Butter London Spring/Summer 2011 – Blagger NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 1 - 2011

A bright, strong… vivid blue creme.  Perfect for tips or toes this Summer!

A solid two-coater, a great all rounder with average wear of 2/3 days before the tips start looking a bit ragged.  No chips but as I’ve said many times… I don’t generally suffer from poor nail wear.

It feels like a very clean colour that is somehow almost sensible enough to wear in the office.  Of course, being BLUE it isn’t.  But it just gives an impression of formality.  That makes more sense in my head than it does on this page.

But the thing is… surely it’s incredibly dupable?  And at £11.95, you’d hope it might be…

I went and bought BarryM‘s Cobalt Blue to compare because I figured it would probably be the nearest match (off the top of my head):

In the above photo, I’m wearing Cobalt Blue on the little and middle fingers whilst I’m sporting Blagger on my index and ring fingers.  They’re similar but Blagger has a teal edge to it and isn’t quite so “primary” blue after all.

What do you think?  Is the difference worth £8.96?

You can purchase Butter London Blagger online from PowderRooms priced at £11.95


21 Responses to “Butter London Spring/Summer 2011 – Blagger NOTD”

  1. Catriona says:

    How did you find the wear with Barry M’s blue? I’ve found it chips really easily (but I am quite hard on my nails).

    That reminds me…I haven’t worn it for a while…brb changing nail polish.

  2. Gemx says:

    I love blue nail polish, although I dislike removal because most polishes give me smurf hands! I would happily pay more for a polish if it was better quality. I find Barry M lasts ok, but the polish ends up gloppy within a month or so. Whereas more more pricey polishes seem to last forever! :) x

  3. Vijaya says:

    This polish looks soooo lovely! I want it. <3

  4. Esha says:

    I personally love Barry M and prefer it to the Butter nail polish as it’s brighter and cheaper;)

  5. Leah says:

    I think I actually prefer the Bazza colour, but that might just be because I’m a huge cheapskate! Either way, I love both the blues, but the BM just has the edge for me.

  6. Gorgeous! Wonder how it compares to Illamasqua Muse! I have such a problem with this color family.

    I got really excited because I thought Blagger was a reference to bloggers, but I just looked it up on Urban Dictionary and apparently it means something completely different in England. Oh well!

  7. gio says:

    I love Blue nail polishes! I think I’d go with Barry M as it cheaper but both are lovely.

  8. Wendy says:

    Love ’em both, would probably go with Butter London but that’s because I haven’t got anything from BL yet 😉 By the way, I simply adore your new layout!!! Absolutely lovely.

  9. Meeka says:

    They’re both lovely blues but personally I’d go with the BM. I haven’t had much luck with the bL formula myself, I find it very hard to work with.

    • gosh really? I’m the opposite – I love BarryM for their price and shades (especially Summer brights) but find they spread like tar whereas BL always come good on the second coat.

  10. Rina says:

    I’ve been looking at No7 Totally Teal varnish every time voucher time rolls around – that’s definitely a teal, not a blue – but not sure if it’s darker than Blagger? x

  11. Julianne says:

    I love this colour, and have an eyeshadow or two it would match, may have to invest in er, the Barry M one…

Leave a Reply to Lipglossiping

RANDOM

Pink week at Lipglossiping – Elemis Sparkling Beauty

First up doing their bit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is… What is it? A limited edition fuchsia pink ‘Sparkling Beauty’ collection for the face, …

Deal Alert: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick for a potential £16.99 (+p&p)

I’ve just bought the Chanel Rouge Coco lippie deal from BuyaPowa which offers a potential saving of 26% – it comes in shade #5 (Mademoiselle) …

It's back, it's back! Makeup4All Summer Issue!

The frankly amazing Marina over at Makeup4all has only gone and done it again! Makeup4all’s wonderful Summer issue is now available for your viewing pleasure… …

Red Lipped Readers - Part Six!

Are you ready for the 6th installment?  Looking fabulous ladies… 1.  Mia Farrow eat your heart out, JMTolman looks positively perfect in MAC Rebel. 2.  …

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Whatever you’re doing today, do it with a light heart and a bellyful of chocolate or um… God, that picture has totally …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: Elastoplast Invisible Protection

When I was in London last Friday… I was travelling up the escalator at Oxford Circus tube station *tsking* at the impatient healthy types that …

The best packaged Christmas pressies around!

I think we’re all prone to being suckers for a beautifully packaged product.  There’s something to be said for kerb appeal and this year… some …

Advent Giveaway – Day 22

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited BG945 Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 22nd December.  Comments made after this time will not be …

W7 Metallic Venus Nail Polish NOTD

Another humdinger of a polish today with W7’s duochrome delight that is Metallic Venus. A gorgeous purple/blue combination that sings on the nail and doesn’t …

Hide your purses ladies, Shu is online in the UK!

Look, LOOK! Shu Uemura now have an online presence in the UK… and rather dangerously, it comes with a shopping cart! Not only that, but …

POPULAR

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 …

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, …

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 …

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