Friday, April 5, 2013

Fancy Friday — butter LONDON Thames

**This polish was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

butter LONDON is one of my favorite polish brands because the quality is impeccable and the colors are to die for. I've only used their creme finishes before so this is my first try with one of their foil finishes, but the color looks just as amazing as their cremes. Something about it says "1930s slinky bias-cut satin evening gown" to me. The peacock feather blue-green color definitely falls within the emerald range for Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, so it's got that going for it, too. Gor-geous.
butter LONDON Thames
Perhaps because it's a foil, the formula was thinner than I'm used to for a butter LONDON and it was quite a bit sheerer — that's two coats you're looking at in the photo above and there's still a bit of show-through here and there so I probably should have done a third coat. Oh, well. Next time.
Label shot
Pros: as usual for their polishes, the jaw-dropping color. Deep and jewel-like, it turns your nails into semi-precious stones.

Cons: the thin, sheer formula meant a lot of cuticle flooding and it really could have used a third coat. Fortunately, it was an easy cleanup and there was no staining.

Overall: while not my favorite of the many butter LONDON polishes I have, the color is a real eye-catcher and it lends itself to a lot of options, like stamping and glitter overlays.

butter LONDON polishes can be found at their website and Ulta stores nationwide, retailing for USD$15.

**This polish was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**


  1. Gorgeous color! wonder why some Butter London colors are HTF(I don't mean the exclusive ones). This one is one I rarely see in stores. Did you have any brushstroke-y issues? Love butter London's colors, they really do some unique takes on color and I agree, their shimmers, holos, glitters and foils are fantastic! I think I only own one creme butterLondon because of it. :-)

    1. I use a ridge filling base coat with foils and I find that lessens the brush strokes a bit. Have you tried ordering from their web site?