NOTD: HITS Cutie Pie
Llarowe mentioned last night that today’s Brand of the Day would be HITS. When I saw this at like midnight I was sitting at the computer, bored- both kiddos are sick right now and the youngest was curled up on my lap trying unsuccessfully to sleep- so I decided to paint my nails with the only HITS polish I currently have, Cutie Pie. I had no other post planned for today, so why not?
I won’t lie, it makes me a little sad seeing all the beautiful swatches from other bloggers pour into Llarowe’s page. My poor nubbin nails just can’t show off the pretty polishes as well! Hopefully I can start growing them out soon… curse you acrylics! NEVER AGAIN.
As an added twist, I pulled out my Cheeky stamps and added some space images. This polish just seems space like to me! All pictures are 3 coats of Cutie Pie (2 would have been enough), and the stamps used O.P.I.’s DS Radiance. I used stamp plates CH4 and CH5.
And now to show off a bit of the color shift:
The HITS Mari Moon polishes (which Cutie Pie is a part of) are just amazingly beautiful polishes. The Mari Moon collection colors cost $8 each (for 6mL) on Llarowe’s site. Not a cheap purchase (from a dollar to mL standpoint), but they’re definitely worth splurging for when you can.
Great. Now I need to buy some plates and a stamper…I’m going to have to stop reading your blog! ;o)
June 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Hah! No seriously, do it and DON’T wait as long as I did. These Cheeky plates I have were $20 with free shipping over $25 from Amazon (they’re $13 directly from Cheeky with like $6 shipping, so almost the same- I was ordering something else w/ the free amazon shipping that day though). You can grab a stamper for about $5… I really like this Konad one. If you don’t want to plop down the $20 on the plates (but really, I have SO many… there’s 26 plates with multiple images on each), a lot of the brands sell individual plates as well. You can grab just 1 or 2 Konad plates for about $5 each.
Once you get the hang of it, it’s SO quick and easy. Even cleanup is easy with pure acetone.
You don’t really need the special polish you can buy- but be sure to stamp with a fairly opaque polish. The 2 I’ve used so far are 1-coater polishes.
June 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm