SWATCH & SEE: Butter LONDON “Knackered”

Do you remember when everyone was freaked out about the 21st of December 2012?! And now it’s already Fall of 2013! That’s crazy! Anyhoo, since it’s already fall time, I thought it’d be good to do a review and swatch a more fall-appropriate polish instead of my usual fun, bright ones! 
Today’s Swatch & See is my first Butter LONDON polish and it is also one of their most famous nail polishes: Knackered.
Product shot: Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
A sheer, twinkling oyster shade flecked with micro glitter particles. This duochrome nail lacquer is sure to please.” – ButterLondon.com

Review and swatches after the jump! 🙂

Product Shot: Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Product Shot- Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Product Shot: Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Product Shot: Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
I love the packaging on Butter LONDON’s polishes because they look very different from others and if you have a vast collection of nail polishes, you can tell in one look which are Butter LONDONs. I included a picture with the square cap off because before I got this polish, I thought the square cap screwed off. 
All Butter LONDON polish formulas are 3-free and contain No Formaldehyde, Toulene or DBP.
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Nail Swatch of Butter London Nail Polish in Knackered
Knackered is a sheer (and I mean, sheeeeeer), blue-green-grey (oyster, as Butter described) colour that reflects a purple tint under light. It has micro-glitters of blue, red, green, yellow suspended in it that twinkles under the light.
Retail Price: $15 on Butterlondon.com, ~RM54 in Sephora Malaysia.
My sister bought this polish for me from a blog sale at only $10.
I like that this polish applied very evenly and smoothly. It is very, very sheer and if you want an opaque finish like I did, I had to use 4 coats! The upside to this is that, it dries fairly quickly so 4 coats wouldn’t take as long as you would think. The finish is somewhat gritty; you can feel the little, micro glitters if you touch your nail but I kinda like that, hehe. I wore this for a week and the chipping was so minimal that there was almost none.
The formula is nice and even, the colour is beautiful. The only thing I would change is the opacity of the nail polish but I would totally recommend this if you’re looking for a very unique, glitter nail polish! Butter LONDON is pricey, so I don’t think I would get the basic colours that I could get elsewhere (I might try 1 or 2 to see how well it applies, and keep you guys updated!).
Have you tried any Butter polishes? What’s your favourite?
Thanks for reading, xoxo
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  • It’s such a pretty colour! Very futuristic, haha~ $10 is a total steal for Butter London polishes.

    • Definitely! It was new, too.. so that’s great 🙂 Thanks for reading <3

  • That polish is gorgeous! I love that chrome type finish and the holographic effect.

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    • It really is! I love how unique it is. thank you so much for reading 🙂