This also ties into why I can't make myself to swatches like most of the well-known polish bloggers always do after getting a collection or haul. Another reason is that I can't bear to waste the beauty (or the money, for that matter!) by taking a polish off after only having it on long enough to take pictures. :-( Maybe I'll be able to do it in time, but for now, I just can't. So I apologize for not doing full, gorgeous mani swatches of each polish in my haul, but I assure you each of them WILL show up here in some way, shape, or form, at some point in time! :-)
Ok - had to get that out there! Now, on to the mani!! :-) This is the magnificence of Let Them Eat...What? by Hare Polish, from The Last Queen of France Spring 2013 collection. I think H.P. could be one of my all-time favorite indie brands . . . my bank account is singing something to the tune of "killing me softly . . ." ;-)
LTEW has FANTASTIC coverage - I honestly think a person could get by with one coat, but two gives it more depth, almost in a jelly-like way. I guess the base could be considered a shimmery crelly, so that would be why!
|Can I just say I LOVE these labels?! That is a big part of what attracted me in the first place.|
Might as well walk around with a sign that says: "sucker for packaging."
The formula also leaned towards being one of those ones where if you go over it too many times, it'll get bald patches - better to do a quick, less than meticulous coat and let it level itself out. ;-)
|THE CLAW! "Claw chooses who will go & who will stay!" Name that movie, anyone?|
The glitter colors - OH how I love them!! The maker describes it as: "a soft white jelly with a blend of various shapes/sizes of hot orange, baby pink, white & gold glitter. This shade is highlighted by a delicate silver shimmer." It sounds like a weird combination, but trust me, it WORKS, and it's captivating. Like I said in my April 29th post, it's definitely passable as a neutral/office appropriate, but that hot reddish-orange is a great pop of color to those of us who pay attention to every facet of a polish. If you asked my dad to have a look at LTEW, he'd probably query: "why did you paint your nails with White-Out?!" :-P
|Notice how I hid that 'lil chip behind the rose? Hehe ;-)|
Regarding the wear time without base coat, it actually wasn't too bad. Of course, the two coats of Seche Vite probably had something to do with that! ;-)
My fingers that I use the most (thumbs, pointers) chipped first and some came off as one whole nail (hence the smidge of bare pointer nail in the 1st picture! My apologies for that, btw. I think I put this on Monday night and finally just picked the rest of it off today. Some of the nails were still completely intact (pinkies, middles). So I'd say that's pretty darn good for no base! Speaking of, I'd LOVE recommendations for a good base coat. I've been using a run-of-the-mill Revlon base, and it is now half-gone & sooo goopy and stringy every time I pull the brush out of the bottle, it's like I'm spinning a spider web.
|Not a very high-quality image, but the lighting is such that you can see the beauty of the golden glitters.|
And of COURSE the cute hare!!
There you have it, folks! I hope you enjoyed yet another "novel" by yours truly! :-) Have a great weekend!!
Oh - on that note, I believe you'll be getting two posts from me in two days, as I'm going to a waterpark with my sister and her 3 kids, so today at work, I planned a mani to match my swimsuit. ;-) Hehe, YES, I'm also one of THOSE people!