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!


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…).


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.


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.

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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