Cute. Cute cute cute. Butter London Rosie Lee is a frothy, girlish confection of pink copper glitter in a clear base that sparkles even in low light. I described it to someone as being ‘a total Katy Perry colour’, and I could easily picture her wearing this to an awards show,’ cause it matches nicely to her history of pinky, glittery manis. That being said, it’s a non-traditional pink glitter – not baby pink, not candy pink, not hot pink. If anything, it’s what I was expecting Illamasqua’s upcoming Shrapnel nail colour to be.
Shown above is two coats over plain base coat. If you peered at it closely you’d see a glimpse of nail bed here and there, but the real life effect is so metallic and twinkly that you honestly don’t notice it. The glitter is neither ultra fine or super chunky. One coat of Seche Vite was enough to take most of the glitter texture away, and if I’d put on two coats I’m sure that would have given it a mirror finish. Removal was the usual glitter chore of soaking, gentle wiping, more soaking, more wiping, then frantic applications of Solar Oil and Healthy Hoof balm to stop the nail itself from being a dry, scratched mess.
If you can handle the minor issue of glitter removal and want a fab non-pink pink, give Rosie Lee* a whirl.
* I feel sort of awkward about saying this, but I guess rhyming slang doesn’t translate well to US-ians? Anyway, Rosie Lee means a cup of tea. I’m going to have a cup of Rosie right after I hit publish on this post.