Butter London Molly Coddled – a radiant orchid polish

Radiant Orchid from pantone.com

Radiant Orchid from pantone.com

When Sephora and Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid was the 2014 Color of the Year I think it left quite a few people confused. There have been so many blog posts with beautiful “radiant orchid” cosmetics but the variety in interpretation is quite vast. Is it a pale pinky lavender, a brilliant orchid or a daring fuchsia?  Construals will all be different.

I knew that I wanted to get a few items in this shade so I turned to one of the experts in color – butter LONDON. I was placing an order for mostly sale items when I noticed the shade Molly Coddled Nail Lacquer and the words “radiant orchid”. That was enough for me to add it to my basket.

from butterlondon.com: Molly Coddled Nail Lacquer

from butterlondon.com: Molly Coddled Nail Lacquer

Molly Coddled is butter LONDON’s “nod to the Color of the Year”. It’s described as an “Opaque lavender orchid cream“. Actually I wasn’t sure I would be comfortable with such a bright lavender that might look more orchid on me but in reality the color is much softer.

butter LONDON Molly Coddled

butter LONDON Molly Coddled

I’m normally drawn to polishes that have a little shimmer or holographic glamour but Molly Coddled was just what the doctor ordered to brighten up my hands this winter.

butter LONDON Molly Coddled

butter LONDON Molly Coddled

Molly Coddled by Butter London

Molly Coddled by Butter London

This applied beautifully and was fully opaque in 2 coats. The best part is that it lasted an entire week. But in the name of honesty I cheated after a few days…. I missed that little bit of glitter so I added a top coat I Love Nail Polish “My Private Rainbow” which is my favorite perk up polish these days.

I Love Nail Polish in My Private Rainbow

I Love Nail Polish in My Private Rainbow

butter London Molly Coddled with ILNP My Private Rainbow

butter London Molly Coddled with ILNP My Private Rainbow

If you are looking for Radiant Orchid look no farther than butter LONDON Molly Coddled. I promise no one will consider you to be coddled or sissified! They’ll just be jealous. — Marcia

 

*pantone picture from https://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=1467&ca=33

butter LONDON picture from http://www.butterlondon.com/Lacquers/Molly-Coddled.html

I Love Nail Polish picture from http://www.ilnp.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=my+private+rainbow#page=1&top=228&

Polish was purchased by me and the other pictures are personal

Boho Rock: Butter London Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow and Goss Nail Lacquer

Butter London Boho Rock Treacle and Goss

Butter London Boho Rock Treacle and Goss

A collection from Butter London called Boho Rock? They had me at Boho.

Most people think of nail polish when they see the Butter London name but this line is so much more than that. Don’t get me wrong, they have amazing lacquers…but they also have stunning cosmetics as well. Boho Rock, one of their latest collections, is “a collection of layering shades designed to unleash your Bohemian spirit. Sensuous neutrals combine with ethereal textures for an earthy and feminine finish.”

If I had to choose a ‘style’ that I like best it would definitely be boho, so you can bet I was happy when they sent two shades from the Boho Rock collection, Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow ($18) and Goss Nail Lacquer ($15).

Butter London Treacle

Butter London Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow

Treacle WINK Cream Eyeshadow is a light beige shimmer that is a perfect base for other colors, or a pretty neutral all on its own. ‘Treacle’ is apparently a ‘term of endearment’ in cockney slang.  It has a very slight rosy pink tint and it makes for a deliciously soft and feminine look.

Treacle

Treacle Cream Eyeshadow

Treacle swatch

Treacle swatch

Treacle

Treacle

The perfect nail polish to pair up with a soft, boho eye look? Hands down, Goss Nail Lacquer.

Butter London Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

Goss Nail Lacquer is an opaque rosy shimmer. Oh my, it is gorgeous!! I get tons of compliments on this one, people really notice it – and in a good way. A ‘goss’, by the way, is slang for someone who loves to gossip. Believe me, wear this and you will be the talk of the town. I think it’s one of the prettiest nail polishes I own.

Butter London Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

Goss

Goss from the side – check out that stunning rosy shimmer

Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Polish

Goss

Butter London Goss Nail Lacquer

The dreamy Goss Nail Lacquer

The dreamy Goss Nail Lacquer

Both Treacle and Goss are absolutely dreamy colors, perfect for a warm boho look. You’ve got to check out all the other fabulous shades in the Butter London Boho Rock collection, which includes nail lacquers, cream eyeshadows, lipsticks, eye pencils, colored mascaras, and a cream blush. It’s a truly lovely collection.  - Lisa

*pr samples

Butter London’s giant sale

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Wow – butter LONDON has a giant sale for us. They are making room for lots of new products so they are clearing out the ones they’ve decided to discontinue. We are the winners with this. Butter London polishes will be $7.50 instead of the $15 you’d normally pay. The fabulous polishes from the Double Take Duo I just reviewed is $12 from $24. The Holiday Candlelight Duo of eyeliner and eyeshadow that Lisa just reviewed is only $19.

What’s the Pantone Color of 2014? Look at this? Do you see Radiant Orchid like I do??

butter LONDON Shambolic Duo on sale

butter LONDON Shambolic Duo on sale

It’s time to check this out and get in an order for some fantabulous polishes and cosmetics. This sale continues until January 23rd but you know the best colors are going to be swept up quickly. There goes my resolution of cutting back on polish!! — Marcia

*nothing to disclose

Butter London lights up for the holidays: Holiday Candlelight Eye Duo review and swatches

It’s not too late!  You can still get the LE Butter London Holiday Candlelight Eye Duo ($29, a $34 value).

Butter London Candlelight Duo

Butter London Holiday Candlelight Eye Duo

This is a truly gorgeous eye set that includes Sun Kiss Cream Eye Shadow and Brown Sugar Eye Pencil.  Together they make a beautiful, warm eye look that will keep you toasty in the frosty winter!

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Butter London Sun Kiss Cream Eye Shadow

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Sun Kiss Cream Eye Shadow

Sun Kiss is a buttery golden shimmer that gives eyes a gorgeous glow.  It’s seriously pretty as a base color and plays well with powder shadow.

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Butter London Brown Sugar Eye Pencil

Brown Sugar is a perfect partner to Sun Kiss.  This gel liner pencil is a chocolate-brown cream that glides on easily and has terrific staying power.

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Sun Kiss and Brown Sugar swatches

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because I love Butter London!

The two shades really are stunning together.  You can layer on Sun Kiss for a more dramatic look, or you can go lighter (as I did in the photos below) for a casual day look.

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Holiday Candlelight Eye Duo look

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Sun Kiss as a wash, lined with Brown Sugar

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My Butter London Holiday Candlelight Eye Duo look

I love warmer colors for winter, and this set is wonderfully warm and glowy.  Get it while you still can!  If you are looking for a cooler eye, be sure to check out the Butter London Holiday Frost Eye Duo.  - Lisa

*pr sample

Butter London Holiday Frost Eye Duo

Butter London Holiday Frost Eye Duo

A holiday for your lips: Butter London Winter Peach Lippy Trio

A fantastic stocking stuffer idea that will really gives you gorgeous holiday lips is the Winter Peach LIPPY Trio ($39, a $58 VALUE) from Butter London.

Butter London Winter Peach

Butter London Winter Peach LIPPY Trio

I know we are all in a ‘wine’ frenzy this season- both in terms of color and in terms of beverage, ha! – but peach is a wonderful way to go for winter. The Butter London Winter Peach Lippy Trio includes Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lip, Wag LIPPY Shimmer, and Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm.

Butter London Winter Peach Trio

Butter London Winter Peach Trio

Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lipstick is an opaque, warm reddish-orange-coral liquid lipstick.

Jaffa

Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lipstick

Jaffa

Jaffa doe-foot applicator

Jaffa swatch

Jaffa swatched

The LIPPY Liquid Lipstick has a thick, slightly sticky texture with wonderful pigment and staying power. It has great mouth feel and slip. It smells of vanilla but not in an overbearing way. It’s very shiny on, and that shine lasts through most things…like most lippies, it wouldn’t withstand a shredded barbecue pork feast.

Wag LIPPY Shimmer is a beautiful, shimmery peachy-pink with golden flecks.

Wag

Wag LIPPY Shimmer

Wag

Wag brush applicator

Wag

Wag swatched

The LIPPY Shimmer has a thinner consistency than the LIPPY Liquid Lipstick and it glides on like silk. Despite it’s thinner formula, it’s still very tenacious and sticks around a good long time. The color is so, so pretty…I see this as a winter option, but really it could work for any season, especially summer.

The Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm is a coral creme with medium coverage.

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Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm

Apricot swatch

Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm swatch

This is really beautiful. It’s a perfect coral shade and the texture of this lipstick is definitely balm-like, although it has much better staying power than a typical balm. It’s extremely fun to mix and match all three lippies. I like to wear Wag over Apricot Sunray, or for a powerful pout I put a thin layer of Jaffa over Apricot Sunray. They all complement one another and are a fabulous alternative to the season’s darker hues.

If I haven’t convinced you that peach is perfect for the season and you still want some wine, then check out the Cherry Kiss LIPPY Trio instead!  - Lisa

*item reviewed was a press sample; all opinions are mine!

Cherry Kiss Trio

Cherry Kiss Trio

butter LONDON Double Take is a winter wonderland of color

butter LONDON Double Take

butter LONDON Double Take

I’m totally enamored with this set from butter LONDON. I love gorgeous blue polishes like this nail lacquer called Bluecoat. I’m fascinated with flakey polishes like this shade, Leccy. Plus there are two full size nail polishes for $24 rather than $30. The only thing I can tell you to make this better is that the brand is butter LONDON which is one of my all time favorites.

butter LONDON Double Take polishes

butter LONDON Double Take polishes

When this arrived for review Lisa took one look at it and emailed me to tell me that it was totally a Marcia set of polishes. How right she was. I’m going to try to let my photos take the place of my words. I used 2 coats of Bluecoat on all nails and then on my ring fingers I added 2 coats of Leccy since I really wanted the flakes to be prominent. Leccy is a thicker lacquer than the metallic Bluecoat so you might need just one coat. The flakes did not stand up which would have driven me crazy since I’d have been playing with them constantly if that happened.

butter London Bluecoat

butter London Bluecoat

butter London Bluecoat

butter London Bluecoat

butter London Leccy

butter London Leccy

butter London Leccy

butter London Leccy

Both shades are unique to this set. Bluecoat is “Opaque, navy shimmer. A twist on the traditional style of dress in British private schools.” Look at the colors in Leccy – green, light blue, gold, pink. Butter LONDON says: “Leccy Overcoat: Sheer, blue opal fleck overcoat. Brit slang for electricity.

There are two Double Take sets – Double Take Ice (my review) and Double Take Fire. Each has the metallic base with a festive overcoat which can also be worn with any other polish.

butter LONDON Double Take Fire

butter LONDON Double Take Fire

One of the things I love about a top coat like Leccy is that it completely refreshes a manicure after a few days. Once the color feels tired looking or you are ready to change add Leccy and boing – pretty sparkly nails.

butter London Double Take Ice

butter London Double Take Ice

butter London Double Take Ice

butter London Double Take Ice

When it was time for me to remove the color after a week, Bluecoat came off easily with no staining. Leccy’s topcoat was a little stubborn so I had to hold the remover cotton ball on each of those nails for a little while. I didn’t have to use the foil method though so that was nice.

If you are looking for a beautiful holiday manicure or a gift that will make the recipient’s eyes pop with delight, I’d recommend a Double Take set…. or two! — Marcia

*sent for review

Butter London Friends & Family event

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Time to stock up on butter LONDON. It’s not often you’ll find a deal like this. Everything seems to be included too, even their new cosmetics.

In addition butter LONDON has launched an amazing set of nail art tools designed to create the perfect bespoke look at home. The Backstage Basics Nail Art Tool Kit includes a Dotting Tool, Striping Brush and Clean Up Brush and is available on butterlondon.com for $18.buttter london tools