Thursday, May 8, 2014

Butter London: Squatter w/ Polish Yer Hooves: Mad Cow Disease

You guys!!! We were just sitting here and out of nowhere it sounded like someone was flinging gravel onto our a/c unit... Massive rainstorm out of nowhere!! The front porch flooded and there's still a bit of thunder, but it's lightened up by now. Is that why I'm late? Postponed posting to make sure we didn't lose power? Yeah... that sounds better than I was looking up random videos about why thigh gaps are stupid.... >_> I did find a really great/funny one here you should check out if you've ever been self-conscious about your thighs. Which I always have been. Since I was a kid. Which is crazy, but when your mother has this compulsion to dress you in corduroy pants and that *vip~vip~vip* noise follows you everywhere... it's hard not to think about.

So anyway, onto prettier things. Like Squatter! Another lovely chartreuse cream, and I do mean lovely. It got me thinking about Mercury Twilight from the other day and Norma and I have been discussing (at length) how some polishes are more finicky than others, and sometimes you have to baby them, sometimes you can't baby them or you get streaks, sometimes you have to accept that it will chip without topcoat but you excuse it because ermahgerd it's that gorgeous. Now, I love polish (duh?) and I will baby a polish or work with it or sit for hours trying to get it to dry. I'll do that. I don't care. That said, in my opinion without any consideration for price, the mark of a truly great polish is that it doesn't matter how you apply it! Unless I've been forwarned (or pre-discovered) about a particular polish's proclivities I tend to just slap it on and clean up after. A great polish lets me do that, but at the same time doesn't get weird if you want to do three painstakingly thin coats. A polish can cost $1 MSRP (Wet n Wild, NYC, etc) and be great if it looks nice and smooth (unless it's textured lol) however you apply it and you like the color. Have I rambled enough? Are you ready to see Squatter?



I know it seems odd I brought all that up when Butter London is not a dollar brand, but it really did apply so easily. Two slap-shod coats, dried super quick. Hardly any cleanup because of its skinny-normal sized brush. I just love it. I've seen people trash-talk Butter London and I don't get it. Maybe you don't want to throw down $15 for a polish. Neither do I! This baby here cost me $8 which is right between China Glaze and Zoya and the quality is definitely worth at least that much. *snaps* LOL



So I was thinking that y'all might be getting sick of these chartreuse cream posts. Which is sad because I have more to show you! hehehe Anyway, I decided to spice things up a bit and did my tips with Mad Cow Disease. Sorry I didn't have the bottle with me. Had to run out into the rain to pick up dinner and such so I took this with my phone while Aaron ran in to pay for gas.



Love it!! So much fun. Also... *looks around* It still smells like strawberry cheesecake!! Totally worth the extra 50cents for that.

I think I've jawed long enough. Tomorrow I'll have essence Crazy Fancy Love which I am so excited about! Then Saturday we'll kick off the weekend with essie Blue Rhapsody, and Sunday (assuming the weather clears sufficiently) I'll have Princess Sabra. Sound good? Good! lol Y'all take care out there. I'm gonna go hop on the bike. (^_^)"/"

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    1. Thanks! I absolutely love Mad Cow Disease. hehehe Such a fun glitter. ^_^

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  2. My kind of green!
    Your nails are getting so long now!!

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    1. Glad you like it!! ^_^ Yeah, hasn't started hurting when I type yet, but I can feel it getting there.

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  4. *nods* exactly. I hate when I see blog posts about 'omg the first coat was streaky' or 'omg this neon chipped after two days' *shrug* not every polish is gonna behave the same way. That said I agree with you that a truly great polish is one you can slap down any old way and it's all 'okay!'. If I could get my hands on BL for that cheap I totally would lol! But yeah. I also prefer a skinny brush. I just don't get why brands like Nina Pro or OPI feel we need these huge ass paddles. Everyone's nail beds are different sizes!

    Oh. And of course this mani is stunning @_@

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    1. BWAHAHAHA!! Paddle. Exactly. That's my only complaint with the new essences. Giant paddle brushes. Dude. Somehow someway we're going to get you some cheap BLs. *nods* It must be done.

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  5. These look perfect together!

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    1. Thanks! \(^_^)/ Always exciting when the glitter looks good with the base. hehehe

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