Thursday, May 22, 2014

Swatches and Reviews: Butter London - Blagger

Wow... well that was a bit of an unexpected hiatus. I didn't mean to go silent the past week and a half or two weeks, but sometimes real life has this way of just happening. I was so busy that half the time I didn't even paint my nails! (gasp! I know!)

So, starting today, I'm going to try to play catch up and get through this backlog of posts, starting with this one.

Now, I don't know why, but I have an inordinate number of blue nail polishes in my collection. I just find myself magnetically drawn to blue nail polish. When I found today's polish as part of a Butter London 50% off  sale almost 6 months ago, it was almost a given that it would wind up in my cart. This beautiful cobalt blue is Blagger from Butter London, and oh how I love it!

Brand: Butter London
Name: Blagger
Product Description: "A striking cobalt blue nail lacquer. A summer staple in every trendsetter’s lacquer wardrobe. View all of our" (credit: product page)
Vintage: Spring 2011
Collection: Spring/summer 2011
Limited Edition: no (permanent)
Finish: creme
Size: 11ml /.4 fl oz

Blagger from Butter London is one of my absolute favorite nail polishes.  From the shade of blue, to the formula, the application and beautiful shine, this polish has earned it's spot in my frequently-worn-polish rotation.

Blagger is perhaps the perfect blue - a gorgeous bright cobalt with just a dusky hint to it that keeps it out of the royal blue family. The blue is bright, but not TOO bright. It's dark, but not TOO dark.

The formula for most of Butter London's polishes - particularly their cremes - is pretty good. Blagger is no exception. I found that it has a pretty much flawless formula. The polish is easy to apply and goes on smooth, self leveling really well.

The polish is opaque in two coats, though it's dark enough that I guess you could make it so with one thicker coat. This is a very high gloss creme polish. I can't be 100% sure since it's been so long since I took these photos, but I think all of them were taken with no top coat on. That shine is from the polish itself.

I think that the best part of this polish is that it DOES NOT STAIN.  Seriously, how rare is it that you can find a darker blue polish that doesn't give you Smurf fingers? I've noticed pretty much no staining to my nail itself when using this polish. This is no guarantee that it absolutely WON'T stain, but I have yet to experience it.

Nail Art / Manicures  that use this polish:
Yes, I know I have a whole bunch of Butter London polishes in my collection. A bunch I haven't even had the chance to try yet! But I adore them so much - the colors, the formulas and the amusing names. And for as many as I have, I haven't paid more than $7.50 for a single one of them.

I suggest keeping an eye on butter London's website and social media accounts. When they are clearing out polishes to get rid of overstock or make room for new items, they often have 50% off sales on their website. The next time I see them having a sale, I'll be sure to post it here!

Disclaimer: I will give my honest opinion on any reviews and swatches that appear on this site, regardless of origin. The polish mentioned in this post was purchased by myself  <3


  1. This polish is so beautiful. I hunted and hunted for it, not wanting to pay full price. Finally found a bottle on a blog sale. And then, Ulta had their 1/2 price sale! Oh well, I have it now and it is Mine! lol

  2. Oh gosh, it really is quite lush, isn't it? Great find on the bargain, and even better to find a deep blue without the smurfy fingers!