Review: Dear Butter London this is not the colour of the River Thames

Last weekend I was introduced to the Butter London Polishes for the first time. I know I’m a bit late but it takes a while for some lines to reach the shores of my island Barbados.

Immediately I was captivated by the colour Thames, which is the first but hopefully not last nail lacquer I will get the chance to use from the line.

Butter London describes the colour as: A soft, blue-green nail lacquer, with just a tiny undercurrent of gold. Much like a dip in the Thames; it’s not a lacquer for the faint hearted, but you will be remembered for it.

While the colour does flash a blue green colour in some lighting for the most part the colour shows as a very vibrant deep emerald green in daylight. (Dear Pantone, you win this battle.)


The texture of the Thames is very fluid without being too runny and it settles onto the nail well with minimal streaking. The pigmentation is great with a nearly opaque finish after one coat and full opacity after two coats.

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Day 1, first coat

I wore this polish for four days until I decided to change it. I also wore it with only a base coat and no top coat. My base coat was my trusty Orly base coat.  After those four days I still had very shiny nails with some wear and tear on the tips of my nails. That is exceptional wear for me with out a good top coat.

At the end of Day 4

At the end of Day 4

Butter London is definitely not a budget brand. It retails for 15 USD at and 35.25 BBD at the Urban  Corner in Barbados. However to date it is the best nail lacquer I have tried. It may even tempt me to buy another of these luxury nail lacquers.

Butter London is a three free nail lacquer which means it is free of the chemical nasties, Formaldehyde, Toulene and Dibutyl Phthalate.

However, to the creators of Butter London, the grey green murky depths of  the Thames in London bear no resemblance to this lovely blue green sometimes emerald green colour.

Have you tried Butter London nail lacquers? What are your thoughts.

Until next post.



It's Kim Probably...

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