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


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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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47 comments

  1. That's a beautiful shade, I must hunt it down!

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  2. That is a gorgeous shade. I like muted shades like this.

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  3. I'm not much a fan of that type of brush either!

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  4. I like the wider brush and the curve, my gripe is the cut is ragged and the polish bubbles as it goes up the nail. No bueno! From a high end polish, I expect a much better brush! :D

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  5. It's even better in person. My camera washed it out so badly. It's GORGEOUS!

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  6. I love the shade, but not a fan of their brushes either.

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  7. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJuly 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Very pretty shade even if darker and more grey. Gee, I haven't noticed any problem with the BL brushes. I'll pay more attention next time.

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  8. I'm super fussy about brushes, I notice when they are not up to snuff. For the price point, I fee that the brushes in these polishes should be impeccable. I know... Picky. ;)

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  9. Thank you. I'm liking this polish. :D

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  10. I like wide brushes and the curve works for my nails but that rat chewed cut... They can do better!

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  11. MandyChameleonStampedeJuly 15, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Love how you dressed it up for extra impact... really pretty!

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  12. Love this shade! And, I love how you played it up too! :)

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  13. Omg, Over the Moon is beautiful! It reminds me a shade Cult Nails made that I loved, Grunge.

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  14. Pubali Babi ChatterjeeJuly 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    That color is gorgeous on you! I think I may need more grays in my life...

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  15. This is a beautiful shade on you. I love the holo on top!

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  16. I need that color in my life!

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  17. I love the regular BL polishes, and really want to try these. Macy's is having a great 50% off sale on most of their polishes today. The patent shine ones are $9, and the others are $7. Maybe you can get the others that you wanted!

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  18. I hate it when there are good sales when my budget is tight. :P

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  19. Thank you. I love that topper. I'm kind of hoarding it because I'll never get another bottle. It's so much prettier than it photographs.

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  20. Greys are life. I adore grey polish. :D

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  21. It's even better in person. My camera washed it out a lot.

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  22. Thank you so much. A few dots can freshen up a manicure, really quick. :D

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  23. Love the nail art, and the brush issue is why I don't buy BL anymore. I had a few, and it just didn't apply very well. For that price, I expect a lot more!

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  24. I love that combo with the top coat, It really added some pizzazz to the shade!

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  25. That top coat is one of my favorite things. I'm gutted that it is no longer available. I'm enjoying it while it lasts. :D

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  26. Why, thank you! The rings are from Amazon. :D

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  27. Thank you. :D Yes, I expected better quality brushes. For that price point, the brushes need to be impeccable. No excuses.

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  28. LOVE Butter, it is one of my splurges for nail products!

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  29. Bailey_AlltheWordsJuly 16, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Such a great shade! I definitely NEED this one.

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  30. Gorgeous shade and I love it with the holo top coat - it looks fab.

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  31. Lisa Marie HeathJuly 16, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    beautiful base color! Love Butter London!

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  32. I will be buying some in the future.

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