I am a nail polish junkie. In the 90′s my mom introduced me to OPI nail polish. In the 2000′s I found Essie, which is my main love today. And this year I happened by Butter London while in the store Ulta. However the hefty price tag always left me unable or unwilling to buy it. So last week when it finally went on sale, I had to grab it. Of course I decided to share my thoughts with you.
I usually stick to Essie nail polishes. I like the way they go on and the colors are just fabulous. However the first time I saw Butter of London I drooled when I saw the deep amazing colors. But one bottle is $14.99 at Ulta. There is no way I can pay almost $15 for one bottle of nail polish unless it comes with someone to paint my nails for me and do my laundry. Last week Ulta put Butter London on sale for buy one bottle and get one free. That makes each bottle a little over $7, which is the same I pay for Essie brand polish. Finally I felt like I was getting a good deal and headed off to buy the polish.
It took me about 20 minutes standing in front of the polish display to pick out a color while my kids tried on all the blush samples they could find. I easily picked out the blue color, Blagger but I couldn’t decide on the other color. I really wanted to try one of their glitter polishes but I couldn’t decide. My kids loved the pink color, Biscuit Disco and I was really intrigued by the pink color with a purple tint when it hit the light.
Butter of London claims to be a healthier polish, fee of the toxic chemicals found in most nail polishes. That was a good point for me but a big selling point since I used my regular base coat, which had the normal chemicals in it and then used a regular top coat. I didn’t want to spend more money for the Butter London top coat and base coat.
First I loved the blue color of Blagger. It’s bright but not a screaming “look at me” bright. It went on pretty well with only two coats for full coverage. It dried quickly with no issues at all. It was also a little easier to get off my skin than regular polish.
The Blagger color, which has no glitter, stayed on for several days which is great for me since I am so hard on my nails. It stayed deep and very shiny, even on my toes which didn’t have a top coat. I really loved this color and this coverage of their regular nail polish. I would buy this style of Butter London polish again if it was on sale. I would not pay full price for it.
However I can not say the same for the Biscuit Disco color. It is the nail polish that has glitter and sparkles in the bottle. The coverage was horrible, the paint blotchy and did not go on even. There were noticeable globs of paint hanging onto the brush. Plus when you put it on your nails and it dried, it lost most of the sparkle and left your nails with a sandpaper texture.
I really disliked their glittery style nail polish. Actually I thought of returning it because I disliked it that much but my kids would have killed me. I kept it just for them to paint their nails. I cannot recommend this style from Butter of London.
I also noticed while I was at the store that they have a matte top coat that will give your nails a matte look. That really intrigued me and I’m hoping to try it in the future. It would be great to try a mix of matte and shiny stripes on your nails.
Have you tried this nail polish? What is your favorite brand to use on your nails?
This is just a review with my honest opinion. I bought these products myself, they were not given to me for the purpose of review. There are affiliate links within this post.