Sunday, August 5, 2012

BL Slapper and Lush Lacquer Dreamsicle Swatches

 Hey guys! Today I have for you Butter London Slapper and Lush Lacquer's Dreamsicle! These swatches were picked by Pony Lauricella over on my FB page after I posted this haul/swap photo below. It was a jumbled up mix of random polishes that I'd acquired during the last month or so

 So the deal was the first person who could correctly identify a polish brand and color could pick my next swatches! Sometimes I have SUCH a hard time figuring out which polish to try next, I get overwhelmed with all of the pretties staring back at me...I'm sure I'm not the only one! How do you guys pick your manis? Please leave me a comment below letting me know your methods!  

 Pony chose BL Slapper and LL Dreamsicle, and let me say first off, I am a HUGE butter London fangirl. Love the names, colors, and the formula on every one I have is divine. Slapper is Brit-speak for our American word "slut" I said love the names, they make me giggle!

I will say this outright, these two polishes gave me some much trouble to accurately capture the gorgeousness of them. I literally took 30 or so pics inside and out, and these are the best. I've just gotten a new camera so I'm slowly but surely trying to figure out all the new "bells and whistles".

 Butter London Slapper is advertised as a very bright and bold true teal. I have no other color like this is my collection. It is such a bright teal that I'd say it *almost* borders on being neon. Slapper is part of butter London's Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

  These pictures do no justice to this color. It's soooo much more of a brighter teal than my camera could capture. Formula was great and both photos are two coats. I had no staining after removal which is very uncommon for a teal polish, at least IME.

Next is Lush Lacquers Dreamsicle. I got this lovely from a great girl on FB who was doing a sale. Lush Lacquers are available on etsy here. If you're wanting to try some indie brands without the late night/early morning restocks and flash sales, these are the way to go. Their colors are always in stock, I have heard that shipping can be kind of slow though. They are reasonably priced too, at $8.75 for a full-size bottle. They also offer several different options for package deal of mini-sized bottles as well.

Dreamsicle is a baby blue based polish with silver and blue holographic glitter, tiny holographic bar glitters, and to my eye a touch of subtle pink shimmer. Really beautiful IMO. The picture above is 2 coats just over base coat.

This is one coat over 2 coats of Essie Lapiz of Luxury. I could not take a full on sun photo of this polish because of all the holo goodness in the glitters. They kept throwing sparkly lines all over my photos lol. Super shiny little rainbows everywhere!

My little guy and I went to eat dinner after taking these photos and our waitress noticed my nails right away! So definitely an attention grabber! So happy I bought them!

Butter London retails for $14 at numerous places(Ulta, Nordstrom and their own website here, I'm sure there are other places as well), and Lush Lacquer for $8.75 on etsy through the link above.

Can you guys guess any of the others in my top photo? Any you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments below!  I'm going to be working on the new Fingerpaints Fall Collection later, and hopefully have them up tomorrow!


  1. Ohhhhh those are both gorgeous! Now I totally need them! Hahaha! Thanks so much for the personalized swatches! :D

  2. You're so welcome! Thanks for helping me pick them!!