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Slick Nail Colors from Butter London

August 25, 2009


My favorite time of year is almost here–Fall!

When I was younger, Fall meant cooler weather, back-to-school shopping and that the holidays are near.

These days, it still means a return to comfortable L.A. weather (goodbye 99 degrees, hello 70!), and that holiday cheer around the corner.

The joy of back-to-school shopping, however, has been replaced by anticipation of upcoming runway shows and exciting new product launches. And this year, I’m particularly eager to grab the latest offerings from butter London.

Butter London — which makes quality nailcare products without the toxic chemicals used in most other lines — delivers a new color series inspired by the Fall ’09 runway collections.

The Fall/Winter ’09 Fashionista Favourites Collection (above) is bright, bold and fun, in contrast to the many black, gray and neutral wardrobes dominating runways.

butter London's Rosie Lee

butter London's Rosie Lee

The new shades, available September 1st, include British Racing Green (a dark, hunter green), Minger (a burnt orange), Pearly Queen (a pearly white), Scoundrel (a warm, purplish-mauve), and my personal fave, Rosie Lee (a rosy pink with major shimmer).

They are $14 each, but if you need a reason to justify your desire to purchase the whole collection at once, it’s a steal at $45 for FIVE shades.

You may also want to check out butter London’s base and topcoat. My notoriously wimpy nails look and feel strong and shiny when I use these.

Butter London is available at Kitson, or at

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14 thoughts on “Slick Nail Colors from Butter London

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  2. Siddy Q

    i like the shimmery one, but im not sure how that will translate to nails in consistency. i say we get trial pics!

  3. Nonie Creme

    Hi, and thank you for the great review! I am so glad your friend asked about the coverage for Rosie Lee. Glitters can often go on a bit wimpy and patchy, but this shade will give FULL ON coverage in two thin coats. (I am wearing it right now with giant cocktail rings – Loving) The shade of pink is quite soft and feels sexy and irreverent, but not childish. These babies hit the site on Sept 1, and British Racing Green has already gotten confirmed press in Vogue, W, WWD, Redbook, Lucky, and Ladies Home Journal! I predict a sell out…….

    xoxNonie C.
    Co-Founder & Creative Director, bL

  4. Summar

    it may just be me, but that orange one reminds me of pumpkin…yumm…(everything sounds good right now lol)

  5. Sabrina Siddiqui

    Omg…LOVE. Must purchase the whole set. If I can justify those damn $22 Chanel nail polishes, I can definitely justify the $45 set. If anything, I’m saving money…five Chanel polishes would cost over $100…see how I put a positive spin on it? :)

  6. shiny922

    I’ve never heard of these but the glitter (holo?) looks yummy!
    I’m actually really tempted to get the green one, since there aren’t that many out there

  7. Erica Sung

    the glittery pink one looks soo pretty but i think 14 bucks for a nail polish is a little to steep for mee loll

  8. priya

    i’m so torn. there’s the business casual investment banking persona i am trapped in for the most part but i also never got over my love for sparkly, colorful things. still, on nails, that might be a bit much. scoundrel looks safe but sounds cool. that’s my compromise! why can’t they have it at stores in nyc too? LA is too far away.

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