Most Wanted: Liquorice Allsorts Manicure at Betsey Johnson SS11

By | September 27 2010 | 17 Comments

nails at Betsey Johnson ss11

I was in the middle of doing a post on the wacky eye makeup* that’s been coming down the runways during various fashion weeks when I stopped dead mid-cutout and clocked the AMAZING nails the models wore at bonkers US designer Betsey Johnson’s recent NY Fashion Week brouhaha.

In fairness, her clothes tend to overshadow most everything (I love ‘em) and with Stila’s colourful input with the makeup, I’m kinda amazed I noticed them at all.

A hunt around the internet later and I now know that said nails were created by Butter London lady Nonie Creme using Butter London shades pre-applied to stick-ons. 300 of ‘em were painted the night before the show while Ms Creme drank 10 glasses of wine (I know this fact via a video on Betsey Johnson’s website and not due to any creepy stalkerism) and the upshot of all of that is I WANT THEM ALL SO I CAN DO MY NAILS THE SAME.

The yellow and navy are Butter regulars; the pink, named Pepto Pink, was specially mixed and will apparently debut in the spring in a collaboration with Victoria Beckham, of all people. There’s a shot of the three after the cut as well as a cheap way to dupe the look.

butter london shades

From left to right we have Cheeky Chops, Royal Navy and Pepto Pink. Fab combination, eh?

But you want to know how to create this look both cheaper and easier, doncha? Just read on, so.

butter london dupes

Gosh’s Yellow Bombay, €8.50, is a tad bright but will do at a push; Bourjois’ So Laque in Bleu Mysterieux, €7.99, is pretty much spot-on and 17′s Lasting Fix nail polish in Fairy Cake, €3.99, is not a bad match at all at all for Pepto Pink. Obviously, you’re not getting the posh Butter London 3-free experience with my dupey trio, but chances are you’ll actually be able to easily pick up the above shades in a stockist near you.

*Would you all still like a post on the wacky eye makeup?

Pix and stills via Betsey Johnson’s Twitter, Plixi,,

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17 Replies to "Most Wanted: Liquorice Allsorts Manicure at Betsey Johnson SS11"

  • Renee says:

    I agree Kirstie, these are just gorgeous!!

  • Breige says:

    those nails are so cute!

  • Emz says:

    Totes amazing – love them!
    Doubt I could do them as neatly though!
    Definitely would like to read the wacky eye makeup post too!

  • jessibelle says:

    I’d like a wacky eye make up review please and thanks :D
    And am now wondering if it would be possible to do nails like the wee blue and pink bobbly sweets you get in the allsorts *ponders*
    Also as a complete aside, does anyone know if the Gosh Rainbow polish was a limited edition or is it just vanished completely from stock atm?
    Ta :)

  • BerG says:

    I saw these recently and loved them. My hand would not be that steady though for the striping process. Would be left with a wobbly mess.
    Am going to get that Fairy Cake polish toute suite.

  • Glamazon says:

    Heehee :) that pink does actually look like pepto bismol. So will you be applying with same method involving 10 glasses of wine too Kirstie?

  • katie says:

    jessibell – i saw gosh rainbow in matt o’flahertys in galway the other day but i hadn’t seen it for a while before then, not sure if they just still had it in stock or if it’s not actually discontinued…i already have a bottle i got in awear but i’ve not really taken to it :(
    i am LOVING these nails! wonder could i do them on my real nails or would i have to do them on false nails? love them even more as dolly mixtures are kind of an in joke with me and the boy :)

    ps – eye make up – YES!

  • jessyclaire says:

    love, love, LOVE. I know they’re not the best choice when you’re going in for interviews and such, and I know I don’t have the skill (or patience!) to be able to pull this off on my own. But still – I adore them all the same!

  • jessibelle says:

    Ta Katie :D

    The catcha is ‘immutable gratitude’…sez it all really :D

  • I was there at Betsey’s show! I love the Betsey Johnson show, its so much fun to go to. I wrote a blog about it

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