Butter London Tart with a Heart from the Holiday 2011 Collection – Swatches and Review

Tart with a Heart is a Limited Edition shade from the Butter London Holiday 2011 collection. From their website: 

Who says pink glitter can’t be girly AND sexy?! This pale pink parade of glitter carries a dash of grey to tone down the sugar and ramp up the spice. 

This polish has a lot of subtle gold glitter in a clear base with some slightly larger pink and blue/green reflecting glitter added in. This polish covers wonderfully. It applies the glitter evenly and almost to full coverage with 3 coats. It also wears really well. These pics were taken on day 3. Mind you I was in bed with the stomach flu and not exactly being rough on them but still…perfect after 3 days is worth noting.

So did I like this polish? Well it didn’t really wow me. I didn’t find it had much impact. It didn’t seem to really catch the light all that much and just seemed a bit blah to me. (EDIT: Tart with a Heart is an AMAZING layering polish! Just one coat on top of a variety of polishes yields and incredibly beautiful result. I’m in LOVE. The glitter is quite dense in this so one coat offers a really nice even coverage of sparkle. FABULOUS!) I think I will have to play with layering this polish to fully appreciate it’s beauty because against my fair skin it just doesn’t stand out. Also, holy crap was it hard to get off! I mean we all know glitter polishes are hard to get off but this one was INSANE. I mean I have never had that much trouble before. It took me taking multiple goes at it several times through the night because my hands were cramping. I even resorted to soaking my nails in polish remover with no luck. That said, I don’t think I will be wearing this one again.

My apologies for the horrifying condition of my cuticles in this post. Being dehydrated from the flu certainly didn’t help matters but wow are my nails a mess right now. I just can’t seem to get them to grow.

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  • Kristie
    November 17, 2011 at 2:54 AM

    I have to agree with you, this is a meh shade. I seriously thought I was the only one having a hard time taking off glitter n/p! They’re a huge pain in the butt.

  • Vicki - aka- LVMAKEUP
    November 17, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    I just purchased the set of two this weekend at Ulta, I really like it.

  • Dovey
    November 17, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Perhaps it is just too subtle? I think once winter settles in, this color will be quite nice— it reminds me of snowflakes!


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