Boots are just bringing it at the moment; housing a load of my favourites, a stellar French pharmacy section and with the more recent addition of a smattering of premium haircare brands it’s my go-to place for when I’m in the mood for a hit of everything all rolled into one with an advantage card bow wrapped round it. But Boots have just lifted the drugstore bar that little bit higher with Butter London swooping onto the shelves. Yep, Butter London. The luxe lacquer brand that have previously been a bit of bee-yatch to find in the flesh are rolling out into Boots and when I spotted a stand in the Oxford Street branch (the one opposite Topshop) I spent a whole 20 minutes taking it all in and of course came away a colour (or three) in my basket. The shade range is pretty bewitching, offering something a little different and even a few shimmers caught my eye which is crazy talk for a creme-finish lover like myself.

Into the basket went Jaffa – a peach/orange/red hybrid, La Moss – a blackened burgundy and Fiver – a straight-up mint. Of the trio Jaffa reigns supreme with the best application and offering up a colour that’s a parred-down, slightly more sophisticated alternative to Essie’s Tart Deco. But the brushes are nice, the 3-free formulas paint on well (though Fiver can get a lil‘ streaky) and the need for some Butter London in my stash is satisfied. For now.

The deats? £12 a pop from Boots – I challenge you to just walk away with one…

  • Amy

    Oh my, I love the look of jaffa! *Runs to boots*

  • Hollie Galvin

    La Moss looks interesting. Reminds me a bit of Barry M’s red black or Revlons vixen. Looks black as black in the photo though!

  • Ally

    Love Butter London – those are beauts! I’m obsessed with the Nail Foundation base coat and about to purchase the quick dry top coat because my Essie just ran out. Artful Dodger and All Hail the Queen are two of my favorite lacquers!

  • Amelia

    Phwoarr, all such beauties!! I can’t wait for my move to London, I’ll have much ogling to catch up on! xx

  • Louisa

    I completely agree, Boots has got so much good stuff at the moment and this is another great addition!

    Louisa’s Notebook

  • Olivia

    Hi Anna. What a lovely post. I have a quick question!
    I’m from Denmark and in late June my mom and me a coming for a short visit in London. As a beauty-junkie have I already marked all the good places down on my map, including Space NK. I saw your post about your makeover in Space NK. I just wanted to ask what Space NK store you got your make-up done in?

  • Purple Flamingo

    can’t wait to buy these when I go to London! :)


  • beautyandtheb

    The minty colour is SO PRETTY!

    B xx

  • Jess and Erin

    Gah Butter London is still so hard to find in Australia
    I buy mine online for the moment haha
    Jess x

  • kmakesithappen

    love the light blue color, such a great color for spring

  • Laura Butlin

    Im in love with my Butter London nail varnich in Lovely Jubbly! The perfect pink glitter varnish! xo

  • thisgirlloveschic

    these colours look fab! love the mint greeny one!!

  • and kate

    Oh my oh my – cannot contain my excitement!
    I’ve been meaning to try out butter London polishes after seeing it here on the blog
    And now that it’s in boots I will definitely get some and more advantage card points!!
    Have a great day Vivianna
    Lots of love
    Kate xo

  • Alana Davison

    Love this post i saw them the other day and was going to buy the baby blue but i wasnt sure, but i think now i definatly will!
    Alana x

  • hesebs

    You can get them for £11 plus free postage here

  • Labelilla

    beautiful colours! La Moss rocks ;-) . Instantly want to buy it. xx

  • colourfulkiya

    I was in Boots just two days ago but I couldn’t decide which colour I liked the most but I have to agree with you that the shimmery/sparkly shades looked really pretty!…says a girl who only paints one nail on each hand in glitter because she’s lazy to spend a whole day taking it off ;-)

  • Liv

    Jaffa looks so lovely. I saw these in Boots yesterday and had to tear myself away

  • Pippa Jones

    The red is such a lovely colour, Love butter london!


  • Rebecca Sheen

    Last season Butter London can be found in TK Maxx too if you’re lucky! I got a gorgeous gold and red there with matching lip glosses for £7 for each pair!