Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Butter London Victoriana

The title says it all. I could just shut up and let the photos do the talking, but that wouldn’t be me. I like to ramble, and if you don’t feel like reading, just look at the pictures. I bought this (together with 2 other nail polishes) from Zuneta when they had free shipping promotion. I usually like to purchase stuff when I don’t have to pay for shipping. I’m frugal like that, or you can say I’m a cheapo. Whatever it is, my wallet is happy 😉 I would also like to take this opportunity to praise Zuneta again for their lovely customer service. Quick response and lovely packaging 🙂

 

There is a reason behind the photo above. I am not a nail expert. I do not own that many nail polishes, and when I saw pictures of Butter London nail polishes online, I always thought that the applicator is stuck to the huge rectangular cap. How wrong was I? So, I took another photo just to show you that you have to lift the cap, unscrew the little round cap inside to open. DUH! I should have known because that’s the same for my Dior polishes. *face palm*

 

 

Victoriana is a beautiful teal with silver shimmers. It is bluish, greenish, greyish, a complicated shade. For this post, I applied 3 coats of Victoriana without base or top coat. In actual fact, 2 coats are sufficient for an opaque finish. I wore this to my Saturday night shindig last week and it hasn’t chipped a bit! I have a habit of biting my nails and it survived my gnawing! OMG! This hasn’t happened before (exclaimation mark!!)

 

 

I like that this shade is also very versatile. It looks classy when paired with a black dress and it also looks casual when paired with white tee and jeans. I wore it with black and gold and the contrast brought out the nails more. Come to think of it, there is nothing I don’t like about Victoriana! Even though the applicator is a thin one (I still prefer the wider Dior applicator), the nail polish applies easily without streaking, drying just quick enough for me to be doing something else in no time. I hate to be sitting there waiting, crippled by wet nails. Ugh! 

 

 

Oh wait, there are 2 things I don’t like. I can’t find Butter London in Malaysia and… the price. It retails for GBP12 a bottle and if I remembered correctly, it is even more expensive in Australia (about AUD24.95 I think? I might be wrong). When you convert it back to MYR, it is pricey.

Have you tried Butter London polishes before? Which shade is your fave?

 

xoxo Lily

 

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Ooo I’ve always wanted this shade but haven’t made up my mind yet! Butter London is hopefully soon coming to Belgium, so I might want to swatch everything before I make up my mind! Love Victoriana on you!

    • Lily

      Oh Sunny, I think it’ll look great on you. I think this shade looks good across skin tones. Another one I got from Zuneta is Dosh. It’s a warm lime green that I think will look beautiful against our warm skintone!

  • Charlotte

    You can try RevolveClothing.com, they sells Butter LONDON for USD14 each, but the shipping rate is USD10 (free shipping above USD100); and in Australia, most nail salons retail them for AUD21.

    I have quite a number of BL nail polishes myself too! 🙂

    • Lily

      Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I will go look at Revolve Clothing… like right now 😉

  • A rather complex shade that caught my fancy! I need to bag myself more Butter polishes now that you’ve reminded me! 😀

    • Lily

      You have to take a look at this one. It’s really beautiful!

  • milktea

    dang! I wasn’t aware Zuneta did free ship promos. Their standard delivery costs to ‘rest of world’ are usually quite high, hence I seldom look to Zuneta.

    Victoriana looks lovely on your nails! 🙂 Did you buy All Hail the Queen (aka McQueen) by any chance? I would love to see an NOTD on that.

    • Lily

      Hey milktea, I didn’t get that 🙁 The other shade I got was Dosh which I will post soon. This free shipping promo was for purchases GBP30 and above, which really isn’t that hard to do! I usually make announcements like these (promos that I know of) on twitter and Facebook 🙂

  • Never tried Butter London before, but I hope it will come to Belgium soon! I’m not always a fan of blue np, but this one is gorgeous! I think it’s the glitters that won me over! I also looove your pictures!

    • Lily

      They’re not available here either, but isn’t great there’s online shopping? LOL! This one is a very unique shade and the glitters are not over the top. Oh, thanks for the compliment! Maybe I love this nail polish so much that I took hundreds of pictures… these are just the tip of the iceberg. Hahahah!

  • Petrina

    It Australia it’s A$12-14 on sale 🙂

    • Lily

      Really? Darn!! I got ripped off!! I got mine from the pharmacies, and there was no sale 🙁