Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Butter London Pitter Patter nail lacquer review + comparison swatches



        In anticipation of Prince William and Duchess Kate's royal baby-to-be, Butter London has created a special limited edition lacquer. (Can you believe the baby is due in July? I can hardly wait!) Butter London Pitter Patter nail lacquer is, of course, a royal purple. I had a chance to sample Pitter Patter courtesy of Butter London and I'm excited to share my review and swatches with you today!


         Butter London Pitter Patter is a deep royal purple with subtle shimmer. The shimmer is more evident on my nails than on my nail wheel. I've made a few comparison swatches below so you can get a better idea of the color. Revlon Plum Night is a creme that is much darker than Pitter Patter. Sephora by OPI Just A Little Dangerous is similar, but slightly lighter and has a pinch more shimmer, as you can see below. Butter London Pitter Patter is slightly darker and bluer than NARS Purple Rain. They are similar, but Purple Rain has considerably more shimmer (especially red toned shimmer) and is much flashier on nails. OPI Tease-y Does It is a blacker and redder purple than Pitter Patter; it has much larger shimmer particles. The formula is smooth and level, as typical of Butter London polishes. Two coats did the trick.


          Butter London Pitter Patter nail lacquer ($15) is a posh purple that would make a great addition to any polish lover's collection. I love how chic the subtle shimmer is; it's just enough to create an eye-catching glint in bright sunshine, while putting out a mysterious, secret shimmer indoors. If you're excited about Pitter Patter, be sure to pick one up soon; it's limited edition and is sure to disappear quickly, if Butter London's previous "royal" offerings are any indication! Butter London Pitter Patter can be purchased from Butter London.

        Thanks for reading! What do you think of Butter London Pitter Patter? Are you excited for the royal baby? What's your favorite purple polish?

Love, Dovey.
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23 comments:

  1. Pretty! I love purple polishes! For the moment I'm really looking forward to Chanel Taboo becoming available here. That'll probably be my best purple ever!

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    1. Hi Sunny, Thanks! I'm really loving Pitter Patter at the moment (and Chanel Taboo is amazing too!)

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  2. Gorgeous! I have a huge crush on deeply brooding shades, and I can't wait for A) the real pitter-patter of royal baby feet and B) to swatch this beauty as well (which should be within the next couple of days!) - thank you for such fabulous comparison swatches, Dovey!

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    1. Hi Eugenia, Thank you!! I really love how Pitter Patter strikes a nice balance between dark and giving us a little flash of light now and then. Can't wait to see your review :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, Dovey, this color is absolutely beautiful! I don't own many Butter London polishes but I definitely think I'll need to add this one to my collection :)

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    1. Hi Tiffany, Thank you!! I think so too --- I'm really liking the color as well as the backstory :)

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  4. Very pretty - I'm a sucker for purple polishes...well any polish really haha

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    1. Hi Lexi, Thank you! I'm with you on the 'any polish' statement ;-)

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  5. Oh, this one is just so lovely! You are right about the subtle shimmers, it's very pretty but sophisticated, love it!

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    1. Hi Teri, Thank you so much!

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  6. This is so gorgeous! Sophisticated, subtle, and vampy, simultaneously. I don't know what it has to do with a royal bebe, but it's a smokin' polish with an adorable name, just the same :)

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    1. HI Liesl, I love your description! Definitely not a typical baby color, but a gorgeous one nonetheless!

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  7. Wow! Love that purple. Very modern and sophisticated.

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    1. Hi Meladerm, Thanks! Me too :)

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  8. Purple is my favorite. The subtle glimmer and the shade is right up my alley. L-O-V-E-I-T-!

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    1. Hi Cilea, Pitter Patter will definitely strike a chord with purple lovers --- I love the depth!

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  9. I'm usually not into purple, but I surprised myself by falling in love with Chanel Taboo! This is a really lovely inky shade. I'm not sure I would associate it with babies, haha, but it's still gorgeous!

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    1. HI Larie, Thank you!! I don't wear medium purples often either, but I really enjoy dark purples like this! (Chanel Taboo looks amazing too!!)

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  10. Hi Dovey, I like purples but I am not wearing them that often. From your beautiful comparison swatches, I really like Nars purple rain! That's not the first time I am eyeing a nars nail polish from your swatches, I think it is time to finally get one or two ;) I have like three Butter London nail polishes left (I gave some away, I have way to many nail polishes, lol). / CLaire xxx

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  11. It's pretty! I usually don't get all excited over purples, but this one is so deep and rich, wawies! :-)

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  12. Amazing - I don't have any of these shades! And I once considered myself a huge purple lover.

    I like BL's royal theme. They need to make a polish for William and there can be a polish for everyone in that immediate family. :)

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  13. Very pretty! Reminds me of Deborah Lippmann's Private Dancer though I think this one may be slight darker. I swear, Butter London could do no wrong! Love! xo

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  14. Thats a lovely shade and Butter London do have a nice formula :)

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