Thursday, October 20, 2011

Butter London Holiday 2011: The Black Knight & Tart With A Heart

I ordered two of the three shades that Butter London is offering in their Holiday 2011 Collection, and here's a look at them! First up, is The Black Knight. This black creme is filled with multi colored tiny glitter that has a hint of holographic action. I used two coats and the formula was good with a standard base coat, and excellent with a fiber base coat--more on that below. The first photo was taken outdoors in the rain, and the second photo was taken indoors. I also used a top coat over this shade.



Tart With A Heart is a pale milky pink tinted shade with a hint of grey, filled with color-changing iridescent glitter, also with the slightest hint of holo. This has a jelly-like formula and it's shown using two coats and a top coat. While it actually gives fairly good coverage on its own, I think this shade is best suited as a top coat over a darker shade to add some sparkle.









Both of these shades are very sparkly and twinkly, perfect for the Holidays and beyond. I did try a coat of Tart With A Heart over a few darker shades on a nail wheel, and it adds a nice subtle layer of multi colored sparkle. The Black Knight is absolutely gorgeous...it's one of those polishes that's hard to photograph because it has so much glitter. I initially used two coats over a standard clear base coat, but found that two coats still looked a little light. It wasn't streaky, but the base was almost a deep charcoal and it didn't quite look right to me. I cleaned it off, used Orly Nail Armor as my base coat, and two coats looked much better. The fibers in Nail Armor help build up the black base color quicker, and I ended up with a strong black base, rather than a base that didn't contrast as well and make the glitter stand out as much.

These retail for $14.00 each, and they are limited edition shades. Fairy Lights is the other shade in this collection that I didn't get, but it's described as a "liquid metal rose pink".

14 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful!!!! I need both, especially Black Knight!

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  2. They are so yummy! Love the darker one and how the colors really pop!

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  3. Ooooh these are to die for,both of them:)

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  4. The Black Knight is amazing! I may have to break my no-buy to pick that one up!

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  5. Definitely have to order Black Knight. Looks gorgeous with all that glitter.

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  6. Oooh, The Black Knight looks amazing!

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  7. The Black Knight looks gorgeous!
    Was it stubborn to remove? X

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  8. Gorgeous. Love your swatches & photography!

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  9. These are both beauties. I bet the lighter one would look great over the red in this grouping that you did not get. I hope I am lucky and just happen into these. So hard for me to find 'em. I hope that the formula on these is good. I seem to get a lot of hit/misses on Butter L's formula going from sticky to OK. Waity Katie has to be one of the biggest messes I have had from them. Thinner and still hard to put on. Thanks for the info - I had not seen or heard of these lovelies yet.

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  10. The Black Knight is gorgeous - this is definitely going on my wish list!!

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