Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Week of Falls with Pretty Jelly: London Bridge

Hey everybody!  Today I have another famous fall courtesy of Pretty Jelly!  And guess what's falling down today?  Why, it's London Bridge, my fair ladies! ;)

London Bridge is, of course, a very old nursery rhyme/game that everybody has played as a child.  I say everybody...but these days, I don't know...is there an app for that? :/  Pretty Jelly's London Bridge is an homage to that structure that has had many incarnations, and according to the song, always seems to be in need of repair!


As you can see, there is nothing in need of repair here!  London Bridge is a pale grey crelly with small and medium gold hex glitter, gold holo glitter, and a ton of gold and pale blue shimmer.  I know I'm sounding like a broken record here, but I love this polish!  What seems like such a simple combination is so very elegant.


Isn't this beautiful?  London Bridge is another one of those polishes that gives me a clear mental image...it looks like sunlight peeking through the London fog.  London Bridge is a bit sheer, although you could probably reach opacity on its own with 3 coats.  But because my visible nail line is SO visible, I layered London Bridge over Zoya Kendal, which I've discovered will pretty much morph into whatever color I tell it to.  The result was exceptionally lovely, as the very slight lavender of Kendal looked wonderful with the grey crelly base of London Bridge.


CAUTION:  FOOD ANALOGY AHEAD

As I was admiring my polish on the drive into work, I realized that London Bridge made me feel inexplicably warm and toasty, and not just because it's 85 degrees right now...rather, it was a nostalgic kinda warm that probably involved food.  Then it hit me...London Bridge reminds me of my Mom's homeade oyster stew, with the creamy, milky base and the little drops of butter floating to the top...mmmmmmm...

Or maybe we all just need a spot of English tea.



What do you think of London Bridge?  It's another amazing "fall" from the Pretty Jelly Fall Collection.  You can purchase London Bridge and other Pretty Jelly polishes from Etsy, Mei Mei's Signatures, and Edgy Polish.  Pretty Jelly polishes are 5-free and cruelty-free.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

14 comments:

  1. Aah! I love your review of this and your comparison of the glitters to the sunlight peeking through the gray London fog is spot on! I suddenly feel like I'm in need of Earl Grey right now ;-) This polish is gorgeous and I love the tea cup! I have a soft spot for beautiful china. My mom has her grandmother's that she brought over from Scotland

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    1. Ahhh, thanks!! <3 My teapot actually said "London", but you know how it is...could NOT get a good photo of the crazy thing! That's what I get for being artsy, LOL. :P And doesn't it seriously make you want some tea??

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  2. Super enjoyed reading this post! Haha, love your food references! Thanks for the lovely review, Melissa. :)

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  3. That certainly is a pretty jelly :P The combination of colours is just perfect :) x

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    1. It certainly IS! Thanks, Raisa...I think it's perfect too. ;)

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  4. I was thinking myself that the color combo is spot on. It's almost as if Liz knew what she was doing, lolol :) I love your shot with the teacup, it makes up for the oyster stew analogy, sorry friend , but ewwwwww ;p <3

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    1. Liz is definitely one of my favorite indie makers. :) What? How come nobody likes oyster stew? Oh well, I grew up in Oceanside Seafoodville. :)

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  5. That's so pretty, no doubt about it! The gold glitters against the milky base is a simple and gorgeous combo! :D

    ~ Yun

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  6. I agree with Liesl, that stew does not sound like my cup of tea ( lol, bad joke but I had to). This color is spectacular though and makes me wonder why I don't have more greys in my stash!

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    1. LOL!! I actually don't have many greys because I think they look so bad on me. The gold shimmer in this is so strong that it's not GREY grey. Shimmer makes the world a better place! :D

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  7. Hi Melissa, this soft grey "avec" looks very elegant on you and the glitters give it a twinkling portion of glam. And your description of lights lighting up fog is a perfect picture. Oyster stew? We don't know this in this part of Europe - oysters are high luxury food here and I think I only ate oysters twice in my life. I love your picture with the tea cup - so let's go and have another cuppa ;-)

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    1. Sometimes I take for granted the fact that I live by the ocean, where there is always seafood around...oyster stew is milky/buttery/peppery/briny. I guess you could call it an acquired taste, LOL. It just reminds me of fall! :) I agree about the twinkling portion of glam...what a great phrase!!

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