Thames

This post is super exciting because 1. it’s the first with my ah-mazing new camera (and new watermark), 2. Pantone just announced their 2013 color of the year as emerald, and this polish is the perfect emerald color, and 3. I LOVE butter LONDON, and this polish is just plain gorgeous.  I seriously can’t get over how much better these pictures are!

thames

Ok, first of all, I am super excited that Pantone picked emerald as their color of the year for 2013.  It’s my birthstone (May), so I already have a ton of emerald things, and green is my favorite nail polish color.  I might just wear it every day until 2014. Hope you guys are ok with that!  Ok, I’m kidding, but I could do it.  And I wouldn’t be bored (ok, maybe that’s a lie…).

thames

And now onto the actual polish (which is the point of this post, right?).  This is butter LONDON Thames, named after the famous river to which it bears no resemblance – I know, I’ve been on it (in a boat) and it’s dirty and gross and gray (side note: Nails Inc. has a polish called The Thames and it’s the most amazing gray ever).  Anyway, this polish is literally the color of emeralds.  Add that to it’s gorgeous lit-from-within shimmer and this is like wearing emeralds on your fingers.  I got this in a Coterie deal maybe a month ago, and, in the bottle, it wasn’t my favorite.  So when I finally put this on yesterday, I couldn’t believe how much I ended up loving this!  So gorgeous. If you only ever get one bL polish, you should definitely consider this one.

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This was three coats with Essie Good to Go.  It’s a bit sheer, but, like the name suggests, goes on like butter.

I am so excited that I can now post pictures like this instead of struggling to get my camera to focus on something.  That was my biggest hope/goal for this blog this year, and I totally feel like the blog is a million times better already!  If there’s anything else you would like to see improved, let me know!  I’m always looking to make this blog better in any way I can, so I would love your suggestions.

And in case any of you were wondering, my old camera was a four-year-old Sony Cybershot (which was a very nice camera when I got it), and my new one is a Canon Rebel T3.

P.S. Finger Paints makes a very close almost-dupe for Thames, which I gave away and can’t remember the name of.  But you’ll know it when you see it.  I will try to check it the next time I go to Sally’s.

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7 thoughts on “Thames

  1. It’s snowing on your blog!
    Is this a close dupe to Racing Green by Barry M? This is lovely, I always think green polishes are quite under rated….they never seem to get the attention they deserve.

    • I know! WordPress did the snow – I just had to turn it on.

      I just looked up swatches of the Barry M, and it seems a bit darker, but pretty close. And now I need to get it because it’s gorgeous! Also, I completely agree with you about green polishes. They’re some of my favorites!

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