allhailmcqueenbybutterlondonEvery now and then, a nail lacquer comes along and makes you want to hold onto summer forever. This is definitely one of them.

While this gorgeous glittered-up beige polish is a year round pleaser, it especially makes me smile right about now. And not just because I helped name this special lacquer with Founding Creative Director, Nonie Creme, in remembrance of one of the most brilliant fashion designers. Alexander McQueen deserves a glamified homage, after all.

We can all appreciate a staple nail color in our wardrobe. This is one of those timeless shades that you will never tire of. Perfect, yet again, to honor the memory of Mr. McQueen.

Hail to you, too, butter LONDON. McQueen will, indeed, live on ... in our hearts and on our nails!

paradoxalchanelnailpolishOver the last two years, I have experimented more with nail color than at any other point in my life. If you think about it, trying on all of the colors of the rainbow in nail polish is a great way to express your mood of the moment — inexpensively.

And right now, I am passionate about purple!

Thanks to Chanel, here is yet another fabulous color to add to your nail polish drawer — Paradoxal. This gray violet color has iridescent specs that shine in a irresistible way.

I happened upon this color before it hit the shelves, by mistake albeit. While getting a pedicure, the nail technician used a UV topcoat over OPI's You Don't Know Jacques that turned it this shade of purple (minus the iridescence). It was an amazing color that I never could duplicate, so I was thrilled when Chanel read my mind. Absolutely perfect to get me in the FW10 mood!

essiechinchillyAfter wearing out green for spring, I've moved onto the neutrals — and I'm testing quite a few. I tried a khaki color a few weeks ago on both my fingernails and toes, which was pretty cool. However, what I really wanted was more of a putty color. Enter: essie.

When I came across essie's chinchilly, a medium gray color, I immediately fell in love. It's the perfect neutral ... as close to putty as I'm going to get. It goes with everything in my wardrobe, so it eliminates potential outfit challenges. A nail polish staple.

While I partake in pedicures quite a bit, I am not one to paint my fingernails often. Yet with this color, I've been painting and repainting endlessly. That's how great a color this is.

As it turns out, the big nail colors for spring are beige tones and pale pinks. Between beige, gray and pale pink, I see an opportunity for some great tone-on-tone outfits. Go for it!
tealnailpolishDon't ask me why, but everyday I see Spring. I am inspired by what is waiting to bloom. While Fall is my favorite season (Winter not far behind), I am ready for Spring. So, today I pampered myself with a pedicure, channeling Spring green. My version was more of a teal-y green. And I was not afraid!

I cannot explain what pulled me to this color. However, I will tell you that I could not peel this polish from my hands. Never in a million years have I been drawn to a nai polish of this color. I am your typical red toe gal. In the last year, though, I have played around with forest green, navy, pewter, deep purple and more! Granted, our toes are mostly covered this time of year. If I change my mind about this color next week, I can change it. Not that much of a commitment. It sure is fun, though. Taking my shoes off to this color. Spreading my teal toes on my yoga mat. It's like this little secret that can't wait to get out.

Whatever it takes to make you smile, go for it. Heck, maybe I'll color my hair red tomorrow!

Recently, I was introduced to butter LONDON nail lacquers. I love the website. I love the packaging. And I love that the line is non-toxic - 3 Free means no Formaldehyde, no Toluene and no DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). The brand exudes British elegance with a hint of rock and roll. No doubt you will be intrigued by more than the names of the nail lacquers. You will swoon over the colors.

royal-navy-butter-londonWhile navy has been done before, it has not been done quite like this. Trust me. Royal Navy, by butter LONDON, is the yummiest blue I have ever come across. It’s rich, lush and true to its name - royal. The problem with most navy blues? They are so dark that you miss the sophistication that navy offers. I don’t want my blue to look black. I want my blue to look blue. Butter LONDON’s Royal Navy is a classic navy blue that stands proud. It’s simply gorgeous.

british-racing-greenAnother amazing color on nails is hunter green. A while ago, my daughter picked out a hunter green nail polish while we were out shopping. Although I was initially reluctant, I bought it for her anyway. What I didn’t anticipate was wearing it myself! Once I painted my daughter’s fingers and toes, I had to do mine. I couldn’t believe how flattering the color was. So when I saw butter LONDON’s British Racing Green, I had to give my daughter props! Then I tweeted about it and got all my friends inspired by green nail polish!

A big fan of color, my recommendation is to experiment. Why not? They invented nail polish remover, after all. If you don’t like the shade, move onto the next. And you must check out butter LONDON. Color euphoria.