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Friday, July 27, 2012

butter LONDON Squatter and Shag - Swatches and Review

The last two of my newest butter LONDON polishes (at least for a few days) are Squatter and Shag. Squatter is one of the Macy's exclusives and Shag is part of butter LONDON's Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection available everywhere that sells butter LONDON.

Let's start with Shag, shall we? And I think we all know what shag means *grin*. This one actually does say AUTUMN to me. Shag is a gorgeous metallic, warm-toned burnt orange/bronze. Easy application and great formula. Two coats to opacity, dries with a great shine. Shown with two coats and no top coat. I loved this one!


butter LONDON Shag

butter LONDON Shag

butter LONDON Shag

butter LONDON Shag

butter LONDON Shag



And finally Squatter. *sigh* Those of you who read my blog regularly KNOW how much I love butter LONDON. And you also probably know how much I love green. I saved this one for last for a reason. I've been dreading it. But I must be honest or else my entire blog has no valid purpose.

Squatter is a lime green creme. The application was not up to butter LONDON's usual standards and I had some trouble. It's a bit too thick and gloopy. I think it could be opaque in one coat, but there's cuticle drag and it really does NOT like to be over-manipulated or fussed with. I first tried thin coats, which is difficult. Then I started over and tried a thicker coat. I just couldn't get it right. It's not self-leveling so you really only have one shot to get it right and I never managed to do it. You can see in the photos that I had difficulty and I can usually adapt my application methods and make a polish work.


butter LONDON Squatter

butter LONDON Squatter

butter LONDON Squatter


So there it is. BUT, since I did have trouble, I looked around in my stash to see if I had something else that compares color/finish-wise and I do!

Here I have some "dupe" options for you if you love the color of Squatter but don't want to fight with the formula...


butter LONDON Squatter comparison

butter LONDON Squatter Comparison with Orly Green Apple on thumb,
Index to pinky: Sinful Colors Innocent, BL Squatter, Pure Ice Wild Thing
and Filthy Gorgeous Blah

In real life, the closest one and one I'd actually call a true dupe is Sinful Colors Innocent.

So what do you think of these two? Of course, Shag was my favorite of the two.


butter LONDON polishes are available at butterlondon.com and selected retail stores like ULTA (and most recently, Dillard's Department Stores) and they retail for $14.00 for .4 ounces. To stay up-to-date on special deals and offers, you can "like" them on Facebook here. Shag and *Squatter are just two of the over 60 colors they offer, in addition to various indulgences for your hands and feet...and even your lips. The nail lacquers are 3-free and butter LONDON is a Cruelty-Free company. That's a major plus for me.  


*Squatter is a Macy's Exclusive and can be ordered online at macys.com or picked up in store. 



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10 comments :

  1. I absolutely love Shag!!! And I would love Squatter, so disappointing about the formula. I guess everyone is allowed a dud.

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  2. So excited to see new Butter London polishes!! Shag is gorgeous!

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  3. OK, Now I can see some difference in a couple of the colors in the comparison pic! I couldn't see it the other night!

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  4. Ooooo! Shag is a gorgeous color, Sheila! It looks amazing on you too. What a perfect autumn color.

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  5. very beautiful colors i love the super glossy shine

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  6. I really love both of these! Although it's a bummer about Squatter's formula :-(
    Adding some polish thinner didn't improve it?
    Are the other Macy's exclusive also that hard?

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    1. No the others were fantastic, just Squatter.

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  7. I wasn't impressed with Shag when I saw a small bottle shot of it but now that I see a larger pic and on the nail, I love it!

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  8. Holy Lord, that Shag is just awesome!!

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  9. Oh man I love both of these! They may just have made it to my wishlist!

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