Monday, August 26, 2013

Butter London - Blagger

I got this polish on sale, it was the last one and it needed to come home with me!
It is a perfect shade of blue: it's a little dusty, a little bright, a little dark and a bit teal; not cobalt at all: just right in fact <3

Have a look (isn't it chic?!):




Perhaps I should wear this on my toes when going on holiday?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Deborah Lippmann - It's Raining Men and Essie - Silken Cord and Helena Rubinstein - Rouge Glorious

In my never ending search to find a good replacement for my all time favorite red, Rouge Glorious by Helena Rubinstein (very old bottle...almost 20 years or so....), I bumbed into Deborah Lippmann's It's Raining Men. The colour is pretty much dead on!
The formula of Helena is better but I would not be surprised when it would contain toluene and all those other lovely and not so people friendly substances.....

Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men
Deborah Lippmann - It's Raining Men

Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men

Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men

Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men
It's Raining Men is a lovely crip red, with a little orange and a little blue...just right!
I needed to compare it on the nail with the Helena Rubinstein and Essie's Silken Cord (which is a bit more dusty).
Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men

Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men
Pointer Essie, middle Lippmann, ring Rubinstein
Pointer finger is Essie, middle is Lippmann and the ring is Rubinstein.......it's hard to see, really.
The one difference between Lippmann and Rubinstein was that Rubinstein bled into the Seche Vite I used and the Lippmann didn't (was it the toluene stuff???).

I think my search has ended....I do not think there is going to be a better match to my Rouge Glorious then the Lippmann!