Monday, September 24, 2012

butter LONDON Nail Polish in Knackered - Review, Pictures, Swatches and Giveaway

image from Nordstrom.com
When I ordered the butter London Nail Polish in Knackered I was excited because it looked like the perfect green blue purple with shimmer I had been looking for.  I had ordered it from Coterie.com when they had a special going on for bloggers and readers of specific blogs. 

"Coterie is an exclusive, members-only site featuring an ultra-selective collection of the newest and most sought-after beauty products. In collaboration with top makeup artists, stylists and industry trendsetters, Coterie provides the woman on-the-go access to everything she needs to know, all in one place. You can like, love, pin, post, tweet — share and get rewarded for it. Coterie is collective social shopping at its finest, definitely something worth talking about."

I received my polish in like no time flat and greedily unpacked everything. I reached for Knackered first because that was the color I was most interested in trying.  I removed my old polish from my left thumb and immediately applied knackered to my bare nail.

It was sooooo sheer. I was crestfallen. It would take maybe 4 or 5 coats to become opaque and vaguely resemble the color in the bottle.

I was all:


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Mr. Sith heard all the commotion and was all:


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Of course I tried another coat and that when I discovered that  it really wasn't going to work as a single polish and that butter LONDON in Knackered would best be used as a layering polish.  I was all:


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And of course Mr. Sith was all:

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So I sucked it up, painted my nails black and layered butter LONDON in Knackered over them. The result was this:


(please excuse my crime scene like cuticles. It's been a rough few months of inattention to my hands.)


AWESOMENESS!  Sure it isn't exactly like the bottle with far more purple undertones, but the result is still so incredibly beautiful I wore this for a week solid even though I had a slight chip by the 5th day.

I was all:


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I want to spread that happiness. 

As you might know, butter LONDON was recently featured on a website called Coterie.com.  This website is new and recently launched by offering select bloggers a set of butter LONDON polishes and a matte top coat.  They they had a flash sale where those selected bloggers were given codes to give to their readers and their readers could use that code to buy butter LONDON polishes at a deep discount.  Some of you were able to participate, and others were not because I posted about the code a bit too late. I feel bad about that. So I decided to give away two of the polishes I received from Coterie.com as a way of asking for forgiveness for being a slacker. That's why I'm giving away 2 butter LONDON polishes to one lucky winner in the US (Sorry international. Shipping nail polish to some foreign countries is a total pain in the butt. I'll have a giveaway for international only soon!)

The polishes I am giving away are:


All Hail The Queen and West End Wonderland.

These two beauties are brand new and have never been opened or tested.
Enter the giveaway using the contest widget below. If you don't see the widget either wait for it to load or adjust the privacy settings on your browser.  This is open to US residents over the age of 18 only.  There is one required entry and two optional entries.  I might add additional ways to enter later on, but for now there are just three.  The contest will end on October 8th and a winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail that day.  The winner has three (3) business days to respond or else they forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected.

So enter today!!  If you win you can be all:


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144 comments:

  1. 1+1 = π

    right????

    and you said to name a polish band. unfortunately, i'm not familiar with polish music; so sorry!!!

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    1. You're a smart ass! LOL I wish polish and Polish didn't look exactly the same.

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    2. Awesome. Post. :-)

      Well, according to The Who, "1 + 1 makes 1" but I suspect you're looking for a mathematical answer, not a musical one... So. 1 + 1 = 1 and I'm not a bot! LOL

      Butter London... which I was introduced to by a friend *today* @ Nordstrom, and I fell in lurrrv! I want every color they make!

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  2. LMFAO I love this post with my heart and soul. Caltons dance is also my most favorite thing on Earth.

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  3. I love your blog , This post in particular . The graphic gif's are hysterical especially the Mr.Sith (prince) lol . Thank you for the Giveaway and keep the great post coming .

    MelissaJ

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  4. Omg I <3 the animated Carlton more than you will ever know. I have (not surprisingly) never heard of Butter, but I'm loving the colors and the names of it. Is it wrong I sometimes pick a color based on the name? And by color I mean different shade of red. BUT, I am branching out. I'm gonna stop babbling now. :) Great post though!! :)

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  5. B, Butter London! :D
    Lol the questions were funny.

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  6. It's not unusual to be loved by anyone! Oh Carlton. I have NEVER tried butter LONDON and I have been dying to, all the bloggers I follow have such nice things to say about it.

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  7. I adore your use of GIFs in this post.

    And glad that the polish worked out - it's gorgeous!

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  8. This post is HILARIOUS! I love your gifs and Butter London is the bomb! I have All Hail the Queen and Pillar Box Red. I lurve them so much. The wear is amazing and they are smooth like a dream. I would love to own more colors!

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  9. I already have all three on the way to me, so I'm not entering, but I needed to say that you need to have NPH dancing with Elmo on every blog post.

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  10. 1) 1+1 = 11. Cause I said so.

    2) butter London. I doubt it's Polish, though.

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  11. 1: 1+1=2
    2: Butter London, but I'm sure it's British, not Polish.

    Those are gorgeous and I don't own any Butter London, so they'd be great for the growing collection.

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  12. 1) 1 + 1 = one on a bun.

    2) B for Butter London! Love the brand :-)

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  13. B! Butter London! (I did it right this time?) ;P

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  14. Hey Elvira! 1+1=2 (B) last time I checked. And that'd be "B" for Butter London. This one one of my favorite spring/early summer polishes. Yes, it is very sheer, and the BEST combination I found was to wear it over OPI "Not Like the Movies" from the Katy Perry collection (which can still be had on Amazon for a reasonable price). The OPI gives you the opacity you need WITHOUT changing the color of Knackered, which is a mighty fine holo-duochrome. Reminds me of a gorgeous grey pearl, all sprinkled with a little universe of twinkling stars ;)

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    1. OOOH Thank you! I'll track this one down for sure! You're the best!

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  15. I have to enter anything that has Dancing Carlton with it!

    I really like the way it looks over a black polish. I have never tried butter london, and really can't wait to try one!

    1+1 = 3 cuz it's a monday

    B! B gooooooooooooooooooooooood ;)

    *hopes I did this right*

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    1. Okay so I didn't do this correctly.. seems someone (ME!) needs to read and follow directions :/

      1+1 = 2

      B for hopefully my new Butter London nail polish!

      Happy Monday Ya'll =)

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  16. B for Butter London!! And I hate when polish looks stunning in the bottle but that doesn't translate to the nail...NOPI Best Pink Ever comes to mind. I love this one over black, though! (And I love all the videos, LOL...)

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  17. Buttah Lundun. (I have a Southern accent)

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  18. Butter London :) Your posts always give me a giggle. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. B for Butter London. thanks for a fun giveaway and a funny post. I love the Prince face

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  20. I'm kicking myself that I missed out on the promotion for these. FUDGE! Knackered is all the awesome.

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  21. 1+1=2
    Hmm... Butter London,Barry M,Bloom, Borghese... Need I say more?

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  22. So pretty! Now I know what to do with my unloved Knackered! Soooo pretty in the bottle... Solo sheer just like you said!

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  23. B is for Butter London! I'm bummed I missed the flash sale!

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  24. Butter London, as per everyone else xD I find it funny that it the company is actually from Seattle WA. Talk about misleading names

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  25. I've never tried Butter LONDON before but this one looks so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway and all of your awesome hard work!

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    1. I totally commented before I read the rules- B for butter LONDON. :)

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  26. B) 2

    Butter London - so far I've only tried Wallis, which is fantastic.

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  27. Try Knackered over purple (I put it over Butter London Marrow but any medium-dark purple should work). It doesn't look exactly bottle color but it's still pretty darn cool.

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  29. 1 + 1 = Butter London! My kind of math!

    PSA for Knackered awesomeness: I've seen Knackered over China Glaze Pelican Grey and it beeeyoootiful!

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    1. Oooh. I'll have to try that combo as well. Thanks!

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  30. I learned my beauty alphabet a long time ago...

    A is for AGENT PROVOCATEUR
    B is for BUTTER LONDON
    C is for CHANTECAILLE
    D is for DEBORAH LIPPMAN
    E is for ESTEE LAUDER
    F is for FRESH
    G is for GUERLAIN
    H is for HOURGLASS
    I is for INGLOT
    J is for JULIE HEWETT
    K is for KEVIN AUCOIN
    L is for LAURA MERCIER
    M is for MAKEUP FOREVER
    N is for NARS
    O is for ORIGINS
    P is for PHILOSOPHY
    Q is for QTICA
    R is for RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE
    S is for SEPHORA
    T is for TOO FACED
    U is for URBAN DECAY
    V is for VINCENT LONGO
    W is for WET ‘N’ WILD
    X is for COVER FX
    Y is for YVES SAINT LAURENT
    Z is for ZOYA

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  31. Love your gifs! I can only think of one polish brand with a B, are there others?

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  32. 1+1 = B, which stands for Butter London. Those two polishes in the giveaway look so pretty!

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  33. The answer is B for Butter London!

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  34. B is for Butter London. So pretty! I like your idea to paint it on a deeper shade to bring out the color. Love it! Always wanted to try Butter.

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  35. B is for Butter, that's good enough for me!! Butter Butter Butter starts with B!

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  36. B for Butter London

    Heck yeah... I'm a mathematical genius!

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  37. 1. B, 2. butter LONDON
    Awesome giveaway! Thank You!

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  38. B) 2
    Barielle or Butter London
    Thanks!

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  39. love the responses you're getting. I can't think of anything quirky at the moment so I'll have to stick with the default of B for butter London :)

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  40. 1. 2 B for Butter London

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  41. B is for Butter London...as well as "butt." Brought to you by Sesame Street, or vice versa, or whatever.

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  42. I can't do math. CND? No? Ok, Butter London (wanting McQueen!)
    (LitlRedd)

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  43. B, for Butter London!Thanks for the giveaway, and a truly hilarious post. We've all had makeup moments like that. Screaming, crying, then dancing and shaking. When the makeup ganglion is stimulated, no telling what will happen....

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  44. What a funny post, haha :-) And hurray for giveaways!

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  45. Whoa... just whoa. I wanted this polish from seeing it in the bottle, but I had no idea it looked that badass on nails!

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  46. Who doesn't like products that make us dance?

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  47. B and B is for Butter London (or Bobbi Brown - double Bs) - haven't tried either polish brand either.

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  48. I'm so happy to see that NPH GIF dancing with Elmo (:

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  49. Butter. Thank you for the laughs (gifs) and Cosmic! That's what those nails are!

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  50. B
    Bitter London

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  51. (B, Butter London)
    That's too bad Knackered was more of a layering polish, although it looks wonderful over black!

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  52. B= Butter London!
    I loooove painting Knackered over one coat of Sephora by OPI's Hydrator Nail Treatment... It's just the right amount of blue/purple-tinted opaqueness to make all the colors in Knackered really pop! I do recommend one coat of the hydrator, then two coats of Knackered, followed by a top coat (I prefer Seche Vite) to protect the glitters from snagging & chipping. So, if you are looking for that icy-blue/green/purple psychedelic glittery goodness without darkening the tone of the polish, try it!

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  53. B!


    Butter LONDON, of course :)

    This is awesome, I haven't been able to find AHtQ anywhere in stores!

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  54. B! Butter London!

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I've been kind of lusting after 'All Hail the Queen' so I would be thrilled to win this!

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  55. 1. B 2. Butter London. I've tried No More Waitey Katie. It chips a bit, but it's lovely.

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  56. B-Butter London!!

    Thanks for having the giveaway!!

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  57. I'm lemming for West End Wonderland, myself... :)

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  58. B for butter London! :)

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  59. B for Butter London! I particularly love your use of the Luke Skywalker gif, as it is one of my favorite movie moments ever, which I reference as often as I possibly can.

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  60. Ooo! I would like to win! I am dying over the llama gif.

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  61. Everything tastes better with Butter!

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  62. Butter London...
    I have never tried Butter London yet. The one u got looks g8

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  63. B for Butter London.

    Love, love the Carlton and Prince gif!!

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  64. Your gifs are totally making my morning!!!

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  65. B is for Butter London (and Barielle!)

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  66. 1+1 = 2 sooo the answer is B. Butter London! Woohooo!!

    Tam tshawpayton@yahoo.com

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  67. B-B-B-Butter London! :D Fabulous giveaway btw!

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  68. Answer B leads to Butter London! Great giveaway. Thanks

    scarter305 at aol dot com

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  69. Answer B = Butter London! Awesome giveaway!

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  70. I have recently become obsessed with Butter London polishes!

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  71. Thanks - hope you had a great weekend - already Sunday - Boo Hoo

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  72. Forgot to put in my comments B is for Butter

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  73. 2 and B for Butter London, or bourjois!

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  74. ------> Newbie. Found you via Temptalia :) I have been eyeing that Butter London for some time. I totally missed Ulta's promo and Cortie was sold out by the time I read my email :( I need to get with it about my emails! Anywho, thanks for the chance to win :) Good luck yall.

    B for Butter London!

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  75. 2, B for Butter London - which is a strange name, if you think about it - maybe Pepperoni Cincinnati was too long???

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  76. 1. B.
    2. B. Butter London

    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  77. 1+1=2
    And, B is for Butter London.
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway, and I love love the gifS!!!

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  78. 1) B
    2) Butter London!

    Great giveaway, thanks!

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  79. 1) B
    2) Butter London

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. B for butter london!! loved the look on Prince's face lol!!

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  81. 1+1= B) 2
    B is for Butter London! I love the black underneath. Have you tried it with a lilac or grey underneath? Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  82. BBBBButter London! I love Knackered, especially over light blues and grays. I'm actually wearing a thin coat over Zoya FeiFei right now and it is darned close to bottle color but a little on the darker side.

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  83. I have that same butter London polish and once i just did like a few layers..it worked out beautiful! I feel like everyone expects everything to be so opaque and only like 1 coat...its is sheer but totally build able! Its such a pretty shade!

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  84. 1) B!!!

    2) Butter London, which I would love to win!

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  85. B = Butter London. I don't have any yet and would love to try!

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  86. B is for butter LONDON!

    That polish looks a lot like Avon's old color Sizzling Sky. Can't remember if it had glitter in it, but it was very sheer as well.

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  87. B is for Butter London!

    This is a truly funny post and a great review! I have been lemming for All Hail the Queen. Thank you for doing a BL giveaway.

    :)

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  88. Omgee this post made me lol that people were looking at me weird while in class! :) the mr. Sith gifs were thee best!

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  89. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. B - Butter London. Sorry I forgot the first time!

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  91. let's try this again...
    1) B 2) butter london :)

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  92. B is for Butter London!

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  93. B! Butter London! Their sparkles are so fun!

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  94. If I won I'd be all like http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/excited_kid.gif

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  95. B)2, Butter London

    Your posts always crack me up. :)

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  96. 2? It has been awhile since I've been in school... :)
    Thanks for the giveaway! I love butter london

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  97. Oh! Cute! :)

    1. TWO. Math! MATHEMATICS!
    2. Butter London! Yes!

    (hello@kelseykeefe.net)

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  98. I thought we only needed math to enter contests in other countries...haha jkjkjk! ;0p Uber cute post!
    1+1=2 which = B = Butter London

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  99. I'd love to win! It would be my first Butter London :)

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  100. Butter London starts with B!!! I figured it out!!!! yay!

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  101. Mmmmm buttery goodness...
    Shame I can't enter, live in the u.k ��

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