluene or phthalate), Butter London cooked up four new filling shades for fall/winter.
For the color story, Creative Director Nonie Creme drew from a mix of modern and classic British influences, combining a dash of the old with a splash of the new. Her goal: fashion forward colors with an edge.
Holographic All Hail McQueen, a shimmery ode to fashion legend Alexander McQueen (*pours forty*), and Bumster, a creamy ochre yellow, pay homage to the designer’s low-slung, booty-crack exposing pants, which shocked sidewalks (and the entire fashion world) back in 1996.
Historical London interiors influenced shimmery blue Victoriana, while dark purple Marrow — with its hint of silver shimmer — was brought to life one fateful day backstage at Fashion Week as an on-the-fly creation developed for New York designer Vena Cava.
Today I swatched three of the four new shades, and wouldn’t you know it? — the application went off without a hitch! Each one applied smoothly, requiring a reasonable two coats to reach full opacity.
Of the three, Victoriana speaks to me with the sweetest voice. I like how delicately it shimmers, and the blue color reminds me of robin eggs.
What’s your take on these colors? See anything you like?
Music soothes this savage beauty beast…
Driving home from the city last Sunday, I caught my new favorite song on the radio. It’s called The Only Exception, by a group called Paramore. It’s currently burning its way through my iPod playlist.
Take a listen, and let me know what you think.
The lead singer’s got some nice pipes, right? First time I heard the song it threw my emotions for a loop. I was tearing up and feeling hopeful at the same time.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. For fellow Urban Decay fans, the line just posted a few Facebook pics of their new limited edition Holiday 2010 shadow palette, Book of Shadows Vol. III.
In addition to two pencils and a primer, it comes with seven completely new eyeshadow colors, two Sephora exclusive shadows, six of UD’s previously released bestselling shadows, and Snatch eyeshadow from the Show Pony palette.