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If Ellie Goulding's song "Lights" was a nail polish, Fairy Cake would be it. From butter LONDON's holiday 2012 collection, Fairy Cake is a "full coverage, silvery lacquer with multi-colored iridescent glitter in a light grey base". Glitter polish is always a hit during the holidays, and this is quite a complex one. While the iridescent (holo?) glitter throws around a rainbow of colors, the main color falls in the middle of being gold and silver at the same time.
The formula surprised me and was much more of a "full coverage" glitter than I expected. The thickness reminded me of the Milani one-coat glitters. Fairy Cake also dries quickly but unfortunately not in the good way - as I painted my nails, the brush became quite stiff. I had to give it some time back in the bottle to soften up before finishing my other hand. Despite the coverage being thick, after (3) coats and I still found some bald spots. Even after applying a thick top, the finish is gritty to the touch . Be careful not to snag your sweaters on your glittery nails!
Fairy Cake with flash:
Here is (1) coat of Fairy Cake over Jack the Lad (review here). Fairy Cake is definitely more of a "full-coverage" glitter than a dainty glitter top coat.
Fairy Cake makes an excellent polish to use in a glitter gradient. Here is Fairy Cake sponged over All Hail the Queen (instructions here). I'm not really crazy about this particular combo, but you get the idea!
According to butter LONDON, "fairy cake" is what the British call cupcakes. Any British readers care to validate? ;)
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. Buy online at http://www.butterlondon.com/, Nordstrom, and Beauty.com. Also part of this cute glitter trio for $36.
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