Embracing my short nails

I’m a self-confessed ‘nail picker’ I’ve never been one to bite my nails but I just constantly pick them. I’ve always lusted over long pretty nails and obviously, it’s never really happened for me, no matter how much Sally Hanson I apply. I did have acrylics for a good 6 months but even in that short time my nails grew weak and were quite ‘thin’ underneath from me re-glueing them when they were flying off at work (I work in a shop so things like delivery will ping them off and snap them). I am going to try and grow my nails out a bit maybe using a habit tracker but for now (so far I’ve gone about 5 days & I’m pretty proud) I’m embracing my short nails. I was recently sent the Butter London patent-gel top and tails set and I am so, so thrilled with it.

This set is a healthy alternative to a gel manicure which is perfect for getting salon-worthy nails at home, damage free. The set contains a Butter London Patent gel flawless top coat as well as a flawless base coat they both protect your nails from chips and nicks (one thing that drives me mad is having completely chipped nails one day after painting them). This set is also formulated to take care of your nails and strengthen your nails, It includes Vitamins E, A, C & B5. The set is perfect for those of you who are impatient because the polishes dry quickly for a long-lasting gel-like manicure.


Every mani’ needs a splash of colour, the Butter London Patent shine x10 nail lacquers are exactly what you need for this. These polishes have a 10-day fade resistant wear using shock resistant polymer technology. It also has a curved brush applicator which makes application easier and quicker than your standard nail polish. The finish to these polishes is gel-like with just natural, light rather than you having to use a lamp. The polishes include bamboo extract to protect, smooth and strengthen nails, they’re vegan and gluten free and they don’t include any; formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP to any of their product formulas.


I’m really impressed with the set and my nail polishes are lasting so much longer when using the base and top coat and I thoroughly recommend it. I used the set along with a couple of Avon nail polishes and I’m so happy with the results!.

Have you tried anything from the Butter London?.

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