May 17, 2013

Butter London- Cake-Hole [Swatch]

Butter London- Cake-Hole is a bright, pink-leaning coral jelly. For some reason, I thought this was a creme when I bought it, but I'm excited to discover that it's a squishy jelly.

I pined after this shade for the longest time before finally purchasing it, and then didn't wear it for a couple months after getting it- ah the first world problems of a polish addict!

Artificial light, three coats:

As you can see, it dries just slightly darker than bottle color, and as a result looks less pink, and more coral- which to me, is a bonus! I am a spaz for coral!

In most lighting, the color is a coral which contains as much pink as coral possibly can while still being called a coral, I think.  Coral coral coral.

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:


This color is a real winner for me, and the name is just kind of hilarious.

Formula: Butter London seems to make their jellies very, very sheer, and this is no exception.  I encountered significant visible nail line after two coats. While three coats aren't nearly opaque, I didn't want to fiddle with four, since it's a jelly after all.  If you use thinner coats, you might need four, however.  You can see in the swatches that there still is VNL after three coats.

Consistency-wise, it glides on the nail easily, but don't overwork it, or it'll drag and create bald patches. It's important to properly load your brush with this one: too little product and you will be going back for more, waste too much time, and end up with some dragging.

It's worth noting that this dries semi-matte, which is truly strange for a jelly; I swatched it with one coat of Revlon- Quick Dry Top Coat.


  1. Gah that is such a gorgeous colour <3

    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorite Butters, I think. :)

  2. Ooooh a bright pink jelly! I need this one now too!!

    1. Haha, sorry! Reading polish blogs is always bad news for the wallet- at least for me! :)