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Monday, July 23, 2012

Butter LONDON: Sweet or Not Product Review

Did everyone have a great weekend? I hope you did. The rain FINALLY stopped in New Orleans. We experienced some street flooding Friday, but I wasn't affected. So I truly appreciate your thoughts and kind words in my last post. Thank You! This week, all of my posts will have an Olympic or London theme to them. I thought it would be fun, since the 2012 London Olympics start Friday.

Let's kick off  this week with a SWEET or NOT Product Review for Butter London Nail Lacquer. Can you believe I've never tried Butter London? Well they had a 30% off promotion several weeks ago, so I decided this would be a great time to try them.

 Butter LONDON
Sweet - Bittersweet - Not Sweet

This was an easy review for me.

3 Free Nail Lacquer and a Lesson in London Terminology 
Butter London is free of 3 things: Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). They believe in COLOR, not CARCINOGENS. I like that! The names they pick for their nail lacquer usually are in reference to something London-ish. HaHaHa So I added pictures on what each meant below. If I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me in my comments section. I'm sure some have several meanings (and would love for you to tell me about them).

It's Thick! 
This polish is very thick, yet it applied with ease. I'm still amazed by this. I'm really shocked! How do you do it Butter London? I usually detest thick nail polish, because it never lays right, bubbles and smudges easily. You can easily get away with one coat. The only color I applied more than one coat with, was the Cheeky Chops (yellow). The drying time was just like regular nail polish.

Punchy Pops of Color
I couldn't get over the pigmentation of each color! As you can see in the pictures, they are truly vibrant and shiny. I also want to say, the colors were true to the samples (all the bottle pictures to the left of mine) on their website. There have been so many times I would order a color from a nail companies' website, only to find out the shade is not what I thought.

A Precision Brush 
The brush Butter London uses for their nail lacquer is very small, which made application really easy. I find the smaller the brush, the more control you have when painting your nails.

Durability and Removal 
My polish stayed on for 7 days before I saw any chips. Removal was easy. Just a couple of swipes of nail polish remover and I was done. Again, that usually doesn't happen with a THICK nail polish.

Butter London Giveaway
This contest is open to residents in Canada, United States and United Kingdom

How to Enter:
1. Be a follower of A Very Sweet Blog by GFC (see my sidebar)
2. Go to this LINK and tell me what Butter London nail lacquer color you would like to win in my comments section. 

That's It! Good Luck! I'll pick a winner by random number generator and post the winner in Friday's blog post.  
Have a Great Day!


  1. It's not that I don't want to enter your amazing giveaway...silly location excluding me, haha!

    Loved your reviews though - that primrose hill is such a nice pink, I really like it!

  2. Amazing Giveaway and review Kim.

    I agree smaller brush more control. I love all the colors but my fav one is disco biscuit nail lacquer!!

    I am swooning over it!!

    already a proud follower!!

  3. Hi Kim :) thank you for all your compliments!!You are so cute :)
    I never used the butter nailpolishes before... Those colours are great!!
    xoxo Lola

  4. They create amazing nail lacquers, just love them!! Am pleased you enjoyed them and they look fab on your hands :)) I browsed the site & I like the 'Henley Regatta Nail Lacquer' it's gorgeous, although..I may have to purchase all of them over time, haha. I'm such a nail polish freak ;) Stunning!! Hope you have a marvelous day doll :)

  5. I've tried 2 of their polishes and loved one but hated the other, so would love to try out more! The shades you reviewed look great! My favorite on their website is The Dark Knight and I follow you already :)

  6. I would like Disco Biscuit and The Dark Knight.


  7. really cute product review! i like thick polishes as well!! im a fan of london butter...especially their yellow!
    good luck to everyone entering the contest!
    have a great start to your week Kim!!

  8. another cool giveaway, Kim!
    you know BL is my favorite high end nail polish brand, right? ;p
    come to bed red and macbeth look so gorgeous on you!

    i'd love to enter this giveaway.
    i am a follower via GFC and my color choice would be Cream Tea.

    thanks again.
    hope you have a great week!

  9. I follow with GFC and I'd like to win the Butter polish in Slapper.

    The Tiny Heart

  10. I follow you on GFC~would love to win the Butter nail polish in Yummy Mummy.

  11. Cute colors the yellow is pretty.
    Love that they do that with their names

    Ohh yaay enter me me meeeeee
    Haha I follow via gfc Jessica
    The color flapper is gorg =)

  12. I love trout pout! Haha! A classic color with a hilarious nature name, what's not to love! Great contest, Kim!

  13. Thanks for this amazing review Kim, I've never tried this brand and now I'm beyond tempted! The colors are so so beautiful and punchy, and they look amazing on your nails! Plus I love the funny names :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  14. Thank you for your kind words Kim! Funny Face is pretty good when watched on a rainy day isn't it?

    Anyhoos, love Butter, they quality is very good and the colours. I remember when they first came out and they had limited shades!

    Have a fab week angel.
    I think I already follow you anyway (blogger/google) - is that the same as GFC? Sorry I'm useless!

  15. I love all these nail polishes with bright colors... Ha!

  16. Do I really have to choose a color? I LOVE THEM ALL. Let's go with Disco Biscuit -- because of the awesome name.

    You should know that I am already following you because I lurrrveee you! :)
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  17. Hi Kim! I love Butter nail polishes! Finally, I get to enter one of your giveaways. I'm already your follower. I would love to win Scroudrel. Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog.

    xo Jo

  18. I must say, Primrose and Blagger are such beautiful colors.

    For the giveaway, I would love to win all of the colors as there are so many great ones to choose from, but I'll go with Tart With a Heart!

    And of course, I follow you on GFC! <3

  19. I'd totally wear the yellow, hot pink and coral colours - they are SO lovely and look so wonderfully vivid!!!
    I've never owned a Butter nailpolish but I may just have to go out and buy one for myself!
    If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!

    The Urban Umbrella


  20. I've been wondering if this polish is any good. Great review Kim, this polish sounds fantastic.
    I would love to win Scouse.
    Also I love the blag illustration, too funny.

  21. If it really lasts seven days then I might have to buy one if I don't win! I really want Tea With The Queen, I have been looking for a good nude color!


  22. What a great giveaway! I love Butter nail polish for the same reasons you cited here. I would love to win some more in the Cheeky Chops or Royal Navy!

  23. Every time I pass their nail lacquer collection in any store I am totally drawn to it. They do have gorgeous colors and they try to make it as safe as possible which is a plus. I would love to try cheeky chops and Blagger. Trout pout and Slapper would be wonderful too. :)

    Heel in Mint

  24. Hi dear, i hadn't known about the flooding, I am hoping that there was not too much damage or injury? Cant believe I hadn't known about this lovely brand before! Those colours are so attractive!

  25. So many great colors! That pink really pops!

    I'd probably choose the Henley Regatta color - I need more glittery polishes in my life! :o)

    Can't wait to see what other Olympic-themed stuff you come up with this week. I'm SO excited for the Games!

  26. Whoohoo, giveaway that I can finally enter, LOL :)

    I have a couple Butter London polishes in my stash that I still haven't gotten around to swatching since I have a bunch left to try! But I'll have to use one this week since the London Olympics are starting!

    Cheeky Chops is such a great smiley face yellow! And of course butter yellow! I'd love to win that one. Thanks Kim! xo

  27. Wow! You blog is truly sweet! I like London nail polish, and especially the fact that you can get with just one coat. You are welcome to my blog!
    Would be great if you want to follow each other.
    hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  28. I love these colors. I love the Primrose Hill Picnic.

  29. I have never tried this nail polish brand but all those colors are beautiful!! Please enter me I follow GFC-Monica.
    The colors I can't decide between Artful Dodger Nail, Yummy Mummy or Dahling all so beautiful!

  30. I've been wanting to try this nail polish for sooo long! So glad you are having this giveaway lady :) I'm loving the color 'Lady Muck!'


  31. Well, like you, I too have not yet tried Butter London, but after this review and those lovely shades, I'm running to the store to grab a couple!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  32. Sorry, Kim, didn't notice that you have an awesome giveaway!
    It was difficult to choose one shade from all those fabulous shades, but I decided on the Tea with the Queen! Love the shade and its name too!
    My email-
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  33. I love each and every one of these polishes- you know I'm a nail polish fanatic right? :) I think Macbeth is my fave colour and I love how you paired them with the London equivalent.

  34. Love the blue and the yellow one!
    So nice, so bright and so sharp on your nails!
    Amy x

  35. These do look fantastically bright! I've seen these polishes everywhere, but you've never made me want them more. I am a follower and I'd love the color Bumster!

  36. Butter is really great (but since it's only 3FREE I'm a bit more of a fan of our polish that's 4FREE) I think you would like it even more ;)

    xo Mary Jo

  37. Such lovely colours! I'm in Ireland though so I guess that rules me out :(

  38. I'm not surprised you found these to be sweet since Butter London produces good quality polishes. I love the colors you got! You should try their Nail Foundation if you get a chance. It's one of the best base coats IMO. I'm currently wearing Yummy Mummy ;) I'm in and I'd like to win a lacquer in Fairy Lights. Thanks for another fab giveaway Kim!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  39. Thanks Kim I've wanted to try them for a while! Slapper and Primrose Hill are my top colors but they make such great colors!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  40. I've never tried Butter London, but I'd love to try Slapper.
    I follow via gfc.

    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

  41. I love a giveaway. I want to win trout Pout (and I follow you on GFC).

  42. Trout pout please oh pleaseletme win!!!!M

  43. What a great review, Kim - of course, I'm not surprised, since I love Butter London. My favourite shade is The Black Knight. But really, I love them all :) Please enter me!

  44. I love bossy boots! I love butter London, too, but their shipping was kinda high to Hawaii last time I tried to order!

    GFC follower.

    Win a $50 gift card!

  45. artful nail dodger is the color i'd love to win! i love that they don't use harsh chemicals. my daughter is really into nail polish.... haha!

    great giveaway!



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