Happy Monday to you all! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  After my big spring clean last weekend, I had a relaxing weekend and took the opportunity to give myself a mini-manicure and try out my new Butter London La Moss Nail Lacquer!

I normally tend to stick to my favourite bright pink/red shades when I paint my nails but this winter I have been experimenting with darker colours and I absolutely love this vampy deep wine colour from Butter London. Part of the Butter London Red Family, Its a great sophisticated shade and you make it as dark as you require with the more coats you apply.

Firstly I filed my nails with my Butter London Banana Nail File (these currently have 10% off!) and then I applied a basecoat. I always use a basecoat when using dark colours to prevent staining my nails. I then applied La Moss, in three thick coats.  You may only want to apply two coats for a lighter result but I preferred the darkened coverage that three coats gave.  I then applied a topcoat to give a glossy finish and help to prolong my manicure.  Essie 3 Way Glaze is a favourite of mine as its a basecoat, topcoat and nail hardener all in one and leaves nails with a incredibly high gloss finish.

This weekend I also saw the new Butter London Spring/Summer 2012 Collection that is due in to us very soon. With names like Trout Pout and Disco Biscuit I can’t wait to get my hands on these hot new shades! Further details coming soon…

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