I’ve been showing a lot of Butter London nail polishes lately, haven’t I? I’m on a ‘buttered’ roll! *Groans* (Sorry, but I had to make that cheesy joke…It was way too difficult to resist.)
Today, I bring you the final one I own – Butter London Wallis! (Yes, I only own 3 Butter London nail polishes, believe it or not!)
It’s actually the very first Butter London nail polish I owned. From the moment I saw swatches of it crop up online, I knew that it had to be mine, and it certainly didn’t disappoint me when I wore it.
P.S. Every time I wear Wallis, I think about this one guy, Walid, who I used to work with at my part-time job when I was in high school. My co-workers gave him the nickname ‘Wally’, but, since I wanted to be different, I called him ‘Walrus’. Haha, he didn’t have a snaggle tooth, but I thought it was funny and cute. Don’t worry – he didn’t have any objections, and later he confessed that he warmed up to ‘Walrus’ and considered it endearing.
Butter London Wallis Pictures
Butter London Wallis Ingredients
Butter London Wallis Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
√ Tarnished, metallic gold
- Name: Butter London Wallis
- Collection: Butter London Fall/Winter 2011 Collection
- Colours Available in the Butter London Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Wallis, Bluey, Knees Up, Toff & No More Waity, Katie
- Amount: 11 mL (0.4 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $17 CAD
- Where to Buy: Butter London CA website, Butter London US website, NailPolishCanda.com & Holt Renfrew stores
Butter London Wallis Review
“Tarnished, metallic gold” is a great description that Butter London gives this polish. It definitely has an antiqued look about it, which is very distinguished, classy, and regal.
When I wore Butter London Wallis, I thought it was a very sophisticated, rich colour that really made my fingertips look mature and a bit edgy.
Wallis by Butter London is a metallic polish, but it isn’t your typical garden variety that shows brushstrokes galore. It’s very shimmery, which is a great finish for concealing any nail-surface imperfections.
You probably wouldn’t know unless I told you, but my natural nails have slight ridges. I used to buff my nails, but I rarely do it these days.
Certain nail polishes conceal the ridges better than others. This kind of finish conceals ridges very well because there’s a lot going on, and the colour reflects the light. Thought I would point this out in case there’s someone else out there who also has some ridges and is curious.
(You probably haven’t seen my nail ridges on the blog because a good base coat and top coat really do wonders! However, if you ever see me without a base coat and wearing a chrome-metallic polish, it’ll be very evident that I have ridges. I’m not ashamed of having ridges – I think a lot of people have them…but I just prefer a smooth nail surface because it looks cleaner.)
Application & Formula
Application was a dream with Butter London Wallis! It glided onto my nails effortlessly, and it only took 2 coats to achieve complete opacity. (That’s good, considering how pricey Butter London nail polishes are!)
Final Verdict: 9/10
I really enjoyed wearing this manicure, and I was pretty sad when I had to remove it after a few days. (It could’ve easily lasted longer, but, since I have so many untried nail polishes in my stash, I wanted to give another lacquer a chance to see the light of day.)
Do you own Butter London Wallis? What is your top pick for a metallic polish? Do you go for antique metallic lacquers or chrome metallic lacquers more often?