Michele from HTB sent me 10 stamping polishes to try….
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.
Surf Blood and A flock of Seagulls – Double stamping. Fancy!
Looking for Mr. Grey – I just love grey. Anything grey at all! This one is so good
Teal-riffic, Cactus Juice and Taupe-lessly Devoted – The shimmer in Teal-riffic is terrific! I love me a leaf stamp ;o)
Let’s Go to the Peach – A bit of tone on tone stamping that I like more than I thought I would!
Drunk Tank Pink – This has a crème finish and is just gorgeous! My favourite one!
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!!
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)
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.
Call a Plumber – rich plum coloured polish
Surf Blood – a Smurf blue coloured crème polish
A flock of Seagulls – a pale grey crème polish
Looking for Mr. Grey – a mid toned grey crème polish
Teal-riffic – a teal coloured polish with a shimmer
Cactus Juice – a mid toned slightly mossy shade of green
Taupe-lessly Devoted – a taupe coloured polish with a slight gold sheen
Let’s Go to the Peach – a bright peachy orange crème polish
Drunk Tank Pink – a pale pink crème polish
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!
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.
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….
Yellow – Formula a tad thin but OK, just not my sort of colour :/
White – I loved this one, so opaque and easy to clean up!
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.
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.
Yellow, White and pink combo – Dou
Black and White – and a bit of double stamping
Black – And I’ve saved my favouritest mani till last. Oh how I love a good rose image! The black stamps so amazingly well
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!