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August 10, 2011

Seattle: Polished Before Takeoff

By Marnie Hanel | Beauty

Keep this in your nail file. Photo courtesy of Butter London

For an airport manicure worth rerouting a flight for, head to Butter London in Seattle-Tacoma's Concourse C. The decidedly chic outpost, which delivers efficient, toxin-free nail treatments, is the singular hub for Butter London creative director Nonie Creme's fashion-forward nail polish line—a range of well-edited hues inspired by the custom shades Creme sends down the runway for the likes of Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Betsey Johnson. This month Butter London releases five Fall–Winter 2011 lacquers, available for $14 on-site, online and at such retailers as C.O. Bigelow and Fred Segal. Their sparkly jewel tones (olive-gold, rusty rose, lush lavender) capture what Creme calls a "luxe-grunge" moment. Here's to hoping your flight is delayed. $26 for a manicure, $40 for a pedicure. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Concourse C; butterlondon.com.

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