Sunday, June 23, 2013

Butter London The Royals collection review + comparison swatches

        I have a royally exciting trio of nail lacquers to share with you today! The Butter London The Royals Collection is a limited edition trio of the brand's popular British royalty-inspired colors. The set includes Butter London Pitter Patter which is currently available, as well as two iconic limited edition colors: Butter London No More Waity Katie and Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee, which were re-released just for this special set. I've been delighting in all three nail lacquers courtesy of Butter London, and have a review and swatches for you below!

Butter London Pitter Patter
         If you've noticed, all three polishes are purple! This is no coincidence. Purple has been associated with wealth and royalty for centuries. This was partially due to the difficulty and cost of producing purple dye in the old days. (Fortunately for purple lovers, it's become much more accessible since then!) Butter London Pitter Patter (see my review and comparison swatches here), the newest color of the three, is a deep aubergine nail lacquer with subtle shimmer. It was just released in honor of the the royal baby-to-be!

Butter London No More Waity, Katie
         Butter London No More Waity Katie (above) is a really cool grey lilac nail polish with glass flecks; it's semi-sheer, but I've built up the color above with a couple more layers so that you can better appreciate it. This very popular color was formulated in honor of Kate Middleton's marriage to Prince William. Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee (below) is a beautiful lavender silver foil nail lacquer. This polish was created in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee!

Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee
         I've made some comparison swatches below so that you can get a better idea of the colors in the Butter London The Royals collection. Butter London No More Waity Katie is lighter and greyer than China Glaze Jungle Queen (see review and swatches here). Butter London Pitter Patter is quite similar to NARS Purple Rain nail polish, however it has less red and the shimmer is more subtle. Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee appears to be silver when worn alone, however you can appreciate its lilac undertones when compared to SpaRitual Silver (reviewed here), a blue-leaning silver.

       The Butter London The Royals Collection ($39) is a gorgeous set of nail polishes that commemorates important milestones in contemporary British Royal history. It's a trio that both royal enthusiasts and purple polish fans will love. For those interested in the Butter London The Royals Collection, the limited edition trio is available online at Butter London.

       Thanks for reading! Are you a purple polish person? Which of the Butter London 'The Royals' polishes catches your eye?

Love, Dovey.

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  1. Oh I'm totally a purple nail polish person! Pitter Patter is my favorite, but it's so similar to some nail polishes I own (China Glaze Let's Groove, Chanel Taboo) so I might pass!

  2. i like purple! i always thought about no more waity katie, i'm so putting that back on my list!!

    1. Hi Joyce, I've glad they brought No More Waity, Katie back too!

  3. Pitter Patter is gorgeous! Love it... I have to say that No More Waity, Katie is a classic Butter London shade. I still go back to it time and time again. I either use it on its own or as a top coat. The only drawback is that it's quite delicate with all the glitter and tends to chip more quickly than the creamy versions of Butter London polish.

  4. AnonymousJune 24, 2013

    I have No More Waity Katie and love it! All three of these shades are really great and it would make a great royal set to have for sure!

  5. WOW I want that deep purple color!!!! Ah!
    Pitter Patter is such a cute name.....MUST. GET.

  6. I have tried few butter london polishes and I must say I am not really impressed with their formula. I don't reallyget it why they are expensive.. I find Sally hansen or essie polishes way better and they stay longer on my nails..
    But Pitter patter is such a beautiful color!


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