Butter London Fairy Cake. A mixture of very fine light silver glitter and larger (but still small) silver-based hologram glitter in a clear base. Not a unique color. Also seems to have a faded look to it compared to most other similar silver/holo topcoat style glitters.
Butter London Fiddlesticks. A rich, deep magenta jelly base with tiny pink glitter. A little flash of purple here and there. Makes me think of a pink/magenta version of something like China Glaze Ruby Pumps (or Butter London Chancer).
Butter London Jack The Lad. Dark evergreen base with yellow-gold, aqua-blue, and grassy green foil shimmer. Also has a slight blue flash when tilted at an angle. Extremely pretty polish. Somewhat similar to the new Zoya holiday color Logan but not an exact replica.
Butter London Scallywag. Tiny sky blue glitter in a clear base. Surprisingly colorful! And it's very sparkly, as any good glitter should be. It's also worth noting that this color dries to an attractive sugary/sandy matte finish (like the China Glaze fall glitters) if you don't use topcoat.
Butter London Scallywag, no topcoat.
Butter London Scuppered. This looks more like Thanksgiving than Christmas to me! It's a multicolored metallic sparkle polish made up of different shades of brown, bronze, gold, red, and orange, plus it has some larger pieces of bright green glitter for even more color. It's a lot like Jessica Gingersnap, just browner, a little darker, and with added green glitter.
Butter London Shambolic. Shambolic has a lot going on. It has very dark eggplant purple microglitter, lighter true purple microglitter, all kinds of speckles pink, lavender, blue and red glitter, and on top of all that it has large pink and silver hexagon glitter. To make it even more complicated, it even has a warm, sort of golden purple duochrome shift when you hold it at an angle. It's a whole galaxy of purple.
The formula on these was good. The texture of each one was different (something I've noticed among all the Butter London polishes I've used), but the application on all was easy and presented no difficulty at all. I used three coats of each polish and none needed more than a third for complete opacity. Dry time is average bordering on long. All of them look best with two coats of topcoat.
Doesn't feel like much of a winter/Christmas/holiday collection to me, but I'm still into it. Look at all those different kinds of glitter! Fairy Cake and Scallywag are the least unique in the collection and I'd probably skip those in favor of cheaper dupes (like the ones from Color Club), but the rest are pretty fantastic.
What do you think? Like 'em?
The Butter London Holiday 2012 collection is available now at Macy's (which is where I ordered mine).