As promised on Friday, here's butter LONDON Shag. If you are my age and don't know what Shag means, then clearly you didn't watch enough Austin Powers back in the day.
Tom Cruise as Austin Powers in "Goldmember" ... whyyyyyyyyy (but thank you)
That cameo was the best thing Tom Cruise did in my entire childhood. (I have never seen "Interview with the Vampire -- blasphemy! -- so I cannot comment on that.) God, those Austin Powers movies were so dumb, yet so great. IDK. For some reason I watch them every time they're on TV and nothing better is on. Admit it, you do the same damn thing. It's okay. ;) Frau is my favorite. And Basil.
The rusty tones of this polish also bring to mind the shag carpets every house had in the '70s.
Three coats with miracle topcoat NYC Grand Central Station.
Shag was released last year as part of the butter LONDON fall collection, and it's the only polish from that collection I had any interest in. Is it bronze? Is it copper? Whatever it is, it was fun to wear for a few days, and definitely a fall color one could rock year-round. It's very classic, and when you think about those carpets I mentioned, a little nostalgic as well.
Nothing groundbreaking to say about application and formula here, as this polish practically applied itself. It's opaque in two coats if you'd rather not use three. The real treat for me was the absence of shrinkage/tip wear with NYC Grand Central Station until Day Three, because as much as I enjoy butter LONDON, this brand shrinks awfully with every top coat I've tried. So three days? I can roll with that.
Since it's a fairly recent release, you shouldn't have a hard time finding Shag at department stores, and it has a spot in the butter LONDON display at Ulta. Although butter LONDON also increased their prices by $1, making their polishes $15 instead of $14, they run decent promotions on their official site and at Ulta (go with Ulta because you get free shipping and extra points). I bought this polish out of curiosity when Ulta had a butter LONDON buy one, get one free sale on my birthday last year -- I wanted Lillibet's Jubilee, but it was OOS at the time.
After wearing Shag for a few days, I don't think it's a shade I'd reach for (please see: skin tone, wackadoo), but it was fun to try. Besides, you know I have a metallics problem. I'd still recommend it if you love fall colors and bronzey/coppery shades, and if you are a pale, pale lady. It will look so good.
That's it for Shag, but not for my metallics obsession. What do you think? As Austin used to say ... is it groovy, baby? Or just not your bag? And lastly ... "Who does Number Two work for?"