Butter London Holiday 2013 Petrol Overcoat Swatch & Review

by - 10 October

Petrol is the only polish that even remotely piqued my interest from Butter London's Holiday 2013 offerings. Usually they come out with some real winners, but half the collection is repromotes. Anyway, onto what I think is the star of the collection.

butter london petrol purple blue nail polish
3 coats, 2 coasts over 1 coat Illamasqua Boosh on pinky

butter london petrol purple blue nail polish

Butter London Petrol is purple/blue duo. It is promoted as an overcoat, but it actually looks better on its own. Considering it only takes 3 coats for opacity, that's pretty great news. Over black, it loses that squishy look and some depth of color. I will try other combos soon, as I think it has potential to make some shades look awesome.

The formula was just okay. It applied pretty streaky, and I had some dragging at the cuticle. I needed two coats over the black because the first coat was too streaky to leave it that way. I prefer for my layering polishes to apply perfectly in one coat.

Petrol reminds me of Sally Hansen Grape Going, but I no longer have that to compare the two. Might be worth looking into if you're looking for a cheaper alternative.

Butter London Petrol retails for $15 and is available at Ulta.

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  1. Beautiful nail polish!

  2. You know what you like - nothing wrong with that. I wish I liked fewer colors/finishes. Maybe my stash wouldn't be so crazy, lol!