Butter London Nail Polish Lillibet’s Jubilee

Lots of people asking about the polish that I’m wearing in the Teen Skincare Guide video; it’s Lillibet’s Jubilee from Butter London. Not a shade I would usually go for, admittedly, but I wanted to jazz up my very boring outfit that day! The silvery polish (no real trace of lilac, though it looks lilac in the bottle) added a bit of shine and interest to my gloomy grey jumper and plain jeans.

The Butter formulas are amazing – I definitely want to try a nude from the range. The formula glides on beautifully – not too thick and gloopy, but substantial enough to give a good covering on the very first coat. The polish is free from nasties and has a superb finish. At least, this one does! I’ll keep you updated on any further experimentation…

To see the polish “in action”, take a look at the Teen Skincare video here.


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  1. MakeUpNaive
    June 24, 2012 / 6:37 am

    Finally i found your blog again! My laptop had a virus and it literally erased everything that i forgot the name of your blog! I was really looking forward to your collaboration with Goss. Did it commenced already? I have a month of catching up to do with your blog!

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 12:00 pm

      No, we haven’t got it sorted yet! And sorry, but HOW could you forget the name?! ; (

  2. June 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

    this is the most beautidul sparkly polish…I think I´ buy it…;)

  3. June 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

    beautidul yeah exactly. beautiful…there we go. ;D

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 11:59 am

      Hee hee! xx

  4. June 24, 2012 / 7:40 am

    This is so beautiful! I like that it’ll go with a lot, but it’s still so pretty and interesting! I haven’t tried any Butter London polishes yet, but from what I’ve seen they always come out with such gorgeous, unique shades. A definite must-try for me!

  5. Maggie
    June 24, 2012 / 7:51 am

    Hi Ruth. What kind of nasties should we be looking out for in nail polishes? I’m a polish addict and I know nothing about this so any guidance much appreciated! Mxox

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 11:58 am

      Formaldehyde, though actually this one’s contentious because the chemical changes somehow and (as far as I know) becomes safe when it’s in the formula… Then Toluene and DBP. As with all chemicals in cosmetics, there are two sides to the story. Some consider these chemicals to be safe, others don’t. Personally, I just tend to use what works for me, but I always point out when something is “such and such” free, for those who like to make an informed choice! xx

      • Maggie
        June 24, 2012 / 2:54 pm

        Thanks, Ruth! So good to know what to check for. I’m picturing you typing that in your lab coat :) v impressive knowledge.

  6. June 24, 2012 / 10:45 am

    I’m a fan of the Butter brand. I came across them at Whole Foods in Kensington late last year. I fell in love with Chancer, which adds a lovely, glittery, enduring red top coat when combined with a plain red underneath. I rewarded myself with a bottle of it when I got my first contract in aeons, that and a bag of fried chips : ) That was a good day.

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 11:55 am

      Oooh. Fried chips. Now that’s what I need for this hangover! x

  7. June 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

    Love the name of this, in true Butter London style, brilliant. Love the formula of the one BL I have and really want Trout Pout now too. x

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 1:49 pm

      Ha! Love the name, going to look that up now! xx

    • Claire
      June 24, 2012 / 4:03 pm

      I love Trout Pout! its like a cross between a pastel and a neon, that sounds like an oxymoron but its the best description I can come up with! I’m going to Bali on Tuesday and I’m going to wear it to get me in the mood for tropical sunsets!

      • Ruth
        June 24, 2012 / 10:02 pm

        Another for my list, then! x

  8. shelley
    June 24, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    I’ll bet that bottle of polish would’ve looked great held between Mr. Bear’s little (?!?) furry paws! Not that there’s anything with your little manicured paws, either!

  9. Kat
    June 24, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Please would you do a feature on your favorite black leather jackets and how you wear them. I bought one after seeing one of your videos and you were about to go on a flight (think it was from whistles). I need inspiration for a smart/comfortable airport/flight look. Thank you x

  10. Sue
    June 24, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Love Butter’s gorgeous colours and formula! Def the best. Just bought Knackered, pale green and lilac duochrome, with a shot of glitter, and I’m in love- it’s so pretty! xxx

  11. Jeanie
    June 24, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I have heard that ‘Yummy Mummy’ is an amazing nude by them, it’s on my list of ‘to buy’!

    • Julia
      July 4, 2012 / 5:13 am

      I love that color, it looks gorgeous on the nails. nude with the teensiest bit of shimmer.

  12. Jennifer
    June 24, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Hey, Ruth! I love this nail polish. I was admiring it in your last video :) If you’re in the market for a nude by Butter London, you should try their ‘Nail Foundation’ (which is technically not a polish but rather a base/under coat). It dries down to a flat satin finish that looks rather ‘blah’ at first, but when topped off w/a glossy top coat it leaves your nails looking AMAZING –– the most beautiful nudey-beige w/the slightest hint of pale apricot…I can’t describe it; it’s just like the most perfect mannequin hands ever. Btw the top coat I use over it is the Seche Vite. I know, it’s bad, but I love the glass-like shine! GAH! Seche Vite, why can’t I quit you?!??*shakes fists*

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 10:02 pm

      Oooh, that sounds right up my street! xx

  13. Anna
    June 24, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Hellooo Ruth, what’s your favourite brush for doing a hint of contouring? Also, could you advise a nice goldey browney eyeshadow for under £40? :D

    • Ruth
      June 24, 2012 / 10:03 pm

      Search “Eyes to Kill” and have a look at that one (in the search box, I mean!) Brush for contouring? Probably my Suquu powder brush or my Chanel powder brush! x

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