Butter London “Rosie Lee” Ombre Tutorial & Swatches

Ombre is in!

Whether it’s on the red carpet or the catwalk, it’s the latest trend.

What is ‘ombre’ you ask? Taken from the French word to mean ‘shaded’ or ‘shading’ it’s a graduation of colour.

For example, let’s say you have a pink dress.

The top hem of the pink dress is extremely pale pink, however, as you get towards the bottom hem of the dress the colour gets darker and darker.

Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress when she got married to Gavin Rossdale is probably the most well-known example:-

For this tutorial, I thought it would be a lot of fun to take a glitter polish to play with: Butter London’s “Rosie Lee” –

“A parade of pale pink glitter that will lift your spirits AND your outfit.”

What you need:-

  • Base coat – Butter London Nail Foundation
  • Glitter polish – Butter London “Rosie Lee”
  • Top Coat – Butter London P.D Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Patience.

Apply your base coat.

I also used a nail oil on my nails (because the weather is so bloody cold outside during New York in January) – Creative Nail, Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner.


Apply one, UNEVEN coat of glitter polish starting from two-thirds (2/3) into your nail.

Let it dry.


Apply one coat of polish to your nails, EVENLY, starting half way (1/2) on your nail.

Let it dry.


Apply one coat of polish to your nail, EVENLY, starting one-third (1/3) way into your nail.

Let it dry.

If you feel the need (and you shouldn’t with glitter), apply a very small dabble to the top tips of your nail for increased colour saturation.


Apply top coat.



Glittery, rosy, ombre nails!

Ankelita approves 🙂


Sasha H. Muradali owns the Little Pink Blog and Little Pink Book PR, LLC. Sasha holds a MA International Administration with a concentration in Intercultural Communication from the University of Miami (’08) and a BS Public Relations and Dance from the University of Florida (’07). She has been featured in Forbes, CNN and Business Week. Sasha tweets fervidly (@SashaHalima), loves Harry Potter and the colour pink. Get a copy of the Little Pink Blog delivered to your Kindle and ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook.

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  1. Have you ever used the butter london cuticle & fortifier products and what do you think?  I really need something and have been looking at theirs since I  love their polish.

  2. Hi!
    I’ve never used either of them, but from what I’ve read the “Horse Power Nail Fertilizer” is a treatment that is supposed to make your nails grow. It contains nutrients and silica. You’re supposed to apply it to clean dry nails for 7 days and then repeat for 4 weeks.
    Their oil treatment is for your cuticles and is similar to the one I use. I use my oil treatment even on top of lacquer because I’m living in NYC right now and it’s so cold, everything dries up 🙁
    But according to what I read about the one from Butter London, it has coconut, pineapple and a lot of vitamins in it. I imagine it’s supposed to smell pretty too, lol 🙂
    If you do get them, let me know how it works out!
    Sasha x