Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recent NOTD: Butter London Toff Plussed

When I took off the Cut It Out strips, I saw no new damage on my nails so could keep most of the length that had grown out since I last took a file to them; that was encouraging. I wasn't up for another treatment week, so I just used Nail Envy as a base coat and then my usual routine of Instant Artificials, color, and Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. The color in this case was Butter London Toff, one of the shades from their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Butter's website describes this as "A darker, dustier, brownish variation on a rose pink." Against my skintone, it pulled more purple than pink, which of course was fine by me. I used two coats.







It's been a while since I did a product line-up; here are all the bottles I used for this mani:



I am disappointed to report that Toff did not wear well on me. By day three, I had enough chips that I needed to do some touchup. As far as I could see, the chips couldn't all be blamed on a weak/peeling nail underneath, either, as is sometimes the case when Mr. Peelies is on a rampage. By day four, it was so bad that I did a complete coverup, adding one coat of Studio M Alter Ego, a dusty purple shimmer (this is the same as Color Club Alter Ego). The gold in Alter Ego really seemed to pop on the Toff base.







With a layer of the Sally Hansen top coat on top of the Alter Ego, the mani lasted out the rest of the week with no chips.

12 comments:

  1. I can't say that I like either of these colors! Am so glad your nails are getting better!

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  2. I'm not into this kind of colour for me personally but still they are pretty.

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  3. I'm clearly the odd one out on this one, but I think they're both really pretty and look gorgeous with your skin tone....

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  4. I really like the finished product. The butter London alone isn't my favorite, though.

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  5. I like how Toff looks... I bought it, but haven't tried it yet. Hopefully it will give me good wear, although, I do not keep the manis longer than 3 or 4 days so I should be good. Glad to hear your nails are better :)

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  6. I like the Toff color. I think it's a pretty dusty color :-)

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  7. Toff is gorgeous! I like the layering with Alter ego as well. And your nails look nice a bit shorter than usual; it suits you really well.

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  8. I love Toff on you, it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Its too bad that BL didn't wear well when they are so expensive...but liked the result of the touchuped and topcoated mani!

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  10. i like it better covered with alter ego :-D

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  11. Thanks for the comments, ladies. I'm always interested in what you all think!

    I'll probably give Toff another try with a different base combination; maybe it doesn't play nice with the Nail Envy on me. I haven't noticed chippiness with other BLs I've tried.

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  12. pity toff didn't perform too well for you because it looks incredible on your lovely nails.

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