The Nails: Butter London

Butter London nail polishes are now available at boots and I’m not even going to pretends that I didn’t purchase them the day my cousin (who works in my local boots) let me know they were in store. I planned a slight detour before work and set to work Supermarket Sweep stylie. I almost left with five before doing the math, giving my wrist a good slap and cutting it down to two.

As a serious nail polish hoarder I found this little cull fairly difficult as there are very few colours I don’t own. However there are no dark reds (with a hint of pink) in the stash, nor bright orangey pinks. So “Come To Bed Red” and “Jaffa” left the store with me – both are gorgeous and despite their hang ups, look beautiful once applied. I’d never used anything from Butter London before but they rank fairly high in most peoples nail polish recommendations so I was excited to give them a go. On application I found the polishes a little more on the sheer side with the white of the nail still slightly visible and every so slightly streaky after two coats – three is the magic number and leaves me steak free, but who has time for that!? 

In terms of longevity, I’ve used the Seche Vite topcoat (which I highly recommend) and they last for around 3 days before chipping. If you change your nail colour a lot then this won’t be an issue, but if you’re insanely lazy like moi then beware because these polishes require a little maintenance. Naturally this could just be down to the condition of my nails at the moment as my diet has been super shabby of late – but polishes like Baker Street by Nails Inc have stood the test of time, so I’ll leave that one up to you.

On reflection these are similar to OPI polishes – if you like them, you’ll like these. If you don’t then the Barry M Gelly’s have similar colours and a shine that won’t disappoint.

Butter London polishes are £12 each from selected Boots stores.


  1. Katie
    29 Apr 2013 / 1:23 pm

    I really like the colour of these but they don't really seem worth the money.

    Katie x
    And Katie / Beauty & Lifestyle

  2. Jenny
    29 Apr 2013 / 1:32 pm

    These are gorgeous but I'm sticking to picking up OPI's in sales etc 🙂 x

  3. hannah maggs
    29 Apr 2013 / 1:54 pm

    thank you for the honest review suzie, every one seems to be raving about these at the moment, perhaps its just a hype because they are more easily available now they're in boots. I DESPISE having to do 3 coats on Nails, I find Essie polishes the same. It's sucha shame because the colour range is ebautiful. I will deffo be sticking to Barry M after reading this, so thanks sweet 🙂 x

  4. Gillian
    29 Apr 2013 / 2:06 pm

    Both these colours look really pretty. I have only every tried a glitter from Butter London which I really liked so would love to try out a normal polish. So glad boots are now selling these.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  5. Sarah N
    29 Apr 2013 / 2:13 pm

    These colours look great, but I'm not sure they're worth it. I think Barry M and other brands will have to do

    Sarah xo
    Some Sparkle and Shine

  6. Sophie
    29 Apr 2013 / 3:15 pm

    I think i'll just look out for these in TK Maxx rather than pay full price. TK Maxx is a god send for my OPI addiction

  7. Primrose
    29 Apr 2013 / 3:49 pm

    Come to Bed Red looks beautiful – I love bold statement nails! Looking forward to possibly seeing some nail swatches of it too 🙂

    Primrose (ThePrimDaisy)

  8. Maddy
    29 Apr 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I have used butter london before and didn't feel that they quite lived up to the hype, love their packaging though! xxx

    Maddy from

  9. Naville
    29 Apr 2013 / 4:36 pm

    love the red one !


    Inspirations Have I None

  10. Luxe Life Aspirations
    29 Apr 2013 / 4:44 pm

    I love Jaffa, I think it's a good dupe for Chanel Holiday! I hope we get Butter London in Irish Boots stores too 🙂

  11. Pippa Jones
    29 Apr 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I havent they been avalible in boots since christmas? I have seen them a few times in the one near me.
    These are such pretty colours!

    Pipp xx

  12. Olivia Law
    29 Apr 2013 / 4:54 pm

    These are gorgeous! I'm loving the new pastel collection at the moment xo

  13. Talisa Tossell
    29 Apr 2013 / 5:28 pm

    I'm addicted to Butter london!

    That's super cool! Thanks for blogging about this.

  14. Mara de Almeida
    29 Apr 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Those colors are simply amazing, I'd love to try them out! x

  15. AlittlebitUnique // UK blog
    29 Apr 2013 / 6:34 pm

    Those are gorgeous shades, I definitely need to check out butter london polishes

    A little bit Unique – Blog


    Oh, also I'd love if you'd vote for me in the Company blog awards, best fashion – newcomer, thanks 🙂

  16. Patch
    29 Apr 2013 / 6:58 pm

    I love the coral color on the left….but I don't know if I want to spend that much on nail polish.

    One day!

  17. Emily /
    29 Apr 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Come to bed red is so gorgeous:) x

  18. Shradha G Loves
    29 Apr 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Love butter!
    Such great quality
    S xxx

  19. makeup lover
    29 Apr 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Love Butter London! Jaffa looks like a gorgeous shade! x
    Amy |

  20. Leanne Rachel
    29 Apr 2013 / 8:39 pm

    They're such pretty colours! I really need to expand my collection of red polishes! xx


  21. Gigi Song
    30 Apr 2013 / 3:44 am

    I love Butter London! The formula is amazing 🙂 I've had my eye on Come To Bed Red for ages, but it always seems to be out of stock!x

    This Happy Little Blog

  22. Jessica
    30 Apr 2013 / 10:22 am

    Im not keen on Butter London Polishes at all! I have a gold one and I much prefer my Barry M version! I'm glad I'm not the only one because everyone seems to be having a mini love affair with them at the moment.


  23. Michaela Tegg
    30 Apr 2013 / 9:11 pm

    They're so pretty but definitely style over substance! Three coats is a no go! X

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