As a history minor who took a couple French history classes, I was super excited when Chelsea announced she was releasing the Save the Dauphine collection, based on Marie Antoinette. The collection consists of four polishes, and I have two of them to show you!
First up is Let Them Eat Cake. Named after a famous quote that is controversially attributed to Marie Antoinette, this polish is a milky light pink jelly with yellow, white, pale pink, and dark pink glitter. I'm in love with this! It's a refreshing twist on the current white-based crelly trend, and really does capture the essence of cake (yum!).
For me, this is a work-appropriate glitter. It's subtle while still packing a punch and isn't boring at all! It was pretty even and opaque after two coats, but I added a third just to make sure there was no visible nail line.
|3 coats plus topcoat|
Next we have The Diamond Necklace Affair. This polish is named after a scandalous and significant incident in the French court where the Queen was believed to have participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers of the cost of a very expensive diamond necklace. Marie Antoinette's reputation and the reputation of the entire monarchy took a hit in a time leading up to the French Revolution when French society and the monarchy was already in a vulnerable state. Aaaand end history lesson. :)
|Pretty & Polished The Diamond Necklace Affair|
The Diamond Necklace Affair is an iridescent glitter topper. This polish is so complex - there are different sized blue glitters (hexagonal, bar) and larger holographic "diamond" glitters. So beautiful! The formula was definitely on the thicker side, but that made it very easy to spread the glitter where I wanted it.
For the photos below I layered The Diamond Necklace Affair over Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam Lam, which is a dark teal/green creme. The first picture has one coat of The Diamond Necklace Affair, and the rest have two. I think I like it best with just one coat, but it is definitely more blingy with two!
You can find Pretty & Polished for sale on Shopprettyandpolished.com and Etsy. The Save the Dauphine collection will be available for sale next Wednesday, January 16! You can also keep up to date on sales information and new releases on the Pretty & Polished Facebook page. To see bottle shots of all colours in the Save the Dauphine collection, click here!
What are your favourites from this collection? Are you into history at all? My favourite things to study are Classics, early modern France, Tudor England, the World Wars, and American history (sorry, Canadian history - you're interesting too...)! :)
Disclaimer: Products in this post were provided at a discount for an honest review.