Collection: butter LONDON Fall 2009
British Racing Green was launched in the fall of 2009 as part of a collection of polishes that butter LONDON created for New York Fashion Week. “Hand mixed by our very own Creative Director Nonie Creme for the Vena Cava show” (butterlondon.com), it’s a deep, vampy jewel-toned green with subtle shimmer. This elegant shade is named for the shades of green used in British auto racing since 1903—usually a deep forest green.
I’m not a driver and I know next to nothing about cars, but if I ever had to get a car, it’d be a deep green like this polish. And be an E-Type. I can dream, right?
This polish has been in my collection for several years, and it’s still in great shape. Two coats are easily applied for full opacity. The lush green pigmentation is out of this world!
The shimmer is subtle, but still gives the polish a lot of depth on the nail. It dries to a fairly glossy finish. Strangely, though the polish is 3 Free, it does have a strong, chemical-y odor. I can’t remember if it always had that, though.
British Racing Green is definitely one of the best vampy green polishes in my collection, and I wouldn’t ever want to be without a bottle!
butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer is US$15 / CA$18 and is 0.4 US fl oz / 11 mL. The lacquer does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and is made in the USA.
butter LONDON is based in Seattle, WA, USA.