Oh, and it's the last day of my butter LONDON week.
A few weeks ago, bL announced a new nail polish trio, the Brilliant Bronze Lacquer set. As it happens, I already own all three colors. Two of the polishes, Marbs and Poole, were part of last year's Summer Holiday collection, so I thought I'd blog Poole today. I'm pretty into it. :)
Three coats with SV.
When I saw the Summer Holiday swatches last summer, Poole didn't seem unique to me. However, when I tried to compare it to the other blue cremes in my stash, I didn't have anything quite like it. I thought it would be close to butter LONDON Artful Dodger, but Poole has more of a dusty, greenish quality that makes it different from other aqua blues. I love it.
Formula and application wise, there was a lot to love, too. It went on easily and dried quickly. I can't wait to turn it into a full NOTD.
As for the name, Poole is a resort town in the south coast of England. HEAVY on the tourism, from what I read. And this color is definitely resort ready. I like the idea of resort vacations more than the anxiety I get over them, so it's no surprise that I was more interested as to whether any notable people were born in that town. Wikipedia tells me spy fiction writer John le Carre was born there, as was film director Edgar Wright, which ... OOOOOOOOOH, GIRL, what is going ON between him and Marvel if he stepped down from the "Ant-Man" movie??! That movie was his baby. I need someone to SPILL. THAT. TEA., you guys.
In case you're wondering, I recommend this bL Brilliant Bronze trio -- only I would either purchase the colors piecemeal during a sale, or I'd wait for the set to be marked down. I still think $39 for three polishes is a bit steep. Better yet, get the Summer Holiday colors! I love the color palette, and I did buy them all piecemeal, so if all of the polishes look good on me, then it might be my favorite bL collection of ALL TIME.
Any thoughts on Poole, resort vacations (I prefer road trips), Edgar Wright dropping out as the "Ant-Man" director, or the "Hannibal" finale? I hope you enjoyed the bL polishes I posted this week -- I know they were pretty tame and they were all pastel cremes, but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants! (Except for Crumpet. I'm not convinced people said they wanted that one.) Maybe if I do another week of bL, I'll try to make it a little more exciting. Maybe.
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!