Happy Monday or if you’re in Canada – Happy Victoria Day! It has been an absolutely gorgeous long weekend in Edmonton filled with nothing but sunshine. I wish I owned the Victoriana polish from Butter London as it would have been very appropriate for this week’s Mani Monday. However, I have a polish named after another queen; this polish was created to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee last year and which other royal has had a Diamond Jubilee? It was none other than Queen Victoria – maybe I’m forcing the theme a little bit but at least I tried. Butter London’s Lillibet’s Jubilee was created last year as a limited edition colour but it is still available for purchase. In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, there was an epic rock concert held last year and my musical song styling of the week is a clip from that concert featuring Elton John singing the very classic ‘Your Song’
‘Lillibet’s Jubilee’ is a silver-lavender metallic foil that is mainly silver with a light hint of purple to it. This colour is quite unique and I haven’t found anything that even comes close yet, which is why I love this colour so much.
The formula of this polish goes on quite nicely, but as with all foils, you have to be a bit careful of brush marks. Occasionally, when I am in a rush, I end up with little bubbles in my polish after it dries, so this is not a polish I would recommend using if you’re in a hurry. I applied 2 coats in the photos above and everything seems to have leveled off relatively nicely for a foil, although if you looked really hard, you can see some of the brush strokes.
If I am careful with my nails, I can get this to last about 3-4 days with minimal tip wear. However, I find that if I am doing filing or dealing with a lot of paper at work, I won’t get tip wear but actual chunks of polish chipping off and once a single nail chips a little bit, the rest just seems to fall right off. So I guess this is a polish that you really do have to treat like a Queen?
So What Would Argenplath Pay?
As usual, the Butter London’s are about $17+tax and this colour is so unique that despite the amount of effort required on my part to apply and maintain the prettiness of my nails, I think it’s worth it.