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.
I had great intentions of posting this earlier. For whatever reason, I’ve been dragging my feet today. Which is silly really, because I have a BEAUTIFUL polish to show off!
I was stumped over what polish to feature today for Try It On Tuesday- even though probably 75% of my polishes are untried- and had originally settled on O.P.I.’s Metallic 4 Life. Then this morning (before I had painted my nails), Llarowe announced on Facebook that today’s Brand of the Day would be Enchanted Polish- and I just happen to have 1 lone Enchanted Polish that is untried!
I was planning on saving this for an Indie Wednesday, but I decided to bump it forward a day instead!
I was lucky enough to snag Across the Universe during Llarowe’s generous Birthday Sale. I think this is the *only* polish I have ever opened and gasped out loud when I first saw it- when there was no one else around. Stunning is an understatement!
Across the Universe is a multichrome holographic nail polish. As you can see above, in the bottle it shifts from green-gold to blue to purple, though on the nails it’s really more of a purple to blue shift. The scattered holo effect is very vibrant and stunning. This polish went on easily and smoothly, and didn’t require much clean up.
Another bottle shot- truly, I can’t stop staring at this bottle. So stunning!
For all of the pictures I was wearing 3 coats of Across the Universe with a coat of Poshe quick dry topcoat. Coverage was fine at 2, but I really wanted it brighter. I did notice that the multi-chrome effect was much stronger on just 1 coat, though it was too thin on it’s own. It’s possible that with 1 coat over another base color it can show off a bit more! I’ll have to experiment soon 🙂
I took all of these outside in the sunlight to maximize the holo goodness.
I did notice on some earlier photos the way the sun hit my nails, it looks as if I have a giant spot of unpainted area on my pointer finger. As you can see in the picture above, that’s not the case- it’s just a very weird instance of lighting.
And finally, here’s a closeup of a nail to show off that holo sparkle!
Here’s a list of everyone participating in Try It On Tuesday- go check out their posts as well!
365 Days of Color
Beyond Beauty Lounge
Peace Love Lacquer
Tall Girl In Heels With Pretty Painted Nails
Jilltastic Nail Design
Polished by Maddie
Samples By Entaeyen
Shelly’s Sassy Nails
Nail Polish Anon
Nails By Ms. Lizard
Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails
Two Lacquered Girls
Love & Lacquer
Sparkle and Shine Nails
Sincerely Obsessed with Polish
Polish and Such
Something Polish Like
Fancy Schmancy Nails
And for those that have made it all the way to the end: Enjoy!