Butter London Valentine’s Day Mystery Bundle Review – February 2019


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Butter London is a makeup company that originally started exclusively with nail polish before branching out to cover eye, lip, and face products too.

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They recently offered a $25 mystery bundle that is still available for purchase!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our  review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About This Box

The Box: Mystery Gift Valentine’s Day Bundle

The Cost: $25 

The Products: “We curated this Valentine’s Day Mystery Gift set to tantalize beauty junkies and beginners alike with a dreamy collection of enticing butter LONDON nail polishes and lip essentials you’re sure to fall in love with. Treat yourself or someone you love to 3 full-size, high-impact self-care beauty surprises, and 3 travel-friendly prep and glitter must-haves that are sure to get you into the Valentine spirit.

Ships to: the US only

February 2019 Butter London Valentine’s Day Mystery Bundle Review

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Signature File & Buffer – Retail Value $5

There is no such thing as too many nail files in my book, and I adore the signature floral design. The grit on the file is only 180, which is great for gentle shaping without being too rough.

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Nail Scrubbers, Full-Size!  – Retail Value $10

I love pre-moistened nail polish removing wipes like these ones! They make removing nail polish so convenient and easy, and I don’t have to search my apartment trying to remember where I put the cotton balls. Unfortunately, I will say that these did not live up to the claim that one wipe removes the polish from all ten nails— once the wipe finished the fourth nail it really lost steam, and removing the 5th nail was a challenge.

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Butter London Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red, 0.2 oz – Estimated Value $7.50 (buy the full-size version for $15)

Come to Bed Red is a classic Butter London red crème polish. It applies smoothly and is a true red crème. I am a little bummed that this same polish came in the last butter London mystery box, though. You can see this shade in action here.

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Glazen Peel Off Glitter Nail Lacquer in Black Magic, 0.2 oz – Retail Value $12

I was so excited when I pulled this out of the box that internally I was chanting “peel off glitter, peel off glitter!” By far the worst part of glitter nail polish is how hard it is to remove, so I have been wanting to try these out since Butter London released them. My biggest concern was that the formula wouldn’t last- and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As I type this the polish has been on my nails for a full seven days without a single chip. It wasn’t until I went to remove the polish that I realized I did it wrong. To remove, you soak your hand in warm water for 30 seconds and then the polish should be able to pop off. On my hand, however, it didn’t budge. The instructions said to not use this product with a basecoat, and while I didn’t intentionally apply a base coat, my nails do have acrylic and gel overlay on them. I guess the gel acted like a base coat inadvertently, so now I have a date with a lot of cotton balls and nail polish remover tonight.

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Liquid Lipstick in Ladybird, Full-Size – Retail Value $18 (on sale here for $9)

This tomato-red lipstick has the pigment of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss, and honestly, this is my least favorite type of lipstick ever. I find high-shine lipsticks, this one included, to be messy, transfer frequently, and not last long.

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Plush Rush Lip Liner in Red Hot, Full-Size! – Retail Value $18

This is a classic red lip liner, and I found the formula to be creamy and vibrant. My favorite part, however, is the built-in lip brush!

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Here is the lipstick swatched below the lip liner

The Verdict: I think Butter London delivered on their Valentines Mystery Box, even though I wish we didn’t have a repeat polish. I’m bummed the peel off glitter polish didn’t work for me, but I am really happy to have finally been able to try the formula. Value-wise, this mystery box has a total value of $70.50. which is just below the promised value of $75.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is still available.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $31.99 ($25 + $6.99 shipping) which means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Emory board: $2.27
  • Nail Scrubbers: $4.54
  • Come To Bed Red: $3.40
  • Black Magic: $5.44
  • Ladybird: $8.17
  • Red Hot: $8.17

What do you think of the Butter London Mystery Bundle?


Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Butter London Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: butter | 5 comments

5 Comments

  1. Dodged a bullet here. Don’t wear anything red.

    Peel off anything is a gimmick. Glitter polishes are a PITA. Stick to scattered holos that contain no glitter. I love picture polish.

    Butter London has some great linear holos…

  2. It’s weird because I love Butter London’s makeup but not their nail polish even though nail polish is what they are known for. I love their mascara.

  3. FYI today they have 30% off site wide, if you use the code “butter30” it will pretty much take the shipping and handling fee away.

  4. Omgeeez, I did exactly the same thing with the glitter polish!!! I put it on immediately, didnt read the directions, applied a base coat… and yes it was a full on project getting it off LOL…. after several cotton balls u tried the scrubbers… but was bummed to go thru like 3 of them bc it was so hard to get the polish off… however I loved this mystery box… ty for sharing your review..

  5. Glad i didn’t get this. Nice products, but selection kind of meh..

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