One of my first purchases was for one of the limited edition Boxing Day Fash Packs put out in December 2013. The two Fash Packs (not to be confused with the Butter London lacquer by the same name) featured five mini-sized bottles of classic Butter London colors. The pink ombre Fash Pack included the colors Teddy Girl, Fruit Machine, Fairy Lights, Primrose Hill Picnic, and Queen Vic. The neutral one included Hen Party, Yummy Mummy, Champers, Lady Muck and Dodgy Barnett. Being that I'm not much of a pink person, and that neutrals are very much "on trend" for the beginning of 2014, I went with the neutral pack.
So, let's take a look at the first color: Hen Party!
Name: Hen Party
Product Description: "A sheer, opal nail lacquer that is neutral and stunning alone, but is also utterly on-trend as an edgy overcoat on top of any existing lacquer shade." (credit: product page)
Vintage: Spring 2011
Limited Edition: No
Size: 11ml/.4 fl oz; 6ml/.2 fl oz ("Fash Pack" version)
It might not work for everyone, and definitely will leave you disappointed if you're looking for something full-coverage, but it's definitely a polish that is truly unique. I have yet to come across anything like it.
For the uninitiated, all of Butter London's color names originate in British slang and/or cultural references. Hen party, in this case, is the British English term for what we Americans call a bachelorette party. I caught on to this one quickly, as I heard it often this past fall as my Kiwi best friend's Maid-of-Honor. Learn more about all of Butter London's names here!
|underwater photo, trying to capture the iridescence|
Manicures/nail art that use this nail polish:
All Butter London lacquers are "3-free," and the company is proud to "never add Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phtalates or parabens to any of (their) products." Learn more about Butter London here!
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