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Pillar Box Red

I actually find it very hard to wear red on the nails, particularly true red. It just look a little silly and almost comical on me. It’s a beautiful colour though which would look amazing on cool toned girls.
I bought Butter London Pillar Box Red before I had that realisation. Oh wells… one for the beauty swap party coming up 🙂
Butter London polishes are ‘3 free’ (no toluene, no formaldehyde, no BDP) and their philosophy is ‘colour not carcinogens’.
Posted by on Mar 13th, 2011 in Butter London, Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 262comments

NOTD: Butter London Union Jack Black

Hello beautiful people!

Hope Tuesday is treating you well so far 🙂

Butter London Union Jack Black
Union Jack Black is well… black.
I don’t know whether there is much variation in black polishes between high end and drugstore polishes but lets just say that I’m a huge sucker for Butter London and the chunky little bottles.

Butter London Union Jack Black

Butter London Union Jack Black swatch. please excuse the awful cuticles!!
I love how a black polish brings an instant edginess and ‘tough girl’ vibe to whatever I’m wearing. I actually love wearing a shiny black polish with girly summer dresses.
Butter London Union Jack Black on nails

price: RRP $19.95 in Australia
availability: In Sydney- Harrison’s Pharmacy (Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Broadway)  
Posted by on Feb 22nd, 2011 in Butter London, Nail Polish | 188comments

NOTD Butter London Marrow

Marrow was created by Nonie from Butter London for Vena Cava during NYFW 2010.
It is a greyish grape colour which I find looks very different in different lighting. In sunlight it is a fairly bright grape purple (almost pop art purple), at night time it looks dark greyish neutral purple. There is a very subtle fine silver shimmer that is visible in direct light which gives it an almost metallic finish.
This is not one of my favourite Butter polishes- I find that it’s a little too cartoonish to wear during the day, and often clashes with what I’m wearing. I do think it is a pretty colour, just not one that suits me.
If you’ve read my other nail polish posts, you’d probably realize that I’m a Butter fanatic. I do have OPI and Essie polishes, but I tend to not wear them because I prefer Butter colours and finishes. Maybe it’s something as silly as me just liking the luxuriously packaged bottle?
Vena Cava Fall 2010 at New York Fashion Week….
Posted by on Jan 12th, 2011 in Butter London, Nail Polish | 137comments

Butter London All Hail McQueen: Holographic taupe NOTD

Butter London named this polish after the remarkable genius, the late Alexander McQueen.

It is a lovely complex neutral- a beige taupe with fine gold and silver holographic shimmer. In direct sunlight you can even see green, blue, and yellow sparkles.

Like all of Butters polishes, it is ‘3 Free’, no Toluene, Formaldehyde, or DBP and is packaged luxuriously.

For full opacity you will need 3 coats, but I like a slight transparency with this polish so I usually use 2 coats. ?


two coats of All Hail McQueen on nails


Two coats of All Hail Mcqueen.


Posted by on Jan 2nd, 2011 in Butter London, Nail Polish | 84comments

I wanna be part of … Butter London ‘Fash Pack’: NOTD

Butter London nail polish in Fash Pack is an ultra trendy ‘greige’/putty/mushroom colour. It seems these days everyone is wearing this peculiar, theoretically unattractive colour on their nails, and I love it. 

Butter London nailpolish Fash Pack
It is putty/greige/mushroom but it also has a super subtle gold vein running through the colour which stops it from looking totally flat.  
(please excuse my fingers, I know my cuticles have seen better days)
First layer goes on streaky and but 2 layers (which I am wearing in the photos) work a treat and you end up with quite a nice finish.
Butter London nail polish Fash Pack
Butter London nail polish Fash Pack swatch
I really like Fash Pack, and I think that it is a great staple to have, especially if you’re a working woman like me and can’t wear red talons every day. 
Posted by on Dec 17th, 2010 in Butter London, Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 124comments

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