butter LONDON Double Take Ice Duo

butter LONDON Double Take Ice DuoWell, I suppose December makes it appropriate to talk about ice, right?

I live in the South for a reason. I don’t do winter. But I’m perfectly happy to try out something icy looking on my nails!

butter LONDON released 2 Double Take duos for the 2013 holiday season; the Ice duo and the Fire duo. I had no trouble deciding on which duo I wanted to try. I love dark blue nail polishes!

Overall, I was happy with this set. OK, that’s a lie. I kind of love it.

Each duo retails for $24 which is a pretty good price considering each polish from butter LONDON usually costs $15.

Currently the Double Take Ice Duo is available on beauty.com as well as butter LONDON’s website.

Below the jump there are reviews of each polish and oodles of swatches!


butter LONDON Bluecoat butter LONDON Bluecoat swatch butter LONDON Bluecoat outside butter LONDON Bluecoat bottle butter LONDON Bluecoat label


Bluecoat: butter LONDON describes Bluecoat has an opaque, navy shimmer. I’m not sure I would call it navy. And it’s more of a metallic than just a plain shimmer. Either way, I love the color. While Bluecoat is dark it never looks black.

The formula is a little bit tricky. Like butter LONDON claims, Bluecoat is very opaque, but it’s also a little runny. Nothing impossible to work with just be careful when applying!

Also, as with all polishes in this color range, a basecoat is definitely required (I used Amour Sticky Base) if you want to avoid smurf nails 🙂

butter LONDON Leccy butter LONDON Leccy outside butter LONDON Leccy outside 2 butter LONDON Leccy MACRO 2 butter LONDON Leccy outside bottle butter LONDON Leccy bottle butter LONDON Leccy swatch butter LONDON Leccy MACRO


Leccy: Leccy is apparently British slang for electricity. I don’t really get electricity when I look at this polish but we’ll just go with it…

butter LONDON describes Leccy as a sheer, blue opal fleck overcoat. Along with blue flecks, Leccy has smaller almost copper flecks. They look very similar to the copper leaf I used in my DIY Gold Flake Top Coat.

Over Bluecoat the blue flecks do look very icy. I really loved this manicure. It was perfect for a Sunday Funday!

butter LONDON Double Take Ice Duo packaging butter LONDON Double Take Ice Duo packaging back

Like I said, overall I do like this duo. It’s not exactly three looks in one (Leccy is not wearable alone…) but it’s still a good deal at $24 and would make a great gift.


  1. I’m a sucker for duos and fun names. Also, like you, YES to dark blue polishes, my favs! But I like it when they DON’T appear black in certain light – I love black, but there’s a reason why I’m wearing blue…
    This flecky top coat is GORGEOUS.

  2. This is EXACTLY the kind of combo that I just LOVE. Dark polishes with flakie topcoats, this is really gorgeous. You’ll get a lot of use out of the topcoat, any darker polish will have a great effect.

What do you think?