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Lastly we have "Hameau". Hameau is the cottage built by Marie Antoinette. Chels Marie made this polish to resemble the colour of the cottage and the surrounding flowers.
The base is a beautiful pale nude colour and has what I want to call a subtle champagne shimmer to it. The description on the Pretty & Polished website actually says it's a light brown but also notes that it reads more of a neutral skin tone than brown. It's loaded with green and purple hex glitters which spread nice and even over the nail with normal brush strokes and no fishing for glitters. Again, perfect formula. As this was the last polish I was going to swatch I did a proper manicure out of this and cleaned up my cuticles more and used a top coat. I used two coats of Essie To Dry For after using two coats of Hameau. The only reason I used two coats of top coat is because To Dry for is a thinner quick dry top coat and I just wanted a little extra gloss and smoothness. Not that the polish had a super rough finish on its own but it was slightly bumpy simply because of the hex glitters. I liked this polish because of its uniqueness as I've never seen anything like it and I like the shade of it with my skin tone. If you take a look at the picture of Hameau above and then the swatches of the polish below I think you'll agree that Chels Marie hit the perfect note with the colours.
Again the Save the Dauphine collection will be available on January 16, 2013.
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Well that is all for now. Hope you enjoyed my swatches and my review. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. Which of all of these lovely polishes is your favourite?