Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who isn’t into tea. Sure, I’m a big fan of iced tea, but any other kind of tea just doesn’t do a thing for me.
I’ll sometimes drink lemon and honey tea when my throat’s sore. If I go to a Chinese restaurant, I’ll drink Oolong tea. And, once, I tried strawberry tea. (It smelled more incredible than it tasted.)
Despite trying all sorts of tea, I’ve never found one that made me want to drink it more (except iced tea).
All of this sounds pretty random, but what got me going off on a tangent is that Butter London Bossy Boots from the Spring Summer 2012 Collection immediately made me think of green-tea ice cream. (Ever try it? I’m not a fan of the flavour. Big surprise, right? :P)
Butter London Bossy Boots is an interesting pale green that I like, but it isn’t love. I think it would look better on a different skin tone – either richer or lighter. What do you think?
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Butter London Bossy Boots Ingredients
Butter London Bossy Boots Swatches
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√ Light, opaque pistachio green
- Name: Butter London Bossy Boots
- Collection: Butter London Spring & Summer 2012 Collection
- Colours Available in the Butter London Spring & Summer 2012 Collection: Trout Pout, Bossy Boots, Disco Biscuit, Knackered & Slapper
- Amount: 11 mL (0.4 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by NailPolishCanada.com – Retails for $17 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada.com, Butter London CA website, Butter London US website & Holt Renfrew stores
Butter London Bossy Boots Review
You know that I love all sorts of green nail polish, so when NailPolishCanada.com asked me to pick any 2 polishes from the Butter London Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, I went for Bossy Boots. (My other choice was Trout Pout.)
This is an anemic green. Think of a robust green polish that hit the gym for 5 hours, went rollerblading afterwards, and then had to fight off a bottle of 100% acetone. Hehe! This is the green that fainted!
Bossy Boots by Butter London is a dustier version of mint green that’s a great neutral alternative for those who shy away from vivid greens.
To give you a better idea of the colour, Bossy Boots is ‘dirtier’ and more yellow compared to OPI Gargantuan Green Grape. But Bossy Boots is fresher and a brighter green than OPI Stranger Tides.
I do like this colour, but I feel like it’s not the best for my skin tone. If my skin was richer or lighter, I think it would look much better.
Bossy Boots by Butter London has a creme finish, which means it’s very easy to remove. Yay!
Application & Formula
The formula was nice and pigmented. One coat covered well, although you definitely need at least 2 coats to achieve full opacity. The coverage was perfect at 2, so that’s where I stopped.
The polish itself goes where you want it to. The consistency is thick, but not goopy like dried glue, so you can control it.
Win Butter London’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
If you go to NailPolishCanada.com’s Butter London section, you can enter their contest to win the entire Butter London Spring/Summer 2012 Collection ($85 CAD value)! I’m not sure when it ends, so hurry to get your entry in!
Final Verdict: 7/10
I don’t have too many light-green polishes like this in my collection, so I’m very happy to have it. I think it would also make a great base colour for nail art.
When you reach for a green polish, what kind is it usually? Glitter? Duochrome? Dark? Light? What was the last neutral nail polish you wore?