Nordstrom Black Friday B2G1 on Butter, Deborah Lippman

Starting Friday (my local store is opening at 7 am – which seems awfully late for Black Friday), Nordstrom will have Deborah Lippman, Butter London, and Nordstrom polishes for buy 2 get 1 free. It claims that the polishes must be the same brand, but if you have 2 Lippmans and want a Butter London free, you might be able to talk your SA into doing it. Enjoy!


Deborah Lippman Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Swatched

Holidays need to come one at a time. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving but Raleigh did its Christmas parade this weekend. I am not upset so much because we need to “slow down and take the time to appreciate each holiday” but because this makes me feel like a half a year flies by in the blink of an eye which makes me feel old. I bring this up because I know that it’s not Christmas time yet. However, when this came to me after a lot of long sighs, via the polish fairy, I was literally dancing. I couldn’t wait to try it on. AND I sacrificed and broke my holiday separation rule, because someone might need to see these pictures now so they have time to decide whether or not to purchase it in time to have it for Christmas.

After learning my lesson with DL’s Cleopatra, I started with 2 coats of Orly LIquid Vinyl, then one coat of Christmas Tree. Beautiful! I didn’t even notice the very small green and red glitter in the bottle until the polish was on my nails. From a distance this mostly looks black. It doesn’t scream “glitter!”, but subtly whispers “sparkle.” The only thing I found odd was that my usual Seche Vite topcoat didn’t seem to give the usual shiny finish, and I have no idea why.



Unfortunately this is only available in a set of three polishes as the “Christmas in the City” trio, the other two of which I find underwhelming – they’re nice but nothing special, and not enough to justify the $45 price tag for just the one color. But if you know someone who might like a red and white polish, but the set and keep the pretty one for yourself. I won’t tell!

Butter London Scuppered Swatched

In the continuing theme of “polishes Daniela wants to see before she buys,” here’s Butter London Scuppered. This is one of the Butter Holiday Lacquer collection polishes. The base is kind of a coppery-brown color, with green, pink, and gold glitter mixed in.

I love this shade! The glitter isn’t big enough to give the typical glitter removal problems. The polish went on smoothly and gave good coverage in two coats.

Indoor lighting:


Outdoors in the shade:


Outside in the light:


Time to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with nail polish, but this is the funniest thing I have read in perhaps several weeks. I may never again be able to walk into a Williams-Sonoma without snickering.

Rite Aid – Halloween Sale

My local Rite Aid has gone to 75% off on Halloween merchandise. Here was my haul. 75 cents each for glitter, glitter eyeliner, and purple mascara. 50 cents each for NYC polishes. The Demon Glow topcoat claims to glow in UV light. I’m thinking about waiting out the snowman polishes until after the holidays and then stocking up.


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