Monday, February 11, 2013

Hit Polish Mardi Gras (Special Order)

Mardi Gras has always held a special place in my heart. I'm not particularly Catholic, I don't observe Lent. Nor am I French in any way, or from New Orleans. I took seven years of the language in school but ever since I heard about Mardi Gras (and Carnivale in Brazil which I still hope to attend someday) I've always been fascinated by it. Not the drunken revelry (which was fun anyhow) or the beads for boobs (which no, I didn't do). More the parades, the mystique, and New Orleans itself. I've only been there once and would love to go back. Someday.

So as tomorrow is Mardi Gras, I have done up my nails accordingly. I found Hit Polish via a search for Mardi Gras nail polish in Google and at the time it was the best polish available. It still is, in my opinion. It has all the theme colors of purple, gold, and green represented in a very sparkly way. When I ordered it, I was so excited to see it that I didn't realize the original formula had bar glitter in it. Of which I am not a fan. I still have that one, and I still like it.

Dana decided that she was going to ask the seller if she could place a special order, same exact glitter polish, just no bar glitter. The seller happily obliged, sold her two bottles of it, and I ogled one of my very own a few weeks later. I've been waiting about five months to wear this. lol

I started with a base of Essie Licorice, two coats, which of the blacks that I have is my favorite. Just something about the way it glides on, it's great. Then a coat of the Mardi Gras. I decided to try out my OPI Man with the Golden Gun for the first time, too, so I stuck a few flakes of that on as well. All except the ring fingers, which are all Mardi Gras glitter shells, three coats.



Blurred for sparkle

This is another of those ones where the picture really does no justice. That glitter is delicious. Sparkles all over, it picks up ANY light and flashes it back, it's great. It was also a joy to use, there was no manipulation to get the glitter where I wanted. Slid right on. It was, in fact, much better than using the Man with the Golden Gun, which took some effort to get placed. And also took away from the polish, in my opinion. It's pretty, but it was better left off. I still like it and it still makes me wish I were catching beads with a hurricane in the other hand.

You can purchase Mardi Gras from Hit Polish's Etsy shop. It's listed as a mini, but she'll combine to sell a full sized, which is another option in the shop.


1 comment:

  1. Pretty. I just read Dana's post and am amazed at how different this looks with different color base colors. All very pretty. I wish you both could have made it to Mardi Gras! Sounds fun :)