Butter London spring polish picks

The last few days of sunshine have got me feeling all spring like, and after wearing OPI’s Black Cherry Chutney polish for the last week, my nails are in need of brightening up!

Butter London are an English brand that make a wide range cruelty-free nail polishes, all with their trusty 3-free formula. I’ve picked out a few shades* that I think will brighten up any nails and would lovely worn alone, or all together in a nail art design.

Butter London nail polishes

Butter London nail polish swatches

Top of the list is Fiver, a fresh mint green that will work with almost any skin tone. It goes on opaque and streak free in two coats (something which is quite hard to get from a pastel green polish) and dries quickly to a high shine finish.

Molly Coddles is a pastel lavender shade, which when paired with Fiver reminds me a bit of an alternative mint humbug colour combination. Again, it only needs two coats to be fully opaque and is super easy to apply using Butter London’s medium width brush.

Now, my last choice might not be a pastel, but I love a hot pink nail polish and this one really lives up to expectations. Primrose Hill Picnic is a blue based bright pink and really only needs one thick, or two thin coats. I’ve got lots of polishes in similar shades, but couldn't resist adding one more to my collection!

The only downside for me is that I don’t find that Butter London polishes last as well as some other brands. I chip polish quite easily, but only got 2 days out of any of these before I needed to remove it and start again. That’s not a massive issue for me as I change my nail polish a lot, but they wouldn't be the brand I’d choose if I was going away and needed it to last.

Butter London polishes are £12 each, so are at the top price point, but have some gorgeous shades to choose from. You can see a wider range online from The Hut, or in store if you’re near a large Boots.

What do you think of Butter London? What’s your favourite shade for spring?

*PR samples


  1. They are all very pretty! I love the Butter London range with their cheeky names :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. Perfect spring colours xx

  3. They are all really pretty and love the names x

  4. Those really are the perfect spring colors!!!! :)

  5. These are such gorgeous shades, especially love Fiver! Shame they chip quite easily though.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  6. Primrose Hill Picnic looks gorgeous! It's a shame about the chipping as they're so expensive :(
    xxElise - www.elisedopson.com

  7. These shades are flippin' gorgeous! I'm getting excited about bright summer nails xx

  8. All three shades are gorgeous. I would have to say Molly Coddles is my stand out favourite

  9. I love Fiver and I was thinking of buying it but I bought an OPI one which I think is similar but I might get it anyway, for review purposes of course haha ;) xx

  10. I have a shade called Kerfuffle which is another gorgeous shade for spring! (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  11. i love butter london .
    these swatches look lovely , i love the hot pink one :)
    Melissa | TheInkedBlonde


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