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. :)