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August Haul: Part 2

Today I got the first two orders I placed online a few days ago. First of all, I commend both of these etsy sellers for shipping out my products within one day of receiving the orders! Secondly, I have ordered from youmix before but not pipedreampolish. I can say I will be ordering from them again! I haven’t done a formal review quite yet but I did try their polish out and loved it! I highly recommend both stores if you’re into indie polish or mixing your own polishes.

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I’ll put a formal review up soon 🙂 Have a great weekend!

Glitter Filler

This is just a miscellaneous post of some polish I made. I used it on top of a base coat of Tough by Mentality. It’s actually two glitter polishes: one is comprised of circular gold flecks and mini gold particles and the other is made with rose colored flecks. Both look great alone but they look even better together. Quite frankly this is far from my favorite glitter combination but it doesn’t look bad either. It was just a fun way to kill time!

Mish Mash

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Today’s post is a mish mash of items. I’ve got a review, two manicures, and some glitter.

First up is this simple manicure I did using In the Cab-ana by essie. This is easily one of my favorite polishes and I use it all the time, especially when it’s such an awesome summer color. Today I simply applied two coats of polish and let them dry. Afterwards I applied some Seche Vite topcoat to the tips of my nails and sprinkled glitter on top. I let this dry and then used Seche Vite on the entire nail to help seal in the glitter. What resulted was an awesome, easy-to-do manicure!

More below!

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Sew Psyched by Essie and Girly by Revlon

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Today’s reviews are for Sew Psyched by Essie and Girly by Revlon.

Could I have picked two polishes any more opposite? Nope, I don’t think so! Both were purchased at a local drug store for their regular prices (Essie is roughly $8.00 a bottle and Revlon is usually about $4.99 a bottle).

First up is Sew Psyched.

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My First Foray into Franken/Indie Polish!

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With the supplies mentioned in the last post I finally got down to business and began some serious polish chemistry. I was surprised by the immediate success! The first thing I came up with was a very thick, glittery pink polish. It only needed one coat. At first it was too thick but after adding some thinner it was juuuust right. My favorite polish, however, was this white/aqua color with blue, silver, and green glitters. It’s somewhat visible in some of these photos but I’ll get an up close and personal shot tomorrow or soon thereafter.

My number one recommendation so far? Lay down a trash bag before you get started! Franken-polishing is an absolute mess! I even had all of my tools laid out and tons of acetone on hand and it still got messy. My second recommendation is to use gloves. I don’t know how but polish got all over my hands. My third? Keep a vacuum cleaner on hand in case any glitter gets blown anywhere. My stupid self exhaled over a batch of glitter and POOF… it went all over my carpet!

Here’s my (very beginner) setup:

Below are more photos of what I came up with.

The furthest on the left is what’s in the bottle but it’s only after one coat. The lighting makes it look bad too. If I had added several coats it would have been more aqua in color. My next favorite is the one right above it and then the one chock full of glitter. I also like the “party favors” nail… Hell, I like all of them! I need closeups of each so you can see all the types of glitter I used.

Not only did I mix a lot of glitter polish, I also used a lot pigments to make plain ole polishes that turned out really well. Most of them were turquoise in color though which is an obviously common theme in this blog.

More photos to come!

My Haul and Some Tricks of the Trade

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So today I splurged… a lot. Not only did I pick up 17 bottles of polish, I also got some tools needed to do some proper “Franken polishing.” For those of you who may not know, franken polishing is when you mix together existing polishes or totally create your own from clear polish while using anything from eye shadow pigments to the actual chemicals involved in order to create legitimate polish. I have long wanted to create my own polish and this Indie kick has certainly made my desire even stronger.

All told I bought:

  1. butter London’s Jaffa
  2. butter London’s Royal Navy
  3. butter London’s Dosh
  4. China Glaze’s Lightning Bolt (crackle polish)
  5. China Glaze’s Scattered and Tattered
  6. China Glaze’s White on White (which I already own and love!)
  7. China Glaze’s Sweet Hook
  8. Nicole by OPI’s Selena
  9. Finger Paints’ Hue Left a Message?
  10. Finger Paints’ Vintage Vincent
  11. ORLY’s Harmonious Mess
  12. Revlon’s Spirit (a white I tested on the spot and it’s definitely not sheer!)
  13. Three bottles of Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color (clear polish)
  14. Two bottles of Cover Girl’s Outlast clear polish
  15. A plastic pallet set from Michael’s for mixing/”Frankening”
  16. Four glass jars for finished products (each are 2 oz. so they’re large)
  17. Six packs of fine glitter in white, gold, copper, silver, charcoal, and twilight
  18. Revlon’s Matte coat (my first matte polish)
  19. Adhesive faux pearls from Michael’s (the cheaper version of the stuff you buy at Sally’s Beauty Supply or any other similar store)
  20. More acetone–you can never have enough!

So there’s my haul. Believe it or not I spent less than $100! Where do the “tricks of the trade” come in? Read below!

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Review Post #15

 

Today’s review is for Disco Dolls by Nicole by OPI. I saw this in the store and immediately fell in love. It’s predominantly a golden, coppery polish with random bits of different colored hexagonal and circular pieces of glitter. This polish is perfect for a night out or any kind of celebration and it catches the light in such an amazing way. I wish the sun was out while I was taking photos because it looks amazing in natural sunlight. It also applies really well and unlike most glitter polishes it’s not that hard to get off.

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