I've been looking for Butter London's All Hail McQueen polish since I first saw it online. All the pictures people posted of it looked great, but there aren't any stores around me that carry Butter London and I was loathe to buy it online without seeing it in person first. And then this weekend, I was checking out the new Nordstrom's in Santa Monica (which as a side note, is totally amazing - the handbag section alone almost made me hyperventilate with excitement, although I couldn't afford a single one of them) and lo and behold, they have an entire Butter London display. I was so excited, I immediately wanted to text someone and share the news, but then I realized that most of my friends aren't product obsessed like me and probably wouldn't care. I instantly grabbed the bottle of All Hail McQueen and fell in love and it only took me about 10 seconds to hand it to the salesperson to ring up, only to discover that the bottle I was holding was the tester and there were no more bottles of it on the display. She told me that she'd check in the back for me, but knowing how popular the shade's been and how bad my luck usually is, I wasn't expecting much. And then, like a product miracle, she came out clutching a brand new bottle in her hands and I knew immediately that I would be stopping to get a mani/pedi on the way home because it was too pretty not to be wearing.
Describing it is hard because it's not going to sound nearly as pretty as it is but I'll try. I'd describe it as a nude beige with micro glitter in it, so it's almost like a neutral color, but the tiny bits of glitter add such a pretty shimmer to it. It's not full-on bling like most glitter polishes, it's more subtle than that, but it's definitely not a boring shade at all. I tend to like darker colors on my fingers, but I love the way this one looks next to my pale skin. It's just a classic shade that I can see myself wearing again and again, which is nice because it's a pricier shade at $14 a bottle. (But well worth it!) I had to make myself walk away from several other Butter London shades because I'm really trying to stick to my product budget, but now that I know I can drive to that Nordstrom's anytime, I can already feel my resolve slipping for next weekend. Spacing out the purchases counts, right? RIGHT????