Friday, August 26, 2011

Butter London Rosie Lee over OPI Lincoln Park After Midnight

Rosie Lee - how I love you so.  Who knew a pink glitter bomb would steal my heart? Particularly when you layer it over a vampy eggplant like OPI's Lincoln Park After Midnight!  You guys I am seriously in love with this mani!!!!!!!

So first, let's chat about butter LONDON, while while produced here in the states, was founded by a Brit.  So all the polishes have fun British references or slang.  Just like Wallis, there is a meaning behind Rosie Lee.  Take it away butter LONDON dictionary!

Rosie Lee   |   roh-zee lee   |  
Cockney Rhyming slang for a cup of tea. “Put the kettle on Love, I fancy a Rosie Lee.”

First thing I did was put on one medium coat of OPI's Lincoln Park After Midnight (LPAM), which I promise to show you on it's own sometime.  Unfortunately, like always, I was in a huge rush doing this, so I didn't have time to take pictures of it on it's own.  (I also didn't have time to take these pictures till a day later, and between my Seche Vite top coat and using my "nails as tools" I've got some bad tip wear - SORRY!)  I thought LPAM would make a great base for this beautiful polish packed full of pink glitter.  The glitter is very dense in this clear base.  This is ONE coat of Rosie Lee over my LPAM mani.  It does have a gritty texture, but one coat of Seche Vite cleared that up.

butter LONDON Rosie Lee
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butter LONDON Rosie Lee
I really loved this over the dark base, really gave it some character, so I took some extra pictures of it!

Beautiful Beautiful Rosie Lee
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The formula on this one was good, it was thick, but not No More Waity Katie thick.  It cleaned up easily too and was pretty good to work with considering all that glitter.  Obviously the base color helped too.  My ONLY complaint about butter LONDON is their brush.  It's too tiny for me and won't hold enough polish.  I usually have to dip twice to cover my larger nails.  

butter LONDON Rosie Lee is part of the core collection and is available online at butter LONDON's website or at Ulta.  Or you can do like me and get it from with free shipping!!!!  This puppy will run you $14, but it's SO worth it :).

P.S. I'm officially using the boyfriend's camera for "dark box" shots.  What do you think?  


  1. I looooooooove this! Need need NEED! *plots BL B1G1 haul* lol

  2. Your nails look so good short! I love this color.

  3. Thanks guys! I really love this combo. @Emily - thanks! I'm hoping to keep them all around the ring finger length, I think it's a good length for me.

  4. Oh and yeah! for having power back!!! Now I can post my hurricane mani!


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