Ladybird (on the left) is a jelly-like orange-red which has actually been lurking on Butter London's website as a runway shade for awhile. Of the entire collection, this is probably the easiest shade to pull off in a corporate environment.
Sozzled (on the right) is a grass-green creme with fantastic pigmentation. I honestly bought this because I lack a great crayon-like green for nail art. I don't think I'm bold enough to wear this on my nails during the week.
I won't be going into a lot of detail with either shade because they're pretty much as they appear. I also lack any actual similar shades, so it didn't make sense to create a swatch wheel comparison.
Let's start with Ladybird. I've got two coats plus Butter London Hardware on my nails here:
It could easily work when we're in the depths of a scorching summer as either a nail or pedi color. Personally, I'd cut back my pinkie in particular, but I'm not a long, bright nails type of nail addict. I was really surprised by this formula and just how jelly-like it is. It's not completely opaque (which was surprising because I intended to order a creme), but it's very easy to work with. This is the safe bet of the collection, but a great shade to add to your collection.
And then there's Sozzled. It inspired me to go on a field trip:
It's such a glorious green, isn't it? And with the sun hitting the whole scene? Beautiful.
I couldn't help but get my hands in there too.
Formula-wise, Sozzled is just like every other Butter London creme- flawless. I've got two coats plus Butter London Hardware on my nails here. Amazing color aside, I don't think I'm one of those able to pull this color off routinely, but I had a lot of fun with it.
The other 4 shades in Butter London's Summer collection are all shimmers and metallics in shades I wouldn't get use out of, so I passed on them. I'm happy with Ladybird and Sozzled.