Well, well, well…here we are again. Oh, Butter London, I just can’t quit you… I’m going to keep using you until I love you, dammit! Truthfully, I’m almost there, at $8.00 or less, anyway. I got this one in a Holiday two-pack that was half off the regular price and then I got 50% off of that. Butter London at $3.75 a bottle? Yes, please!
West End Wonderland is a light gold glitter in a clear base. I’m not really a fan of gold in general and gold nail lacquer even less. But this always looks so tempting that it’s been on my “maybe” list for several years. When the aforementioned deal came up (the other one in the pack was Come to Bed Red, which is another one that’s been on that list for a while). I finally took the plunge.
And I’m glad I did. It looks pretty dark on the BL site, but in person it’s much lighter and brighter and even has a sprinkling of sparkly copper and pink!
Here’s another shot to show how delicate it looks when it’s in the light:
Like most clear glitters, it goes on quite sheer. In fact, I think that a light coat of this would be a great topper to a creme underneath. Unlike a lot of clear glitters, it was perfectly opaque after three coats. It also came off really easy, not just swipe, wipe like with a creme, but it didn’t require soaking, either. Also like most glitters, it wasn’t perfectly smooth but just one coat of Seche Vite fixed it up nicely and, since I always finish with the SV, it wasn’t even an extra step.
Will I wear this all the time? No, because even though it exceeded my expectations I’m still not a real fan of gold glitter. Will I wear it again? Yes, it’s easy to apply and easy to remove. I might even try it as a topper for some sort of holiday manicure come December.