The Wait is Over. I Do!
butter London's No More Waity, Katie
Review by Melanie Parker
When butter London announced a new nail lacquer named No More Waity, Katie that looked to be a demure princess pink base with lots of sparkle, I had to order. I say “had” with a little reluctance because I think butter London is hard to find locally, they have high shipping costs (which is ridiculous considering they actually ship from Washington state and not London as the name would imply), and in the past I have had problems securing the square caps that has caused the polish to get thick.
But, I’m happy to say that No More Waity, Katie, which started shipping at the beginning of March 2011, has exceeded my expectations. It’s actually not pink at all. It’s a smokey lilac that delivers an abundance of lavender glitter. The square cap now lifts off to reveal a cylindrical knob, which is much easier to take off, paint with, and put back on than the previous generation’s square cap. In fact, the packaging now aligns with how the high-end benchmark, Chanel nail lacquer, has the removable square cap.
Also, I prefer darker colors, as you can see in the Tramp Stamp and British Racing Green colors that completed my order. So, the fact that No More Waity, Katie is darker than the promotional shots on the Web site looked is fine with me.
The color was named after Kate Middleton, who is betrothed to England’s beloved Prince William. The purple hue fits with this royal theme, but it is not a color that I associate with her. It’s a little edgier. At first, I was ready to declare it Sephora by OPI Metro Chic’s sassy sister. But in comparing the two, Metro Chic is a dim bulb — just gray and beige. No More Waity, Katie is vibrant, but the smokiness gives it sophistication. The glitter gives it sparkle and a slight texture. I find filing the free edge of my nails lightly when the polish dries is necessary to smooth the glitter down, which is especially important if you wear contact lenses.
For those who are on the “one and done” bandwagon, you will not be satisfied with one coat of this color. It’s sheer and streaky. It looks like gray smoke with lavender sparkles. I built it up to opaque with 3 coats, which is what I expect to do with any polish I wear to be streak free on medium-length nails.
This polish was purchased directly from butter London’s Web site. Shipping price for 3 bottles from Seattle to Chicago was $8.50.
Disclosure: The nail polish was purchased by the reviewer
Credit: Melanie Parker