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Nothing beats a fresh gel manicure right now, but when you’re left with weak, peeling nails for weeks after changing polish, it just doesn’t feel worth it. Gel nails have so many problems like contact dermatitis, UV light penetrating the skin of your hand and weakening your nail beds. So if you’re looking for the best regular paint alternative, you’ve come to the right place.
Shoppers say Butter London’s Patent Shine Collection “never chip” and dries in a snap. Okay, those are the reasons I usually go for gel polish, so yeah, I’m intrigued. Even more so as the brand has released four new deluxe colors for Spring: Bit of Sunshine, Garden Party, Cotswolds Cottage and Bespoke Lace.
The key to Butter’s powerful, long-lasting formula is impact-resistant polymer technology. This ensures long-lasting, chip-resistant color while diamond powder brightens color for the highest possible shine. Have you ever noticed that your nail color looks a little crazy when you’re out in the sun all day? Thanks to Butter London’s UV absorbers built right into the polish, the days of color changing are over. This means your color will never fade or change in any way during wear. Finally, the addition of bamboo extract helps promote better nail health and prevents both breakage and peeling.
Bit of Sunshine Patent Shine 10x nail polish
One of four new spring shades, Bit of Sunshine is the perfect yellow pastel for a fun pop of color.
Garden Party Patent Shine 10x nail polish
Want a cottagecore manicure? This pastel green is, according to the brand, “inspired by simple, rural English life”.
Yummy Mummy Patent Shine 10x Nail Polish
For a more neutral manicure, Yummy Mummy is the perfect nude shade that will instantly give you a clean girl aesthetic. One buyer called it “It’s the best nail polish. Always. Never chips. Dries fast. Glittering.”
Another said: “For me there is no better brand than Butter London. The nail polish stands up to the daily rigors of office work, house cleaning and even washing the dishes!”
Mum’s The Word Patent Shine 10x Nail Polish
If you’re looking for a high-shine look with more of a pink color, this shade from Mum’s the Word is the perfect pink nude shade.
Commenting on how it helps strengthen her 95-year-old mother’s nails, one shopper commented: “She likes the color and protection it gives her nails, adding that “it holds up well.”
Afters Patent Shine 10X Nail Polish
I’m all about a deep berry red color that looks almost black when I’m craving some edge. This is the perfect shade to achieve this look.
One shopper loves this polish formula so much that she’s actively picking it up in different colors to get inspired NOT to go back to her old ways of acrylic fakes. “I’ve tried several high-end nail polishes and find Butter London to be the best for consistency, coverage, and durability,” they wrote. “It’s holding up so well – no chips for a week or more.” Okay, I’m officially sold.