Butter London’s No More Waity, Katie (NMWK from here on in) was one of the first higher end nail polishes that I purchased. The name of the polish is in reference to the nickname that Kate got in the British media for being with William for such a long time with no proposal. I did get caught up in the excitement last year that surrounded the Royal Wedding and wore it on their wedding day. I should have been on top of things and posted this on Sunday which was the one year anniversary. I totally forgot until my sister Kate reminded me that a review should have been done. So here it is.
There are not many days that I can remember what nail polish I was wearing. I change my nail polish pretty frequently so unless it was a memorable day for me there is not really much chance of remembering. At this point I know what I was wearing on my wedding day, my honeymoon and April 29th, 2011.
As I was planning my own wedding last year I was kind of into weddings and got up really early before work to see what her dress looked like. I was also especially concerned with what nail polish she would wear on the day of. I secretly hoped that Kate (err, Catherine) would wear NMWK on her wedding day. I should have known that she would not wear that colour but it was still fun to hope.
She ended up going with a custom made polish that contained multiple different polishes. In the nail polish world we call this a franken, like Frankenstein 🙂 . All the information that I could get on it was that it contained Bourjois Rose Lounge 28, Essie Allure and some other colours. It was created to match her skin tone to create a sort of nude nail or “your nails but better” look.
But enough of the history lesson and on to the polish.
I went to apply NMWK on Sunday night and I was having huge issues. It was really gooey and hard to work with. I didn’t remember it being this difficult when I wore it last year and I was worried that it was done for. However polish doesn’t really go bad, unlike other makeup, it just experiences changes in formula since it is loaded with chemicals. I had just recently purchased some nail polish thinner, in an attempt to fix another colour I found at a dusty, and I wanted to try it out. I was a little nervous about ruining it by making it too thin. So I just added a few drops at a time and shook it up until it was back to a better consistency.
3 coats of Butter London NMWK indoors w/o flash:
3 coats of Butter London NMWK indoors w/flash
This is a really difficult polish to clean up; to be honest most glitters are. I didn’t do a horrible job of applying it but when I went to clean up the acetone it didn’t make a difference. It was like the glitter just started expanding. I think I found one of the glitter pieces on my husband’s face later that evening. 🙂 So sorry about the glitter everywhere in the pictures. Other than that I really like the nail polish. I think it is a nice colour even though it was a little difficult to apply. Butter London calls this a greige with lilac glitter, but I feel like the base is purple too and I don’t see any beige anywhere.
This use to be a limited edition polish but as of their Fall 2011 collection it has been made permanent.
What do you think? Did you buy into the hype of the wedding last year?