Friday, July 20, 2012

Butter London "Teddy Girl"

Today's nail of the day is Butter London's "Teddy Girl," a perfect creamy baby pink. "Teddy Girl" reminded me a lot of Essie's "Fiji," which I have a full review of right here. "Teddy Girl," however, has more pink to it, whereas "Fiji" can look more chalky.

(photographed: Butter London "Teddy Girl")

Although it doesn't show in the photo, "Teddy Girl" had a rather streaky application. Even after 3 coats some bald spots were still showing.

(photographed: Butter London "Teddy Girl," 3 coats)

I really love that this polish, unlike "Fiji," looks pink regardless of what lighting you're under. "Fiji" has a strong white tint that makes it reflect mostly white in direct sunlight.

(photographed: Butter London "Teddy Girl," 3 coats)

  • Cute! It's a perfect baby pink color.
  • Doesn't lean too cool or too warm making it suitable for a variety of skin tones.
  • Work appropriate.
  • Streaky formula. Even after 3 coats there were some bald spots.
  • Butter London polishes run at a steeper price of $14.

Final Verdict: The formula for "Teddy Girl" can be a bit streaky, but nothing extra coats doesn't fix easily. Despite this, "Teddy Girl" is my new favorite baby pink (and possibly favorite pink in general).


  1. The finish looks really glossy in your photos. Could be the Seche Vite but I'm adding this color to my list...:D

    1. It's definitely the top coat, but I haven't used Seche Vite for a while now. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri has been my favorite for the past year.

  2. I'm looking for a new top coat. My UV Gloss is running low...(I have to apply two coats for that shine, but I do enjoy the formula.) I've tried Seche Vite, Avon UV Gloss and Diamond Dry. I actually enjoy Sally Beauty Supply's Diamond Dry. Can't tell you how many false heart attacks I had when I would accidentally nudge the wet top coat only to discover no dent/smudge/reason for heart break.

    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri better than Seche Vite?

    1. It's gives me the same gloss that I liked about the Seche Vite, but Seche Vite has a tendency to become almost a solid consistency when I'm only half way through the bottle. It was just a waste of money so I opted for Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and I'm much happier with it.