So for my second post in my Essie Winter Collection Week I have Butler Please to introduce to you. I am sadly disappointed in this polish! It is almost an exact dupe for Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, and let me tell ya, if these 2 were in a cage match, Pacific Blue would whoop some heiney. I did a comparison of the 2...have a look and then I will tell you why I am so upset with Butler.
So it's pretty self explanatory who is where....Essie Butler Please is on my index and ring fingers and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue is on my middle and pinky fingers. They are very close but Butler is a little bit darker. The formula is the problem. Whoever mixed this guy together certainly was either drinking heavily or really pissed off at their boss. It's streaky, it pulls and it dries as a weird matte finish. Pacific Blue on the other hand, (well not literally), is creamy, opaque after one coat and dries nice and shiny. There is no question which I would choose. If you are looking for a polish in this color family, I highly recommend you get Pacific Blue. It's about $7 cheaper and a lot nicer. I love me some Essie but this polish is a hot mess!
Marbling was no exception. At first Butler didn't even want to spread in the water. I eventually got her to cooperate (after showing some muscle) but I still had a helluva time with this water marble. Have a look see...
Oh here we go, super shmongo picture, good lawd!
I ordered some striping tape from Born Pretty Store and received it in the mail today so I had to play with it! I love the way my stripey fingers turned out although I must confess I couldn't get it to work with Butler so Pacific Blue stepped in in the 9th inning to finish in the clutch! I should have taken a pic of the tragedy that was Butler Please, but I treasure you all too much to put you through that.
If you haven't tried striping tape, I highly advise it! It's so much fun and super simple. As long as you use a polish that is a one coater you are set! Apply your base color. Allow it to dry or do as I do and get some help from a fast drying top coat such as Seche Vite. Once you are dry (about 10 minutes) you simply tape off the spots where you want the lines to be, put a layer of your one coat wonder over the entire nail and remove the tape strips immediately after. It's really that simple.
I did use Butler for the marble as I already mentioned. She fought but I won. I did the water marble with my good pal Where's My Chauffeur, a sweet and very compliant Tiffany Blue/turquoise color. The difference in formula for these 2 is unreal! I can guarantee you, nobody will be smacking their mama after using Butler. Unless of course they do it in anger cause they are so pissed off with the mess that she is! I don't condone this, mama smacking is only ok when used in a positive way.
Don't fret my pets if you don't hear from me for a few days. I don't know if we will lose power with the storm. I will keep everyone updated via Twitter and Instagram because those I can do from my cell phone.
Let me know what you guys think of Butler Please if you have it. Did I get a bad bottle? Was the Essie employee really intoxicated?
Happy Polishing loves...and stay safe all of you in bitch ass Sandy's path!!