Like the rest of the world, I have also come down with Olympic fever. I don’t usually watch sports… like, ever, but every four years I make an exception for the Olympics. This year, I’ve noticed a lot of the women athletes have been sporting patriotic manicures, using their nation’s colors or flags for inspiration for nail art, and I think that’s so cute! What a great way to express yourself and represent your country!
I consider myself a complete novice when it comes to nail art, though. I tried it a few times, but I definitely have a long way to go and lots of practicing to do. So, in continuing swatching all the nail polishes I’ve picked up recently (and some not-so-recently), I wanted to focus on butter LONDON. Their color names are related to London (duh) and UK pop culture, and I don’t know about you, but I’m such a sucker for product names.
Their description: “London’s finest. This mildly metallic navy blue nail lacquer is as naughty as a night in a smoky pub. The big smoke, an affectionate name for the city of London, due to heavy smog caused by Victorian chimney stacks and trains.” It’s a beautiful moody dark blue. It’s probably best suited for fall, but I personally tend to wear whatever color I want when I want. butter LONDON’s formula is a dream to work with, applying smoothly with lots of pigment.
I bought this off macys.com during an employee appreciation weekend (extra 10% discount on top of our employee 20%, yay!). When this arrived, there was already a huge gouge on the side of the bottle, with a second chunk of glass just barely hanging on. When I pulled off the cap, the piece easily fell off. This is Macy’s fault when packing my nail polishes to ship, as all they did to prepare six glass bottles of polish from rolling around and hitting each other was to crumple up one piece of paper and shove it on top of them. That’s it. I debated returning it, but the Macy’s I work at doesn’t have this shade in store. I didn’t want to exchange it for a different color nor order another online (because the extra 10% wouldn’t apply anymore). In the end I decided to keep it, because the polish isn’t leaking. I should probably tape it up, though. Don’t want glass shards in my hands. o_O
I’m sorry my lighting is inconsistent, and I know I haven’t captured this color’s nuances on camera. In any case, you should definitely check out this shade if you like darker colors, especially blues. At the very least, you should try butter LONDON if you haven’t already yet. They’re a bit expensive ($14), but since Sephora started carrying it, it’s easier to track down (and swatch before buying!). Also, I’ve seen Hautelook host a sale once, so you could always keep an eye out for that.
Have you tried butter LONDON? What colors of nail polish do you generally go for? Also, what’s your favorite sport to watch in the Olympics?? Mine’s gymnastics! Very popular and cliché answer, but I love that it’s not only feats of physical prowess, it’s also art. Beauty and grace and elegance. Le siiigh.
Go Team USA! :D