Butter London Blagger

This didn't thrill me in the bottle but once on the nail I really liked it. It's a cobalt/lapis blue that only needs one coat. It really is a stunning blue and if you like OPI Dating A Royal you will like this one. They are not the same but are familiar to each other.

I made a little lightbox but I'm not sure how I feel about the photos taken inside of it. I used it with Ancient Jade and it seems to work really well for creme polishes (less glare) but not anything with shimmer/sparkle.







I added OPI Shimmer & Simmer as an accent. It looks like I put a matte topcoat over the OPI and I like that you can really see the color of the glitter. I'm a huge fan of detail photos.





Here it is not in the lightbox. You can see the shimmer and depth of the glitter that is missed when using the lightbox.





Any thoughts or opinions on the lightbox shots? I'm a bit torn on it.

8 comments

Varnish Vixen March 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

I think I like the photos better without the light box. I can't tell a huge difference, though, to be honest. I really like this color though...I'll have to check it out because I wasn't even aware of it!

Terni March 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I prefer the non-light box pictures, but only when I look at the glitter accent in both pictures in comparison.

Also, could you tell me if Blagger is close to American Apparel Cameo Blue? I'm wearing that today and they look similar to my untrained eye. Is Blagger darker? Thanks!

Manicured Monkey March 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I use a light box for some things and you can put the lights closer to the box and it will have a brighter effect on the glitter.. takes some time to play around and mess with. Flakies show up REALLY well in a light box :)

KrisInPhilly March 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Thanks for your thoughts. I may use the box for creams and details. At least I didn't pay anything for it. Ha!

@Terni - I'll pull out Cameo Blue and do a comparison.

turtlechick12 March 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM

That is a pretty blue! The non light box pictures look brighter and more vibrant but I don't dislike the light box pictures. The more swatches of Butter London I see the more I want to try the brand out. :)

GothamPolish March 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Interesting comparison - I agree with everyone above. And Blagger sounds like a dirty word lol :)

Jane March 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Beautiful color and Simmer and Shimmer matches very well :)

Sminkan March 27, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Love the blu color!

No opinion on the light box as long as colors come out accurate. That is the most important, I think.

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