In British slang, Jack the Lad is "an irresponsible young man seeking personal pleasure with regard to responsibilities". As part of butter LONDON's 2012 holiday collection, Jack the Lad is a STUNNING blackened evergreen polish with gold, turquoise, and green micro shimmer. This "bad boy" is certainly going to get a lot of attention this holiday season!
I've seen deep, dark polishes with flashy shimmer before, but they usually leave me disappointed. You know, the ones that look gorgeous in the bottle with all the shimmer clinging to the side but then it doesn't show up on the nail? I bet you can think of a few polishes like that. Jack the Lad, however, delivers the goods and that fantastic complex shimmer dazzles on the nail.
The formula is sheer but not runny. I used (3) coats because I noticed some bald spots after (2) coats. I wish the formula were a little more opaque, but I think it's the sheerness that lets the layers of shimmer shine through. Jack the Lad dries a little gritty and slightly matte so I added one coat of Butter's Hardwear P. D. Quick top coat (review) to smooth it out and add shine.
The photos in the light box picked up a lot of the blue tones. In this next photo with flash you can see the mossy evergreen hue better:
This is an expensive looking polish, don't you think? I simply adore it!
The Holiday 2012 lacquer collection includes Fiddlesticks, Scuppered, Jack the Lad, Fairy Cake, and Scallywag. butter LONDON polishes retail for $14.
In New York City, my favorite retailers of Butter products are C.O. Bigelow, Ricky's, and now Henri Bendel. There are many more! Here is a list of retailers in New York City that carry Butter nail polish.
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