Butter LONDON Summer Holiday Collection 2013: Sunbaker and Bit Faker Swatch, Review & Nail Art

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.

Happy Monday! It’s here again. I spent a good part of the weekend at a track meet. I did really well. I placed in two events: snacking and cheering. :P

Today I have two polishes from the Butter LONDON Summer Holiday 2013 Collection. I was intrigued when I first saw the press release (here). Initially, the colors didn’t seem like a summer bunch to me (no neon or primary colors like we’ve seen from most summer collections). But now I think the range is perfect…tan, turquoise, precious metals. It may not be backyard barbecues and Florida beaches…but it’s definitely Saint-Tropez.

Butter London Summer Holiday Collection 2013

First I have Sunbaker, a rusty orange shimmer/metallic. This is one of those stunners that practically glows. Application was perfect. Not brushstroke-y at all like I expected. My swatch is two coats.

Butter LONDON Sunbaker from the Summer 2013 Holiday Collection

Sunbaker reminded me of Zoya Amy (swatched here). But after comparing them, Sunbaker’s orange shade is rustier and the finish is more metallic and less glittery.

Butter LONDON Sunbaker from the Summer 2013 Holiday Collection

Next is Bit Faker, a dense, full coverage bronze. Wow. This is really gorgeous. It was absolutely opaque in two coats. My camera freaked out a little. Isn’t it amazing?

Butter LONDON Bit Faker from the Summer 2013 Holiday Collection

Because the fine glitter is so dense, I had to give the bottle a good shake mid-mani to prevent globbing. But the result is smooth and a topcoat makes it super sparkly and brings some gold out of the bronze.

Butter LONDON Bit Faker from the Summer 2013 Holiday Collection

Finally, these two polishes are perfect together, so I had to try some easy nail art. I taped off my Sunbaker mani in a triangle at the tip and used one coat of Bit Faker. I added topcoat and a small Essence gold bead at each point.

Butter LONDON Summer 2013 Holiday Collection - Bit Faker and Sunbaker Nail Art

Butter LONDON is 3Free and retails for $15 (11ml bottle). If you’re in the UK or USA, you can buy Butter LONDON from their website (just choose your country at the top). Canadians can purchase direct from here.  Butter LONDON also retails from a variety of shops USA-wide, including selected Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom and Ulta stores. Check here to see where it’s available in your state.

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I think I might pick up Champers (the rose gold) and Bobby Dazzler (the silver chrome) also from this collection. Does anyone have either of these polishes? What do you think?

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  1. POW Nails says:

    Oh wow, Sunbaker looks amazing!

  2. Beautiful mani’s! The Bronze color is awesome!

  3. I love this collection. It’s so different from the usual neons for summer and it’s a great transition into the fall metallics that are all the rage.

    Whatyou did with the colors is gorgeous, as always. :)

  4. Jenn says:

    I love this collection. My shipment of Poole, Keks (an Ulta exclusive) and Bit Faker should be arriving tomorrow, and I can’t wait. Your post just whetted my appetite for this gorgeous collection!

  5. drEam says:

    This new summer collection is so beautiful. I love in particular the brown and the blue.

  6. Melissa says:

    Love this collection…Bit Faker is my favorite!

  7. Rebecca Russell says:

    Oh wow! These are really pretty! Even though they aren’t your typical summer colors they definitely work for summer.

  8. Wow, Bit Faker is gorrrrgeous! How is the lasting power? My Butter Londons tend to chip pretty fast :\

    • Hi Jay! I have pretty good luck with BL. But honestly, I only wore the swatches long enough to take the pics. The third look I wore for two days. It was great…no chipping! But putting the glitter on the tips probably helped.

  9. silverkis says:

    Oh gosh imma gonna get Bit Faker now!!!

  10. But noone ships to Norway :(??? I’m sad.. I live in the wrong country….

    Gorgeous swatches and amazing colors :)

  11. Jess says:

    Sunbaker is absolutely stunning!!!

  12. I have just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

  13. i want bit faker so bad!!! gorgeous gorgeous!!!

  14. Deborah says:

    Bit Faker is just… wow!

  15. Rica says:

    holy glitter! I NEED BIT FAKER IN MY LIFE! gorgeous swatches as always dear

  16. June says:

    Love the nail polish. Beautiful colors.I am a nail biter but from now on I will be letting my nails grow out so that I can definitely order some pretty colors

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