Gold. Frankinscene. Myrrh. All my beauty inspiration is straight from the Bible. Actually, it comes from my sister. This is a Whatsapp Q + A I had with my sister about her new gold Butter London nail polish, in the shade The Full Monty. I was going to draft this into a little blog post, but I think I prefer the conversation like this.
Kate: So. What's it like?
Good as gold.
Kate: Thank you.
That wrote itself.
Sarah: Goes on nicely. Lasts quite well. It's like all the other Butter ones. Needs two coats to be opaque. Nice and festive.
Kate: Sparkly or matt?
Sarah: Bit more subtle than a normal gold because it's sort of shimmery, rather than glittery chunks. It's not a sheer one that you can put over a colour.
Kate: Would you repurchase?
Sarah: Yes, but I think it would better on someone more tanned or with darker skin. It's quite a pale gold. Rather than a brassy yellow.
Kate: Make it into a story. What inspired this purchase?
Sarah: I saw gold nails on someone else. And had a magpie moment. And thought: I would like gold nails also.
Kate: This is good. We can use this.
Sarah: Went for Butter because I know they're good and non toxic.
Kate: What else were they wearing?
Sarah: Can't remember. I always spy on other people's manicures. Because my nails refuse to grow, so I admire everyone elses.
Kate: But you have tiny little mouse hands, not gnarly E.T. phone home fingers (like me). Thank you, this is perfect. love you.
What nail polish gets you into the festive mood?
All photographs and tiny mouse hands belong to Sarah Wild