(In Ty Pennington voice) HELLO FELLOW POLISHERS! We had a heavy frost and ice this morning when I woke up! I had to scrape it off my car before I left for work. That is the only thing I hate about winter, but that means that it's COMING!!! :D WOOHOO! However, I almost broke off 3 of my nails in the process of scraping.. I was ready to be upset about it, but they are all still intact :D Winter is the worst time for me to grow out my nails. With the cold temperatures we commonly get, usually between -10°C to -20°C and lower (14°F to -4°F and lower for my American readers :D ), add in the windchill of a few extra degrees, my nails like to become extremely brittle and break off unexpectantly. So be prepared for some shorter nails around here during the 6 months of winter we tend to have.
Anywho, I pulled this out of the archive because I was feeling crummy last night and though I took my Go Pink Wednesday nails off last night, I didn't have the energy to get them repainted again, and polish fumes mixed with a nauseating migraine = BAD MIX! So I spent some quality time with my nails and gave them some desperately needed TLC :) I slathered on the hand lotion, put on some of Sunny's Miracle Balm (lilac and lilies scent) and topped it off with some Julep Cuticle Oil. I could hear them singing when I woke up this morning, they were so happy! :D Then when I stepped out in the cold the started shivering and aren't so happy with me anymore :(
Today I have for you my butter LONDON Slapper polish. You will remember that I got this from Nail Polish Canada a while back, and I did try it right away, but I'm pretty sure it was just before the Nail Challenge, so I didn't get a chance to post it.
I love this colour! It's is perfect. It's bold, it's creamy, it's just down-right beautiful! I am so glad I went with Slapper as the colour in my butter LONDON kit that I ordered.
This is 2 coats of Slapper. It's a touch more green than what shows in the picture, my camera didn't seem to want to capture the colour in all its glory :(
I highly recommend this colour, and butter LONDON polish if you don't have one yet. However, that being said, I will never pay retail for butter LONDON which retails on Nail Polish Canada for (a whopping) $17 per bottle. That is way to much for me to justify spending on a polish. For that kind of money I want the polish to paint itself onto my nails! So this may end up being my only butter LONDON polish ever, but I would be totally OK with that, look at the colour!! :D
Now, I will also include a quick review of the Nail Foundation base coat and P.D. Quick Hardware Top Coat I got in the kit as well, as I used it for this mani.
The Nail Foundation is a blush coloured base coat that dries matte on the nail. It dried pretty quick, so I didn't have to do a whole lot of waiting before I could put the polish on. I don't see anything wrong with this base coat, but again, it's a little pricey for me at $22 per bottle so I won't be buying it for retail.
The P.D. Quick Hardware Top Coat is ah-may-zing! I put it on and seriously, within about 5 minutes, my nails were completely dry! It was awesome, I would definitely recommend it to those of you who are always on the go and need their polish to dry P.D.Q.. I will be using this sparingly though, as I don't want to spend $22 on a new bottle.
What do you guys think of Slapper? Do you have this amazing colour??