Aug 062015

Butter London 10x PatentThese Butter London Patent Shine 10x nail polishes ($18 each) have been released for a while now, but I’ve finally had the nails to really test them out. Essentially, these are some of the leaders of the trend toward high-coverage, high-shine, long-wearing nail polishes that offer the convenience of a gel application without the equipment (or the difficulty of removal).  According to the line, this line offers:

1. Long-wear for up to 10 days
2. Shock absorbing & chip-resistant
3. Salon colour coverage
4. Gel-like cushion and superior shine
5. Fade-resistant colour
6. Formulated to smooth nails
7. Formulated to Strengthen nails
8. Prevents breakage and peeling
9. Visibly brighter, more radiant nails
10. No formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene

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These are available in a full range of shades at, SephoraUlta,, When Butter London sent me these four polishes for review, they included two additional sets of these four colors. I’m happy to give them away–just use the form, below. All photos are taken with two coats, no topcoat or base coat. What you see is what you’ll get.

Butter London Chat UpButter London Chat Up is a medium blue cream that has excellent coverage in two coast.

Butter London Her Majesty's RedButter London Her Majesty’s Red is a beautiful searing red. You can see some nail lines through this two-coat application, a third coat would have erased that.

Butter London Shop GirlButter London Shop Girl is a light cool opaque nude cream. Light colors are tough–usually I find that these are too sheer. In this case, Butter London Shop Girl hide my nail lines, applied smoothly and well in two coats. To me, this is an impressive feat. It’s rare to find an opaque light nude that applies this smoothly.  Although not as high-shine as the others, Shop Girl does give a soft shine.

butter london over the moon 2Butter London Over the Moon was my favorite of the group. This gray-green seaweed color is unusual, neutral and flattering. I’m going to love this during the winter. Overall, I love this Butter London formula. I’ve found the application easy (even in the wee hours of the morning, as I check through email). It’s durable, opaque and gorgeous. Excellent work!

If you’d like a chance to win a set of these four (4) polishes, please enter your comment/information in the form, below. I have two (2) sets that I’ll be giving away from this form. This is a very short time frame–the give-way period starts tonight at midnight and ends on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m (all times are Eastern). This give-away is limited to U.S. residents.

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In addition, note that Butter London Patent Shine 10x polishes are available in the full range of shades at, SephoraUlta,, and other Butter London sources. 

Affiliate links, and product was provided to Cafe Makeup for consideration for review. The give-away polishes were furnished by Butter London as well.

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  65 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers”

  1. I’ve recently discovered the wonders that are Butter London polishes. OMG soooo nice! Definitely an upgrade from my Essie ones. I didn’t know about the patent shine ones though. Will have to check them out.

  2. Wow, these are gorgeous colors! I especially like the chat up shade, as blue tones are my favorite for nail polish, but I can see why you like the over the moon color too. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. Chat Up is such a beautiful blue! I’m curious how they wear and last.

  4. My favorite is Over The Moon. How does it compare to Essie Sew Psyched?

  5. These colors are so pretty! I love butter polish so I’m excited to try these.

  6. Wow, that khaki grey green looks really unique and I will definitely have to go have a look at that one in store somewhere

  7. Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  8. I’m not sure if my entry “took”, but just wanted to say I’ve always been very pleased with Butter London polishes! Great colors and smooth application – I take the colors I have to my manicurist for her to apply (spoiled rotten, I am!).

  9. Shop girl and over the moon are my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy Friday,

  10. look great! thanks for the giveaway.

  11. That “Over the Moon” is such a pretty, unusual shade. Great giveaway!

  12. These colors are so beautiful- makes me excited for fall !! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Great giveaway. Reminds me I need to tend to my nails. They are a wreck. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Hello! 🙂
    Thanks for the super lovely giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Hello 🙂

    I’m so in love with these polishes. The colors are gorgeous and that shine… perfect!

  16. Hello!

  17. While the polishes I tend to wear are usually a bit more neutral, the colors you’ve swatched look really intriguing. Plus I’m for anything that resists chipping.

  18. I’ve always heard great reviews about Butter London nail polishes, but I have yet to try any!

  19. hello!

  20. These look awesome.

  21. Look good!

  22. Today I got got my second pedicure using “Pink Knickers.” Pink Knickers is such a fun, summery color and it stayed looking good- and shiny – FOREVER!
    This set of 4 colors is such a great selection. I love all 4 colors. Pick meeee…..pick meee…! 😉

  23. Thanks for the chance! I love this blog.

  24. On the lookout for a new polish color, and these look lovely.

  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I totally love butter London base and top coat. Haven’t tried their colors yet

  27. Hello!

  28. Ooh, I love Chat Up!

  29. Hello!
    These nail polishes are gorgeous.

  30. Never tried their polishes – can you believe i!?!
    They are definitely on my radar!

  31. I love Butter London! I don’t always wear nail polish, I don’t have that many. But the few Butter Londons that I have are the best in my collection. Thank you for doing this giveaway 🙂

  32. Oh so pretty and shiney! And wears for how many days? I’m forever looking for the longest wearing polish I can find- I’m really lazy about changing my nail polish. Nice giveaway- Thanks!

  33. Beautiful colors! Thank you for the give away!

  34. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  35. Her Majesty’s Red and Over The Moon look gorgeous!

  36. Wow! Pretty nice for just two coats. I have Butter base and top coats I use regularly.

  37. Interesting shades! I’m really hard on my hands so I would be curious to test the longevity of these polishes.
    I really enjoyed your recent Paris posts and will definitely refer to them on my next visit.

  38. OMG I love the colors! “HELLO”!!!!

  39. Hello, great giveaway, I love Shop Girl.

  40. I’m LOVING these!! Her Majesty’s Red is simply stunning!!! Butter London always kills it! Gorgeous!

  41. The nude and the gray are absolutely stunning!

  42. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Thanks for the giveaway! I have problems with my finger nail polish flaking quickly, so this lacquer line sounds like a great solution. My favorite of all the colors would probably be Ta-Ta! and my favorite of the ones you wore was Over the Moon (same as you.)

  44. Hello! The colors of this polish are beautiful!

  45. Hello — you have terrific looking nails!

  46. I am a huge fan of Butter London! I can’t wait to try this new formula.

  47. Wow, apart from the fact there are some gorgeous colors, these have some amazing claims too. I’m particularly intrigued by the “gel-like cushion and superior shine” and “fade-resistant color”. Also it would be amazing to have a polish that’s actually formulated to smooth and strengthen AND give visibly brighter, more radiant nails. Could any of this actually be real!? lol Nonetheless, very pretty line.

  48. Love the red! Such a pretty color.

  49. Those look lovely! I’m impressed shop girl went on so well as good nudes are hard to find–I hate having to spend time on many coats. And Over the Moon is just so unique! I can definitely see it becoming a fall staple.

  50. Hello! Happy Sunday and I hope it’s been a relaxing one for everyone.

  51. Why hello! I love butter london polishes! So pretty!

  52. Hi!! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Thank you so much for the chance 🙂

  53. I love these colors, they are so pretty. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  54. Over The Moon may be my fave.

  55. hello, I love butter these london polish colors ! Have a great weekend, thanks for the giveaway !

  56. Hi! Such an awesome giveaway and website!

  57. Thank you for the chance!! (:

  58. I love taupe nail polish colors and Over the Moon comes pretty close.. rather is even better than that owing to its mossy green tinge.

  59. Hi, what an awesome giveaway. I love those colors. Amazing!

  60. Hello and thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

  61. Hello! Shop girl looks so beautiful!! Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway!

  62. Hi! These colors are beautiful!

  63. Heeelllloooooo!!! 🙂 Butter London is such a cool company, and their polishes are absolutely quality. I’ve been impressed with every lacquer I’ve gotten from them (I have 5 now!), and I think Dodgy Barnett is my go-to favorite. Crossing my (Butter London manicured) fingers for this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. <3

  64. Hello, enjoy the 2 patent shines i have. Thanks for the chance to try others.

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