Trifle — it’s a rich dessert (Google images of “English trifle dessert” and gain virtual weight with me). It can mean something of little value or something small. It can be a verb, meaning to treat someone or something with little or no respect.
But it’s a polish too, one from Butter London. And since they go with Brit-speak I’ll guess they mean the dessert. Maybe one like this:
Photo via Taste of Home. Recipe HERE. You’ll want a special trifle bowl.
Trifle the polish is on BL’s web site but is listed as “On Holiday” which is a nice way of saying out of stock or discontinued, don’t know which. It came out in the Spring 2014 Collection called Boho Rock, and I kept meaning to get it but when I remembered to look for it in person, it was sold out. Then I frankly forgot about it. And since BL’s price increase to $15 per 0.4 oz/11 ml bottle, I rarely buy their products any more.
One of The Silver Nail’s readers to the rescue! Someone — and I’m sorry I can’t remember your name, feel free to jump-start my memory — commented that discount stores TJMaxx and/or Ross sometimes have BL polishes at great savings. Lo and behold the last time I went to TJMaxx I checked, and sure enough, there were a handful of BL colors at $4.99 each. They had one bottle of Trifle and I snatched it.
Trifle is a golden bronze metallic shimmer in a plum base. Really beautiful for fall. It applied well, with an average polish smell, and I needed three coats. Brushstrokes were slightly problematic but not terrible. Here under indirect cloudy outdoor light and with the flash, no top coat. There is just one coat of Trifle on my little (right-most) finger so you can see the plum base.
Trifle begs comparison to BL’s own Brown Sugar, which is also a bronze in a plum base. Brown Sugar, though, is more glittery and pink-toned. Same lighting with Brown Sugar on my index (left-most) finger.
Butter London really does brown polishes well. Scuppered, as I’ve mentioned tirelessly, is one of my favorite browns ever. The glints of green and pink are unexpected and so pretty. Unfortunately, Scuppered is loooong gone. Here are my BL bronzes and browns; click on the photo for a larger view.
Hmmm, I may have a slight hoarding problem….