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Butter London Marrow Nail Lacquer — Bad To The Bone



Every season, Butter London founder Nonie Creme joins fellow trend-setters Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, the brilliant duo behind the Vena Cava NYC line, to create a custom nail color exclusively to debut during New York Fashion Week. And while Creme always keeps nail trend spotters on their toes, she outdid herself at the Vena Cava Fall/Winter 2010 show in New York City, when she debuted the nail lacquer Marrow (pictured here).

Made exclusively for the Vena Cava FW10 show and named “Marrow” by the designers themselves, the nail lacquer is a deep, mysterious purple with an unusual twist. While backstage at the Vena Cava show, Creme explained that, when creating the lacquer, she started with a dark, vamp-y burgundy base. When they applied the shade to their nails, however, the color felt dated, and so they began to experiment with new iterations. Branching out from that burgundy base, then Creme added black and tons of navy blue, and the latter helped give the pigment an eggplant purple color. Not content to simply have a deep purple lacquer, Creme pondered, What if she added tons of white pigment to the lacquer? Sure enough, by mixing in a hefty dose of white pigment, she imbued the Marrow lacquer with an eerie, foggy quality that makes it distinct from its brethren.

Below, you’ll find photos showing what the Butter London “Marrow” Nail Lacquer looks like on nails. Though the shade does have a semi-shiny finish to it, the white pigment in the formula yields a foggy quality that makes it look slightly spooky. Personally, however, I think the shade looks best when coated with a mattifying top coat (such as the CND Super Matte Top Coat). See for yourself!


Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marrow:



Here are two photos depicting what the Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marrow looks like with one coat of CND Super Matte Top Coat over it:



Brilliant, right? Get a “Marrow” transplant now!


Butter Nail Lacquer in Marrow, $14. Available at ButterLondon.com



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