[Spotlight On]: butter|LONDON 3-Free Nail Polish
First of all, I’m sorry but I actually have no idea what this shade is called. I’ve scoured through the butter|LONDON online store to try and find it, but it’s nowhere to be seen. But for reference it’s a matte shade, and the blue is somewhere between Slapper and Seaside (if Seaside was matte).
This was a part of the little gift bag my sister gave me for my birthday, which included the Eye of Horus eyebrow pencil I recently reviewed. The packaging of this nail polish says it is cruelty free. The website also describes the “3-Free” coin to mean ‘no formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP’ and ‘just colour, no carcinogens.’ The website boats a strong focus on health and the environment, and the company are proud to offer nail polishes and other cosmetics made from ‘the highest quality’ ‘safe, effective, and skin pampering ingredients.’
The packaging is okay – the bottle itself and the applicator are fine, but the first time I tried to open it I was so confused with the lid. Turns out the black top is just a pop-off cap, and the applicator actually screws off with another component underneath the rectangular cap.
The application is great – it’s smooth, pigmented, and totally opaque. One coat is fine for my smaller fingers and toes, but larger nails like my thumbs and big toes need a second layer just to fill in the streaks.
The dry down is phenomenal – it applies like a high gloss, but it dries within seconds (literally, it dries so fast) to a lovely matte finish.
The longevity is fine – it lasted on my feet for about a week before it started to chip. I’ve only just painted my fingernails with it today, but I’m assuming it’ll be a few days before it needs another go over.
Would I buy more shades of this? Totally! I’m not sure where my sister bought this from, but if I ever find out, I’m definitely interested in picking up some more shades of this. I’m not a nail polish fanatic (I only own 3, and I rarely paint my nails as it is) but if I fancy a particular colour, I’ll certainly consider buying one of these instead of heading into Priceline.