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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Butter London Nail Polish in Tea With the Queen Review


On a recent trip to Bristol, as I often am, I was tempted into Harvey Nichols and I promised myself I wouldn't spend any money. Upon entrance, the first thing you will see is a little stand of nail polishes -more high-end brands such as OPI, Deborah Lippman, Burberry, Seche, etc. After lusting over the gorgeous Michael Kors and Mulberry handbags and being amazed at how Creme de La Mer managed to make the generic department store fish tank look classy, I gravitated back to the stand of nail polishes.


I'd been admiring Butter London for their classy packaging for ages thanks to the many gorgeous photos of these on Instagram and the like - but I never dared buy one as:

  • I don't paint my nails very often as I'm generally very impatient with letting them dry and the smudging really annoys me. 
  • My nails are very brittle and the harsh chemicals of nail polishes do them no favours!
  • They're £12 a pop! If I didn't like the formula then I'd feel very cheated as I could get 3 Rimmel 60 Second nail polishes for the same amount. 
But I was feeling adventurous and I went for it. I picked up the shade Tea With the Queen. And I was pleasantly surprised.


Firstly, I'll just mention that Butter London has the most amazing selection of colours! I always struggle to find nice, subtle colours - especially during spring and summer when I don't feel like rocking vampy red or purple nails. 
They have an absolutely darling range and I really struggled to choose just one colour. In the end, I settled for Tea With the Queen, as I said.


Butter London says...
"On the pink side of tan, very neutral, but never boring. Understated and exceptional for work, or, obviously, tea with the Queen." 

As with lipsticks, I'm constantly on the prowl for a dark nude as nearly all nudes give me that washed out corpse look - not cute. Most nudes match my skin tone and I think it has a strange effect; one that I'm not especially keen on. Hence I was seriously excited about the Butter London line as they have so many beautiful nudes that don't wash me out!  


Anyway, on to the formula.

As with most higher end nail polishes, the Butter London polishes are very runny and watery instead of being goopy and thick. This means they require more coats to achieve maximum opacity - a bit of a drag but it's definitely worth it for the colour range. I would definitely compare the formula of this to that of Chanel nail polishes but £6 cheaper!


Butter London also says...

"Butter LONDON is a three free company; products contain no formaldehyde, no toluene and no DBP."

This is great news for me as I'm very interested in seeing dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde out of cosmetics! This is the primary reason I now love this brand. While I'll be loyal to L'Oreal for their right balance of the Holy Trio of Nail Polish(price, good formula, decent colours), I think Butter London is definitely worth an investment if you want a healthier way to get fabulous claws.

Have you tried the Butter London nail polishes? What's your favourite brand?

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45 comments:

  1. Great color! Butter London has great names. I know you're not supposed to pick polishes based on the names, but c'mon how can you not sometimes? That bird is adorable!

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    1. Definitely agreed, they're cute for a reason - much better than names like "002" or "blue"! And thank you :) xx

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    1. Thank you, it's from Urban Outfitters :) xx

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  3. Lovely color choice! I love a good nude that isn't too close to my skin tone

    http://www.mercuteify.com/

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    1. Thank you, and me too even though it's impossible to find! xx

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  4. I love reading beauty reviews, this is lovely! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  5. I nominated you for the Truly Inspring Blogger Award! The Rules etc are on my blog! x http://loudoesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Wow, thank you! :) I'll be posting tonight probably! xx

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  6. Love the colour!! I've never tried this brand but I'm quite intrigued.

    rougedivision.blogspot.com

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    xoxo

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    1. Thank you :) It's definitely worth a look if you'd like to keep your nails healthy! xx

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  7. Great color!! I have never tryed Butter London nail polishes but I want to since all the beaty gurus on you tube rave about them!! and they have some great colors...

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :) It's definitely worth a try, I'd heard a lot about them too and I'm glad I gave the brand a go :) xx

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  8. This is such a gorgeous colour (and the name is so cute too), you chose well considering that they have so many shades to offer haha!

    Kathryn | effievanity
    (hope you can enter my spring palette giveaway!)

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    1. Thank you! :) And agreed, it was a pretty hard choice and I wish I could afford to go back and get them all! :') xx

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  9. I really like that color! (and your ring)
    -Steph
    http://sunberrystyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! And it's from Urban Outfitters if I remember rightly :) xx

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  10. I actually saw a load of Butter shades on my recent trip to TK Maxx for 4.99 each - def worth a trip!!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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    1. Are you joking?! Ugh, why am I on holiday, I need to go to TK Maxx! :') I'm going there the second I get back, thanks for the heads up :) xx

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  11. That's a really pretty peach nude <3

    http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com

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  12. I've never tried the Butter polishes, but being somewhat of a nail polish hoarder I wouldn't be surprised if the found their way into my collection soon! This is a gorgeous colour, great choice!

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.
    x

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    1. It's definitely worth it! Shame they're not more readily available.. Thank you for your comment :) xx

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  13. Hey love I have nominated you for the very inspiring blog award:)

    http://www.thechinadolldiaries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/very-inspiring-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you, I'm only just getting round to replying to all of my lovely comments so this is a bit late, but thank you a lot! :) xx

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  14. I love the way you create posts! Thank you to share them with us!
    Your words are so ... inspiring! Thank you that you are!
    You are my inspiration! Great color!


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    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank you! I'm utterly in love with it too! xx

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  16. I actually prefer watery polishes as I find them so much smoother to apply, this sounds perfect. I love the colour too, I've been looking for a classy nude for a while now.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm in two minds about them but they're definitely not a bad thing! I'd give this a go if I were you, they have a lovely range of nudes! :) xx

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  17. That colour is lovely! and I love the name haha
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  18. Love Butter nail polishes! That colour is so pretty!

    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com

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  19. This is a gorgeous colour! It looks so natural!

    Tsui.
    Fashion Ganache.

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  20. This is a beautiful shade...looking gorgeous on your nails...you have a lovely blog dear...would you like to follow each other...do let me know...stay connected doll....:-)
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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  21. Gorgeous colour. My sister is a fan of Butter varnishes but I've never tried them myself...definitely tempted now! Danielle x

    frontière girl

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  22. Love that nail varnish, i must admit though ill always stick by my Barry M, find that it is so pigmented and doesn't chip all the time! love your blog!x

    http://klassickels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. omg, I want a butter london!!

    I did an outfit re-creation post of Katy Perry like you asked for!!
    http://chloeswatsits.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/outfit-re-creation-katy-perry-1.html

    Chloe xoxo

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  24. It's a great colour! I also love your ring! Also, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award, you can check out the rules her http://eilidhd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html x

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  25. i have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award :) please check this link for details:

    http://simplymee89.blogspot.com/2014/04/very-inspring-blogger-award.html

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  26. Love the color, it matches your nails so well

    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know in my blog
    Lou of,steal-thestyle.blogspot.com ♥♥

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