Friday, January 20, 2012

Custom Polish: Gold Holo

Hi my lovely readers! I've been lazy with posts.. I'm still adjusting to my new schedule this semester and trying to figure out a time to really sit down and do all the swatching and editing and writing. I hope I'll get back the momentum soon!! :)
Anyways, I have my first custom polish to share with you today! I'm SO excited about this one! If you're not familiar with custom polishes, it simply means that I created them with raw materials, like nail polish base, pigments, micas, glitters... anything you can put in the polish base. I recently ordered some suspension base and a bunch of pigments and micas from TKB Trading. TKB offers such a wide range of gorgeous glitters and pigments I really had to stop myself from buying everything they have LOL. But I did buy quite a few of their pigments in samples sizes so I can try them all out. I also got my hands on some SpectraFlair. I had so much fun playing with all these ingredients and creating my own polishes :D
Today's polishes is created using a mineral pigment called Aztec Gold that I got from TKB and SpectraFlair. I started by putting some suspension base into my nail polishes bottle, then added some gold pigment and shook the bottle like crazy. At first it wasn't pigmented enough for me, so I added more pigment into it. Then I added the SpectraFlair. I'm still new at this, so I wasn't sure how much of everything I need but the good thing about making your own polish is that you can control every aspect of it, and I was able to make this holo super pigmented! Below pictures are only two coats of the polish, with no underwear color. It's definitely the most pigmented holo I've ever put on, because I just kept adding the pigment into it LOL XP





As with other holos I've posted, it's difficult to capture the full effect on camera, and the holo effect was definitely stronger IRL. Ahhhh I'm just IN LOVE with this polish and I can't stop looking at it hahaha!

Let me know what you think about this polish! Do you make your own custom polish? I also don't have a name for this yet, so any of you creative ladies out there PLEASE help me come up with a name!! :D

Have a great day, ladies!! <3

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