SWATCH REVIEW: BUTTER LONDON’S SPRING SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION
We are so excited to be able to share Polish You Pretty’s first swatch review. Do you believe in love at first site? We do – as soon as we saw Butter London’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection we let our guard down and used that 4 letter word. Trust us, this is love! We were so lucky to have received these shades from our favourite local shop – Pure Home Couture. They now offer the full collection and you can pick yours up here! Thank you, Pure for sponsoring this post! Look out for our Friday Trending Tips report featuring their fabulous products – seriously, if we had to shop one place forever it would probably be this store (insert 4 letter word here). Here we go…
Knackered Up is an iridescent silver based, sheer polish packed with micro glitter. At first we thought it might be a good dupe for American Apparel’s Smoke Dazzle, but we were wrong – we were blown away by how sparkly this colour turned out on our nail vs. the bottle. Although this polish is a sheer, we used 4 coats to cover the nail with no visible nail line (pictured). The results were amazing and we think this may even look good as a top coat.
Bossy Boots is a muted grey based, french green. Even more so than most Butter London polishes the application was a dream, using only 2 coats for full opacity. The creamy finish looked amazing – this is definitely one of our favourites in this collection. We had a hard time finding anything comparable in our collection, which to us is huge when looking at new shades. Kudos, Butter. We think this shade is perfect to transition into spring with.
Disco Biscuit – OK, we LOVE this name! What even is a disco biscuit? Maybe the new slang for a sprinkle donut? We really have no clue, but this polish is so much fun both in and out of the bottle. It is a jelly base bright pink filled with purple/blue glitters. What more could a girl ask for? We used 4 coats for the pictures below and you could still see a bit of visual nail line – a true jelly polish, or maybe a new fun top coat?
Slapper is a bright, bold teal. We were pleasantly surprised with the application – it was much greener in real life than in pictures/in the bottle. The creamy formula was fantastic, applying effortlessly with only 2 coats. Although we have a ton of teal in our collection, the Butter London formula makes this one our new favourite.
Trout Pout – This salmon shade was our favourite from the collection (again, love the name). The colour is a creamy peach with a pink undertone, described as `cantalope`on the BL site – probably the perfect description for this shade. We used 2 coats to achieve full opacity for the pictures below. The colour has an awesome 60s Mod feel & will be in heavy rotation for this Spring/Summer.