Monday, 26 November 2012

Review: Butter London in Pink Ribbon Nail Lacquer

Gorgeous packaging. Cute name. Free from formaldehyde, toluene and DBP (Dibutyl phthalate for you chemistry nerds out there... okay... *sulks away*) which are chemicals that may cause cancer (called carcinogens). Enough of the chemistry talk, but what's there not to love about Butter London nail lacquers? I got this as a freebie from the October's issue of In Style magazine (I briefly mentioned this in the previous post) and was pretty excited to try it out!



Butter London Nail Lacquer in Pink Ribbon
I had trouble opening the lid, I twisted with all my might but it didn't work. But alas, I had a closer look at the lid and it says "Lift to open". Who would have thought a nail polish would have a pull up lid?


Oh dear, Mr Butter London is naked!
Little bird with a crown

On inspection the shade "Pink Ribbon" is a sheer peachy pink, quite a nice neutral colour for the nails. The formula was runny- I had to take the photo really quick before it dripped everywhere- and easy to apply. However, I was extremely disappointed with how the colour turned out. I knew it was going to be sheer, but not SO sheer that my nails appear not to be painted at all!


Do you see it? No? Neither do I! The only thing "Pink Ribbon" offers is a nice shine to the nails. Perhaps this is the only disappointing shade in the Butter London range as I have only heard of good things about these nail lacquers! The other shades they offer look quite gorgeous so I definitely won't give the Butter London a miss- I'll just blame it on Pink Ribbon.

Have you tried Butter London Nail Lacquers? Which shades do you have? What did you think of them?


27 comments :

  1. errr, the shade is way too sheer, its almost nothing T__T

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    1. I know! I put on a few coats and still, nothing! Very disappointing :(

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  2. I got the same one, and agree, it is a little too pale and sheer, but I do love that it is free from formaldehyde, toluene and DBP! Wish all nailpolishe were like that!

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    1. There is definitely no colour pay off with this shade :( Yes it is good that it doesn't have bad chemicals in it!

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  3. LMAO you're so cute - it's the same with Chanel nail polishes with the lid to pull off! Hahaha
    Shame it's so sheer though :( Butter London polishes are generally amazing, I've got my eye on soooo many!

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    1. Oh what's the point of two lids? LOL! Yes I better try our other shades but it is just so pricey :(

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  4. I have the exact same one and I reviewed it a while back. I was so shocked to see how sheer it was, but after 3 coats, I managed to get the polish to show up pretty well! I guess this polish was ment to be layered like crazy! On the plus side, layering polish makes them last for a long time for me without chipping, which I don't mind! =D

    ♡ M.May

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    1. That's true! I was a bit too lazy to go crazy with the coats and too impatient to wait for it to dry! :P

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  5. i have a few from BL and "come to bed red" is my favorite and the perfect red for me!
    i love toff as well. :)

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    1. Those shades sound good! I probably won't purchase any Butter Londons as I quite like OPI and Essie :)

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  6. i need some nail polish. my nails are always chipping :(

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww that's no good! OPI and Essie are great nail polishes :) Butter London is good too but not this shade!

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  7. I have pillar box red and knackered and they are fantastic :) definately try out some other shades lovely!
    x

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    1. Okay! I have to try a better shade from the Butter London collection :D

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  8. I got this was well from the magazine - I had to put on a bazillion coats for it to apply opaque (it's kind of a light peach colour, similar to Revlon Peach Nectar), but it didn't dry because of the sheer number of coats I did, and I woke up to bedsheet creases on my nails :p Needless to say, haven't revisited it since! It's a pity it's so sheer and you have to put so many coats on to get any colour :(

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    1. Haha "bedsheet" creases! Yeah it's just so incredibly sheer and I don't think I will bother with it when I have lots of other good nail polishes waiting to be used :)

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  9. I love Butter London polishes. My fave is Yummy Mummy. This shade is quite barely there but at least you got it as a freebie :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Freebies are always good :D I had a look at Yummy Mummy and wow, it looks like an amazing nude shimmery shade!

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  10. Aw thats a bummer! Maybe you can use it as a nice topcoat! I've never used Butter London but I've been seeing them everywhere maybe I will check one out for myself!

    shygirlloudvoice.blogspot.com

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    1. I was thinking of using it as a top coat too :) I had seen it everywhere too but I wouldn't even know where to purchase Butter London!

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    xx

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  12. Oh man, you're always scoring great freebies! I've yet to try a Butter London polish, and I had no clue it had that kind of mechanism to open it lol. Was it still transparent though, even after multiple coats?

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    1. Neither! I thought it was a little strange having a lid then another twist lid with the brush :P it was quite transparent after a few coats and I wasn't patient enough to do any more than 2! Probably won't bother with this nail polish anymore :)

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  13. oh too bad you don't like it.. it looks really sheer though..
    so nice that you get such a nice freebies from magazine!! I envy you!!

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    1. Yes it is far too sheer for my liking so I won't bother with it anymore, such a shame :(

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  14. I have a similar shade and love it =)
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    XOXO
    Ylenia

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    1. The shade you must have would be a little more pigmented I would imagine!

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