Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tea Stained Linen from Hit Polish

Have you ever searched and searched for a polish that you can see in your head, but no one seems to make it? You just know that it would be the perfect polish and wonder why one of the hundreds of companies hasn't made it yet. That has been me for the last 6 months or more. I have a thing for crelly polishes, for those who don't know what a crelly polish is, I'll try to explain it to you. It is a polish base that is 1/2 creme and 1/2 jelly, the base is usually a bit on the sheer side, but very buildable. Most of the time these polishes have glitters suspended in them and the crelly base allows the glitters to be seen better. There are no limits to what can be created with this type of base. Sounds like magic right?

I spotted the polish that I had been lusting after in my dreams! It looked exactly like I had seen in my head a million times. Of course I ordered it, I bet that doesn't shock you, LOL! 

This photo is courtesy of Hit Polish, I forgot to take a bottle shot.
It took less than a week for my package to arrive. As soon as I saw it I ripped it open, and that is when I heard it. I swear angels started singing when I had that bottle in my hands. (Cue music!) I stared at it for probably 5 minutes and then ran to put it on my nails. This polish is everything I had hoped for and more. It makes me think of biscotti and a frothy cappucino for some reason.
The description given on the listing states- "Such a pretty delicate polish and totally work appropriate imo. A cream crelly base with brown, gold, caramel and copper hex glitters in fine to large sizes; in both metallic and holographic finishes."
My description- A gorgeous creamy nude base with hella glitz and glamour in browns, golds, coppers that you can even rock at the office. Neutral with spunk!

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3 coats
 As you can see it took 3 coats to get full opacity, and worth every single coat! BUT, it is awesome layered over other polishes too!

Top is layered over white, middle is layered over a medium chocolate brown, bottom is layered over gold. All are only one coat of Tea Stained Linen over the color. I really like when you can turn up a polish or take it down a notch by layering like this, more bang for the buck. Though I will be honest, I would have loved this polish even if it didn't have those abilities, it is just perfection to me. 
The polish went on great as usual for the polishes from this company. I didn't have to dig for any of the different glitter sizes, and it dried in a nice amount of time. I did use a topcoat to smooth it out, the texture wasn't too bad, but a coat of Seche Vite had it as smooth as a baby bottom. I wore this mani for a few days and had no chipping and very minimal tip wear.

Hit Polish has a 10% off sale coming up on 2/13/13 that will run from 8am EST until 11pm EST. 
You can find their Facebook page by clicking here.
You can find their Etsy shop by clicking here.

Ordering is easy, customer service is terrific, shipping is fast, and the product is wonderful. I give this polish...

*All products purchased by me, all opinions are my own*

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!


  1. Tea Stained Linen is such a perfect name for this! I love how it changes when layered over other colors. Glad you found your dream color, Cupcake!

    1. This is one of many dream colors LOL! I have the bottle sitting right in front of me so I can stare at it all day long :o)

  2. Such a gorgeous color! I'm absolutely obsessed with this type of polishes lately...they are so pretty and this one is no exception. One of these days I'll get around to trying this brand. :)

    1. I am really into the crelly polishes lately too. There are so many fun combos and I love all the different colored bases that are popping up. Keep your eye on their fan page, there are great sales all the time. You should also message me with some of your favorites from the shop :o)

  3. Oh you dirty, dirty enabler. This polish must be one of my dream polishes too because I fell in love instantly. I have my cart all ready for the sale tomorrow!

    1. Hahaha I do my best to enable the world one polish at a time :oP I just finished putting stuff in my cart for the sale too, we must be sharing brain waves tonight!

  4. Perfect name for this shade! It's gorgeous, and dare I say it even though this is the most overused and mostly inappropriate buzzword, a wee bit steampunk-esque?

    1. Ooooh Robyn, I think you nailed it with a wee bit steampunk-esque!



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