Inspired by the street art and ethnic influence of London’s Brick Lane market area, the butter LONDON Fall 2014 color range is filled with a diverse range of shades and textures. Everything from creme to shimmer to foil and texture all brought together in one melting pot of a collection.
Formula & Application
butter LONDON nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The square glass bottles are topped with a chunky, square plastic outer cap that easily slides off to reveal a ribbed, round inner cap used for polishing. The brush is thin and round with flexible bristles that easily fan out to cover the nail.
I received the Brick Lane set which includes “Fashion Size” bottles that are half the size of the standard bL bottle. While they are smaller in size, the brush is not, which is great for application.
In spite of the collection being comprised of a range of finishes, they are all smooth and well pigmented, which is a treat. The yellow is the only three coat color in the bunch but that’s to be expected of yellows. On the plus side, it’s not streaky and self leveling. The rest of the shades are all shown with two coats.
butter LONDON Bric-A-Brac is a warm, red, jelly-based sparkler packed with golden foil flecks. It has that lit from within or fireflies type look and reminds me of a OPI holiday shade, though the name is escaping me at the moment. Thoughts?
butter LONDON Brick Lane is burnished orange creme with just the slightest hint of pearl shimmer. It’s still essentially a creme as the shimmer only shows up in direct light.
butter LONDON Chocka (set exclusive) is a bruised, purple-tinged inky charcoal shimmer. It’s moody and hard to describe. The bottle alludes to it being more purple than it dries on the nail. It’s pretty dark, bordering on “almost-black” territory.
butter LONDON Dubs is a rosy nude sparkling texture with chunky hex glitter. It looks like crushed rose diamonds on the nail and, even though my love of texture is fading, this type of twinkling sand still grabs my attention.
butter LONDON East End (set exclusive) is a mustard yellow creme. As I mentioned above, the application is solid, for a yellow. Always have to qualify that with yellows.
Bottom Line: As I mentioned in my post about the semi-annual ULTA bL sale, Bric-A-Brac, Cor Blimey and Dubs are my faves from this collection. Thankfully, they are sold separately so you have the option to pick up just one or get them as part of the collection Fashion Size set. If all the colors appeal to you, I suggest getting the set as you get six shades for the price of 3 full-size polishes, and it’s the same amount of lacquer.
butter LONDON Fall 2014 Brick Lane collection is available now at Nordstrom and ULTA stores nationwide and online at butterLONDON.com, Nordstrom.com, and Sephora.com. butter LONDON nail polish retails for $15/ea for a .4oz bottle and the Brick Lane set retails for $45 for six .2oz “Fashion Size” polishes.
Which of the Brick Lane colors are calling your name? Do you prefer the full-size or “fashion size” bL polishes?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for butter LONDON. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.