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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Butter London Spring/Summer 2012 Knackered

Today's manicure is Butter London Knackered. Knackered is a silvery blue/purple duochrome frost base with holographic glitters. With two coats there is still VNL, so it is somewhat sheer. I didn't have any exact dupes, but it is in the flavor of Lippmann Wicked Game (similar duo base without glitter) and Barielle Jess' Champagne Toast (no duo in the base, but otherwise similar). I did include a bottle comparison photo.
This mani is one coat Spa Ritual Lacquer Lock bc, one coat CND Stickey bc, two coats of Knackered, one coat of Revlon Quick Dry tc, and one coat of Seche Vite.

Photos taken indoors in artifical light:

Photos taken outside in natural sunlight:


  1. Looks very pretty and sparkly! Though...do you think the duchrome would stand out more with a black base coat?

  2. Stunning!! but a little bit sheer for my taste.

  3. Pretty...it looks like an old Hard Candy 'Hick' that I have but without the glitter holo :)

  4. I may have to buy this one! It's very unique!

  5. This is pretty! I like the fine holo glitter. Do you think you could show us how this looks over black?