Butter London Bluey Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

Butter London Bluey


Gaaaahhh!! I love this shade. It is even prettier in person than I expected. I hadn’t tried Butter London before, but got the opportunity through Coterie* recently (Coterie is a flash sale site similar to Hautelook*). Butter London describes this polish as “A slightly metallic, dark peacock blue nail lacquer that’s perfect for fashionable birds.” I would personally describe this as a shimmer with microglitter, though the peacock blue part is spot on. It is quite blue, but with a slight tingle of teal to make it feel more peacocky. It looks quite dark in the bottle, but isn’t quite so dark when applied.

The bottle for this is quite chic looking, though for my hands it does feel a bit bulky. The lid lifts off, and inside is a brush with a very manageable handle. This has a small, round brush, which isn’t my preference but I did alright with it. I would prefer a flat, slightly wider brush. I had to do more passes than I like to coat my nails.

The consistency of Bluey is thin and sheer. I needed 3 coats for full opacity, though each coat applied easily and dried quickly. It ends up looking a touch lighter on the nails then in the bottle. That is OK with me, though some might be disappointed by that. I don’t know about maximum wear time, as I change my polish colors often and don’t wear any shade more than 2 days.

Butter London Bluey retails for $14, and can be found wherever Butter London is sold and from the Butter London web site.

Butter London Bluey

Butter London Bluey

Butter London Bluey

Butter London Bluey

Butter London Bluey

Butter London Bluey

* Referral link. I wasn’t paid to review this or the other polishes from my order, just extended a coupon to get the items for free. Items were not sent for free in exchange for a review.

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Written by Leticia

Beauty Blogger just outside of the Seattle area. Makeup enthusiast, Star Trek nerd.


  1. Tiffany Martin · September 26, 2012

    I just got my Coterie order for the three Butter Londons (+ the fast dry topcoat) and I almost put Bluey on (opted for a different style using Knackered and West End Wonderland). Thanks for showing this one in a mani because it’s so cool in the bottle. I love how it looks.
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  2. Danielle · September 26, 2012

    I just got this through Coterie too and I absolutely love it. So gorgeous!
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  3. Beauty and the Scientist · September 26, 2012

    This is so so pretty :) I haven’t tried this brand yet but it’s on my list.
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  4. Vixxan · September 26, 2012

    Very Pretty!!! I can’t wait to get my order from Coterie.
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  5. Vicky Hoang · September 27, 2012

    I can’t wait to get my order later on today! This shade is gorgeous!

  6. Mica · September 27, 2012

    Such a pretty blue, I like this it looks lovely on :)
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  7. Liesl (lieslloves) · September 27, 2012

    I love Butter bottles, they make me happy :) Bluey is so gorgeous on you. I think I’ll buck up and get the long wearing topcoat, myself.
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  8. Olivia · September 27, 2012

    Pretty! I got this too and was afraid it’d look too similar to other shades, but now I think it’s more unique..yay! about to apply west end wonderland now.
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  9. Dalylah · September 29, 2012

    Wow that blue is rockin! Really gorgeous.
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  10. Toya · October 1, 2012

    VERY peacock-y, Leticia! I’m not normally one for these shades, but it looks really really great on you! I might even give it a chance myself ;)
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