Butter London – No More Waity, Katie

Tuesday, 5 April, 2011

I know I’ve been slacking on the posts, but the weather has been gorgeous and all I’ve been wanting to do is bake, bake, bake! It doesn’t help that our friend has a farm and keeps providing me with these gorgeous fresh eggs that make a world of difference in my baking. He has given us 6 duck eggs and I’m about to go a little crazy with them! 🙂

However, that does not pertain to nail polish – I know! Recently a friend of mine found 3 bottles of Revlon’s Perplex at Big Lots! So I now have Perplex to compare against Paradoxal and another color with a CND nail effect on top of it. YAY! Slowly but surely coming back to the polish love. I’ve also got 15 Zoya colors coming in and I still need to swatch the Intimate collection. Too much for a gal to do, in addition to doing taxes and the crazy job search…plus, little Rex had 2 seizures yesterday. Inherent to his breed (he’s a Cavalier King Charles spaniel), but still scary to see. He does bring lots of joy into my life and he’s my little guy. I’d be so heartbroken if anything bad happened to him.

I ramble. I’m sorry. Check out the pictures and review of this polish after the jump.

When Butter London first announced they were doing this color I laughed and thought, “So cheeky yet keeping in tune with Butter’s Britishphile theme.” In case you’ve been deliberately trying to avoid it, this color is based on Kate Middleton’s name that was given to her by the gossip rags in the UK (“Waity Katie”) due to the fact that it took 8 years for Prince William to propose. When I heard how the color was described – a greige decked out with liberal amounts of glitter – I got excited and a little hesitant – you know how I am about glitter. I love it, yet hate the removal…This was no exception.

First and foremost – the formula was thick and lumpy. Not quite sure if it was due to the glitter or me. Because it was so thick and lumpy, I had to do 3 coats to get it to look somewhat even. Despite the thickness and lumpiness, there was a certain amount of sheerness to the formula that was definitely not expected. Drying time was a little longer than I’d have liked, but not as bad as some others I’ve come across.

No More Waity, Katie can be described as a greyed out purple/lavender. It is and I wonder if this color really benefitted from having the glitter in it. As far as I’m concerned, it ruined the color for me because the glitter didn’t sparkle and dazzle me as much as I’d have liked it to. It showed up as flat and dull. Hardly words I’d describe the future Princess Kate to be. Wouldn’t you agree?

Final note: I wore this color for 5 days and took the picture yesterday. I even used a fast drying topcoat…and I was extremely rough on my nails this past weekend. Not a single chip in sight. I didn’t even reapply the top coat!

My nails look almost fake and plastic because of the thickness of the three coats. You can also see where parts of the nail couldn’t get coverage…

Butter London - Lady Muck
Butter London All Hail The Queen ... er, McQueen