Hi everyone!! I've actually been really, really excited about sporting this duo so I'm going to jump right in.
Butter London Pillar Box Red was gifted to me by the same dear friend who bestowed my first Shimmer polishes on me. She knows I love my reds and my Butters and truth be told, Pillar Box Red might have just replaced Come To Bed Red as my favorite BL red... The former is a creme, the latter a jelly, and I prefer the finish of the creme.
Pillar Box Red is very much a true red. It's bright, with a lot of yellow in it, and calls to mind a ripe, juicy tomato, making it a very summer appropriate red while maintaining its classicism. I used two easy coats-- the formula is typical Butter London creme perfection. I topped it with one coat of Essie Luxe Effects Pure Pearlfection and one layer of topcoat.
I'm not sure how long Essie Pure Pearlfection had been a part of the brand's Luxe Effects lineup but I waffled on it for way too long, and then when I finally decided I truly needed it in my life, it was gone. Essie brought it back for the holidays, though, along with a few other Luxe Effects topcoats I had no idea existed. You'd better believe I snapped it up as soon as the Ulta display caught my eye. I just can't resist a white, pearly anything and I've been so loving playing with toppers this year. Pure Pearlfection Christmasses Pillar Box Red right up.
Pure Pearlfection is an interesting creature. It looks white in the bottle but is quite clear on the nail, adding a subtle overlay of silvery white, pink, and sky blue microshimmer. It's the prettiest thing and I want to put it on everything, lol. The formula's interesting; it's almost a gel-like consistency, but very easy to apply. I love this topper and I'm so glad Essie brought it back.
Expect to see more Pure Pearlfection on here in the future, lol. I'll close with a shot of Baby Beau helping wrap presents.
Thank you for reading and have a loverly day!! ♥