Olympics Mani and Swatches with butter LONDON Heavy Medals

I  LOVE THE OLYMPICS!  I am so excited for the Opening Ceremonies and for London 2012 to get underway!  To celebrate, I have a special London Olympics manicure to share with you, featuring three gorgeous metallic foils from butter LONDON's Commemorative Olympic Heavy Medal Collection. This box set includes three podium worthy shades:  butter LONDON The Old Bill (bronze), butter LONDON Diamond Geezer (silver), and butter LONDON The Full Monty (gold).

I sort of ran with the London love and these gorgeous shades for my Olympic-inspired nail art!  I used The Full Monty on my pinky, Diamond Geezer on my middle finger, and The Old Bill on my pointer finger and did some London 2012 inspired nail art on my ring finger and thumb =)

For my British flag, I used another butter LONDON color, butter LONDON Blagger, which is one of my favorite polishes ever.  I used nail art brushes and Wet N Wild Wild Shine French White and Red Red to draw on the detail.  For the London 2012 nail, I used French White as my base and the following colors for my numbers:  Zoya Robyn, OPI Need Sunglasses?, Essie Mojito Madness, and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Red Red.  Everything was finished off with NYC top coat.

As far as formulation on the butter LONDON polishes in the Heavy Medal Collection goes, they were super easy to work with.  They are gorgeous foils with limited visible brush-strokes and full opacity in two coats.  Sometimes metallic foil finishes like this can be very thick to work with, but these were actually a wonderful consistency!  Below, I have full swatches for you of each shade!  Each swatch is two coats of polish with no top coat...they are honestly so shiny and smooth on their own!

butter LONDON The Old Bill is a bronze foil.  I don't have anything else like this in my collection.  With this on I feel like a sunkissed bronze goddess!  The brush strokes in this one are a bit more noticeable, but with a careful hand they level out quite nicely.  Love this.

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer is the silver in this collection.  Everyone has silver foils in their collections, but I feel like this one stands out for me.  When compared to my go-to silver, Zoya Trixie, Diamond Geezer is much more metallic, while Trixie is more of a glass fleck polish in a metallic base.  It's smooth and soft, and very wearable, unlike some more vibrant silver shades.

butter LONDON The Full Monty is the gold polish in this set.  It is such a soft, mature and feminine shade of gold!  This is totally a wearable shade...I think i will be pulling it out again come the fall for sure!

Overall, I love this set.  It's super special because of the London Olympics, and the shades go on like "butter" (hardy har har!).  With butter LONDON, you get what you pay for...superb quality.  The butter LONDON Olympic Heavy Medal Collection is available at Nordstrom and online at butterlondon.com for $36.

The butter LONDON Olympic Heavy Medal Collection was provided by the company/PR for honest review.  For more information, see my Disclosure page.


  1. Did you see QVC's deal on this set? $29.75! Now THAT is a downright bargain for BL polish!


  2. These are gorgeous, I wish I had them for the medal mani I just did >.<


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