Butter London Fiddlesticks Swatch and Review
Friday, March 22, 2013
Today I have another beautiful Butter London to show you. I'm really enjoying all of my new Butter London polishes, which is sad because it's a bit of an expensive brand. I've gotten most of mine from swaps or used from friends so I have yet to pay full price for a bottle, and I'm not sure if I could fork out the $14 for a new Butter London (which are only 11 ml by the way, smaller than the standard 15 ml bottles).
I sure am talkative today... anyway, Fiddlesticks is a gorgeous magenta glitter. This one was on my wishlist for quite some time, and I'm so happy it's finally mine! The base color on this polish is opaque, but reminds me more of a matte than a jelly.
The formula on Fiddlesticks is what I'd call goopy. It's nice and opaque in two coats but it tends to want to dry while you are working with it and form clumps. It's fine if you work fast, but does have some issues. I also had issues with polish drying and clumping at the mouth of the bottle while I worked with it for this manicure. I'll be adding a few drops of nail lacquer thinner before I use this one the next time!
Fiddlesticks is also a top-coat eater (for anyone who isn't familiar with this term, it means I kept adding top coat to make it smooth and shiny and it kept becoming bumpy again as the top coat dried). I needed 4 coats of top coat to get it to smooth out. With all of the layers, the mani was pretty thick and chipped badly within a single day (which was quite disappointing to me since it looked so beautiful).
Blurry to show the sparkle:
Overall, gorgeous color and gorgeous glitter. It was worth it even if it only lasted one day. I can never have enough of these glitters!