Butter London Double Take Ice Duo – Bluecoat and Leccy

butter london double takeToday I’m showing you some more goodies that I won from nailpolishcanada‘s holiday nail art contest.  I don’t wanna be a bragger but you really need to see this cool Butter London ICE DUO that I won!  It contains two full-size bottles of nail lacquer: Bluecoat (opaque navy) and Leccy (flakie topcoat).  Let’s first look at Bluecoat…

bluecoat swatch

Shown in these photos is one coat of Sally Hansen basecoat, two coats of Bluecoat and one coat of Seche topcoat.  Although Bluecoat is very opaque I did need two coats to eliminate a few bald spots.  It’s a gorgeous deep navy with a slight shimmer running through it.  The shimmer is a cross between dark blue and teal but is pretty similar to the navy base color which gives it a nice subtle glowing effect.  I love blue nail polish!

bluecoat butter londonI quickly got a lot of tip wear while wearing Bluecoat though.  I painted my nails at 10pm and by lunchtime the next day my mani looked 2 or 3 days old.  I dunno!

Now let’s look at Leccy, a sheer opal fleck topcoat.  Did you know that LECCY is a British slang term for ‘electricity’?  I learn something new everyday!  Leccy is hard to photograph since the multi-colored flecks looked drowned out on camera.  But it sure doesn’t look drowned out in real life!  Here’s a pic of Leccy in natural lighting outside…leccy in natural lighting

Leccy dried a little rough since some of the glitter shards lifted up around the edges.  I added a healthy dose of topcoat but there were still a few jagged edges poking through.  It didn’t really bother me though.

Leccy didn’t really excite me at first glance, but once I got it on my nail I really liked it a lot.  It has an edgier feel than your typical flakie.  And it totally comes to life in dim lighting.  Check out this pic that I took at night in the dark living room.  It’s blurry but you’ll see what I mean..

leccy in dim lighting

What do you think of this duo?  You can never have too many Butter Londons, amiright?  They have a red one called the Fire Duo too…but I’m glad I won the blue one since I always feel sassy wearing blue.  LOL

I also want to mention…did you see that our Nail Art Ideas Linkup for January started up??  The theme for this NAIL_Linkup_January_Wallweek’s nail art is Health & Wellness.  I am stumped, which is weird considering I was the one who came up with that theme when Brijit and Jemma and I were brainstorming.  Oh, the irony !  I am hitting up the gym after work today so I’m determined to find some inspiration there.  When it comes to getting into shape I am more the type to workout every day until I collapse rather than counting every calorie I eat… so I’m sure my design will have something to do with physical fitness.  Stay tuned for my next post to see what weirdness I come up with!

‘Til then!

10 thoughts on “Butter London Double Take Ice Duo – Bluecoat and Leccy

  1. I told you health and wellness was challenging lmao!!!!
    This Butter London duo is perfect in my eyes! I love the colour of the blue and I love the pearly flakie glitter!

  2. Jax, These are both gorgeous!!! They look great together and your nail shape just gives it an extra edge that I love! I just realized I don’t have any flakies in my collection. Will have to remedy that in April when we go to Texas. Congrats again on winning the contest. You totally deserved it. Yay for polish!! Good luck with the NAIL theme. Haha! 😉 (ps. I know I owe you an email. I’ll get on that very soon. Hugs)

  3. I normally don’t like shard glitter, but sometimes the effect is so cool that I just have to deal with it. This blue reminds me of the Marc Jacobs Blue Velvet polish that stained my nails so badly.

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