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3 February 2012

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I’m such a nail lacquer junkie, and reached out to Butter London to try out their latest shades.  It’s pure nail luxury; I already own one other color that I heart, but I’m a sucker for an eggplant shade, so I gave “Marrow” ($14) a try. 

100 0388 224x300 ITS LIKE BUTTA First, off the color is amazing – it’s a deep purple with a slight shimmer.  With one coat, you get potent color, but of course I applied two coats, along with Butter’s Nail Foundation (base) and The Hardware (quick dry top coat).  Although the packaging is luxurious and beautiful, the polish didn’t last as long as I’d like it to (3-4 days).  I can get 5 days out of some of my OPI polishes (especially my Big Apple Red).  I guess this is typical of most polishes, however for the price, it’s not a good look.  As a disclaimer, there could have been excess oils on my nails before applying the polish preventing it to really stick.  All in all, I really loved the color.

Also very impressed with the base and quick dry top coat from the The Tops & Tails nail set ($25). The base is great, because it’s a sheer neutral shade that can be worn alone, and it helps the color appear truer. I’ll be trying these along side other brands as well.

Pros: No formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP (dibutyl phthalate); beautiful color and packaging
Cons: This particular color wasn’t the most long lasting; price, however this is a luxury polish.



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