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 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!