Friday, September 28, 2012

butter LONDON Swatches

Butter london has been one of those brands that I have been dying to try, but cringed at the higher price tag. I finally got a chance to grab a few bottles through Coterie when they offered an awesome promo launch special. 3 bottle plus either the matte top coat or the quick dry top coat for $36. The offer is now over, but sign up any way, they have amazing deals!

I chose the quick dry (trying out different top coats since I am rather irritated with Seche Vite right now. More on that later.) for the top coat, and for the polishes, I chose Wallis (one of my bL lemmings), Bluey, & Knackered.

butter LONDON - Wallis 

Wallis is an amazing antique green gold, almost brass, glitter polish. It is such an unusual color, that when I first saw the swatches last year, I may have slightly melted. I am a total sucker for colors like this. The formula was a dream. Thin, but not runny, and flowed smoothly from the brush. 2 coats for full coverage and excellent dry time.


butter LONDON - Bluey

Bluey is a gorgeous dark teal shimmer (leaning glass fleck glitter). It is much more green in real and totally my perfect color. I love teal colors, and add in that extra shimmery sparkle, I am a goner. The formula was just as wonderful as Wallis, smooth as butter! (see what I did there! god I am hilarious! >_<) 2-3 coats for full coverage, depending on how you paint. Thinner coats would need three, but you could easily get away with 2, if you applied the polish on a bit thicker. I did 2 & had a teeny bit of VNL (visibe nail line).

butter LONDON - Knackered

Knackered is a blue/purple/pink duo chrome with scattered holo through out. In the bottle, it is beautiful, the duo chrome is really present, and the holo (of course) is amazing. On the nail, I was much less thrilled. I just need to stop buying these kinds of polishes. With the exception of Takko Lacquer, I have yet to find an amazing scattered holo polish. The gritty look really puts me off. That being said, the holo is really strong & twinkles very nice. The duo chrome color shift is there, but not as strong as in the bottle. Formula was, again, great. This one was a bit sheer & needed 3 coats for full coverage. Good dry time.

Overall, I am incredibly impressed with this brand, and now have to restrict myself to only buying them when there is a sale, otherwise, my husband may not like the fact that I spent all of our money on butter LONDON nail polish.

Check back tomorrow for my review on butter LONDON P.D. Quick Top Coat!


  1. Beautiful! I have wanted Wallis for ages, but for now it's still slightly out of my price range. :( Looks great on you!

    1. Thanks darlin! It is pricey (and usually out of my budget) but really amazing polish!


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