Tuesday, June 5, 2012

butter LONDON Lillibet's Jubilee

Today marks the last day of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, a celebration of her 60 years on the throne of Great Britain. In honor of that I have a special polish to share with you, butter LONDON Lillibet's Jubilee.

History lesson! Queen Elizabeth II took the throne in 1952 after her father King George VI died, although her official coronation didn't take place until June 2, 1963. Aside from Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth is the only other monarch in the UK to reign for 60 years, making this a pretty special occasion.

Lillibet's Jubilee is a special limited edition polish for this once in a lifetime celebration. butter LONDON describes Lillibet's Jubliee like this: "This commemorative colour honours the international celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. Lillibet’s Jubilee is a silvery, lavender metallic foil that boasts the perfect amount of sparkle that is fit for a queen!" According to a little card they had on their facebook, they chose purple because it is the color of royalty and the foil finish to be reminiscent of diamonds.

The formula on Lillibet's Jubilee was amazing. One coat is basically enough, but I used two coats in my pictures below. It's easy to use and goes on super smoothly and dries quickly. The only caution I have is not to use too much polish on each nail because it could show brushstrokes. But this seriously looks like foil on your nails-- it's so shiny and reflective! I love this.

Artificial light with flash:

Artificial light:

Natural light - shade:

Natural light - sun:

Blinding, isn't it?

Does anyone else think it's awesome that Princess Eugenia was wearing a patriotic manicure at the Epsom Derby on Saturday? I love it. Royals generally seem to have pretty strict protocols about what they can and can't wear, so it's cool to see one of the younger generation stepping out with some nail art on her hands. Apparently she wore this throughout the Jubilee weekend, including the Thanksgiving Service today.

The Daily Mail
Personally I'm a huge Anglophile so I'm loving all the Jubilee stuff. It's awesome to see a whole nation of people (mostly) so united in celebration. Next up... the Olympics!


  1. I love the idea of a lavender foil, and it looks so pretty on! That is cool that Eugenia was able to rock a little art. I wonder if she did it herself?

    1. I have no idea if she did it herself (I'm guessing not, but who knows) but it certainly elicited a lot of comments in the British media!

      I do feel like sometimes the silver in this overpowered the lavender aspects, but you can definitely tell that it's there!

  2. I just ran to Ulta today to find this one and they didn't have it:( I may have to resort to ordering online. Argh, I hate waiting!

    1. Bummer! You should totally get it-- I don't have many foils in my collection so this was amazing to me. I think I need more foil polishes.