I used two coats and there was some underlying streakiness in areas that were more visible in natural light than I expected–I photographed with two coats. I would recommend three coats for opaque, solid coverage. The formula seemed thin, too, which I imagine contributed to the lack of opacity in two coats as well as the streaky second coat. It doesn’t seem consistent with the rest of Butter London’s range (that I have tried, of course), so it was disappointing. I typically get a week of wear with Butter London’s formula with a proper base and top coat.
This shade exemplifies what makes Deborah Lippmann’s polishes stand out to me. I love the mix of glitter in the base, and it just works for me. I think the brand’s formula is top notch overall, but I always find her glitters to be stunning. The formula with Lady Sings the Blues is no different–not too thin or too thick, flowed evenly, and covered in two coats. I didn’t have any issues getting the glitter to cover and spread across the whole nail. The drying seemed quicker than average, but you’ll definitely want a shiny top coat on this. If you don’t want to feel the bumps of glitter, opt for a thicker one, too. I typically get a week of wear with Deborah Lippmann polishes (using Zoya Anchor and Armor as base/top coats).
For summer, China Glaze has six new Crackle Glazes–this time in metallic finishes. The six shades include: Cracked Medallion (Bold bronze), Haute Metal (pale pink), Latticed Lilac (soft lavender), Oxidized Aqua (deep aquamarine blue), Platinum Pieces (shimmering silver), and Tarnished Gold (warm, honeyed hue). These will be available in late June/early July.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Purple Haze Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “vivid violet,” which is an accurate depiction of this shade. It has a cream finish, applies opaque in two coats, and has a slightly jelly-like quality to me. In some lighting, it seems like a red-based purple, but then in other lighting, it seems more blue-based. Purple Haze’s formula was impeccable–even flow, not too thick or thin, and no bubbling. I typically get a full week of wear with RBL’s formula.
It’s a beautiful cream finished polish that’s opaque in two coats (one is almost enough). Butter London’s formula on this one has a really even flow, smooth application, and drying time wasn’t long at all. I typically get a week of wear with Butter London’s formula with a proper base and top coat.