Hi everyone! Today’s post will feature a trio exclusively available only to Mei Mei Signatures created by Indigo Bananas – The Butterfly Lover Collection. The inspiration behind this trio is from the tragic story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Ying Tai, the Chinese rendition of Romeo and Juliet. If you are keen on reading about this star crossed fictional love story Wikipedia will give you an idea.
Liang Shanbo Is In Doubt is a nude brown with linear holo. It was said to have contained green shimmer but unfortunately it was not noticeable. The first coat glided on easily but the second and third coat went on rather thick. It dried pretty fast and topcoat did not dull the strong holo effect. You probably can get away with two coats for shorter nail length but I had to use three for my big nail beds.
Zhu Yingtai Is A Lady is a gorgeous purple with strong linear holo and complimented with gold flakes. I did not have much problem with this as compare to Liang Shanbo Is In Doubt, it applied without a hitch. The flakes are well noticeable and I love how it added a twist to a plain purple holo. Photos showing two coats with topcoat.
Lastly I have Love Like Butterflies, the only glitter topper in this collection. It is made up of baby pink and blue butterfly, heart and dot glitters, pink and yellow flower glitters, small yellow hex glitters and holographic shimmers in a clear base. Phew, a lot going on there! Formula was a little thick and I found dabbing method upon application worked best. I didn’t have any problem getting any of the glitters out of the bottle. I was contemplating topping this over Liang Shanbo Is In Doubt or Zhu Yingtai Is A Lady but I do not fancy topping glitters on top of a holo base so I used one coat over two coats of KB Shimmer The Grape Beyond instead.
How did these fare? I like the inspiration of the trio and the colours represented the storyline very well. My favourite is Zhu Yingtai Is A Lady. I found Liang Shanbo Is In Doubt a little off against my skin tone; it probably suited better on someone with a warmer or medium skin tone.
The Butterfly Collection is exclusively available individually or as a trio set at Mei Mei Signatures.
*These were generously provided by Mei Mei Signatures for my honest review.