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Nails of the Day - Butter London's Queen Vic and Julep's Diamond Theory

Nails of the Day - Butter London's Queen Vic and Julep's Diamond Theory

Butter London Queen Vic and Julep Diamond Theory

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I'm here with a bit of a hybrid post, I wanted to share my nails of the week with you, but also two books that stay on my coffee table most of the time. I'm a big fan of having books around to flip through when I'm watching TV- usually design, architecture or comic book related. The day I was taking these photos, they were out and I decided to include them. The first is a book that I picked up when I moved into a tiny apartment in Chicago, called Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. The other is the Liberty Book of Home Sewing, which is from Liberty of London and has a bunch of easy sewing projects you could do. They are actually practical, I've gotten great ideas from both and they make for beautiful coffee table books.

Now, on to the nails! I'm almost through all of the polishes from my top fall nail polish picks. Butter London's Queen Vic is a beautiful cranberry color with a cream finish. Since it's a really simple color and finish, I decided to pair it with Julep's Diamond Theory to jazz it up a bit: I added it just on my ring and index fingers. There's something I really love about that cranberry color paired with gold, it just screams fall to me. 

Butter London Queen Vic and Julep Diamond Theory

One thing I was not prepared for was how long this manicure would last. With dark colors I generally expect to see the tips of nails to wear down pretty quickly, but that did not happen with Queen Vic. I was genuinely surprised and delighted by that. The wear on this polish seemed to be much longer than the rest of my dark fall colors that I've been wearing for the past month or so. 

Overall, this has been one of my favorite fall manicures. I am particularly impressed with how well Queen Vic held up. It is easily one of the best Butter London shades I own and it made a beautiful base for Diamond Theory.

A little snippet from the Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

What you think of this color? What's on your nails this week? and also, what do you keep on your coffee table to flip through whenever? 

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