Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday | Biggest Splurge

Good morning.

Sorry for the minor absence.  Believe me it hurt me more than it hurt you; having not been home since last Tuesday, my swatch pile has just grown and I'm trying to catch up as quickly as I can.  

First up on the swatch list is my Twinsie Tuesday polish, this week's being my biggest splurge.  I have bought Chanel polishes for people's birthdays but I've never really been able to splurge that way for myself.  So while mentally going through my pricier polish, I realized a lot of the higher end bottles were gifts or sent for review.  

I then remembered a few summers ago tossing and turning over Butter London Two Fingered Salute.  At first, I engaged in a bitter bidding war on eBay but it started to get insanely high and even though the color was a limited edition and hard to come by at the point, I wasn't willing to really go past $20.  So my eBay opponent won that day.

However, I still really wanted it and finally just decided to go onto Nordstrom.com (free shipping, free returns!) and spend the flat $16 for the BL.  When it came, I was so excited and wearing it again now I see why.  A grey-toned mint creme, Two Fingered Salute is rich in golden microshimmer.  The shimmer isn't sparkly, more subdued, so from afar this Butter London is a muted neutral that works well for both spring and fall.

This is 3 coats.

Worth the money? 
What are your thoughts?

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  1. Oh how I understand you here!! I went crazy after I first spotted this one and didn't stop until I hunted it down! I saw some really high prices as well. Vut, like you, I purchased from Nordstrom. It's definitely one of my favorite polishes of all time.

  2. This is one of the coolest Butter Londons I've ever seen, it remains on my lemming list!

  3. Gorgeous color this is and the gold shimmer in it makes it so unique and different.

  4. I've never tried Butter London before but I've always been a fan of this one. It's really pretty and I just love the addition of the gold shimmer. It's a lovely finish.

  5. Nordstrom is seriously my Mecca.

  6. It's definitely a good first BL to start with!

  7. This shade is gorgeous on you; I'm definitely hesitant about spending on polishes sometimes too!

  8. It's a hard call on something that diminishes the more you use it.

  9. Isn't finally getting a lemming so wonderful?! Even if we do have to splurge!

  10. Pressing the complete order button is so satisfying!

  11. I was the same way! I couldn't even bring myself to spend the $16 at Nordstrom! I ended up lucking out and finding it on a blog sale for $8. That was a price I was willing, even though this is definitely my favorite polish!

  12. This polish isn't my cup of tea, but I can see why you wanted it! The color looks super unique, and fun in a neutral way.

  13. Such a great deal and a stroke of luck to find it on a blog sale!

  14. It's definitely different so I get how it may not speak to everyone.

  15. It wouldn't be my first choice but it is a nice polish. I haven't tried any BL polishes. The price is a tad high. If I found a polish I fell in love with I probably would splurge on it though.

  16. The truth is there are always dupes. Chanel Taboo was such a huge hit but I just couldn't bring myself to get it. Lucky for me, No. 7 came out with a dupe and having family from England, I was able to get the color for a fraction of the price (even with the exchange rate)!

  17. This is absolutely one of my faves too!! Such a beauty.