Butter London Wallis (swatches & review)
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today we’re looking at Wallis by Butter London, this is the first Butter London polish I’ve ever owned! I’m extremely excited to be able to show this polish today because I honestly had given up hope of ever owning it. I couldn’t find Wallis online anywhere, and I wasn’t about to pay the outrageous prices it was being sold for on evilbay. Then my polish finding angel, aka Dana, shot me the most glorious text message ever… “The new Ulta opened next door to my job, I just bought two bottles of Wallis. One for you and one for me.” She is a peach.
I used Seche Vite top coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat for the swatches shown today. Clicking the images will bring you to the original sized pictures. ^_^
Ah, my dear Wallis, where do I begin? I absolutely LOVE this polish. Wallis is a blackened olive green/gold foil that was born to be worn during the fall. The formula was thin and spreadable, this is three thin coats. Dry time was lightning fast, but I expected that since Wallis has a foil finish.
I couldn’t stop staring at my nails when I had this on. From some angles it’s definitely more of a tarnished gold color (the bottle pic, for example) and then it shifts to this lovely black flecked green, it’s really pretty darn amazing.
It even got the BSoA, aka – Boyfriend Seal of Approval. Which means that I got more than the usual “that’s nice hun…” response. When I showed him Wallis during my swatching session he kept staring at my nails and said “you should put that one back on once you’re done swatching, it’s crazy looking!”. ^_^
Here’s a macro shot so you can see the complexity of this polish, if you don’t view this shot at its original size I might cry.
Why haven’t you gone out to buy Wallis yet?! This is definitely on my Must-Have list for Fall 2011. Application was a breeze. The thin and flexible brush went wherever I wanted it to go, and I hardly had to do any clean-up around my cuticles. Wear time is also great on Wallis, I got about 5-6 days with minimal tip wear and no chipping. Butter London polishes are also 3-Free (no formaldehyde, no toluene, and no DBP/Phthales), cruelty free, and vegan! So now you really have no excuse not to go out and buy this polish.
Butter London polishes can be purchased from Ulta and Nordstrom locations nationwide as well as each stores website. You can also buy Wallis directly from butterlondon.com. Retail cost is $14.00/ea per 0.4 fl oz bottle of polish.