Lately, I've been loving the look of bright nails. Maybe it's because spring appears to have finally come and cast the rain away! So when the sun started shining, I reached for this yellow nail polish that I recently purchased, butter London's "Cheeky Chops"
It's funny...I ordered this colour online because I thought it was a nice yellow that wasn't too "banana" coloured, but that turns out to be the exact description on the official site! It still doesn't scream "banana" to me, however...it's not a deep yellow, but much brighter, closer to a daffodil-yellow.
I loved the colour, but was not overly impressed with the formula. I own quite a few butter London nail lacquers, and I've noticed that the formula is not consistent across the board; while some perform beautifully, some are a lot more difficult to work with. This was one of the latter. I found the formula to be a bit thick and gloopy, and for this reason it was difficult to apply evenly. Even when I added a second coat it still looked patchy. A third coat amped up the opacity, but there were still sheerer patches that were visible in the light.
|Three coats of butter London "Cheeky Chops"|
All butter London nail lacquers are "3 Free" - No Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP. That's definitely a plus, but at the expense of these polishes (£12.00/C$18.00), I would have hoped the formula would be more consistently high quality. This is a fun, beautiful colour, but it's also pretty dupe-able - a friend of mine noted that Barry M's "Lemon Ice Cream" is quite similar. I'd save your money on this one, and look for a cheaper alternative if you're craving a dose of sunshine for your nails!
I'd really love to find a softer yellow for the spring. Any suggestions?