Gorgeous polish. Great formula. If only all Butter London polishes performed like this....swoon. I love green. I love olive green even more and if you add sparkles or shimmers, I'm head over heels. This polish has it all. Even though it's green it leans brown/gold and is a very warm shade. This seems to go well with many fall outfits and matches well with the browns, cinnamons, navy blues, golds and Loden greens that are traditional fall colors. This formula went on easily and was really sheer and went on a bit streaky on the first coat, but evened out with 3 coats. This polish dries fast too. I loved painting with this formula, it was not too thin and not too thick and it did not pool, run, or flood my cuticles. It dries fast though so you have to work quickly and there isn't a lot of time to get it all even. It dries shiny and this polish is beautiful. It looks green but then the gold is super strong in this and it has a nice metallic finish. The little brush is a standard size and is flexible but doesn't really fan out at all for application. The handle is very short and this results in better control. These bottles have a small rectangular footprint and nest together and take up such little space in storage. The bottle itself is really cute though and are modern and chic looking with the solid clear body and shiny black top. They are designed so it looks like 2 squares stacked on top of another and this is a really nice looking bottle. It displays well. It stores well. It wears well. It applies well. I love the color. The only complaint about this one is the cost. I refuse to pay $15 for a polish, so I wait and get these when they go on sale at ULTA and to save even more I also use the e-mail coupon from my ULTA beauty club membership and the paper coupon from the catalog/mailer. Yay for Butter London and saving some money! This is the best formula I've encountered with a BL so far. I wish they were all like Wallis. Now I understand all the hoopla over this one. Wallis is part of their core line.
This color is gorgeous and I haven't found any dupes for it yet. But like all Butter London polishes (in my experience), it chips within the next day or so. I certainly wouldn't pay full price for it. If I happen to find it on sale at 50% off, I would MAYBE purchase it again.
A very unusual greenish gold with brass undertones. Not for the faint of heart. A great fall-winter shade. My skin has muted yellow undertones so it looks good on me but if green is problematic on you, pass Wallis by.
Wears real well.
This color is a really interesting olive/gold/black. The glitters show up really well, and the polish applies great. My only peeve with Butter London polishes are, the brush is small. Otherwise, great buy!
This is a fantastic polish. The color is warm and glowy and looks lit from within. I can't decide if it's green or gold. LOVE. The formula is very nice too. Goes on uniformly, no cuticle drag, pooling, or streaking. Opaque in 2 coats. Wear time is nice too. I used my usual BC/TC combo and it has lasted 4 days with one small chip. I don't love it enough to need a backup, and let's be honest, I have so much polish I'll never use the whole bottle. But I still say I'd buy it again because I don't regret buying it and think it's an excellent, unique addition to my collection.
I was messing around in Ulta when I came to the Butter London testers. I already had on a deep purple polish (Sexy Divide by Essie), but I still wanted to try some on. So I picked up Wallis and started putting it on. I was going to put on more than one coat so the purple wouldn't shine through, but it looked so fabulous with the purple showing. I've also seen this color by itself on other people, and it looks great that way too. I love it when my nail polishes have more than one way of using them. When I can justify spending $14 on a nail polish, this is the first one I am going to grab! Simply love it!
Wallis is a really unique colour, albeit an "ugly-pretty" one. The only polish in my (extensive) collection that comes close is Chanel's famed Peridot. In comparison, Wallis has a different finish (foil, not metallic), is significantly darker, has more shimmer which is also more densely packed, and has less gold-green duochrome.
Coats: 2 for full opacity
Drying time: super fast, probably less than a minute between coats
Chips: after six/seven days (with Sally Hansen Diamond Shine topcoat)
I purchase a lot of nail polish and am not shy about wearing a variety of colors. However, this was not one of my favorite. Probably due to my skin tone, the hue of Wallis just made my hand complexion look sallow and unattractive. Perhaps someone with more olive toned skin would fare better with this, but for me it was a no go. Overall, I do like the range of colors and type of polish that Butter London produces and find them to be as good as most HE polishes.
I ADORE this color. I hunted it down at 4 different stores when it first came out before I was able to do a swap with a vendor I work with. Normally, I dislike both gold and green nail polishes, but the antiquey finish of this color rocks my world. I love Butter LONDON polishes in general because I get more wear out of them than I Hargrave any other brand that I've tried over the years. What started with one free color has now exploded into a collection of 15.
Sooooo pretty. I love this color. It chips after like a day and half with me even with a top and base coat though. :/ Normally to combat this, I just keep the bottle in my purse for a quick touch up. Still makes me sad that I paid 15 bucks for it and it chips so easily though.