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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Mrs. P's Nail Potions Green/Gold vs. Butter London Wallis

L to R: Essie - Disappearing Trick, China Glaze - Calcium Gel Fortifier (strengthener & base coat), Mrs. P's Nail Potions - Green/Gold Shifty, Butter London - Wallis, Essie - To Dry For (top coat)
Good evening again Nail Potion Fans!  I decided to compare my Mrs. P's Nail Potion Green/Gold Shifty with the ever-popular Butter London Wallis from the 2011 fall/winter collection.  This is my first comparison blog post and I'm very excited about it as these were two fabulous polishes to compare to one another and when I posted a pic of my manicure on Instagram a few days ago, I actually had several people state that they preferred the look of my Nail Potion over the look of the Butter London polish.  Both polishes are in the same colour family and are both duochrome/colour shifting polishes.  You can currently purchase Green/Gold Shifty as part of a trio from my Shifty Collection here for $13.50 CAD plus shipping.

This time I started out my manicure with Essie Disappearing Trick which is a conditioning cuticle remover.  It's a clear gel that you dab onto your cuticle area and leave on for a few minutes and then you can push back your cuticles and it removes/dissolves all the excess cuticles that may have built up between over the course of your last few manicures.  I would not recommend doing this too often or at each manicure (depending how often you do a manicure) but I would say definitely about once a week.  The end result is a nice clean and moisturized cuticle area without the hassle of picking at your cuticles with trimmers and the like.

After cleaning my nails with a little acetone to make sure there was no residue left from the cuticle remover I did a coat of my usual nail strengthener and base coat being China Glaze Calcium Gel Fortifier.  You can see my very first review of this nail treatment here.

I then went ahead and placed one generous coat each of Green/Gold Shifty and Wallis on alternating fingernails.  I did find that both covered fairly well in just one coat and I only actually used one coat with both polishes but the Green/Gold Shifty covered slightly better than Wallis did in one coat.  Wallis is slightly more sheer and I also noticed that with too many brush stroke there were balding issues.

You can see the difference between the two polishes:

Indoors, natural light, no flash
Indoors, natural light, no flash
Indoors, natural light, no flash
Closer up look at the comparison.  Indoors, natural light, no flash
As you can see from the photos above, they colour is very similar between the two.

Indoors, natural light, no flash
Green/Gold Shifty is more on the green side as compared to Wallis.  It is lighter and has more of a gold hue as well.

Indoors, natural light, no flash
Whereas Wallis is darker compared to Green/Gold Shifty and more of a bronzy, brown and mossy hue.

Again, I was very pleased with how this manicure and comparison turned out.  It was fun to see how one of my very own creations stood up again a luxury polish like Butter London and how the colour was so similar to such a sought after and popular colour that is Wallis.  I liked the slight variance of the alternating colour on my nails and i love both colours and think they are just different enough from one another that using them on their own in a manicure would actually create fairly different looks.

I'd love to hear any comments or feedback anyone may have on this mani.  And please if you have purchased and used Green/Gold Shifty, I would love to hear what you thought of it and see pictures of how you used it.  You can contact me by leaving a comment below or by messaging me on Facebook here or emailing me at mrspnailpotions@hotmail.com.

Furthermore, for those of you Nail Potion fans living in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, I am pleased to announce that I am getting back into doing manicures out of my home for a mere $10.00.  I am starting to get the baby into a routine that I can figure out and he's not strapped to me and dependent on me every waking minute of the day anymore.  Appointments on weekdays will need to be during the day though as evenings are simply too busy and hectic as it is by the time the hubby comes home from work and I make and clean up supper and deal with the kids' bedtime routines etc.  As for weekends though pretty much any time of day is fine as my husband is here to help with the kidlets.  So if you are interested in a good but cheap manicure and possibly a unique manicure with one of my Nail Potions please use the same methods of contact as mentioned above.

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