Saturday, September 22, 2012

Butter London "Teddy Girl" & OPI "Pirouette My Whistle"

Today's nail of the day was another one of my experiments with glitter polishes. I enjoy trying different glitters over varying polishes to find fun combinations. Today's combination is Butter London's "Teddy Girl" and OPI "Pirouette My Whistle."

(photographed [L to R]: Butter London "Teddy Girl," OPI "Pirouette My Whistle")

If you would like to see more photos and a complete review of Butter London's "Teddy Girl," you can find mine here. It's definitely one of my favorite pinks!

OPI's "Pirouette My Whistle" is a silver glitter with small and bigger round glitters. This polish really does look like a tutu in a bottle.

(photographed: OPI "Pirouette My Whistle")

I went a bit photo-crazy with this photo combination trying to capture the glitter properly, but I still recommend enlarging the photos to get a better look.

(photographed: 3 coats Butter London "Teddy Girl," 1 coat OPI "Pirouette My Whistle")

The clear base in "Pirouette My Whistle" made it easy to layer. I find that one coat provides enough glitter, though you can double up if you just love a lot of glitter.

(photographed: 3 coats Butter London "Teddy Girl," 1 coat OPI "Pirouette My Whistle")

"Pirouette My Whistle," since it is a silver glitter with so many finely glitters in it, creates a somewhat muddy finish.

(photographed: 3 coats Butter London "Teddy Girl," 1 coat OPI "Pirouette My Whistle")

When I initially finished painting my nails, I was not thrilled with this combination. I felt the silver glitter made the pink polish look a bit too muddy, and while I do love muddy polishes, "Teddy Girl" is such a crisp pink that I didn't feel as if the combination worked. However, as the day wore on, the combination grew on me. However, I think I'll stick to layering "Pirouette My Whistle" over more neutral/grey shades.


  1. this combination is absolutely beautiful!!!! great job :)

  2. This reminds me of Revlon "Popular"...I like it.

    Next time "Pirouette My Whistle" is in wait...I really shouldn't...but...