Having heard a lot about Butter LONDON polishes I have always been keen to try them but without seeing them in the flesh, it's always tricky on trying to decide on a shade. I know that is why we have blogs and why so many of us do what we do but I still prefer looking at polish in the flesh before picking it up because shades and colours can be so deceiving on a computer screen.
After asking around amongst friends and Twitter, I found that I wasn't the only one that felt that way and especially when it came to buying a more pricier nail polish than your average £2.99 Barry M number.
However, it seems that Butter LONDON have heard the cries of their fans and (finally!) launched in Boots stores nationwide as well as online for those of you who can't get to a store. They've also launched a colour that is exclusive to Boots called 'Posh Bird' and definitely is an eye catching polish...
The purple-grey-metallic hybrid is a pretty shade but not one that I would get the most use out of during summer. The warmer weather and random bursts of sunshine have me reaching for my obnoxiously bright nail polish shades rather than my greys and beiges.
Consistency-wise, it was perfect. Two coats, non streaky and quick drying. What more could a girl want from a polish? Longevity.
This is where it lacked ever so slightly because I started noticing tip wear after a day, although it wasn't a massive problem. I'm very anal when it comes to nail polishes and as soon as I see the whites of my nails poking through, it's time for a new paint job. I would have liked to have gotten at least two or three days out of 'Posh Bird' but it might just be me and my dodgy nails.
'Posh Bird' and all other Butter LONDON 3-Free Nail Lacquers are available at Boots online and large Boots stores nationwide for £14.00 each.
Personally, I find £14.00 for a polish a little steep and I'm sure the average Boots customer might bypass the stand to find a cheaper alternative but at least, if you do purchase Butter LONDON from Boots, you'll get the Advantage Card points. Silver lining and all that!
What do you lot think? Is £14.00 for a polish a bit OTT or is it just me?
I'm sure I'll end up picking up a Butter LONDON polish on my next trip to Boots because they have some nice colours but I will definitely be looking for a cheaper alternative first.