Hit the Bottle Stamping Polish – Part 2, Mani’s

Michele from HTB sent me 10 stamping polishes to try….

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Clockwise from the top they are, Purple Dragon, Call a Plumber, Smurf Blood, A Flock of Seagulls, Looking for Mr. Grey, Teal-riffic, Cactus Juice, Taupe-lessly Devoted, Let’s Go to the Peach and Drunk Tank Pink.

My previous post was swatches of these gorgeous stamping polishes. Now come the mani’s…

 

Purple Dragon and Call a Plumber – I love the richness of these two.

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Stamped using hēhē 004 over Zoya Aspen

 

Surf Blood and A flock of Seagulls – Double stamping. Fancy!

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Double Stamped using UberchicBeauty plates 1-03 and Love & Marriage over Scofflaw Wrath of Julia Child

 

Looking for Mr. Grey – I just love grey. Anything grey at all! This one is so good

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Stamped using Lesly L-119 over Alchemy Lacquer Princess of the Forlorn Desire

 

Teal-riffic, Cactus Juice and Taupe-lessly Devoted –  The shimmer in Teal-riffic is terrific! I love me a leaf stamp ;o)

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Stamped using Pueen Nature Lover over Essie Wrap Me Up

 

Let’s Go to the Peach – A bit of tone on tone stamping that I like more than I thought I would!

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Stamped using Pueen Fancy Lover over Scofflaw Atomic Poodle

 

Drunk Tank Pink – This has a crème finish and is just gorgeous! My favourite one!

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Stamped using Born Pretty BP-09 over Powder Perfect Ghostlike Charm

 

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Middle two nails, stamped over white using Pueen Fairytale Lover

I really can’t fault any of these stamping polishes. Michelle has the formulae just right and they are such a bargain, $3.75 for 5ml and $6.75 for 9ml. They are available from here  and my recommendation would be go with the 5ml size and buy all of them!!

 

Margaret x

 

 

Hit the Bottle Stamping Polish – Part 1 , polish swatches

Disclosure Statement

Michelle from Hit the Bottle kindly sent me 10 stamping polishes to review. I bought my first HTB’s some time ago and was keen to add more to my stamping polish arsenal ;o)

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Ten little bottle of awesomeness!

Part 1 will be swatches of the stamping polish, part 2 will be mani’s using them.

I chose two stamping images from UberchicBeauty plate 1-03 and stamped them over black and white polish for each sample and took photos in a light box and good old Queensland daylight. So here we go!

Purple Dragon – A warm mid toned purple crème polish.

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Call a Plumber – rich plum coloured polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Surf Blood – a Smurf blue coloured crème polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

A flock of Seagulls – a pale grey crème polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Looking for Mr. Grey – a mid toned grey crème polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Teal-riffic – a teal coloured polish with a shimmer

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Cactus Juice – a mid toned slightly mossy shade of green

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Taupe-lessly Devoted – a taupe coloured polish with a slight gold sheen

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Let’s Go to the Peach – a bright peachy orange crème polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

Drunk Tank Pink – a pale pink crème polish

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Top daylight, bottom light box

All ten of these stamping polishes are excellent. I have a particular fondness of the cremes, A flock of Seagulls, Looking for Mr. Grey and Drunk Tank Pink would be my favourites but really I will be using all of these many times in the future.

Hit the Bottle  polishes are available in two size, 5 ml for $3.75 and 9ml for $6.75 (Aussie $’s) I think that is an absolute bargain!

 

Margaret x

 

Powder Perfect The Castle Collection

Jacinta writes about The Castle Collection: “I noticed, first, the dust motes dancing in the light as I walked through what must have been the library. The carpets had begun to fade and ebb away, and items were strewn about as thought the last occupants had fled at but a moment’s notice. I found a discarded wax seal on the desk – emblazoned with the family’s crest. A once glorious family, the owners of this house had now faded from local recollection. All that remained was the crumbling shell of their grand home.”

Here are the polishes inspired by that piece. I used two coats for all my swatches though the cremes are virtual one coaters for those who apply them carefully. I’m not one ;o)

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