ABC Challenge: D is for Dosh

It’s the fourth event in Kimber’s ABC Challenge, and that means we’re talking about the letter “D”.  Today’s mani incorporates a splendid “D” ingredient. Note: Lotsa pix ahead…

Butter London’s Dosh is an apple green creme that’s spiked with a stunning gold microshimmer.

This color has a wonderful energy.

No kidding... Dosh brought a vibrant burst of Springtime to a very un-Spring-like day. 

Dosh was an easy 2 coat application, and dried shiny; but since I find it difficult to imagine any manicure being “too shiny”, I laid on a coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine quick dry top coat.  To protect it, and all.  Ahem.  Right.  Let’s be real here:  unless we’re talking about a suede-ed, flocked, or deliberately matted effect,  I just love me some super shiney nail polish.  :)

Then there’s the color….Green.

I confess, vert hasn’t always been a fave shade of mine, for polish or otherwise.

It’s only over the last couple of years that I’ve developed an appreciation for the color.

Now? I consider it an essential neutral.

In point of fact, I’m more likely these days to wear a shade like Dosh than I am to so much as consider a traditional creamy rose, coral, or red; and in terms of coordinating with your wardrobe…

If you’re looking to spice up your corporate attire, Dosh is your jalapeno!

This beauty – and I sure do love it – goes nicely with a whole array of color: black, grey, brown, blue, red, orange, pink, purple, green; you name it!

But my favorite color collaboration?  That would be Dosh dressed up with a funky matte glitter top coat...

 Ready?  Set? Go!

Kapow!  High impact mani!

That’s what happens when Dosh meets Sticks n Stones ($9US), that fabulous Ninja Polish “Cover Band” dupe of Lynderella’s Connect the Dots ($24US). 

So unique.  So simple.  So eye-catching!!!

Lay folks (ie., those who aren’t hooked up intravenously to their lacquer collection) are surprised to learn that this look comes from the simple brush of a matte glitter polish.

I know this because I get lots of comments like these…

“Wow.  Where did you get those decals?”

“You painted that all by yourself?!?”

“How the hell did you do that?”

As for the particulars about Dosh:  It applied thin and smooth, yet required only two coats for full opacity. I like that in a polish.  Especially a pricey polish.

Dosh ain’t cheap.  It goes for $15US at the flagship site, or $14US at Ulta.

FYI:  For significant savings, I usually hold out for the frequent big sales at Butter London or Ulta.   Last year, through advance notice via email, Twitter, and Facebook, I took advantage of at least four of those sales. :)

Well, that’s it, my lovelies. I thank you much for stopping by, and wish you a kick-ass day!

Don’t now about you, but I’m now headed off to see what my co-challengers have been up to….

  45 comments for “ABC Challenge: D is for Dosh

  1. January 30, 2013 at 5:10 am

    I love Dosh. It is really pretty. I like the way you used the Sticks and stones.

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      thank you so much, Patty!

      :)

      Lisa

  2. January 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Gorgeous green! Love it!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks, Mari!

  3. January 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I love that color. I may have to save up for some London Butter.

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      It sure is a beauty, Dionne. I recommend it, highly.

      Thanks so much!

  4. January 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Fantastic combo!!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you!!

  5. January 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Love it! If I could only own one color range of polishes it would be green! I want all the greens there is 😀

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Ria…I’m with you. Suddenly, I can’t get enough.

      Thanks so much!

  6. January 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I’m noticing more greens like this in my collection. I’ve wanted to try Butter, but the price tag is a little steep. I like the combination – eyecatching for winter.

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Be on the lookout for one of their sales! Very often, BL will do a sale in tandem with Ulta. Those are the best! :)

      Thanks so much!

  7. January 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    lol…I love getting comments like that on a mani. That’s when I know it knocked it out of the park! :)

    This is really gorgeous!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! I really appreciate it!!! :)

  8. January 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Wait um you didn’t like this color before!?? What!? I think I am in love with this color with just the first picture i saw! It’s so pretty I love these type of green polishes, me want! Plus the black and white glitter was a great touch!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Yeah, I wasn’t big into the greens until the last year or so. Now, I’m OBSESSSSSSSED! :)

      Thanks, sweetie!

  9. January 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Green is my favorite color, I might have to snag this one up! Great job!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you, Raquel! It’s a great polish and a super color!!!!

  10. January 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    “If you’re looking to spice up your corporate attire, Dosh is your jalapeno!”
    I just love that line! Your blog is fantastic and this manicure is lovely!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Natalie, you’ve made my day!

      Thanks SO much!

  11. January 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Beautiful polish!

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you!!!!

  12. January 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Dosh is a beautiful polish, but I also love how you applied Cover Band! At first I thought it was a nail art! :)

    • January 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Yup…Sticks ‘n Stones does look like nail art, doesn’t it? I’m a big fan of BOTH BL and Ninja Polish. Great companies with quality lacquer.

      Thanks so much!!!

  13. January 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Love this combo Lisa!!! Can you send me the working html code?

  14. January 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    sure Jenni….I’ll get it to you right away.

    Thanks for the kind words!

  15. January 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I love the green, and that is an amazing Lynnderella dupe. I’ll have to check it out.

    • January 31, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Thank you, Ketlyn. I still don’t own a Lynnderella. They’re amazing polishes, but I just can’t bring myself to lay out that much.

      Maybe someday.

      But Ninja Polish? You’ll love it, Ketlyn!

  16. January 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    oie flor tudo bem faz uma visitinha ai no meu blog, aproveita e clica em participar nesse site ;D BEJOSS
    http://regianealves2.blogspot.com.br/

  17. January 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Such a pretty color!

    • January 31, 2013 at 1:32 am

      Thank you!

  18. January 31, 2013 at 1:24 am

    wahahahahah! Intravenous hook up! Love it! It’s pretty damned true though.I’m rarely more than a few feet from polish.

    I love this combo. I really need to get some more BL’s. I think I have 3. :(

    • January 31, 2013 at 1:38 am

      Thanks, Kimber. We should do some gently used (and only under the most sterile and super hygienic conditions – lol) swaps at some point.

      That way, I can pull you over to the Butter London side.

      Mwaahahahahahaha. 😉

      L

  19. January 31, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Wow!! Fabulous color combo!! The macro shot of that polish is stunning!!!

    • January 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      YAY! Thanks, Nicole!

      :)

      Lisa

  20. January 31, 2013 at 8:46 am

    That combo looks fantastic!

    • January 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you, very much! :)

  21. January 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am stunned!!!! I love that BL, so shiny, and so jalapeno green! I love green! And I love how you layered S&S only over half of the nail!

  22. January 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you, Simona!!!! Thank you so much!!! :)

    Lisa

  23. February 1, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This color is so awesome Lisa!!! I am kind of in love with it now! Thanks a lot, my wish list is going to grow, AGAIN! LOL I love the look of only half of the nail being covered by the glitter too! Great mani love!

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Isn’t it cool? Or hot, as the case may be? 😉 Sorry about the growing list. I know all about THAT!

      Thanks, darlin!

  24. February 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

    That color is sooooooooo soooooooo pretty Lisa! And sticks and stones is gorgeous. Like.. drooling om my keyboard right now gorgeous. XD It looks like it’s worth the 15 dollars :)

    • February 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      It is worth it. Like the old L’Oreal commercial that predates anyone under 30. LOL.

      I’ve got to get you hooked up with a Sticks n’ Stones, girl.

      L

  25. February 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    loving your ABC challenge mani’s.

    I have nominated you for The Liebster Award. Check out my post
    http://www.plustenkapow.co.uk/2013/02/liebster-award.html

  26. February 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you, Chrissie.

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