butter LONDON + Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

New Release: Butter London + Pantone — Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet

Collection: butter LONDON 2017 Winter, Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Pantone have announced 2018’s Color of the Year, and it’s a vibrant purple, Ultra Violet:

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Once again, butter LONDON have partnered with Pantone to release an Ultra Violet-inspired makeup collection which includes, of course, six new shades of purple Nail Lacquer.

The Nail Lacquers come in 6 mL “fashion-sizes” and are $10 each:

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butter LONDON × The Knot (Summer 2017)

New Release: butter LONDON × The Knot (Summer 2017)

Collection: butter LONDON 2017 Summer, The Knot

butter LONDON is collaborating with online wedding resource The Knot for a new summer collection.

The collection includes six new shades of wedding-ready nail colors and four shades of lipgloss in four gift sets.

butter LONDON and The Knot go big in this collection with gorgeous captivating colour, featuring award-winning formulations ranging from butter LONDON’s iconic Nail Lacquer and the brand’s best-selling Double Decker Lashes Mascara, to Plush Rush Lip Gloss. The collection includes four kits, with makeup and nail polish in shades ranging from soft pinks and nudes to a Nail Lacquer custom matched to The Knot’s signature blue. Designed to be perfectly giftable – whether you’re celebrating a bachelorette weekend, bridal shower, or wedding day– pop the champagne, it’s time for the best day ever.

These kits will be available starting May 15, just in time for wedding season, exclusively at butterLONDON.com, Kohls.com, and Kohl’s stores.

  • A Perfect Pair Lips & Tips Collection ($12)
    • Petite Plush Rush Lip Gloss in First Kiss (Pearly Ballet Pink)
    • Fashion Size Nail Lacquer in The Knot (Soft Baby Blue)
  • Champagne Toast 4-Piece Petite Plush Rush Lip Gloss Collection ($19)
    • Fireworks (Shimmering Golden Pink)
    • Rosé (Soft Rose)
    • Flirt (Raspberry Rose)
    • The Toast (Toasted Honey)
  • Love Me, Knot 4-Piece Fashion Size Nail Lacquer Collection ($26)
    • White Wedding (Pearly White Shimmer)
    • Save the Date (Soft Pink Crème)
    • Say Yes (Rosy Nude Crème)
    • Flower Girl (Rosy Pink Crème)
  • Best Day Ever 6-Piece Beauty Collection ($29)
    • Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Let’s Eat Cake (Soft Pink)
    • On The Glow Pen in White Gold (Soft White Gold Shimmer)
    • Fashion Size Double Decker Lashes Mascara in Stacked Black
    • Fashion Size Nail Lacquer in Happily Ever After (Soft Petal Pink)
    • Nail Scrubbers 2-in-1 Prep & Lacquer Remover Wipes (2 Packettes)

Happy shopping!

Haulage! Drugstores & Cosmetic Love (Oct 2016 & Feb–Mar 2017)

Finally, everyone in the household is on the road to recovery! I managed to stay relatively illness-free, except for once when I think I might have given myself food poisoning and had an upset stomach for a night. We were all so overwhelmed over the last week and a half that my husband actually had to remind me that we forgot about our 17th wedding anniversary over the weekend.

I should really get my computer to remind me about stuff like this.

So, we celebrated last night with some dinner delivered and half a movie (The Nice Guys, if you’re interested—and that’s how we have to roll nowadays, early to bed). Plus, we’ll add a li’l anniversary money to our fun budgets!

Speaking of fun budgets, here’s some stuff I hauled over the last couple of months from drugstores. And I’m including some stuff I got from Cosmetic Love late last year, but totally forgot about under my desk.

All prices are what I paid, not necessarily the MSRP.

The full list:

  • A’Pieu Start Up Pore Primer [free sample]
  • Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick in LPP 656 [US$11.52]
  • Bee By the Sea Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm in Vanilla [CA$3.19]
  • Bulgari Omnia Paraiba EDT 25 mL Purse Spray [CA$19.99]
  • butter LONDON 6-Piece Petite Lacquer Collection [CA$17.50]
  • Cargo HD Picture Perfect Concealer in Light Medium [CA$14]
  • Cargo HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation in 2N [CA$21]
  • Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation in One in 025 [CA$14]
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion [CA$13.99]
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil Free Foundation in Medium Beige (210) [CA$5.99]
  • Crawford Street Rose Geranium 2-in-1 Soothing Cleanser [CA$11.99]
  • Essence The Gel Nail Polish (Soft Matt) in Va-Va-Voom [CA$2.99]
  • Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Perfect Lash [US$5.74]
  • Gosh Nail Lacquer in Galaxy (612) [CA$4]
  • Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste in Frosty Mint [CA$4.63]
  • Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum [free sample]
  • It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm, Holiday Edition, in Green Apple [US$4.87]
  • L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream in Light/Medium [CA$7.49]
  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile in Coral Trianon [CA$7.49]
  • L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation in Nude Beige (203) [CA$14.99]
  • Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream [US$11]
  • Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream [US$15.25]
  • Mizon Hyaluronic Ultra Moisturizing Cream [US$8.38]
  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Normal/Dry, Buff (150) [CA$16.99]
  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Normal/Dry, SPF 20 Nude (200) [CA$16.99]
  • Revlon Nail Enamel in Daydreamer [CA$8.99]
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love Is On [CA$4.99]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Bow To the Queen [CA$7.47]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pardon My Garden [CA$7.47]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Talk Is Chic [CA$7.47]
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Au Naturel 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Bare Necessities (753A) [CA$6.39]
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Au Naturel 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Awakening (754A) [CA$7.99]
  • Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara in Amp’d Black [CA$4.79]
  • Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color in Left Marooned [CA$4.79]

Photos and comments:

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New Releases: butter LONDON + Pantone — 2017 Color of the Year Nail Lacquer: Refresh & Renew (Spring 2017)

Collections: butter LONDON Spring 2017, Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Mini Sets in Refresh & Renew

butter LONDON collaborated with color experts Pantone for a Color of the Year 2017 nail polish, Greenery, a yellow-green.

They’ve now released a two sets of four mini polishes with all new shades (I’ve no idea why they didn’t just pick three shades from the original Pantone 2017 collection, but hey, new shades!), excepting Greenery, of course.

The Refresh set:

butter LONDON + Pantone Nail Lacquer Color of the Year 2017 Refresh collection
butter LONDON + Pantone Nail Lacquer Color of the Year 2017 Refresh collection.
Image: butterlondon.com
  • Greenery (Color of the Year), yellow green crème
  • Nimbus Cloud, white grey crème
  • Periscope, shimmering gunmetal
  • Pink Icing soft petal pink crème

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butter LONDON + Pantone Color of the Year 2017 collection, Nail Lacquer in Greenery, banner

New Release: butter LONDON + Pantone — 2017 Color of the Year Nail Lacquer

Collection: butter LONDON Winter 2016, Pantone Color of the Year 2017

butter LONDON have collaborated with color experts Pantone for a Color of the Year 2017 collection! The color of next year’s moment is Greenery, a yellow-green.

I just love all the shades in this new collection! There are both brights and neutrals that complement each other brilliantly.

As a side note, butter LONDON have taken to referring to their original line of 3-Free Nail Lacquers as Trend Lacquers, even though the newer bottles drop the 3-Free and just say Nail Lacquer. Consistency is all I ask!

From butter LONDON:

The opulent artistry of butter LONDON and influential edge of PANTONE, the global color authority, combine forces in an uplifting color collaboration.

Inspired by GREENERY, the PANTONE Color of the Year, this oh-so-alive color collection celebrates the essence of natural beauty. Say hello to a range of fiercely feminine, wildly luxurious color, infused with vitality and pure ebullience.

The six new shades are:

  • Bodacious, vibrant lilac crème
  • Buttercream, warm off-white crème
  • Calypso Coral, coral pink crème
  • Caramel Cafè [sic], warm caramel brown
  • Greenery (Color of the Year), yellow green crème
  • Rich Gold, warm golden shimmering beige
butter LONDON + Pantone Nail Lacquer Color of the Year 2017 collection
butter LONDON + Pantone Nail Lacquer Color of the Year 2017 collection.
Image: butterlondon.com

The shades also come in 6 matching lipglosses (except for the green, which is a white shimmer with some green in it).

I guess butter LONDON are running out of those British-inspired names, as well! Can’t say I’m too excited by these polish color names, though I suppose Pantone would have come up with “Greenery”.

Happy shopping!



New Release: butter LONDON — Lost in Leisure (Spring 2016)

Collection: butter LONDON 2016 Spring, Lost in Leisure

butter LONDON has released their Spring 2016 collection, Lost in Leisure, which includes 10 new nail colors (4 of which are available in a 4-piece fashion sized set). The collection also includes 4 shades of Lippy Liquid Lipstick and 4 Wardrobe Eyeshadow Duos.

I’m a little surprised there are no new shades in their newer Patent Shine 10X line.

butter LONDON Lost in Leisure Nail Lacquers
Image: butterlondon.com

Here is the full list of colors:

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Sale Alert: Sephora (And my VIB Wishlist)

Sephora’s VIB Rouge Sale just started today (that’s 20% off from Nov. 6–9, 2015 with the code ROUGE20).

Next weekend, VIB members get 20% off with the code VIB20. That’s the group that I fall into, so I’ve been plotting my purchases.

I’m supposed to be on a no-buy until December, but that was ill-advised, since November is my birthmonth, plus all those great fall sales start now! Aaargh.

I’ll just end my low-buy a bit early! I mean, I probably won’t even receive anything I order until late November, anyway. Right?

Here’s my tentative shopping bag. I don’t think all of these things will make it into the final order, and I certainly hope the stuff I really want (the Bésame lipstick in Merlot that I’ve been coveting finally showed up!) doesn’t sell out!

Fivezero's wishlist for Sephora VIB sale October 2015

‘Cause I need more nail polish and lipstick like I need a hole in the head…

What’s on your wishlist? Give me ideas! 🙂