There's something wonderfully retro about Dahling, the deep rose polish with a cream finish by Butter London. It ignores every current trend in favor of exuberant femininity; sometimes this is exactly what I want to wear.
It takes two coats for full coverage, three for bottle-perfect opacity. It took me a couple of attempts to learn the right amount of color that prevents a streaky first coat, making my manicure look instantly better. The last month or so I've been back to using Deborah Lippmann's base and top coats and I'm getting excellent results in terms of longevity and shine maintenance.
Dhaling by Butter London ($14) is available from butterlondon.com.
All photos are mine.