My excitement got the better of me when Butter London announced their new limited edition lacquer created in honor of the Royal Baby. It's called "Pitter Patter." I felt the need to order it ASAP...without seeing swatches first - not a common practice for me.
As you can see, Pitter Patter is a deep dark purple with slight shimmer.
This got prettier with each layer. This is 3 coats and I think you need that many to get the full richness of the color. This was a very difficult polish to photograph! And hard to apply around the cuticle area. Times like this make me think I should learn to touch up my mani with an eyeliner brush and acetone :-\
I realized I made a mistake by not looking at swatches and reviews first because when I took it out of the package, I immediately thought "Illamasqua Baptiste"...which I already have. (Check out my Swatches Here)
After I swatched them on the nail wheel, however, I realized that it isn't as fiery as Baptiste. Baptiste seems to have a glow from within. Pitter Patter is more smokey and muted. The swatches below show how they look on the nail. Pitter Patter pretty much looks black in real life - so if you like that sort of shade, you may want to pick it up. I would rather have more of the purple glow in Baptiste.
Below is a swatch with a flash. I wanted to include this because it shows the dimension in Baptiste and shows how Pitter Patter is more muted. It just doesn't have the beautiful shimmer that Baptiste has.
Note to Self : Never buy a polish without researching.
What do you think? Do you like the almost black shades? OPI Lincoln Park After Dark comes to mind. Lots of people love that polish and I have never had the urge to pick it up. It's just not my cup of tea.