Sunday, October 18, 2009

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now...


Up for Grabs: Perfect Finish Foot Creme, Nail Foundation (base coat), Hardwear (top coat), HRH and Yummy Mummy (3 free nail lacquers)

butter LONDON stormed NYC Fashion Week

butter LONDON stormed NYC Fashion Week this season, with the introduction of British Racing Green. Hand mixed by our very own Creative Director Nonie Creme for the Vena Cava show, this shade has already been noticed by Vogue, W Magazine, Lucky, Ladies Home Journal, and Redbook.

butter LONDON Featured on The Tyra Banks Show!

butter LONDON nail lacquers were featured on The Tyra Banks Show - Beauty Across America!

Hardwear-Lock your lacquer. Our quick dry, ultra glossy, non-toxic topcoat protects your lacquer, extending the life of your manicure.

Nail Foundation-the flawless basecoat

Perfect Finish Foot Creme-Imagine a product that contains the same active ingredients found in your anti-perspirant, suspended in Shea and Cocoa butter. Add a touch of Camphor for cooling, some Triclosan to prevent microbial growth, and you are looking at one special foot creme.

No lovelies, my pretty pink net book was not hijacked by tricky, duplicitous advertisers. I just wanted to give a proper introduction to some of the fantastic products that can be yours (yes, yours!) if you win...MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

That's right! Thanks to the lovely Nonie Creme, Creative Director of butter LONDON, I am offering my readers a chance to win a gift pack that includes: Nail Foundation (base coat), Hardwear (top coat), Yummy Mummy (a medium beige that is simply stunning on EVERY skin colour, 3 free nail lacquer, not pictured), HRH (a proper purple, 3 free nail lacquer, not pictured), and Powder Finish Foot Creme (all together it retails for about $92!).

All of butter LONDON's polishes are "3 free," meaning that they are free of the three toxic chemicals commonly found in nail polishes: Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, and Toluene. Oh and (after such a serious statement as that this may sound silly, but hey) they give their lacquers the cutest, cleverist British names! HRH is short for "her royal highness" (as in Queen Elizabeth), which is perfect for the royal shade of purple. And Yummy Mummy is Brit slang for "impossibly slender, beautiful, stay at home mums," and you know I love that seeing as my goal in life is to be a yummy mummy and all ( I'm close, just gotta work on the "impossibly slender" part!).

"So, how do I get my hands on such awesomeness?"-you may be anxiously wondering. Well obviously by taking visit to butter LONDON's website. Or... you can win it here!

From the time I was about 8 years old, whenever I got to pick a treat or had saved some allowance, I always got Lee Press On Nails. I always felt so grown up and pretty when I had on those long, fake fingernails (albeit, they only stayed on until the first time I washed my hands and my mother had me petrified that they would stay on permanantly and suffocate my real nails if I ever slept with them on overnight). As I grew older (and my hand steadier) I would give myself a weekly mani/pedi and literally changed my polish with outfit (or mood). Then when I got my first job at 16, I began making regular trips to the salon to have my nails done professionally. So I guess you could say that nail polish (and lip smackers) is my first make up love.

Even now, when I'm not feeling my poshest, when I paint my nails, it's the perfect little pick me up. At any given time, I have on at least 3 different shades of polish (one on my toes, and two different shades on my fingers-a trick that I picked up from Greta's Guide!) My choice combination of butter LONDON shades is London Underground with Billy No Mates for my hands and Mariner for my toes. In order to win the marvelous prize pack from butter LONDON, all you have to do is become a follower of Mama Fashionista, visit the butter LONDON website and leave a comment here telling me your fave color combination for the perfect mani/pedi. Please pick two shades and specify which one you would use on your hands and which one you would use on your feet. Nonie and I will pick our favorite, most creative color combo and send you a lovely basket of goodies! Please include your name and email address in your comments (we won't spam you but you will be added to butter LONDON's mailing list to receive updates on new releases, and promotional offers). The contest is open to readers in the US only (sorry international people!) and will run until 11:59 pm EST October 31, 2009. The winner will be notified via email by November 3, 2009.
So have fun and best wishes! Remember to be creative! 'Til next time...

Fashion Forever...


FYI-Your entry will count twice if you also become a fan of Mama Fashionista on Facebook. Just let me know in your comments!

PS- Don't miss out on your chance to save 15% at Anique Michelle on line! Use promo code "mama" at check out through October 31 for your exclusive discount.

*descriptions of the butter LONDON products and their pictures were obtained from Nonie Creme and


  1. Since travel to London in dreadful times such as these appears to be highly unlikely, I must do as "Madge" does, improvise a cheeky British accent, date a 'boy toy', and wear "butter LONDON" nail lacquer. I've decided to wear "Thames" on my toenails- a little bit naughty and fashion-forward- and it will be somewhat less conspicuous on my toes at my imaginary tea party with Lizbet (otherwise known as "Her Majesty to meer mortals...). But H.M. will undoubtedly be impressed with the old-money class and propriety of the shade "Crumpet" on my fingernails, short and classy, indeed.

    Valerie Hoffmann
    valhoff3 at yahoo dot com

  2. My favorite combination would be
    - H.R.H. for manicure
    - Chimney Sweep for pedicure

    I love the rich purple with the deep gray. The two colors are perfect for fall/winter. I wear these 2 colors a lot and they compliment each other with similar undertones :)


  3. I would do Henley Regatta for my pedi and Portobello Pink for my mani. I have this Marciano mesh shirt that would match perfectly. Sounds unconventional, which is my favorite part! :)


  4. I like Minger on the feet and Fash Pack on the hands!

  5. The Setting: winter, preferably Christmastime, here in the midwest.
    The Characters: me and my new husband.
    The Mood: set with delicious Blowing Raspberries on my fingertips and vampy La Moss on my toes.
    The Result: so subtle, he’ll never know what hit him.

    I am a new follower...thanks for the stylish giveaway!


  6. I'd wear British racing green on my toes and scoundrel on my hands - a little quirky, with a surprise!

  7. For my hands - Prince's Plums... for that royal queen feeling!

    For my feet - Rosie Lee... because a girl HAS to have sparkly toes!!

    I follow! :)
    kkondek at

  8. I am feeling rather bold so I would wear these colors:

    Hands - Minger
    Feet - Scoundrel

    I think those colors are so pretty together! ;)

    I am a follower on Google Friend Connect!

  9. How fun! Let's see... On my feeties, I'd wear Thames, the blue-green color and on my hands, I'd wear Chimney Sweep Gray! (I like the unexpected color on my feet, it keeps people on their toes! Ha!)

    And I'm a RSS follower on Bloglines!

  10. I'm all about the sparkles! I would wear Thames on my hands and feet, but would top off the tips with a West End Wonderland.


  11. Quinn, I am following you on "Google Friend Connect". Sorry, I forgot about that part!


  12. Hi Quinn! I'm following you on my google reader now.


  13. Swinger: On My Hands
    Thames: On My Feet

    Who says wild child and class can't meet?

    -Kelsi Mayfield

  14. i'm a follower is it too late to enter i didnt see a deadline but maybe ididnt read closely enough any way i would use muggins on my hands and portobello pink on my feet

  15. Pink Ribbon on my fingers and Queen Vic on my toes!

  16. The most awesome teal creme: Artful Dodger on my fingers!

    Who says orange doesn't go with teal? Minger on my toes!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  17. I forgot to mention I became a Facebook fan too.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com


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