Thursday, October 21, 2010

Butter London Thames & Henley Regatta

Farmers started selling Butter London polishes in store almost a month ago. They are selling for $29.90 each. (ouch) so I waited till a Farmers sale that had 15% off and paid $50 for two polishes.

The two polishes I got were Henley Regatta and Thames.

I was really excited about Thames because it looks awesome in the bottle. An aqua shimmer that changes from blue to green and all shimmer colours in between.

But alas it does not look so cool on the nail. It appears flat and just more one colour. It doesnt convert well too the nail.

Butter London Thames - sunshine

This was the best pic I could get of it. 3 coats. It applied ok and dried ok but does not wow me at all like I expect a polish this expensive to do. It only looks good in the sun and inside looks flat and boring.

Butter London Henley Regatta over Thames - sunshine

So then I added a coat of Henley Regatta over the top. This helped make the polish better but I am still not excited by it.

Henley Regatta by itself is a lot better than Thames.

Butter London Henley Regatta - sunshine

This is 3 coats. The glitter in this is really really tiny. The first coat is sparse and provides a surface for the next coats to stick too. The third coat is needed to make this opaque. The glitter is has a few different shades of glitter in it and sparkles really nicely in the sun.

Henley Regatta redeemed this brand in my eyes, but over all I do not think I will be going out of my way to buy anymore of these polishes. NZ$30 is way too expensive (this is $23 American) for polish. Most of their colours don't seem too unique for me, and I am sure I can find very similar colours in cheaper brands.

What do you think of Butter London? Would you pay that much for a polish?

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  1. Oh my, they are really pricey indeed... I don't think I could pay such a price for a polish, since I already have great ones for less than that... but I understand your attraction for these colours, they are really beautiful!
    Now of course, reading that the application is not so great is such a shame, I guess you would think that for such a price you could have a Rolls Royce polish! ^^
    Anyway, your nails look great in the pictures, and this must be the most important thing ;)

  2. Thanks Lolaa - I have real trouble growing my nails as they are really thin and have to be quite long to look like normal peoples :(
    And for the price I paid for these I did expect great quality. They are also only 11mls of polish which compared to the standard 15mls isn't really that great.

  3. That glitter does look nice. I saw these when I last went to Farmers at Queensgate - I thought some of the colours looked pretty, but I just can't bring myself to pay that much. Especially since I have quite a bit more nail polish than I can use up anytime soon. I ended up getting 3 OPIs for $50 with the special deal they had on instead.

  4. yay for OPI sales at farmers (I wouldn't buy them full price). I feel bad that I can't participate in that tho because there isn't 3 that I want or don't already have at the moment :P those sales are good when new collections are released tho

  5. Sunshine looks great! I have never tried butter polishes!

  6. I knew that Butter London was pricey, but I didn't know they were SO pricey! I love both colors, but for that money I don't know if I'll buy them. Maybe I'll buy them when I'm on vacation in England and pretend like I don't know how to convert pounds to euros :)