Wednesday, 1 June 2011

NOTD: Butter London All Hail The Queen - review and swatches

Just a quick nail of the day post today, but fear not, I'll be back to Chanel tomorrow reviewing and comparing their different bronzers. Tonight is all about nail polish (again) and Butter London.

Butter London All Hail The Queen - £10 from
I didn't have a great experience with Artful Dodger, the last shade I tried from the brand which prides itself on being 3 free, but I have been desperate to get a bottle of All Hail The Queen ever since I heard it was based on the same shade as Yummy Mummy, my favourite nude. It was originally released as a tribute to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, under the name All Hail McQueen, but now the name has altered to All Hail The Queen.

The base colour seems the same as Yummy Mummy, a light mink/toffee colour, but All Hail The Queen has added micro holographic glitter. This addition makes it extra special and one of my all time favourite nail shades. The glitter is so fine and subtle enough to be suitable for a work environment but that bit more interesting than your average taupe.

2 coats of Butter London All Hail McQueen plus Seche Vite Top Coat
I have to be quite careful with nude shades on my nails as few seem to compliment my skintone. I had high hopes for this colour and it has exceeded my expectations. I applied two coats plus Seche Vite top coat and had no problems. I got an even finish that has lasted for days (in the photos the polish had been on for about 3 days).

All Hail The Queen can be quite hard to track down but it should be available at Harvey Nichols and for £10.


  1. This shade is gorgeous! I love the microglitter! Just like you said subtle but makes it interesting!

  2. That looks beautiful on you. I really like the idea of nude with a twist. You should have a look at Nubar Spark and Gem from the Prisms collection. They've got about 6 other holographic colours but the two mentioned are sort of nudes. I've got Spark and it's gorgeous and appropriate for all occasions! x

  3. It's gorgeous and I love, love, love this shade! My Mother fell in love with it too- so I was a nice daughter and sent it to her. Now I miss it - I need another xx