4.05.2017

butter LONDON Refresh Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Collection Swatches + Review

I rarely buy butter LONDON polishes because they never release mini sets, so when I spotted this ultra-adorbs Refresh Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Collection quartet, I had to grab it. TBH, none of these colors supercalifragi grabbed me once on the nail, but the formula was dynamite, and I think that some of you may really enjoy the shade offerings - whether you wear them now {spring / summer} or later {fall / winter}. Let's get to the swatches!

Pink Icing is a Mauve Nude Pink Creme. I'll just say it...this one was such a letdown for me. Don't get me wrong, the formula was amazing {just shy of a OCW}, but the color! I don't dig pinks to begin with; but based on the name, and the warm weather season, I thought this would be brighter {like a baby pink}, but IMO it's just. so. boring. Yes, it's pretty; but it leans more towards the nudey/mauvey nail family which feels too business and not enough beach. Tossing this one. This is 2 coats.


Periscope is a Smoky Charcoal Silver Metallic. Y'all know that I'm not the biggest fan of metallic nail colors; but I have to admit that Periscope is pretty. Groundbreaking, no; but it came into my life right when stormy weather was abound, and it just. felt. perfect. Periscope has the tiniest hint of an olive undertone that really comes out if you're wearing any shade of green; but really isn't discernible otherwise. The formula here is fantastic - a little sheer on the first coat, but it builds beautifully to create an almost mirror-like effect {exactly what you want from cheap hair extensions too!; plus it's v user-friendly. This is 2 coats.


Greenery is a Yellow Green Creme. If you're looking for a unique bright for an upcoming summer vacay, or just to celebrate the season, then Greenery was basically made for you. The formula here is fabulous - a little thin, but v quick to build and easy to work with. I did find that it left behind quite a bit of yellow/green staining, which I wasn't thrilled about. In fact, I would call it a dealbreaker because no one wants their nails to be stained a yellow/green shade. Bye. This is 2 coats.


Nimbus Cloud is a White Grey Creme. You know what I L-O-V-E about this one? The name! It totes makes me think of Harry Potter and the prized Nimbus 2000 broomstick! Aaaanyway...meet my favoritefavoritefavorite shade from the collection. You babes all know how much I love my whites during the spring and summer months, and while Nimbus Cloud isn't your everyday stark white, it definitely has enough of a white tone to it to make me love it! The formula here is so fantastic! This right here is a light shade ladies, but it was opaque, rich, and creamy from coat one and required v little to build to this gorgeous hue! This is 2 coats.


AVAILABILITY: ULTA and Nordstrom.

PRICE: $19.00 for the 4PC Mini Set; or $10.00 per each full-size bottle.


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8 comments

ellie said...

I do love their formula. I've only had a more winter color of gray in the past. Wonderful review!

ivy said...

Love the green! Some interesting colors. Wonderful white, too. Sweet review!

Couture Carrie said...

Loving Greenery!

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The Fashion Folks said...

I kind of love all of these shades, but I mean, can we talk about greenery? Hahah I bought that shade a few weeks ago but haven't dared to painted them yet. Gosh, perhaps this weekend? Can't decide if I love or hate it! Xx

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Janet Taylor said...

Love them all!

Experiências e Constatações said...

I really loved the pink and the metallic one :)

Valerie Price said...

I love these nail polishes...the colors are so much fun!

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Smile, Snap, Sparkle said...

I've been away for a few weeks but I'm back again! :) Aaaah I love the metallic one, it's sooo pretty! Hope you're having a great week dear! xx

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