Butter London Summer Holiday 2013 Collection – Swatches & Review

So if you’re Australian (or live anywhere in the Southern hemisphere really) the name of this collection might deceive you, particularly as I’m posting it now, in the middle of summer… But the Summer Holiday 2013 collection from Butter London is actually quite a few months old because it corresponds to Northern hemisphere seasons. I know that’s fairly obvious but I just wanted to clarify that first, just in case! Here in Australia we take a looong time to get new collections…

This collection consists of 6 polishes with a variety of finishes – a glitter, a chrome, a creme and 3 shimmers.

Bit Faker is a bronze glitter, made up of various shades of copper and gold. It’s a very dense, eye-catching glitter, and it’s opaque in just 2 coats! These swatches are with top coat.

Butter London Bit Faker swatch Butter London Bit Faker swatch

Sun Baker is a deep orange rust coloured shimmer. It has a jelly-ish consistency which makes it appear deeper than normal shimmers. This is 2 coats.

Butter London Sun Baker swatch Butter London Sun Baker swatch

Champers is a pale silvery rose gold shimmer. This is the sheerest out of this collection, and required 3 coats for full opacity. It also has a less smooth-looking finish compared to the other shimmers.

Butter London Champers swatch Butter London Champers swatch

Bobby Dazzler is an amazing one-coater silver chrome. As chromes tend to be, it’s a little brush-strokey, but I’m willing to overlook that for it’s amazing opacity. This is my go-to silver polish for nail art. I’m sure it would also be fantastic for stamping, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Butter London Bobby Dazzler swatch Butter London Bobby Dazzler swatch

Marbs is a gold shimmer with a silver tone running through it, and is also awesome for nail art. This is 2 coats.

Butter London Marbs swatch Butter London Marbs swatch

Poole is definitely an odd addition to this collection. While all the other colours are based on a metallic theme, Poole is a dusty turquoise creme. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact colour – in some lights it looks much more blue, in others more green, and sometimes brighter or dustier. All I can say for sure is that it’s a beautiful colour (although I am a sucker for these Tiffany blue sort of colours). This is 3 coats.

Butter London Poole swatch Butter London Poole swatch

As a collection, the Butter London Summer 2013 collection isn’t particularly groundbreaking in any way, but Bobby Dazzler, Marbs and Poole have become the most used Butter Londons in my stash.