Today 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’…
Butter London Two Fingered Salute Pictures
Butter London Two Fingered Salute Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of Butter London Two Fingered Salute
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Muted, patinaed green crème with copper microglitter
- 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
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.
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.
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?