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Butter London Nail Lacquer

What it is: A heavily pigmented, high-fashion nail lacquer. What it does: Created backstage at fashion week for the world’s top fashion designers, Butter LONDON’s lacquers are rich in color, giving your nails a look that is more vibrant. The vitamin-enriched formula promotes nail strength and provides beautifully consistent coverage. What else you need to know:Butter LONDON is a new-era design house, creating extraordinary moments in color by living on the inside edge of fashion. Butter LONDON does not add formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas. It's color without compromise. For brilliant results, use butter LONDON lacquers with the corresponding butter LONDON base and topcoats. When used together, the products last significantly longer than a typical manicure.
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Questions & Answers for Butter London Nail Lacquer

Question
3 Free Nail Lacquer?
What exactly does this mean?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Houston, TX)
on Nail Lacquer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
My reference to 'marketing' wasn't meant as negative. There are other co's who make '3 free' and others who make '5 free' a quick google search and you can find lists of co's and shop accordingly.

From my casual glance I hadn't noticed other co's putting that info upfront like Butter and it was what initially drew me to try them.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jls2013
(VA)
answer 2
3 Free is marketing or descriptive that they are free of the 3 worse chemicals commonly found in nail polishes - Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.

Sadly, no you do not get 3 free colors. But for those of us switching to healthier foods etc and addicted to cosmetics these make sense.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jls2013
(VA)
answer 3
butter London is a 3 Free Company

What is 3 free?

Most major nail companies use toxic chemicals in their products. Why? Because they are cheap and unmonitored by the Food and Drug Administration. They are also extremely hazardous to humans, causing cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, and a host of other serious illnesses.

butter London products contain No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, and No DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).

We believe in Colour, not Carcinogens.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Twoapennything
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
You pay for one but they send you three, AWESOME.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
palestine
answer 5
Three free means it is free (does not have) from three harsh chemicals: formaldehyde, toluene, Dbp. They pride themselves of being a 3 free company.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
maranstew
(St. Louis)
answer 6
These chemicals have been linked to asthma and birth defects, and formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Nails do absorb these chemicals, so absolutely something to consider when you make a purchase.... not just a "marketing gimick".
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/news/20120411/is-your-nail-polish-toxic
answered 2 years ago
Csilla
(Kingston, NY)
answer 7
I believe it means that it is "free" of 3 harmful/undesirable ingredients.
answered 2 years ago
jkmpls
(minneapolis, MN)
answer 8
It means it's formulated without any of the three chemicals that have been deemed harmful ingredients in many other nail polishes. Frankly, it's just a coating on the nail, and whatever you absorb into the area around your nail is so minimal that I wouldn't worry about it anyway. So basically, it's a marketing gimmick. :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
chinarain
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 9
That means it is free of formaldehyde,toluene, and DBP the chemicals that most polishes have.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
beautylovingirl
answer 10
I have no idea, I didn't receive anything but the polish I paid for.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lilli
(Catskill Mountains, NY)
answer 11
From the company web site : "butter LONDON products are formulated without the use of the harmful ingredients like Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP or Parabens. butter LONDON was the first company to sell non-toxic nail lacquer in the United States."
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
nomaneko
(Madison, WI)
Question
Under the Butter London nail polish, it conveys that I would receive three free nail lacquers. How much do I have to purchase to get those?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
KendraS92
on Nail Lacquer
9 answers
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answer 1
It's actually called "three free" because it's free of 3 harmful chemicals commonly found in Nail Polishes. If you want 3, unfortunately you'll have to buy 3.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
luluinny
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
You only get the one nail lacquer. The 3 free refers to the lack of chemicals, as you can see on the description of what it doesn't contain.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
srayle
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
3 Free is marketing or descriptive that they are free of the 3 worse chemicals commonly found in nail polishes - Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.

Sadly, no you do not get 3 free colors. But for those of us switching to healthier foods etc and addicted to cosmetics these make sense.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jls2013
(VA)
answer 4
The "3 Free" aspect of butter LONDON does not refer to receiving free bottles of lacquer. butter LONDON is sold by the individual (1) bottle, aside from special promotions put out by the company itself. Read further for what butter LONDON has to say about "3 Free":

butter London is a 3 Free Company

What is 3 free?

Most major nail companies use toxic chemicals in their products. Why? Because they are cheap and unmonitored by the Food and Drug Administration. They are also extremely hazardous to humans, causing cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, and a host of other serious illnesses.

butter London products contain No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, and No DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).

We believe in Colour, not Carcinogens.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Twoapennything
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
3 Free is the description of the nail polish itself. It refers to the 3 ingredients that it is lacking- no formaldehyde, no toluene, and no DBP.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
glitterforever
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
There is no free polish. Three free means it is free (does not have) from three harsh chemicals: formaldehyde, toluene, Dbp. They pride themselves of being a 3 free company.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
maranstew
(St. Louis)
answer 7
The three free refers to the polish being free of three of the worst ingredients in nail polish formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Lexie
(Spokane.WA)
answer 8
"3 Free" does not mean that you get three free nail lacquers. It's their slogan - it means that the polish is formulated without three of the more toxic chemicals typically found in other polishes.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
chinarain
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 9
"3 Free" means that it is free of the 3 typical chemicals that come in nail polish. Unfortunately, you don't get three free polishes.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jporter86
(Wichita, KS)
Question
Do they actually send you three nail polishes or just one?
I'm really confused because in other questions people say they send 3 but in others they say they send 1
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
sare9
on Nail Lacquer
8 answers
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answer 1
Just one nail polish. 3 free is just the name :)
answered 1 year ago
CeciliaMib
answer 2
Just 1-the "3 Free" refers to Formaldehyde-free, paraban-free & something else.
But I thought the same thing!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kpostBA
(Broken Arrow, OK)
answer 3
You only receive one polish. the 3 free refers to the lack of chemicals.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
srayle
(Portland, OR)
answer 4
I am a die hard Butter fan, and yes, they do have "gift packs" that have three coordinating colors in it. For Christmas my husband gave me a gift pack containing three glitter shades. I went to the Butter web site and bought the coordinating Lippy shades, so fun!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
dragonfly67
(Middletown PA)
answer 5
3 Free is marketing or descriptive that they are free of the 3 worse chemicals commonly found in nail polishes - Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.

Sadly, no you do not get 3 free colors. But for those of us switching to healthier foods etc and addicted to cosmetics these make sense.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jls2013
(VA)
answer 6
butter LONDON is typically sold by the individual (1) bottle. Occasionally they will put out a special with, say, 3 bottles of lacquer for $40 (this is just an example), and they do sell their base and top coats together. The "3 Free" aspect of butter LONDON is understandably confusing -- it does seem to imply that a consumer will be getting three bottles of nail lacquer, when that is simply just not the case. The "3 Free" refers to the three carcinogenic ingredients that many nail polishes include, but butter LONDON has chosen not to use in their manufacturing process, specifically formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (dibutyl phthalate). Read further for more information from the company:

butter London is a 3 Free Company

What is 3 free?

Most major nail companies use toxic chemicals in their products. Why? Because they are cheap and unmonitored by the Food and Drug Administration. They are also extremely hazardous to humans, causing cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, and a host of other serious illnesses.

butter London products contain No Formaldehyde, No Toluene, and No DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).

We believe in Colour, not Carcinogens.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Twoapennything
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
3 Free means it is FREE of formaldehyde, DBP, and Toulene. Toxic chemicals. They don't give you 3, you get one nail polish for $15
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
b0dieslikemaps
(Palm Harbor, FL)
answer 8
Hi Sare9,

The 3 Free Nail Lacquer refers to: A “three-free” company, meaning products are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
melissabt
Question
Does Yummy Mummy have a shimmer?
asked 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Richmond, KY)
on Nail Lacquer
4 answers
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answer 1
No shimmers in this one. :)
answered 4 weeks ago
Gallymoggers
(Richmond, BC)
answer 2
I'm going to answer my own question! I went ahead and ordered this one, and Yes, it does have a slight shimmer! It's sort of a beige color (medium beige is how I think Sephora describs it), and it has a slight silvery shimmer finish.
answered 8 months ago
Andeyln
(Richmond, KY)
answer 3
Yummy Mummy doesn't have any holographic glitter or metallic. It is opaque and neutral. .
answered 8 months ago
nodakgirl41
answer 4
I use this argan oil on my hair. My best tip for that is to put it in when your hair is damp and brush through it to even it out. I put this in my moisturizer and it's great. I like to put a few more drops in my moisturizer at night for some extra oompf. I usually use three drops in my moisturizer during the day. I have not tried it in my shampoo or conditioner.
answered 8 months ago
TabH
(Mount Joy, Pa)
Question
Are these nail polishes sold in store as well?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
smileyface
(San Francisco CA)
on Nail Lacquer
3 answers
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answer 1
I have seen them at several Sephora's however I know not all of them have them in the store. You can always order it and return it if you dislike it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Katey580
(Iowa City, IA)
answer 2
I've seen Butter London on sale at RickysNYC, and at the ButterLondon site online.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
threemoons
(Astoria, NY)
answer 3
Yes, most of our locations do carry Butter London :).
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what does 3 free nail lacquer mean?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
sadiedoty
(indio, ca)
on Nail Lacquer
3 answers
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answer 1
3 Free means doesn't contain chemicals: Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde. There is also 5 Free which doesn't contain the chemicals: Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.
answered 4 weeks ago
Gallymoggers
(Richmond, BC)
answer 2
3 Free is referring to the product not having toxic chemicals in it. The product is free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP or Paraben which technically is 4 free but 4 free doesn't have the same ring to is as 3 free.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sugaro
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 3
It means that there are none of the toxic ingredients in the formula: No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this product have a fine tip brush or wide similiar to the Dior polish?
asked 7 months ago
namesarehard
(Fort McMurray AB)
on Nail Lacquer
3 answers
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answer 1
it's rather thin
answered 1 month ago
careohhlyn
(NY)
answer 2
Wide brush similar to Dior brush
answered 7 months ago
mdmum
(Maryland)
answer 3
Wide brush.
answered 7 months ago
fondahonda
(Madison, WI)
Question
What are the ingredients of this product?
I am extremely allergic to epoxy and epoxy resin, a key ingredient in most nail polish. Does this brand include that ingredient?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
joanbd
(Allentown, PA)
on Nail Lacquer
2 answers
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answer 1
All you need to do is click on the "ingredients" tab that is located near the product description to find out all of the ingredients of any product sold through Sephora.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
rroode
(Norfolk, VA)
answer 2
The ingredients listed for butter LONDON's lacquer in "Trout Pout" is as follows: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol, Trimellitic Anhydride, Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Benzophenone 1.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Twoapennything
(Denver, CO)
Question
can it be used during pregnancy?
which brand of nail polish is safe to use during pregnancy?
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
cchen0623
(woodside, NY)
on Nail Lacquer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used Butter London during pregnancy
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
mdmum
(Maryland)
answer 2
We suggest consulting your physician, however the Butter LONDON brand does not add formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas, which makes it a safe alternate to many other brands.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
is butter london polish gluten free?
asked 5 months ago
mnbabe
(bemidji minnesota)
on Nail Lacquer
0 answers
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