Sunday, July 31, 2011

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Need a one coat black?

I'm sure you would agree that a good opaque black polish is an absolute must in everyone's collection. I think it's pretty well known for ladies that have access to Wet N Wild nail polish, that their Shine Black Creme is a great one coater for when you layering polish.  For those of us without access to Wet N Wild, we need to make do with whatever brand we can find. 

I was starting to get a bit jack of my staple black polish when I was doing my Ozotic multichrome swatches.  I was using Ulta3 Black Satin, but to get it opaque you have to use two coats.  So what do you do in this situation, you franken it!

I had already purchased a Mica sampler pack from TKB Trading. So I had a baggy of black oxide pigment.  This stuff is great because it is so pigmented.  I added probably about a teaspoon of mica to my bottle of Ulta3 Black Satin, a couple of ballz and shook the bejesus out of it.

Here is a swatch of one coat each of the original Black Satin and my frankened version.  Can you tell which is which? Tee hee.


So now I have a perfect black one coater.  

The other thing I love about this is that it doesn't stain.  I was talking to my mum about this and she was using Ulta3 Midnight as a dark base, but found that it was an absolute beeotch in the staining department.  Even just trying to do clean up she had what looked like blue ink everywhere.  Mum, I think I might just franken you up a bottle too. :)

13 comments:

  1. That's a really great idea, thanks for posting!

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  2. nice idea! never would have thought of it! thanks for sharing

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  3. I don't like the name (black oxide) but I love the result!!

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  4. ooooooooh! what a clever idea! Go you! Thanks for letting everyone know hehe

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  5. very cool! it's tkb trading btw, not tbk.

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  6. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing (:

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  7. That is AWESOME!! I was only thinking the other day a 1 coat black would save so much time.

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  8. the BYS black satin is an AMAZING one coat black... but it smells a little! I have a couple of back ups, I couldn't live without it!

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  9. You are brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. American Apparel Hassid is my go-to one coat black polish, if you have access to their polishes! I bought WNW as a backup but I definitely prefer Hassid! It works great for Konad as well.

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  11. Very cool idea, I was thinking to put some unused eye shadow in and then I will see if something nice will come out ;)

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