There are more indie stamping polishes hitting the market, lately. So, I decided to do a comparison post with two stamping polishes that recently became available to purchase. I am comparing M Polish (MP), Pish Plashin' Around and Hit the Bottle (HtB), Blue-tiful. Both are a vibrant blue stamping polish with a metallic finish. M Polish was provided for me to review and Hit the Bottle was given to me by a friend. I did not purchase either of these products.
Both swatched over white:
Both swatched over black:
As you can see, there's not much difference in color and opaqueness. They are very similar. They were both easy to work with. I had no problems with pick up and transfer with either of them. However, MP is five free (shown in the bottle shot above and listed here) and HtB is three free. There is some confusion on whether HtB is actually three free versus five free. On the bottle, it is clearly marked three free. This polish is also described as three free on the HtB website (here and here). Here is the label on the back of the bottle that has the label.
MP, Pish Plashin' Around is listed as $3.25 for the mini (5mL) and $9.50 for the full (15mL).
HtB, Blue-tiful is listed as $3.00 for the mini (4mL) and $6.75 for the full (9mL) on the main website. However, they do not ship to the United States. If you live outside of Australia you can purchase HtB at Beautometry.
HtB, Blue-tiful is listed as $7.00 for full size on the Beautometry website. I'm not seeing a mini option available for purchase.
M Polish offers free shipping of $50 in the US, free shipping over $60 to Canada, and free shipping over $75 internationally. To ship one full size bottle is $2.50 for first class and $5.40 flat rate.
HtB through Beautometry (I live in the Unites States so this is my option) is $2.79 for first class and $5.95 for flat rate.
The polishes are very similar in color in performance. I don't think you could go wrong with either.
Cost wise, breaking it down a mini M Polish is $1.15 per mL and a full size is $0.80 per mL with shipping. If you hit the free shipping mark, it will be even lower. HtB through Beautometry will be $1.08 per mL for full size with shipping. So, you will be getting more for less with MP.
I prefer having the option of buying a mini polish to try out. I also like that if I choose to buy a full size from M Polish, it will have more polish in it.
The bottles. Oh, the bottles. I'm one of those people that packaging influences my purchasing of a product. And, HtB polish bottles are ones that I would not buy. I do not like that bottle shape. I was also scared the bottle would tip over while I was stamping. I much prefer the bottle shape and size of MP.
I choose M Polish for the pricing, size of bottles/bottle shape, free shipping, and the ability to order from her directly.
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