Editors Note: Good news everyone! The folks at butter LONDON have listened to our calls for new caps! They will still be the rectangle design, however they will easily slide off and have a nice long round wand underneath with a little white raven on them. Yay to butter LONDON and Nonie Creme (Creative Director) for listening!
butter LONDON’s summer collection finally wound up in my grubby little hands after months of me wanting to test it out! I am pleased to say I really thought it was pretty great, overall. I am still not thrilled with the bottle cap, however I have discovered that you can remove it if you PULL HARD.
I think I will use this method whenever I want to actually paint my nails because that rectangle cap is really cumbersome! Now onto the pics and reviews!
Muggins is a very pale pastel lavender creme. It’s a bit on the “chalky” side, but not like the pastel collection from Nubar. Normally I have a hard time with streaks in pastels, but this was pretty smooth going. I only needed two coats to get it opaque.
I think Cheeky Chops might be one of the best yellows ever! This is a super sunny bright yellow creme that leans a bit towards the orange or warm side of yellow. It looked really great on me. It was somewhat streaky at first but nowhere near as bad as most yellows. It did apply thicker than the others also, which most yellows do. I wish someone would explain to me WHY this color is streakier and thicker than other colors, it’s so weird! I needed three coats to get it completely even.
Artful Dodger is a really great teal that leans towards the blue side rather than green side of teal. Let me say I really could have used a third coat here because you can see some spots where it didn’t fully cover. I really love this color, but there are SO many teals out there now I don’t think it’s “original” anymore. Great application, nice and smooth.
The Old Bill
The Old Bill took me by surprise in that this wound up being my favorite and I thought it would be one of my least favorites. This one is a fabulous shimmery metallic gold that has a hint of Khaki green in it, which I think is why I love it. The application was not streaky as most metallics are and it was quite opaque. I am really excited about this one folks! This was only two coats.
Blowing Raspberries is a very pretty poppy red creme. By poppy red I mean it has a lot of pink in it or as they would say, raspberry. This is super flattering and very pretty. It would make a most excellent pedicure. The formula was creamy and great and I only needed two coats.
I am really digging on this collection but still wish they would change their cap into something more user friendly. Which ones are you groovin’ on?
If interested in buying these, you can find them on their website here and they retail for $14.00 each or you can get this whole collection for $45.00.