NOTD: Butter London – Knees Up

Butter London Knees Up10Nail of the Day: In the winter, I love wearing deep red nail polish. I also love Butter London nail polish because their formula is beautifully smooth, creamy, and opaque with a glossy finish. Knees Up is a gorgeous deep, shimmery red color, which is perfect for winter and especially festive in December. All of these pictures were taken after several days of wear and there’s still no chipping. I haven’t found any Butter London nail polishes that chip before at least a week of wear. I’m typically ready to change my nail polish before it’s even started to chip.

in natural light
in natural light

The only drawback to this nail polish is that it’s a very shiny, almost metallic formula so applying it in smooth, even, straight strokes is very important. If your application is messy, it will show after the polish dries. However, if you take your time and apply it in two thin coats, the finish will be wonderful.

in shade
in shade

For this manicure, I’ve used the Butter London Nail Fertilizer base coat, which is a great strengthening treatment that helps to prevent my nails from breaking. After applying two thin coats of color, I used Butter London’s Hardwear top coat, which is my favorite glossy, quick drying, chip-free top coat. I also applied Butter London’s cuticle oil just around my cuticles and let it soak in while my polish dried and hardened.

in artificial light
in artificial light

When applying several layers of lacquer like this, typically my manicure is dry to the touch after only a few minutes, but it can take a couple hours to completely harden so I try to do this in the evening when I’m less likely to dent or ding my manicure.

in dim artificial light
in dim artificial light

Do you change up the nail polish colors you wear seasonally? What are your favorite winter colors? Let me know in the comments below! Butter London Knees Up4 Butter London Knees Up3 Butter London Knees Up2 Butter London Knees Up1

~ Fairly Girly

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