Since my Ulta haul I have been dying to try the Butter London polishes that I purchased.  I bought 4 Butter London polishes and for today's mani I decided to apply Gobsmacked.  For my accent nail I am also using a new color that I recently purchased from Julep called Marie and it is a Rock Candy Nail Glaze.  I am not sure why Julep is calling it that other than maybe the high gloss finish that looks like candy.  I painted both hands exactly the same.  I left my pinky nails plain because I really, really love how Gobsmacked looks, but for the rest of the nails I stamped the design with Grey Pearl by Konad.  And over Marie, I stamped Violet Pearl by Konad.


Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: Seche Recondition
  • Base color 1: Gobsmacked by Butter London
  • Accent Color: Marie by Julep Rock Candy Nail Glaze
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up Ican remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Grey Pearl and Violet Pearl by Konad
  • Top coat 2: Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 5 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop Big SdP 6



Gobsmacked by Butter London is a BEAUTIFUL deep blue-black color!!!  It is extremely sparkly, with a great formula especially since it is packed with so much sparkle.  The application is perfect, it dires quickly, but it does require 2 coats.  I will definitely purchase more Butter London polishes when they go on sale; they are regularly $15 but was on sale for $9.  Still pretty pricey, but I think it is worth it.




Marie by Julep from the Rock Candy Nail Glaze collection is a total fail in regard to actual color.  It is practically invisible!!!  It looks like the ridge filler nail treatments.  I ended up applying 3 coats and only got a hint of color.  On a positive note, the formula is great and it applies really well.  Once I stamped the design over it with a darker purple, only then could I actually see the lilac color.  I would probably never apply this on more than 2 nails because of the number of coats required.  I would try this if they come out with darker colors.