Monday, 14 February 2011

Monday Manicure: Butter London's Marrow

A really quick post tonight, Butter London's Marrow was part of the brand's 3 shade collection in memory of Alexander McQueen. The other two were Bumster, a mustard yellow and All Hail McQueen (now called All Hail The Queen), a nude with holographic particles in it.

Butter London Marrow - £10
Marrow is a dark purple creme and is very similar to Leighton Denny's Embellish Me (a previous Monday Manicure), but slightly less jewel toned and less rich. The Butter London bottles are small, but I am just about over the shock of that and the formula is excellent. I got perfect coverage in two coats. Although I really like this shade, I probably prefer Embellish Me because I get opacity in one coat and I love anything that saves me time! If I had realised how similar the two are, I would have gone for a more individual shade from Butter London instead.

2 coats of Butter London Marrow applied + Leighton Denny Crystal Finish Top Coat (photo taken in artificial light)
Unfortunately the daylight passed me by today so the swatch had to be taken in artificial light and right after I'd applied OPI's Avoplex oil. In real life the colour is more like it appears in the bottle (see the first photo).

Butter London polishes are 3 free and available from where I think they still have a 3 for 2 offer going on them. They can also be found at and in some Oasis and Whole Foods stores.


  1. I have yet to purchase a BL nail varnish, I go to my local SpaceNK full of good intentions and then get distracted by how enticing the colours are, I love a good purpley grapey colour but forgive me but I thought marrows were green? Thanks for this. Jan x

  2. This colour is very pretty indeed! I love anything vaguely purple on the nails :)

  3. This is a gorgeous color- I like that it's dark enough to be dramatic but clearly isn't black.

    Hope you and your new baby are well!