I know I haven’t swatched anything in a while. So today, how about FIVE nail polishes?
Last month I posted about one of Butter London’s great “Last Orders” sales, and one of the items I ordered was the set of five minis called the Boxing Day Fash Pack Pinks. Each one is 0.2 oz/6 ml, which is enough for several manis each and a great way to try new colors.
Left to right:
- Teddy Girl — pale petal pink creme
- Fruit Machine — bubblegum creme
- Fairy Lights — silvery pink chrome
- Primrose Hill Picnic — bright hot pink creme
- Queen Vic — dark plum creme
I used two coats of each and all five applied very well; I thought Primrose Hill Picnic had the best formula and most even coverage. Teddy Girl and Fruit Machine, being lighter, could have used one more coat. Fairy Lights was very good for a chrome, but as always with this kind of finish, don’t keep poking at it or the brushstrokes will show more prominently.
I’m still getting used to the windows and quality of natural light here in our new house, and these aren’t the greatest photos but here goes. The first four polishes, left to right, in the same order, under two different aspects of indirect outdoor light:
Queen Vic, being a plum or raspberry, deserved her own manicure. I love the look but prefer my nails to be shorter when I wear dark colors.
I feel I have dupes from Zoya for most of these colors except the chrome of Fairy Lights; however, it’s similar to Maria from Julep.
The Boxing Day Fash Pack Pinks is no longer visible on Butter London’s site but it may show up again in a future sale, or you may also find it lurking in a department store, eBay, etc.