Butter London – Big Smoke NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 12 - 2010

Ready for a Bobby Dazzler?  (does anyone under the age of 75 (apart from me) ever say that?)

Check out Butter London’s Big Smoke!


It’s almost denimy in it’s loveliness.  It’s a beautiful shimmery toned-down blue that totally has that smoky twilight vibe about it.

I flippin’ adore Butter London for their shade range and since they sorted out their initial teething problems with the formula and bottles… they’re remaining my favourite brand.

Some people have issues with wear… I never have but they also do a marvellous base coat that is (apparently) an absolute MUST if you’re the type of person who gets polish chips within the day.

Big Smoke applied beautifully for me and is a must-have for blue polish lovers everywhere.

You can pick Butter London – Big Smoke up online from Powder Rooms priced at £9.75.

21 Responses to “Butter London – Big Smoke NOTD”

  1. Jen says:

    I adore Butter London as a brand and have never had any problems.

    And that expression is certainly in my arsenal. I am 55 though.

  2. karleigh says:

    Never tried a Butter polish due to the price tag, but I used to balk at £13 for an Illamasqua and utterly adore them!
    Will check them out xxx

  3. This is a beautiful shade. Been meaning to check out Butter London for a long time, this colour might be just the extra push I need!

  4. Jorid says:

    Ooh! The Butter London polishes looks too gorgeous! I wish I could buy nearly all of them, but sadly (or luckily, for my economy) we don’t have this brand here in Norway. I’ll have to pick them up next time I’m in the UK. :)

    You take such gorgeous photos, and your nails looks so great. I wish I could grow them pretty like that :)

  5. LeanneOCD says:

    Oh my freakin god, I love this!!! You’re right about the denim tinge to it. Fave ever polish is OPI Russian Navy and it kind of reminds me of this, but this one is more bluey and less purple. Gorgeous. Will show The Boy for a little stocking filler for moi … x

  6. Jade says:

    Gorgeous shade :) I still need to get into the butter polishes, they do get awesome reviews :)

  7. Jan says:

    I love a good blue – so many nail varnishes so little time *sighs*

  8. Nepenthe says:

    That is a stunning shade for nails! It reminds me a bit of Bobbi Brown’s gel liner in Denim? Love those smokey, jewel undertones.

  9. Oceane says:

    i’m so happy! I can finally get Butter in New Zealand. Already got my list ready..

  10. kisten says:

    LOVE this color! I picked it up when Butter polishes were on Haute Look. Not a huge blue fan, but fell for this color!

  11. Gabrielle says:

    lovely products aside, it really bothers me how they brand themselves as ‘London’ but appear to be entirely US-based. they suggest that we pronounce the Thames as ‘Tims’. that’s not even posh sounding…that’s just wrong!

  12. […] Smudgeproof does it again [Beaut.ie]5 spy gadgets diguised as lipstick [BellaSugar]I must have Butter London’s Big Smoke [Lipglossiping]Laura Mercier’s holiday offerings at Sephora [Beauty and the Blog]Clinique […]

  13. Wow, that color is seriously pretty and unique! :)


  14. Amee says:

    very pretty shade…. but unfortunately this brand is not available in India :(

    My recent post: What I am wearing today!!!

  15. Emma says:

    What a lovley shade of blue!

  16. Shifa says:

    a very gorgeous colour indeed!

  17. Love these colors!! you are my nail polish twin!

  18. PlatinumV says:

    It’s… it’s… WONDERFUL!
    I have to do a big shopping on line! Is there any site that solds both this brand and OPI and ChinaGlaze? In Italy all these brands are not imported at all :_(

  19. Jenny says:

    That is such a pretty colour on you! I absolutely adore Butter London for it’s fashion-forward but very flattering colours- as well as their ethos!

    It is a pain to get in Australia, there is only one place that I know of in Sydney to buy it, which is probably why I haven’t bought out their entire collection!

  20. liloo says:

    mmmmmmmmm what a lovely colour. I wonder what the people find wrong with butter london. then again, not owned a bottle … yet! haha :)

  21. […] edition and sold out everywhere. Boo. I am also considering the Butter London Big Smoke as seen on LipGlossiping- wow! Maybe for fall… For your comprehensive Blue Nail Polish 101 you simply must head over […]

Leave a Reply


Lipstick League - Week of 16.6.2014

Question of the Week: What are your favorite types of facial cleansers? (Gel, self-foaming, cream, oil, cloths, etc.) Answer: Cream cleansers ftw.  Applied liberally and …

Shiro Cosmetics: Intertubes Swatches

I only picked up three of the Shiro Cosmetics Intertube samples but now I know that I’m ok with the formula… I’ll be going back …

The Big Five Oh Oh!

Well, this here marks my 500th post… Thanks for sticking with me, I’m having a blast – you lot really are rather special… sorry, I …

Philip Kingsley = RELIEF!

ARGH! I hate it when the seasons change! Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to Summer… but my scalp is itching and sore!  I …

Saturday - Ins & Outs

IN ~ Finally getting Lipglossiping onto Facebook! ~ Being able to see the floor of my office again ~ Discovering some lovely bargainous Loew Cornell …

My tips for dealing with dry skin: treating

You may remember my post of tips I put together regarding the cleansing of dry skin… well, I’m back with a follow-up on how to …

Tampons! um... direct to your door?

I freaking LOVE getting things through the post… letters, makeup, postcards, ebay purchases, those little sachets that Nivea sometimes send out, even the occasional dog …

I'm not here!

I’m on holiday in the wild North East of England. Somewhere near here: I’ve had a busy couple of weeks with an even busier few …

BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Quad in A List

I remember the first time I visited the Bare Escentuals store in Covent Garden. It hadn’t been open very long and at the time, I …

The Round Table

So… last week, I was toying with the idea of a “Round Table” for beauty-related questions and answers and how it would be great for …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads