Butter London Two Fingered Salute Swatches & Review

Butter London Two Fingered Salute Swatches & ReviewToday I’m really excited to bring you a review on Butter London Two Fingered Salute!

This amazingly unique nail polish was a sweet surprise gift from my friend Mary, the blogger of My Numerous Diversions.

I think the world of her because life has dealt her many challenging hands, but she handles situations with a strength and grace that I find very admirable. (Plus the fact that she’s a psychologist and a university professor only adds to her coolness.)

She found me through my other blog, which was actually my first blog. (It’s completely different from Swatch And Learn, and I won’t be linking to it here because I want them to be completely separate for now. My other blog is more private, and I’d like to keep it that way.)

Over a year ago, I was going through a tough situation, and although a ‘stranger’ at the time, Mary reached out to me and did a random act of kindness that she probably thought was small, but it meant a lot to me.

Since then, we’ve gotten to know each other better. We’ve went for coffee, shopped for yarn, and most recently, enjoyed a delicious Indian dinner.

We both appreciate humour. Case in point: She gave me a Rubella plush toy. I wasted no time in bringing it to work and putting it on my computer. Many jokes about ‘the virus she gave me’ were tossed around. And, no, it didn’t get old. ;)

I get a lot of happiness from blogging, but finding an amazing friend was something I never expected. I am very grateful!

But now…back to the polish! ;)

P.S. In case you didn’t know, ‘two fingered salute’ is a hand gesture that’s similar to ‘giving the bird’…

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√ Muted, patinaed green crème with copper microglitter

Key Notes

  • Name: Butter London Two Fingered Salute
  • Amount: 11 mL (0.4 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was a surprise gift from my friend, Mary, blogger of My Numerous Diversions.)
  • Where to Buy: Butter London US website (Didn’t see it on the Butter London CA website…It may be available at Holt Renfrew. I’m not sure.)

Butter London Two Fingered Salute Review

Colour

I would describe Two Fingered Salute as a dusty blue with a touch of green. For some reason, this colour reminds me of fancy gold-rimmed teacups (the kind that have little pictures of dainty birds). Haha, yeah, that’s very specific, and I don’t know why I have that mental image, but I do.

What makes this polish like nothing I own is the interesting microglitter. While I agree with Butter London that it’s copper, I have to say that in some lighting, it also looked pink. (I tried to capture that aspect in my photos.)

Overall, it’s funny that a nail polish with this brazen name not only reminds me of prim-and-proper teacups, but I also felt like it made my hands look sophisticated. Maybe I’m just used to wearing loud shades, but this one made a statement in a different way. I appreciated how the colours themselves weren’t loud, but the combination made the manicure speak volumes in terms of originality.

Finish

The base looked like a creme, so the microglitter was able to sparkle. The contrast in colours gave the manicure a speckled look that almost reminded me of a robin’s egg.

Application & Formula

As with all Butter London nail polishes I’ve tried, Two Fingered Salute was no exception – application was easy-peasy. The brush deposited the right amount of product, and I got perfect coverage with just 2 coats.

Pros

  • Very unique colour combination
  • Microglitter can look copper or pink, depending on the light
  • Great formula & easy application
  • Cheeky name
Cons

  • Difficult to find now for Canadians (I didn’t see it on Butter London’s Canadian website.)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

If you’re a fan of unusual colour combinations and unique nail polish, I highly recommend you track down a bottle of Butter London Two Fingered Salute! Out of all the lacquers I own, this one stands apart because I don’t have anything even remotely similar.

What’s the most unique nail polish in your collection? Do you have a favourite Butter London lacquer? Do the Butter London nail-polish names make you laugh?

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18 thoughts on “Butter London Two Fingered Salute Swatches & Review

  1. Janet Matuscak Gamin

    You won’t be able to find this. It was a Nordstrom only color in late summer. It was extremely hard to get.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Janet!

      Americans will be able to find it pretty easily. It’s currently available on the official Butter London website. I have linked to the direct nail polish in this post in the Where to Buy section. :)

      When my friend bought this, she got it in Canada. I think it was at Holt Renfrew, but I don’t know if it’s still available there.

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      1. Janet Matuscak Gamin

        I’m using my work computer so I don’t show up as KnitMaster! You won’t know who I am! LOL Thanks for the info. I didn’t know they put it on their website! I’m glad they made it more available!

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        1. Mary Post author

          Oohhhh, that’s why! I thought maybe you didn’t want me to call you The KnitMaster anymore (even though I love calling you that)! :D Good to know that you’ll continue being my KnitMaster. ;)

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        1. Mary Post author

          Aww…that’s too bad. I feel like awesome shades should be accessible to everyone, everywhere…but I guess that’s idealistic.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Leisel!

      I don’t own Halcyon, but from what I’ve seen in online swatches, the RBL is more of a shimmer, whereas Butter London has a definite glitter-speckled effect. The base colour may be similar, but it doesn’t look exactly the same to me. Then again, it’s hard for me to judge unless I see it in person because my computer monitor may warp the colours.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Yeah, Butter London’s are quite pricey, unfortunately, but at least they always have wonderful formulas. That makes it worth it in my mind.

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  2. Marisa

    This is so beautiful on you!! So sweet of Mary to send it to you. It was on my wish list for a while and I finally got it recently. Have I worn it yet? Nope!! Clearly something is wrong with me, lol.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marisa!

      Thank you! She did even better than that. She gave it to me before we had dinner together. Haha, our little date! :P

      Yes, you need to wear this shade. Like a lot of shades, you’ll absolutely rock it!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kas!

      Okay, thanks for confirming that about the availability at Holts! :) I’m sure that many Canadians who are reading this will be so happy to know they have a shot at getting this cool exclusive!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Catherine!

      Glad you like it, too. It’s a very special polish in my collection (because of the colour, but also because every time I look at it, I’m reminded of my friend’s generosity).

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