Respect The Stash: butterLONDON2:43 PM
It's time for another edition of Respect The Stache!! Today's post is about one of my all time favorite brands. They're 3Free, cruelty free, vegan, US based and have awesome names! Plus they apply like butter, last ages and play very nicely with my Seche Vite. Have you guessed the brand yet? Here's one last hint for you: they are Seattle based but have a British founder. Still haven't gotten it?
I LOVE this brand and I can still remember my very first two: Dosh and Victoriana! Of course, lovely and fabulous as they are butter LONDON's do have a slightly higher price level than most of the polishes I buy: $14 a pop. So I haven't amassed quite as many as some other brands! But it's coming along rather nicely if I do say so! So here we go....I've broken these down by collection to make it a little easier for you to see! :)
We'll start with the Spring/Summer of 2009 Collection called Fashionista’s Favourites. I'm missing one from this collection (Blowing Raspberry's) but I have the other four. They are: Cheeky Chops, Artful Dodger, The Old Bill and Muggins.
Moving forward to Fall of 2009 we have Rosie Lee, Scoundrel and British Racing Green. The other two in this collection were Minger and Pearly Queen, neither of which really interests me. These collections seemed a little mismatched in the beginning. But I digress.
Spring of 2010 was the Jelly Collection. I have one of those and I threw it in a picture with some other randoms so here we have Fall of 2010. This one was very designer influenced. It had Bumster (which I don't own) and All Hail McQueen which were nods to the late Alexander McQueen. Sometime later All Hail McQueen was re-dubbed All Hail THE Queen and that's the version I have. It also had Victoriana, which is pictured on the far left and which was a nod to vintage British fashion and Marrow (to the far right) which was a collaboration with Vena Cava's designers.
Spring of 2011 gave us some pastels and brights! The collection had Hen Party (which I don't have), Teddy Girl, Dosh, Blagger, and Lady Muck. All gorgeous shades!
Fall of 2011 ushered in some cool metallic and shimmery shades. I have the entire collection of those: Knee's Up, No More Waity, Katie, Wallis, Bluey and Toff.
So that brings us to Spring of 2012!! I'm sure most of you will recognize these colors!! We have Bossy Boots, Knackered, Disco Biscuit, Trout Pout and Slapper. I LOVE Bossy Boots. It was my favorite of these. Knackered let me down and Disco Biscuit was a little finicky. :/
Fall of 2012 gave us some sparklies and holographics! The first from butter LONDON. We have: Gobsmacked, Lovely Jubbly, Dodgy Barnett, Trustafarian and Shag.
There are two Holiday Collections from butter LONDON. This is 2011's. It had Tart With a Heart, The Black Knight and a pinkish metallic called Fairy Lights which I didn't purchase. I have a China Glaze which is a near exact dupe.
Then there's the 2012 collection which had six colors. I skipped Shambolic and Fairy Cake and picked up: Fiddlesticks, Scallywag, Jack The Lad, and Scuppered.
Then we have some randoms:
The first row in this group is special edition or limited release polishes. My one Jelly is up first and it's Chuffed. Then we have Two Fingered Salute which is a Nordstrom specific polish. Then there's Scouse, a Dillard's release. Last we have Lillibet's Jubilee. Released for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee it has since been discontinued and is slowly becoming harder to find. The bottom row was a special release for Goop. It has Hampstead Heath, Bread & Butter Pudding and Abso-bloody-lutely.
Some more sort of random colors, these are all core as far as I know. We have: Big Smoke, Aston and Branwen's Feather. Then on the end I have Fishwife which is an online exclusive. It should have been in the last picture but I sort of forgot. :/
Some glitters! West End Wonderland, Chancer, Henley Regatta and then a metallic: Diamond Geezer.
And finally, some core cremes. Starting from the top left: Queen Vic Pillarbox Red, Primrose Hill Picnic, Saucy Jack, LaMoss, Tea With The Queen and then the one off to the side is Jaffa.
Total Count: 57
My bL's currently reside with my Deborah Lippmann's. I also have their top coats but I haven't tried the shiny one yet. The matte is comparable to Essie Matte About You.
How many butter LONDON's do you have? What's your favorite?