Friday, January 4, 2013

Butter London: Knackered over Wet 'n Wild: Black Creme

Swatch / NotD

   It took me way too long to get around to wearing this polish after nabbing it from a blog sale.  Butter LONDON Knackered had been on my wishlist for awhile, though I had no idea what the name meant.  It prompted me to look into British slang, and in that way I found that it means basically means exhausted.  Cool!  British slang is fun!  And so is this polish.


   I have to admit that I was knackered when I did my nails.  I used one coat of Wet 'n Wild Black Creme as my base (yes, it really is good - my first time trying it), and one coat of Knackered over top.  I didn't do my best work with this manicure, and I didn't realize how sloppy it was until it showed in the macro shots... yikes!


   Butter LONDON Knackered has a thin consistency that dries pretty fast.  I think it would have looked better with either two coats or a thicker, better-applied coat.  Even so this polish is super gorgeous, looking the most stunning in low light when it's holo microglitter sparkles like crazy and it has more of a blackened smoldering effect.


   The purple-to-green shift this polish has is awesome.  It also shows pale blue in the bottle but I don't really see that on the nail.  I believe that is just from the sheer tint of the polish.  If I use Knackered alone it would look more grey-blue, and not have such a strong color shift.


  The sparkle reminds me of China Glaze Fairy Dust very much.  I expect you could create a similar manicure just by layering Fairy Dust over your favorite duochrome polish.  I loved wearing Knackered so now I'm inspired to create other versions of this manicure through layering.  What do you think of it?

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7 comments:

  1. I love it! I've been meaning to do this on my nails for practically forever and just haven't gotten around to it.

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  2. Thanks! Yep, that's exactly what happened with me! It's so pretty, though. You'll love it!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous.It looks like there's a galaxy on your nails. Love it.

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  4. Thanks! It made me think that too and my husband said the same thing!

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  5. I wish Butter London wasn't so expensive. I've been looking for a safer nail polish and Butter London has some fantastic colors and the packaging is cute. The art you did here looks amazing...your nails are so long!


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  6. I have to agree! I'd own more if they weren't out of my price range. So I was happy to pick this one up secondhand!
    And thank-you!

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