American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter, swatch

Throwback Thursday! American Apparel — Butter (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

Collection: American Apparel 2010 Winter, Nail Lacquer [Launch]

Today’s Throwback Thursday was released in American Apparel’s 2010 Summer collection, shortly after this line of polish launched in Winter 2009. I have my thoughts on this line of polish, and about the company itself, in my post about another shade, Dynasty.

Butter lives up to its name. It’s a pale, whitened yellow cream. There is a very slightest hint of dustiness to the color.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter
American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter

For a pale, pastel yellow cream, this is surprisingly nice. I don’t think I’ve tried a better one, actually. That said, I haven’t tried too many brands of such a color! A similar shade would be China Glaze Lemon Fizz, which I believe is still available, but I didn’t like it at all.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter, swatch
American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter, swatch
American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter, label
American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Butter, label

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American Apparel Nail Lacquer retailed for US$6 (3-packs were available for $15) and were 0.5 US fl oz / 15 mL. It was free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), but did contain camphor. They were made in the USA.

American Apparel was founded in Los Angeles, CA, USA by Canadian entrepreneur Dov Charney in 1989. It is a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of the American Apparel line of clothing, and is one of the largest apparel manufacturers in North America. The company remains based in Los Angeles.

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6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! American Apparel — Butter (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. This is a super cute color! I need to do gel polish though because I’m rough on my hands and I chip polish too quickly. What at home gel system is good and affordable that I could try?

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  2. I wish I had stocked up on this color when they were still in business, it was my fav 😩 I just ran out of mine! No chance you still have and want to sell?

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    • Hi! Aww, yes it is too bad American Apparel don’t make their nail polish anymore, especially since now they’re Canadian-owned—Gildan acquired them. I should inquire…

      A pretty reasonable alternative is Color Club Macaroon Swoon (https://blog.fivezero.ca/2016/03/11/color-club-professional-lacquer-macaroon-swoon/), which is available at NailPolishCanada!

      I’ve also seen swatches of a SinfulColors polish improbably called V.I.Peach, from A Class Act collection, which looks quite similar. However, they also have another shade in one of the Kylie collections by the same name, and that one looks peachy, so who knows.

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