Friday, November 4, 2011

butter LONDON Artful Dodger

Butter London has definitely become my guilty pleasure polish. It is a brand that really is out of my price range, but I keep going back. I really love their color selection. Butter London has some type of hold over me. I do have a problem with Butter London though...for every few amazing near perfect polishes they put out there is one that comes out that just fails. I don't mean it fails color wise it fails formula wise. This is the story of Artful Dodger.


Artful Dodger
 

Artful Dodger is a dusty aqua-blue creme.

This is great shade that is super shiny and glossy looking. The problem with this is chipped within 24 hours for me. I don't mean small chips. These were massive chips. I put it on one night, and the next morning I got in the shower and I came out with huge ugly chips on my nails. I redid my nails again, and within hours chip central.

Sure, I could chalk it up to the shower. I could also say, maybe my base coat and top coat didn't work well with this polish. These are excuses I would be comfortable with if I paid $3-$8 for a polish. These are not acceptable acceptable excuses for a $14 polish. I should not have to adjust my life or my nail polish routine for a $14 polish to work. It's really annoying and it ticks me off. I've had problems with other Butter London polishes like No More Waity, Kaite and Big Smoke...

...Yet, I keep going back for more. I'm brainwashed by Butter London! Nah, it's just hard to completely write them off when some of their polishes have amazing formulation. Butter London Wallis I wore for a whole week and by day 8 I just had a tiny chip. It's frustrating, because I love the brand, but it irritates me as well. A polish that expensive should not have issues!

Butter London get it right!

Happy Friday!

11 comments:

  1. Aw too bad for the chipping.  It's super pretty though :)

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  2. I've never really been drawn to Butter London for some reason.  And too bad about the chipping - paying more for a polish should mean that you get more for your money.  It is a pretty color, though.

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  3. Sad that it chipped out that quickly! I wouldn't want to pay that much for a nail polish who has a bad formula like this one:)

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  4. GreeneyespinknailsNovember 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    This is lovely; it looks great with your skintone!

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  5. I have a ton of hit and miss with Butter London polishes. I got sucked in with Waity Katie with all the hype over it - my bottle was a stringy, sticky mess even with thinner. I also have had some messes with chipping too on creams and a frost/metallic red (Knees Up). Over all I have decided no more Butter for me. It's hit me with bad formulas more than 60% of the time. At that price point, I expect what say a DL polish can deliver. Colors look interesting with Butter but it's just not been quality there for me at all. I have to just look away despite a fun shade that might catch my eye.

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  6. such a great color! :) 

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  7. I read things like this about Butter London a lot, and it sucks. What you said, paying this much and not being sure about quality isn't right.

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  8. I had major chipping issues with No More Waity Katie also, but I wore bL's Queen Vic (a cranberry color) for 4 days with barely any tip wear! Sorry to hear that Artful Dodger has issues...I have a few more that I bought from Ulta during the BOGO sale a while back, hopefully they won't be chiptastic like this one :(

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  9. Oh, I meant to say that your swatch of AD is beautiful, though!

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  10. OUCH.  So sorry it chipped like cray-cray.  :/  Such a pretty color though, what a shame.

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  11. I didn't have the chipping issue that you had, but I did notice that the formula wasn't that great. :/ It was streaky and a lil hard to work with. I had no issues with Scoundrel, so I'm disappointed I had issues with this polish since it's a nice color. Maybe if I add some nail polish thinner it might help, but maybe not....

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