Butter London Nail Lacquer Swatches

During the holidays, I seized upon the opportunity to acquire a few BL polishes at a discount. Up until now, I didn’t own any Butter London polishes. I came close to obtaining Stroppy once, but at $14 I couldn’t convince myself that one nail polish was worth all that money.

Stroppy is worth $14. But it was either buy the polish and walk home, or not buy it and take the subway. Have you ever attempted to traverse NYC streets? The polish had to wait.

Getting back to the matter at hand. Here are the shades I bought.





Scuppered is a glimmery bronze-gold with green and gold flecks.





Jack the Lad:

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Jack the Lad is a darkened emerald green with lots of green shimmer flecks.











Crumpet is a soft, yellow-toned beige creme. It’s a nice neutral for my tanned skin.




The Black Knight:




The Black Knight is a real showstopper. A black base infused with purple, pink, blue, gold and red glitter, this one is worth the full price I paid for it.



black knight







Brummie is kind of an oddity to me. It looks vibrant and fab in the bottle, but dries down matte and kinda unremarkable on my nails. I don’t dislike it, it’s just that I’ve never dealt with a polish like this before. I’ll wait and see if it grows on me.

I looked up some of the unfamiliar names:

Brummie: an informal term for the residents, accent and dialect of Birmingham, UK.
Scuppered: to overwhelm and destroy or to defeat.
Jack the Lad: Urban Dictionary says it’s a term for a male who thinks he’s a bad boy. Cambridge Dictionaries says it’s ย a young man who behaves in a very confident way.
Crumpet: a griddle cake made from flour and yeast.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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6 Responses to Butter London Nail Lacquer Swatches

  1. Debra says:

    You’d never heard of a crumpet before? They’re delicious! Especially if you eat them with honey or jam, some even go for maple syrup. Lovely polishes too. It’s so awesome finding a bargain. For what it’s worth I would’ve got the subway too, haha.
    Hope you have a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

    • I have, but I thought I’d put it in for my readers who aren’t familiar with them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad I have a subway buddy. Thanks for stopping by The Makeup Train! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. lastcontrast says:

    Crumpets are my winter go-to comfort food. Nomnom ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. sylirael says:

    I have The Black Kinght too! I is indeed very pretty. Have you tried Come to Bed Red? It’s a gorgeous red that basically applies itself!

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