I was going through my collection last night and I realized there were a lot of colors that I have yet to wear. I have a tendency to buy nail polish in groups, I will go to a store 3 or 4 times and not pick up any polish and then I’ll go another time and pick up 6. I’ll love all the colors at the time that I buy them, bring them home, wear a few and then forget about the rest. So I counted about 5 colors in my collection that I haven’t worn yet and this was one of them. Butter London “Knees Up” is a classic red polish thats not a creme and not a shimmer. Its a finish in between and I need to do some polish research to find the correct terminology for this finish.
This is a part of Butter London’s fall and winter collection this year, so it was released about a month ago. I wasn’t drawn to this color initially but when I was talking to the sales girl at Ulta she was wearing it and made a comment about how much she loved the color and the consistency. After saying how I was on the fence, she had to make a comment that it reminded her of christmas wrapping paper, and after that I was hooked. It looks exactly like wrapping paper to me and I knew I needed it for the holidays. I put it on while watching a show with my boyfriend and he was super excited I was going for a sexy classic red. After I was done with my manicure, I asked him what he thought of it on me and he spent about 2 minutes thinking about it. After a ridiculously long inner debate he told me he didn’t think this color was me, which I agree with. I don’t think I’m a classic nail polish type of girl, I don’t think traditional red and hot pinks look good on me and they definitely don’t match my personality. I think it takes a certain type of woman to pull off a pinup red and she needs the confidence and attitude to make it look hot. I do love this color and I will wear it again during the holidays, but right now it doesn’t feel appropriate for the season and I don’t feel confident enough to pull of that sass required for cherry nails.