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


Born Pretty Store – Ya Qin An Stamping polishes

Alison aka @bornprettyreview kindly sent me a selection of Ya Qin An stamping polishes. I’m always on the lookout for some good stamping polishes. These come in jumbo 18ml bottles and don’t have that god damned awful stink about them. I had a black, white, hot pink, yellow, green, a periwinkle blue and a dark blue to try. Now there aren’t any colours on the bottles, just a catalogue number to go from so I’ve included them at the end of the post and the item number on the swatch. Clear as mud?!


So on with the swatches. First up is….

Hot Pink – well of course that would be the first! It stamps really well and if anything is more vibrant in real life.

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Hot Pink #14 stamped using BP-25 over Spell Polish Clean Slate

Periwinkle – I’m a sucker for the blues and I loved this one. Probably a bit more opaque that the pink too. And blonde ole me forgot to hold the stamping polish bottle – on quite a few of the swatches….

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Periwinkle #18 Stamped using BPL-029 0ver Zoya Yves (the worst stainer in the world) with an accent of KB Shimmer Maybe Navy. No top coat.

Yellow – Formula a tad thin but OK, just not my sort of colour :/

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Yellow #21 stamped using BPL-002 over Zoya Honor

White – I loved this one, so opaque and easy to clean up!

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White, Catalogue #19168 stamped using Pueen Cosmetics Nature Lover 01 over Maybelline Pink Sand
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White stamped using BPL-024 over Scofflaw Étoile d’eau Salée

Black – I wanted to use a heavy stamping image to see if the polish picked up all of the design. I haven’t touched this up at all and there are only a few missed spots. I’m impressed with this one, again easy to clean up.

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Black, Catalogue # 19168 stamped using BPL-001 over Femme Fatale Noxious Mire

Dark Blue – A bit dodgy on the clean up as most dark blues are. Latex of some sort would be a must for this one. It did stamp perfectly.

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Dark Blue #17 along with white and yellow stamped using BP-33 0ver Orly Snow Cone

Yellow, White and pink combo – Dou

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White stamped using BP-L003 and yellow using BP-L001over Color Club Over the Moon

Black and White – and a bit of double stamping

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Black and White stamped using BP-42 0ver Color Club Not So Mellow Yellow

Black – And I’ve saved my favouritest mani till last. Oh how I love a good rose image! The black stamps so amazingly well

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Black stamped using BPL-024 over Color Club Right On, matte top coat
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Gloss top coat


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One last matte shot. Just because it’s so beautiful!

All of these stamping polishes do the job extremely well. My favourites would be the pink as it’s a bright one, periwinkle as I love a blue and the black and white as I go through such a lot of them it’s nice to have a big 18ml bottle. I realise I’m a total ditz and forgot to hold the actual stamping polish bottles for some of the pics. Well it’s not something you normally do, and that’s my defence :o)

The Black and White can be found on Born Pretty Store’s website, catalogue number 19168, here just choose the colour from the drop down list.

The Dark Blue, Periwinkle, Yellow and Pink can be found on BPS’s website, catalogue number 21282, here and this time chose the number for the colour.

These are all excellent additions to my stamping polish arsenal and will be used many times!