December 30, 2012
Pretty & Polished Hameau
Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats Pretty & Polished Hameau
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)
Today's polish is the gorgeous Pretty & Polished Hameau. Hameau is part of the Marie Antoinette-themed Save the Dauphine collection, scheduled to release on January 16. I am always a sucker for these "glitter in a milky base" polishes, and Chels managed to make Hameau different from other polishes in the same vein. For one thing, this milky base has some delicate shimmer. For another, she used some very pretty jewel-toned emerald green and cobalt blue glitters. According to Chels, "Hameau is the cottage built by Marie Antoinette. This was made to resemble the color of the cottage and the surrounding flowers." I did a Google image search of "Hameau" and this polish really does a good job of representing the property!
I found the formula of this polish to be really excellent. This is three coats and as you can see, there is not a streak in sight. The base is nice and smooth-looking, and the glitter shows through really well. If you're looking for this to have no VNL, you could do a fourth coat, or maybe layer it over a white or off-white. However, I like the squishy feel of this as it is. I purchased the mini bottle of this polish and it was as easy to work with as any full size similar polish I own. This will be available in the full size as well, of course.
The Pretty & Polished Save the Dauphin collection will be available online at shopprettyandpolished.com on January 16. You can check out bottle shots of the whole collection on the Pretty & Polished Facebook page.
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