Butter London Patent Shine 10X in Over the Moon and Bonus Nail Art!


I recently got very lucky and won a giveaway hosted by Brooke at Bushing Noir for four new Butter London Patent Shine 10X nail lacquers. Having never tried Butter London, I was really excited to receive these polishes and put them through their paces. 

Today, I am concentrating on Over the Moon, a grey green creme. This polish photographed light and my camera picked up more of the green than the grey. Gah! This polish is a bit darker and more grey. It's the colour of the ejecta blanket on the face of the Moon. It's really gorgeous. If you like a warm, slightly murky grey, this is the polish for you!

The packaging on this polish is very nice, the bottle is square, head on with a large, very shiny silver tone cap. To ease application, pull off the silver over cap and you have a small, black, ridged easy grip cap with an adorable raven wearing a crown stamped on it. What a perfect little detail! 

The formula on the Butter London Patent Shine 10X nail lacquer is lovely. Smooth, perfect viscosity, it applies beautifully with no streaking, dragging, pooling or flooding my cuticles. Dry time is very good, even better with a good, fast dry top coat. This is beautiful, shiny polish. Is it 10X shiny? Nnnnope. But it's shiny. And I like it.

I do have a bone to pick with Butter London. If you have read me for any amount of time, you probably know where this is going... The brush. It is a flat, kind of OPI style brush trimmed into a curve, at the end. The curve makes getting the polish onto the nail, above the cuticle a breeze. However. And this is a big however: The cut of the brush is bad. Uneven, a bit ragged, there are open spots in the brush that causes bubbling as the polish is applied and that does not make me happy! These polishes retail for $18.00 each. For that price, I don't appreciate rat chewed brushes and bubbles. The bad brush isn't an isolated incident. I have worn two colours of the four I have and both are sadly afflicted.

Did a bit of nail art on this manicure, after it had been on my nails a couple of days. I added a coat of Cult Nails Mayhem, a holo topper then, using Color Club Beyond, a black holo and Glitter Gal Red 3D Holo, I did a somewhat offbeat dotticure and I topped it all off with Seche Vite.

This was a fun manicure to wear.

So, my first experience with Butter London polish is, overall positive. I do feel that there is a lot of room to improve the brush and attention should be paid, especially at this price point. Would I buy more Butter London polishes? Sure. I have my greedy eyeballs on more shades.

What are your favorite Butter London polish colours? Any that I really need to try?



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