Nail Polish/Care

Butter London Backstage Basics

A girl can never have too many nail polishes! Butter London are amongst my favourites. Their shades stand out a little more for me than other brands and the packaging is gorgeous.

A sample of their Backstage Basics kit arrived recently and I have been thoroughly enjoying it :)


Each kit comes with the basics and your choice of coloured nail polish.

  • Powder Room Acetone Free Lacquer Remover
  • Hardwear PD Quick Topcoat
  • Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat
  • Lacquer of your choice
  • Nail File

The basics included…

The coloured lacquer in my kit was Primrose Hill Picnic, a bright, cheery pink. Very Amy.

I should point out that all their nail polishes are free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).

Application wise this goes on like a dream. It’s creamy and smooth without the mess. The dry time is pretty decent too. I often find myself reaching for a Butter polish when I’m in a hurry because I can rely on the dry time. I also have a gorgeous sample of the matching Lippy Butter – post coming tomorrow!


  • Everything you need under one roof
  • Would make an amazing present
  • You save a significant amount by buying the kit instead of purchasing the products separately


  • I can’t think of any. Once you’re willing to part with the cash that is

Would I repurchase?

I can’t imagine I’m going to run out of base or topcoat soon but I would absolutely buy this kit for friends and family. As soon as I saw it I found myslef wondering who’s birthday is coming up next and what Butter Lacquer I would choose to add to their kit.

Repurchase: Yes, I probably won’t finish the products in this set, but these would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

The kit costs €51, which is fair enough when you consider the price of these these polishes on their own. Each polish retails at €15 with the base and top coats retailing over €20! If you see the dollar price online you may have a heart attack – I saw $25 mentioned but upon further investigation I learned that this is without the lacquer. It would make a gorgeous gift or a great way to get your nail basics. You can find them online here , from Avoca or Fran and Jane stores.

Any thoughts on Butter London?

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