Sequins! Velvet! Satin! Tweed! This season, the catwalks were abundant with rich texture! We’ve translated this to nails through the infusion of glitter particles and metallic and holographic fnishes. The colour tones speak to “earthiness” but are not specifically earth tones – think rust, shimmering greens, and silver. This collection feels future-forward but not futuristic. This season is all about using texture to add interest and depth to your look.
To celebrate the London 2012 Summer Olympics, butter LONDON introduces a Commemorative Olympic Heavy Medal Trio (MSRP $36 – available this month), a set of three metallic nail lacquers worthy of standing upon the winner’s podium – The Full Monty, Diamond Geezer and The Old Bill
The Full Monty Does what it says on the bottle. Full-on molten gold. A beautiful colour that is always classy, never brassy.
Diamond Geezer Proper platinum, silvery and shiny. It’s finger-bling that sparkles like the real thing, but doesn’t cost it!
The Old Bill Burnished bronze with a beautiful antique patina. For sophisticated metal heads.
butter LONDON™, the cult phenomenon of the nail industry, built their reputation on cutting edge colour. Their 3 Free nail lacquers are create backstage at Fashion Week and have made their way from catwalk to sidewalk in record time. This season, butter LONDON™ will expand their hold on colour with the launch of LIPPY, a range of long-wearing, lacquer-like lip glosses in shades to match their famous nail lacquers.
As a backstage fixture, the brand noticed a growing trend for S/S 2012 in “matchy-matchy” manicures, pedicures, and lips. This elegant, classic look is making a comeback, but modernized with fresh new colours. The LIPPY colours are rich and densely pigmented for a look that’s deliberate, high fashion, and luxe, just like the brand’s nail lacquers.
Primrose Hill Picnic Happy, punchy, tropical fuchsia pink
Snog Bright, happy hot pink
Teddy Girl Pale retro bubblegum pink
Trout Pout Opaque shade of cantaloupe, pale, & retro
Yummy Mummy Medium beige colour that is a trude nude
availability:butterlondon.com and speciality retailers; each shade retails for $17.00
What was the first Butter London product you ever tried? Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely? What was the first Butter London product you purchased? Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?
my answer: The first time I tried Butter London was during the 2008 holiday season with Chancer, which is a glittery red. The next time I tested out the brand it was with their Fall 2010 collection, which featured four shades (Marrow and Victoriana pictured above). I liked their square bottles, and the colors were always impressive. I really liked the wear that I was able to get out of the formula without chipping and just minor/minimal tip wear.
Share your first time experiences with Butter London in the comments!
Butter London British Racing Green Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark hunter green.” It’s a rich, luxuriously dark cool-toned green with soft emerald green sparkle. I don’t have much like it, which is always something I can appreciate. Illamasqua Kink is the closest in color, but it has such a different finish that the two really aren’t dupes. MAC Jade Dragon would be the next closest, but it’s darker, cooler-toned, and the shimmer is more dominant.
The shade was opaque in two coats and applied without bubbling or streaking. I’ve had good luck with Butter London’s lacquers so far (I’ve tried maybe ten or less?)–they’ve allowed me to add some really phenomenal shades to my stash! British Racing Green is no different! Since it felt like I hadn’t tested the wear of Butter London in awhile, I wore this shade for a week, and I didn’t have any chips, just minor tip wear. I did have some faint staining, even though I used a base coat.
This is the type of green that should look good across skin tones--the overall darkness of it gives it more of a cool-toned look and feel, but warmer skin tones will simply see more of the green pulled out around the edges.
Sometimes products are discontinued or limited edition, which means that a product may no longer be available at one or more retailers so you may need to shop around for those hard-to-find shades! We try to update products as they become discontinued, and if you discover a product has been discontinued, please help us help others by letting us know.
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butter LONDON™ and Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme are pleased to introduce the new S/S 12 lacquer collection.
Says Creme, “What a season! Pops of neon colour everywhere, tempered by sherbet pastels and cool neutrals. It left us plenty to play with in the nail realm. I’ve mixed a couple of softer opaque shades in cantaloupe and pale pistachio, and followed up with an intense retro turquoise and slightly glittery hot pink. Finally, a quietly marvelous sheer oyster that packs a tiny punch with micro glitter particles for those seeking a new way to wear neutral. The message this season is KNOW who you are, then BE who you are! It’s all about the Individual this season, and the beauty world is yours to rule.”
Bossy Boots Light, opaque pistachio green
Disco Biscuit Tropical hot pink with an undercurrent of tiny iridescent glitter particles
Knacked Sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro-glitter particles
Slapper Truly teal lacquer, bold and very bright
Trout Pout Opaque shade of cantaloupe, pale and retro