Monday, March 27, 2017

#ManiMonday: butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in English Lavender

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It's been awhile since I posted a #ManiMonday! And it's not that I haven't been painting my nails, because I have been ... but I haven't necessarily been super inspired by any of the colors I've been using recently, either. Well, that changed the moment I unearthed my bottle of butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in English Lavender.

I'm always a major lavender nail polish fan, and this gorgeous butter LONDON shade does not disappoint. This is a true lavender in every sense of the word -- light, pastel and super pretty. It's the perfect spring shade (or eternal summer shade, as I've discovered I can always wear these types of colors in LA).

The formula of the butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers is undeniably better than the regular polishes from the line. I've found over the years that the regular butter LONDON polishes chip really easily -- sometimes within a day, even with base coat and top coat. But with two coats of this polish? It lasts for a week with almost no chipping! Seriously, I painted my nails with this color last Tuesday and it's still going strong -- not even a smidgen of tip wear!

I also love that this polish applies smoothly and evenly. One coat is almost enough for full coverage, but I applied two for maximum impact and sealed it with top coat -- though it's actually fairly glossy on its own. The entire butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer collection boasts, as you might imagine, 10 benefits, which I believe contribute to its long-lasting wear and its opaque and glossy finish. These benefits are:

1) Up to 10 day wear
2) Chip resistant with Shock Resistant Polymer Technology
3) Full color coverage with a dense curved brush applicator (I really love this brush -- it does hug the nails and coats each one accurately and precisely)
4) Gel-like cushion finish and shine with radiant curing to harden and dry in natural light
5) Fade resistant with UV absorbers
6) Protects the nails with bamboo extract
7) Smooths the nails (also with bamboo extract)
8) Strengthens the nails and prevents breakage and peeling
9) Brightens with Diamond Powder
10) 8 Free: butter LONDON does not add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas

The end result? Gorgeous, spring-ready nails in a beautiful shade of lavender. Lovely in lavender? Yes please!

butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in English Lavender retails for $18 at


  1. Nice to know these work so well! I've only tried the regular line.

  2. So pretty! Love lavender shades for spring ❤

  3. Lovely purple! And the Patent Shine line is great.

  4. Lavender is such a stunning color!

  5. I absolutely LOVE lavender, and this polish is perfect!

  6. I like the Patent Shine line and this is a beautiful shade!

  7. What a pretty lavender! Perfect for Spring/Summer!

  8. I just have one Of the Patent Shine and I love it. I'll have to pull it out now that the weather is warmer.

  9. It really lives up to the Shine part of it's name, doesn't it? really pretty

  10. Lovely shade for Easter time and for Spring time! Seems like a very good nail polish according to the benefits that was mentioned. Impressive!

  11. I haven't tried this range from them, but I LOVE that shade!