Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Custom polishes for my friends wedding

Last weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of a girlfriend of mine from work.  The wedding was really lovely, and the dinner afterward was just delicious.  It was at a nearby winery and renown country smokehouse called The Poacher's Pantry.  I'd heard great things about it, and it totally lived up to my expectations.

Prior to the wedding, I created two polishes specifically for my friend.  After working out the recipe in a mini bottle, I made her two full size bottles, one of each colour.  I put them into cleaned out Nfu Oh bottles (from some Nfu Oh polishes I scored for $2).

This first one is what she has named 'Fiona's Wedding'.  She wore a classic french polish on her fingers for the wedding, but I noticed that she wore this one on her toes!


In the sun it's a magical metallic holographic gold.  Below in the shade, it is a lovely neutral cool toned gold.





I'm so in love with the polish.  It's a 100% me colour too, in fact I made myself a full sized bottle of this after I made hers.  I made it using TKB forged gold pigment, TKB gold sparks, 1500-35 spectraflair and suspension base.


Next up is the second polish, which my friend named 'Fiona's Honeymoon'.  Maybe she is wearing this one right now?  I wanted to create another metallic holo, and I wanted it to be pink.  I'd remembered seeing her wear a Sally Hansen pink chrome polish once, so I thought she might like this.


Again I mixed a mini bottle first, then made up the full sized one once I had worked out the recipe.




I made this one with TKB metallic white pigment (which I never would have bought, but it came in their sample pack where they choose the colours).  I love the metallic white pigment cause it turns whatever colour polish you are making into a metallic finish, and it also tones down the colour.  So it's great if you are going for a pastel shade.  I also used some of my magenta liquid tint,1500-35 Spectaflair and suspension base.

I don't want to call these polishes Frankens, because they were not created from other polishes.  They were created from scratch with all raw materials.  I think I will just call them custom polishes when I haven't added another polish to it.

12 comments:

  1. They are amazing! Especially the gold holo, divine...

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  2. What a fantastic and beautiful present! :)

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  3. Oh! That gold! I'm saving this one to make it myself. So pretty!

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  4. I really like the gold. Sometimes gold holos come off garish. Not this one. Bravo!

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  5. I love the polishes you made! I'm sure the bride enjoyed it too!

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  6. Amazing combinations!!
    I`d love it if someday you record a video,teaching us how to make it...you`ve got talent,amd it`s just a suggestion...

    Kisses,

    www.maosglamourosas.com

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  7. Kitties Kreations!!
    Now where do we send our orders? LOL Thanks to your generosity with the recipes and resources, I know we can make our own - thank you.

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  8. I know that you are studying and I am willing to wait LOL. I was wondering how you made your nail polish. Can you possibly do a tutorial on how you make your pretty holo colors?

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