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April 15, 2012

Haul: Butter London now Available at Takashimaya [Photos, Trout Pout Swatches & Comparisons]

I remember someone on Twitter saying that Butter London is now available at Takashimaya, and so when I was there yesterday with my sister to buy more Yankee Candles, I popped around the corner to check the collection out.  It is located near the L'OCCITANE counter, and the display is not very very outstanding.  It might seem like a weird place to stock Butter London, but a quick scan around the area seems to show that the basement of Takashimaya is devoted to all these niche brands, there is also Korres, Juice Beauty, and several other natural beauty products.


The nailpolish are S$25 each, the treatment products are mostly S$32 each.

At revolveclothing.com where I ordered my Butter London nail polish they are USD14 each.  I won't say it's crazy marked-up prices, but at least they are under S$30.  And for the experience of being able to see them in person, and pick and choose your shades, the price to me, is worth it. Plus instant gratification factor is priceless.

However, if I want to buy 3 or more shades, I would opt to purchase them online from revolveclothing.com instead.  Besides at taka, there seems to be only one piece of each nailpolish color in stock.  Some of the shades have 2 or 3 pieces, but that's all it.   They also stock the newly release lipgloss.  They are pigmented, but too sticky for my liking.  I think the glosses retail for S$32 each.

I only picked up Trout Pout ($25), the basecoat, and the quick drying topcoat ($32 each).  Trout Pout is from their latest summer collection.

I will try to review the basecoat and topcoats in the next few weeks.


quick comparisons

this seems to be the perfect summer shade

peachy, corally orangey shade that isn't neon or too bright

I don't normally go for this color, but now I am getting a little obsessed with finding and owning similar shades!

I will be featuring DIOR's Bikini in its own entry at a later date.  The summer collection will be launched 1 May 2012.

another quick pic I took with my phone last night

Here are some pictures I snapped at the Butter London display yesterday


That's all, and thank you for looking!



posted by

Oh no, I see only one more nail foundation on the shelf? Thanks for this discovery!

posted by

How were the base and top coats? The bottle's huge in comparison to the regular polish


@she shops makeup - i am not sure yet, haven't really used them. Haha. and yes they are larger than the colors.

posted by

*hyperventilates* I've heard nothing but good things about butter!! Can't believe it's in Singapore now! Argh but the price is sooo sooo sooo high!

posted by Anonymous

May I know what Essie polish was swatched in this photo? http://media3.onsugar.com/files/2012/04/15/0/186/1863804/ce005576bda3600d_001013.jpg judging from the photo, it's too pink to be Essie Haute as Hello. Thank you!

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

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