Crikey! butter LONDON is taking you to Downton Abbey!

Polish up the good silver and break out your bejeweled headbands: Downton Abbey: A New Era is headed to theatres in May 2022 and butter LONDON is celebrating with a NEW Downton-inspired set of Mini Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers inspired by the hotly anticipated film! With colours like Mink Grey, English Lavender, and Piece of Cake, plus three of our NEW Spring shades, this Downton Abbey-inspired set is ready to transport you to a bygone era of fancy fanciness. See Downton Abbey: A New Era is theatres May 20th!

Can you hear the theme music swelling yet?

What is going on with Violet’s new villa in the French Riviera? Will Branson finally marry his fiery revolutionary lady love? What cutting remarks will Mary fling at Edith? WILL ALL THE SILVER BE POLISHED IN TIME??? These are salient questions butter LONDON sadly cannot answer—you’ll have to head to the theater this month to find out. But we will show off some fab nail trends you can create with this new set of Patent 10X nail lacquer hues fit for a Crawley!

  1. Take It All the Way Back with a 1930’s Moon Manicure

The film is technically set in 1929, but we hear the costuming is looking forward to the 1930’s. What were all those Depression-era cuties doing with their nails? Behold the Moon Manicure!

Edith or Mary would likely wear this look with best-selling Piece of Cake or Empire Red—red nails and pink nails were the on-trend manicure looks of the decade—but we’re seeing this look on Insta with funky shades of all stripes! Try it with the “moons” bare (with a coat of Horse Power Nail Rescue Base Coat) or get fancy with a Waterloo Blue, English Lavender, or Mink Gray. 

To create this manicure look, first paint on base coat and wait for it to dry. Use a long striping brush to mark out the middle area you want to paint, then fill in with your fave new Downton-inspired nail lacquer shade.

    2. Preppy Pastels

The ladies of Downton Abbey are all about some pastel pinks and purples.

Like here:

Lucky for Downton and butter LONDON lovers alike, pastel manicure looks are trending for     Summer 22! Try a swatch of English Lavender, Piece of Cake, or Waterloo Blue or get creative and mix and match your nail lacquer colours like so:

    3. Flowery Nail Art

Fresh flowers are KEY to the Downton Abbey aesthetic. Who among us doesn’t feel at peace watching that one petal gracefully fall from the bouquet in the original opening? Make your nails an homage to Downton’s floral finery with a blossom-heavy summer manicure!

We already know Waterloo Blue, Empire Red, and High Street Crème make a killer seventies flower trio, and we think delicate Piece of Cake or English Lavender flowers would be just as pretty looking!

    4. Neutrals a la French Riviera

Look at the Crawleys in their French Riviera finest1

Tres chic! We think a High Street Crème manicure is a spot-on match for this classic look. Check out this swatch from @patty.nailedit!