And I’m back! This past week and a half has been tough. Not sure what’s worse, the pain of a tooth infection or the side effects of the antibiotics and pain killers. Oh well, I’m on the mend and have dental surgery tomorrow (wish me luck!).
But back to why you’re here! When I saw Butter London’s Slapper in Ulta, it looked so happy and vibrant – I had to get it. I have never owned a teal nail polish before, but it is such a fun color I couldn’t resist!
Butter London describes Slapper as: a truly teal lacquer, bold and very bright.
Well, bright it is! While it certainly is a bold color, being behind the glass of the jar makes it a little more subdued. Once it’s on your fingernails though, you realize just how bright it is.
I had a hard time trying to get the real color in a picture. It kept coming up WAY more blue than in real life. But I will go ahead and post anyway.
Outside in full sunlight
So as you can see, the pictures make this look outright blue. Outside, it even looks turquoise! It’s not. I messed with every option on my camera to try and figure out why the pictures were coming up blue, with no avail. I then searched for other swatches on the internet, and sure enough – they are blue too! So there must be something with the color that cameras just pick up weird.
In person, this nail polish is a lot more green. In certain lighting, it even looks like a kelly green instead of a greenish blue teal. Outside, the blue of the teal shines out more. Overall, I would call it a (bold, bright) teal with slightly more green than blue. My camera does not see it the same way though apparently!
This nail polish is thicker than some of the other Butter London’s I have. Applying it was easy, but I think it took a bit longer to dry than some others. I’ve been so spoiled by some of their nail polishes that dry in no time, I didn’t wait long enough after I finished painted and dented two nails :o( I was very sad about this, but it’s my own fault for not being patient! So, with this, give yourself a little more time to fully dry before going about your normal activities.
This lasted about average for nail polishes, I had it on for 5 days. By the 5th day I had some chips on my thumbs and forefinger, which is the norm for me.
Overall, a pretty teal (that defies cameras!) that is great for the summer!
Ingredients (from bottom of bottle, pardon typos!): Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic, Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Butyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer (and) Dimethiconol (and) Mercaptopropionic Acid, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Calcium Panthothenate, Ascorbic Acid.