If someone had told me that I’d start loving green as much as I currently do, I’m sure I’d have thought they were nuts. Green was one of the last colors I ever would have picked for anything. I honestly don’t look good in green clothes but I’ve learned that green in cosmetics is not a bad thing at all. As a matter of fact 2013 is the year of green for me. Sephora and Pantone chose Emerald Green as their color of the year but I never expected to go along with that trend. Well here I am – such a trendy being!
Two of my latest favorite polishes are butter LONDON‘s Hampstead Heath and Champers. I love all butter LONDON polishes but lately I’ve been loving greens and golds more than ever. In the past I thought of these colors as Christmas colors but that’s not what they are to me anymore. Finding the right tone of green or gold makes them perfect 365 days a year.
Hampstead Heath is NOT a Christmas green. Sure I can wear it then but I’ve been wearing it in the spring and summer too. There’s this beautiful gold running through Hampstead Heath’s green. The “official” description is “mossy green and gold shine”. Hampstead Heath was created as part of the Gwyneth Paltrow Goop Collection. It’s actually part of a set of 3 polishes: “Abso-bloody-lutley is the ultimate deep cherry opaque red, Bread & Butter pudding comes in sheer ivory cream while Hampstead Heath offers a mossy, green and gold shine, great for a holiday occasion.” I was only sent Hampstead Heath and I’m thrilled to have it. While it doesn’t have a textured finish, it gives the appearance of one which I prefer. If you can get your hands (and fingers) on this shade do so A.S.A.P.
Another love that I was sent to test is Champers which luckily is easy to find on butter LONDON’S site. This is described as an opaque rose gold shimmer. This was part of the Summer Holiday 2013 collection (see Lisa’s review here).
The word Champers is the Brit slang for champagne; pop a bottle in the hamper for a toast on the beach-or anywhere else. I get headaches from too much champagne but I could wear this forever and never get a headache. There’s something about the rosiness added to the gold that makes this very flattering on my fair, cool skin. Champers is a shiny metallic that’s just plain gorgeous.
I’ve got my eye on the molten gold shade of The Full Monty for fall. I think once the weather is changing I’m going to have to pick this up.
butter LONDON always seems to come up with polishes that grab my eye and these are no exception. The quality is superb and I love these rectangular bottles. Do you have favorites from butter LONDON? Have you worn any of these? — Marcia
*sent for review