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butter LONDON Fall 2010 Collection Swatches & Review

butter LONDON’s new fall collection for 2010 is a tribute to the late, great, fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Obviously I didn’t know the man, but have been reading fashion magazines for most of my life, and was well aware of his unique and quirky style. I think a few of these nail colors definitely match that same vibe that he gave off with his clothing line. Oh and did I mention one of my all-time favorite MAC Lipglasses is one that he created with them? Yep it’s called White Magic and sadly, I am running out of my back-up tube!

This collection includes five colors, four of which I have to show you today. The one I don’t have is called Old Blighty and it’s a brick red creme.

The formula on these was really quite awesome. They had great coverage and nary a streak in sight, even with the yellow one!


Victoriana is a vintage looking type blue with loads silver shimmer. This is a really gorgeous, amazing blue, and the second I applied it, I fell in love. It’s VERY opaque also, you could almost do one coat. I have nothing else like this color. This was two coats.

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butter LONDON Luxury Lotion Review

Did you know that not only does butter LONDON make really cool nail polish, but they also have some fabulous new lotions out?

Butter LONDON Luxury Lotion comes in three scents, each very unique: Mistress, Master and Madame.

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butter LONDON at NY Fall 2010 Fashion Week

Good afternoon!

Just a quick line from Nonie to let us know that hilarious backstage footage is coming of Kelly Osbourne and Betsey Johnson getting a bizarre Valentine-o-gram while they are trying to get ready for the show!

Also check out the latest butter LONDON video diary posts below!

And don’t forget, you can still get a free Rosie Lee nail lacquer if you purchase two other butter LONDON lacquers. Use checkout code “VAMPYVARNISH”. This offer is good through Feb 18th!

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butter LONDON at NYC Fall 2010 Fashion Week

Hello Vampy Varnish readers!

We are off to a blazing start here at NYFCW, and have secured incredible pre-production footage of my meetings with top designers Lisa Mayock (Vena Cava) and Jen Kao about F/W 2010 nail looks and trends, custom nail lacquer mixing process, and other great goss. Had an early start today, as Anna Wintour suddenly decided to view the Vena Cava collection privately at 8:00 am!! It was all hands on desk to get the fit models ready for her arrival.

Off to meet with Alexander Wang in the morning to decide hair, makeup and nail look for Saturday’s show.

Please tune in daily to our video diary for up to the minute news on nails with butter LONDON. See link here.


Nonie Creme

And don’t forget the special butter LONDON Vampy Varnish special going on folks! Buy two lacquers at regular price and get a free Rosie Lee with the code “VAMPYVARNISH” at checkout. This special is available through Feb 18th. You can find butter LONDON nail lacquer here.

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butter LONDON at New York Fall 2010 Fashion Week

Hi everyone!

I have a special treat for you over the next week. In case you aren’t aware, it’s Fall Fashion Week in New York. I am partnering with Nonie Creme who is the Founding Creative Director for butter LONDON for some great posts all about her experience and back-stage fun at fashion week!

Please read Nonie’s letter to you all below, then check out the bottom for an exciting announcement…

Dear Readers:

Despite being a techno-phobe who cries pathetically at her desk when she can’t open an attachment, I have become rather enthralled by the world of blogging.

I find it completely romantic that anyone, anywhere can write about their life and loves and that strangers around the world listen and respond.  Now, I don’t have the nerve to actually write one myself, since it would require some basic knowledge of computers that would force me out of my fabulously “vintage” view on technology, but I jumped on the opportunity to connect with Kelly and VV when she sent out a simple tweet about guest blogging.

As Founding Creative Director, my life and love is butter LONDON, and I’d like to invite you all to join me at NY Fashion Week through Vampy Varnish. I’ll be heading backstage for my 26th season! You see, looong before the birth of butter LONDON, I was a manicurist and nail technician in London, specializing in high fashion.

Stories? Sure, how much time have you got? Like the time I told one of the world’s most famous stylists that his latest Eva Herzigova cover had nails  “like dirty Lee Press-Ons”.  I was 25, and thought he was a makeup ASSISTANT. Oh Dear.

Or perhaps that wonderful moment when a notorious rock star passed out in the middle of her manicure?  Should I stop filing? Should I go ahead and paint? Should I look for her PJs?

Join me and butter LONDON as we tackle the world of high fashion from under a makeup table – struggling to polish a twitchy teen model clutching a Redbull. The shows and designers we work with will influence the nail lacquer colours that I create for you next season, and I’d be delighted to take you on the journey of their invention.

Welcome to Fashion Week!

Nonie Creme

Sounds fun doesn’t it? We are also going to offer you guys a special exclusive deal! If you purchase two butter LONDON lacquers at regular price, you will receive a free Rosie Lee! Rosie Lee is a fabulous rose gold glitter from their Fashionista Favourites collection which I reviewed here. All you need to do is enter the code “VAMPYVARNISH” at the end of checkout. This offer is good from today February 11th through February 18th. You can find butter LONDON nail lacquer here. Enjoy!

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