So, butter LONDON Crumpet: like, but not love. I think it would look amazing on darker-skinned ladies, because on me, Crumpet resembled a foundation color, not a nail polish.
Three coats with SV.
Going back to what I was saying earlier, I enjoy Crumpet, but I don't love it. I think it looked okay on me. It definitely wasn't as repulsive as the last nude polish I hated. I just don't see myself reaching for it again is all.
The formula and application on this polish were pretty good. Dry was decent. I have to note that although my I used SV as my top coat for these swatch photos, I actually used the butter LONDON Hardwear P.D. Quick top coat when I wore this. While that bL top coat is slower to dry than usual standbys SV/NYC GCS/Cult Nails Wicked Fast, I get crazy good wear when I use it with my bL polishes. I got three perfect days of wear with Crumpet: no chips, no tip wear.
Crumpet was part of the Starkers nail polish trio from last spring. The other two Starkers polishes were Tea & Toast and Shandy -- I think I have Shandy? Not sure; Crumpet currently is not available on the official bL site, but you still can pick it up at a few other retailers for $15. Orrrrrrr, if you live in the contiguous U.S. and you don't mind used bottles, you should email me and I can send my bottle to you. I'm open to swapping, but at the end of the day, I just wanna send this to someone who would like it. So email me! :)
I guess the real question is this: If I didn't like Crumpet on me (which, ngl, I suspected as much), why did I even buy it? The smiling qt on the right, that's why.
Jamie Bamber, man. So. Cute. Anyway, before standing behind THE TOWEL or getting in a fat suit on "Battlestar Galactica," he was the badass adorable, albeit slightly dramatic woobie Archie Kennedy on "Hornblower." In the Hornblower fandom, Archie Kennedy was known as a crumpet, and his fans were known as Crumpeteers. (Apparently, this explains how it all started.) I have never eaten a crumpet in my life, but when I do ... I will think of his adorable face. Also, can we talk about how damn good Jamie Bamber's American accent is? If you watched him in "BSG," you know what I'm talking about. OTHER BRITISH ACTORS, TAKE NOTE. *cough* Charlie Hunnam *cough*
That's all for me today. I'm gonna use this week as the butter LONDON week you guys voted for last month, so I will have another bL up tomorrow. Any thoughts on Crumpet, or Hornblower? (I see Ioan Gruffudd has a new show out this fall ... the promo clip I saw looks terrible, but I've watched a lot of terrible things for him. Like, I'm pretty sure I dragged my dad and sister out to watch the SECOND "Fantastic Four" movie at midnight. I'm still sorry.) Again, U.S. readers, don't forget to email me if you want this bottle! And don't forget to visit Anna's blog today to see her nude polish of the month.
Thanks for reading ! Oh, and in case you don't know what that towel reference was about ... Google "Lee Adama towel." You are super welcome. ;)