It’s no secret that I’m sort of obsessed with nail polish. It’s very difficult to resist the urge to buy nail polish every time I enter a beauty store. For months, I’ve been looking for OPI Parlez-vous since stumbling upon the retro mauve color on Pinterest. Needless to say, I’ve had little luck in finding it. Actually, that’s not entirely true; I found it on Amazon for nearly $30! Luckily, I found a cheaper, similar alternative to Parlez-vous from butter London — Scoundrel. You’ll notice that Scoundrel is slightly darker than Parelz-vous, however you can probably get a lighter color by using only one coat (I used two).
After weeks of wearing mint-colored nail polish, I was ready to trade it in for this pretty purple shade. On a side note, this was my first time using butter nail lacquer, and I think I prefer it over Essie and OPI. The brush is smaller, which is better for a cleaner manicure; the polish also goes on more smoothly and dries faster. I was surprised to see that my nails looked great with only one coat, but out of habit I added an additional coat.
Which color do you prefer, Parlez-vous or Scoundrel? Have you found a BL version that looks more similar to Parlez-vous?