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Sweet Sixteen by Vixen Polish

This post is basically just shameless self promotion and little else 😛 I just wanted to share some swatches of my newly “minted” glitter polish, Sweet Sixteen. As of today there are four available via Vixen Polish on etsy.com. Swatches and information are below. (Remember to click the photos to enlarge them!)

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(Indirect artificial light.)

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(Direct artificial light.)

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(With Seche Vite topcoat.)

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Sweet Sixteen is my first go at using mica pigments to genuinely create an entire bottle of polish from absolute scratch (whereas before I would often use specific pre-made pigments or even mixtures of other polishes via “frankening”).

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Sweet Sixteen is a very versatile polish as it can be used in three ways:

  1. Apply two to three coats of polish and then use a regular topcoat in order to smooth out any bits of texture.
  2. Apply two to three coats of polish and finish with a matte topcoat.
  3. Apply two to four coats of polish in order to achieve a textured look and do not use any topcoat.

Another thing? This is probably my favorite polish I’ve made thus far! I can’t say I’ve seen anything quite like it and I am thrilled with not only how well it applies but also how versatile it is. It’s also the first time I’ve made my own polish 100% from scratch, pigments and all.

Lastly, it’s a great “go-to” polish whenever you can’t pick something out (I have this problem A LOT–I just can’t choose which color I want to use because I have so many–and so I have “go-to” polishes like Maximillian Strasse-Her by Essie, Queen Vic by butter London, and Chic by Revlon.

What are some “go-to” polishes you use? And what do you think of Sweet Sixteen? Any critiques or recommendations are always welcome!

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Two New Polishes Added to Vixen Polish!

I’ve added two new polishes to my page on etsy. What do you ladies think?

First up is Beachin’, a handmade glitter polish that utilizes neon yellow hexagonal glitter and square blue flecks amid a deep beige base that features slight lavender undertones. This polish reminds me of when you’re looking across the expanse of a gorgeous beach and it’s littered with bright beach toys. Two bottles are available and they are 15 ml./.5 oz. each.

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(Shown in artificial light.)

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One, two, and three coats (from L to R).

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(Shown in natural sunlight.)

Next up is Parrot Feathers. I’m not usually a huge fan of “feathered” polishes but I adore the three bottles I made! The colors look wonderful together, the consistency of the polish of itself is very easy to work with, and it can change up any manicure you try it with. You can use a single coat to add a slight “glittered” look or you can use two or three coats to achieve the super “fuzzy” look that has become popular over the past year. If you do upwards of three or four coats your nails will look entirely fuzzy at a glance and you will no longer be able to see the original base color (if there is one).

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(Taken under artificial lighting; no flash.)

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(Taken under artificial lighting; no flash.)

Click any of the photos in this post to enlarge for a closer look!

Vixen Polish = Officially Launched!

It has been quite a journey since I began making polish just a couple of months ago. It has been fun documenting it here in this blog as well as learning more about it through other blogs. I added three bottles to my etsy page at the end of August and have about 30 more to go but I am currently out of state so it will be a few days before more polish shows up.

However, in the mean time I’ve been designing labels and tags for each bottle of Vixen Polish. I am also about to get the name “Vixen Polish” copyrighted! I was genuinely surprised it wasn’t already in use, haha. I was able to print off roughly 60 tags (front and back which are shown below) and 72 clear labels for the actual bottles of polish. The tags list ingredients and other information and the labels are simply there to look pretty. I haven’t come up with individual names for all of my polish and I’m quite terrible with that so I will be using another label program to add those at a later date. The polish names will appear on the bottom of each bottle.

Speaking of bottles, I just purchased 100 of the most gorgeous square bottles two weeks ago so hopefully they’ll be delivered soon after I get back! Then I can REALLY get down to business.

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This first photo displays the actual bottle label as well as the front side of each tag (which will be tied to every bottle). The second photo shows the back of the tag. These photos aren’t very good but they’ll do for now!

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So what do you think about everything? Honest opinions VERY welcome!

Edit: I just want to add that the label is displayed on a bottle of Cover Girl nail polish. It is not my own polish! I don’t have any of my stuff with me since I am visiting family out of state and really wanted to see what the label would look like on an actual bottle. Cover Girl’s bottles are very similar to the ones I use (square in shape) so I just turned it to a side that wasn’t labeled and stuck mine on top 😛

Just didn’t want anyone to recognize the polish and think I was trying to sell it off as my own!

My Shop is Open!

I just added my first listing! I have finished up about 30 bottles of polish that will all be on sale shortly. So far I have added three bottles of Sun Burst. During the first few weeks everything will be sold at VERY low prices so I can hopefully create some kind of customer base. Each 15ml bottle will be sold for just $4 (most indie polishes go for at least twice that per 15ml).

I still have to tweak the shop a little (create a banner, fill out a profile, etc.) but I just wanted to get at least one item up for now. Please check it out!

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Below is Sun Burst:

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