9 Pastels, a Panini Press and the Butter London Spring 2013 Sweetie and Starkers Collections

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Butter London Sweetie and Starkers Spring 2013 Collections

The nine-piece Butter London Spring 2013 Collection ($15 each bottle), available now online and at Butter London counters and Nordstrom

Today my brain politely offered me two options. One, I could spend the afternoon experimenting with my new Sunbeam Panini Press (and eating said food experiments)…or two, I could catch up on spring nail polish swatches.

Panini Press Madness!

The Sunbeam Panini Press, my new BFF

Tough decision…


But technically, the panini press isn’t new. I’ve had it since Christmas (of 2010!) and just kind of forgot about it.


Over the past few days, I’ve made a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches with it, a delicious grilled shrimp burrito (!) and a quesadilla with brie and pear.

But again, it’s not new, so I opted for the swatches…in part due to my muffin top, which has been feeling extra muffin-y lately…

I’ve also been going through a pastel nails phase, and the colors in the Butter London Spring 2013 Collection are scratching the itch. ๐Ÿ™‚

This year, Butter London divided their spring launch into two parts — the six-piece Sweetie Shop collection and three-piece Starkers collection. Each bottle goes for $15 a pop.

The Sweetie Shop sub-collection

Butter London Fruit Machine Swatch

Butter London Fruit Machine, an opaque caramel creme (three coats)

Butter London Kerfuffle Swatch

Butter London Kerfuffle, an opaque, pinkish orange creme (three coats)

Butter London Jasper Swatch

Butter London Jasper, an opaque, pastel yellow creme (three coats)

Butter London Fiver Swatch

Butter London Fiver, an opaque, icy mint creme (two coats)

Butter London Molly Coddled Swatch

Butter London Molly Coddled, an opaque lavender creme (three coats)

Butter London Cuppa Swatch

Butter London Cuppa, a tan creme (two coats)

The Starkers sub-collection

Butter London Shandy Swatch

Butter London Shandy, an opaque, light apricot creme (two coats)

Butter London Crumpet Swatch

Butter London Crumpet Swatch, a warm, opaque caramel creme (two coats)

Butter London Tea & Toast Swatch

Butter London Tea & Toast, a tan, opaque creme (two coats)


I’m diggin’ the colors and eye-catching shine, but I’m having a little trubs with the brush…

It’s not a big deal, but I wish it had a sharper, crisper edge that could lay down the colors more evenly. The formula also feels a tad too thick for my liking, but c’est la vie, right?

What do you think? Do any of these shades catch your eye?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Natalie says:

    Those shades definitely caught my eye. I mean, audible “ohhhh”. Especially the first five shades. Gorgeous!

  2. Jacquie says:

    I am loving the Butter hues in this collection!

  3. OMG, I love that there’s one called Crumpet! I really like the first 4 pastels, and I’ve seen Five Spot everywhere! I really love pastel nail polishes. Makes me think spring is unfurling soon! Woohoo! I still want to get Butter London’s Trout Pout at some point; the color AND the name are awesome…

    • Lilly says:

      Hi Kristen, I have Trout Pout, and even though it’s a really pretty bright salmon pink, I find that the formula is not as nice as other BL nail polishes.

  4. I LOVE the look of this collection–SO ready for spring now!! ๐Ÿ˜€ OH, and brie and pear quesadilla?! NOM!!! I looooooove brie! (and all cheeses, really!)
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  5. Teri says:

    This is just the sweetest collection ever! They kind of remind me of ice-cream colours or macaroons. I’m really loving the peachy shades, very wearable and amazing on warmer skin tones. And Karen, how can you forget about your panini maker? It’s awesome! ^^
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  6. Olivia says:

    This collection looks so awesome!
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  7. Agata says:

    I love all of them!

  8. KhaliaNicole says:

    Quesadilla with pear and brie?! Well aren’t you just a fancy pants! Sounds delish! I agree with Teri about the peachy shades on the warm skin tones. As I was scrolling through the pix I was totally thinking, “Oooh, those might look pretty awesome on me!”

  9. Lenita says:

    call me crazy but i wanna see the finished paninis please. i’ve never even heard of such a machine.

  10. Loving the Crumpet and Tea & Toast! Great job Karen!
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  11. Kalli says:

    That minty shade is gorg! I have yet to splurge on a Butter London polish, but that might have to change soon!
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  12. virginie says:

    I want them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. sillylilacs says:

    Yes! I am definitely lusting after Kerfuffle, Jasper, and Fiver…as well as your panini press. Well, any panini press. I have been wanting to get one for a long time, but I don’t want to shell out a ridiculous price for it. XD Perhaps Black Friday? ๐Ÿ˜€
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  14. gio says:

    What a sweet collection! All the shades look gorgeous!
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  15. And I have a cream crimson on my nails today, not a big fan of pastels ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. Aalia says:

    I totally agree with you, I have a butter london nail polish and I really don’t like the formulation. Like you said, it doesn’t apply easily, but I also feel it chips easily.

  17. Alison M says:

    For not being a pastel kind of girl, Kerfuffle and Shandy catch my eye.
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  18. Dollie says:

    All of them!!!!! Can’t stop staring at the pics, they are all so pretty. Love the pink, peach and lavender ones most. They are fabulous!

  19. Jen says:

    I want Fiver so so bad. I’m obsessed with mint. And I love butter London to death.

  20. Kim says:

    I keep reading Starker as Stalker but, aside from that, I think the whole range is pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice job with the panini press, btw. Love your pear/brie combo. May I also suggest pear, gorgonzola, spinach and toasted pine nut? It’s even better with bacon but I know you don’t roll with the swine. “Sewer rat might taste like pumpkin pie”, comes to mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Jennifer says:

    I’m so fascinated by Butter! I love Crumpet but the rest, I’m not feeling. I just don’t get the easter egg trend!

  22. Melissa says:

    Kerfluffle is so pretty! Unfortunately the Butter London formula doesn’t last but a day on me ๐Ÿ™

  23. Vera says:

    i LOVE the colors!!!! i just wish those butters cost less than now ;-/

  24. Lilly says:

    Not sure about the last two shades, but these are all incredibly gorgeous! Kerfuffle would probably be my first choice.
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