Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HITS Dionisio Holographic

HITS Dionisio Holographic is a gorgeous rainbow purple long wearing nail polish. As with my other HITS review, I anticipate this polish will wear extremely well. I did encounter bubbles again and found the brush a bit "fat" for application. My personal preference is a thinner brush because my nail bed is quite slim. The color is magnificent.

I used Nailtiques Formula 2 for my base and applied 2 coats of HITS.

Enjoy ☼

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This is my first entry in the "Crumpet's Nail Tarts" laid back challenges. You can view other people's great manicures of a similar theme by clicking on their thumbnails at the end of this post.

Llarowe carries HITS



This is my first time participating in a full on group motivation/challenge that features other blogs. What fun! Click on 'em & have a great time browsing ☼

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pressed flower manicure

I'm so pleased to have been included in my first nail polish challenge group - The Nail Challenge on facebook.

This week's challenge was to interpret Spring.

As always, I used a base coat of Nailtiques Formula 2, applied two coats of Essence Forget Me Knot, a few layers of OPI I Juggle Men over real pressed flowers from last Spring with a healthy dose of HKG top coat. These Plumbago Auriculata were a challenge to work with but a learning experience is always worth the effort.

I hope you enjoy my Spring inspiration and thank you for taking the time to look at my blog ☼

Sunday, February 3, 2013

HITS Hera Holographic

Holos are my latest obsession. So many companies have their own versions and of the four different one's I've tried, HITS is the clear winner for durability. I can wear a HITS Holo manicure for over 7 days with absolutely NO chipping. It is amazing!

Trust me when I tell you I put my hands through it all...dry desert heat (shrinks/distorts/water "opens" the nails back up), forced air, gardening, wood burning fireplace duty (smiling from ear to ear on this one), package opening (joy), laundry, various other mani treachery including dishes all day long. I never wear gloves for any of these tasks so HITS is insanely amazing. Most of my manis must be removed after 3 days tops because I can't stand chipping.

I extend the holos by glittering the tips to distract from the visible regrowth at the cuticles.

My only concern about HITS is that bubbling occurs when I apply 2 coats. It could be that I am too impatient between coats or that my "undies" are creating havoc. I only use Nailtiques Formula 2 as a base. I know most holos require a special base but I have not bought any. This in no way effects the overall beauty and rainbow insanity that is HITS but because they are my nails, I see the bubbles.

Llarowe carries HITS

The following pictures of HITS Hera were taken with two different cameras. I am still experimenting