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?