butter London nail lacquers are on my radar these days. I’ve had so much fun with the 5 polishes from the Autumn/Winter 2012 polishes that were created for New York Fashion Week. Working with designers like Altuzarra, Kevork, Kaelen, Simone Rocha, JS Lee, Craig Lawrence, Matthew Williamson, Michael van der Ham, and Roland Mouret they created the newest colors for the new fabrics. Expect to see velvet, sequins, satin and tweed in the stores when you go to create a wardrobe now. You can also expect to find those colors on your nails with the shades shown today and in my recent review.
Today it’s time for the textures. You’ll always find more textures in fall and winter clothes than you will during the warmer seasons and butter London has hit the spot with their two trendy polishes: Gobsmacked and Lovely Bubbly. One thing to remember with glittery and textured polishes is that removal is much harder. I soak a cotton ball with remover and hold it on top of my nail for at least 30 seconds, I then see if it will budge. If it doesn’t I hold it on for longer. Eventually it does slide off. Another method is using the cotton ball soaked with remover and then covering your fingertips with foil.
Gobsmacked is highly pigmented with a charcoal grey base. You’ll see black and silver in it too especially when you are in good lighting. There is a texture to this. It’s not a flat surface. I used one coat of top coat for these pictures but then added another layer since I wanted to even it out more. While I have a lot of dark polishes in my collection I don’t have anything remotely like this with texture, glitter and amazing pigment. I want to say more about it but according to butter London I should be gobsmacked: Definition: To be totally speechless. Unable to think of anything to say.
Lovely Jubbly is the most fun name in nail polish. Plus it’s one of the most fun polishes you’ll wear. Expect to get a lot of attention to your nails when wearing this. I think I stopped people in their tracks. I had cut my nails back but I wish they were a little longer even for this polish because the colors are amazing. The base is magenta but what you also see are red, blue, and gold micro particles. It’s disco ready. It’s party time! Definition: Brit speak for “Excellent.” Used when a person hears pleasing news or has a stroke of good luck.
This is similar to Gobsmacked with its texture. It’s not a smooth surface. The micro-particles provide fun texture adding to the richness of the colors.
I highly recommend butter London polishes. They last on me for a week with a base coat and top coat (butter London’s are exceptional). For even more fun you need to read their dictionary – you can find out what all their nail lacquer names mean. It really makes your collection come to life. Have a lovely and bubbly jubbly day all. Don’t be too gobsmacked to go shopping for butter London. — Marcia