Monday, October 31, 2011

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Ozotic Mish Mash 531

I know quite a few of you have been waiting to see this one :) Ozotic Mish Mash 531. The truth is that I just wasn't feeling this one in the bottle and chose to wear the other blue ones first.  I didn't think I was really going to love this polish, I don't know why, but I just wasn't getting the vibe! 

I put this on and wore it to a wedding on Saturday and I don't know if its because it complimented my outfit so perfectly or what, but WOW was I soooo wrong.  I love this one so much.  It's my favourite out of the bunch of the Mish Mash polishes - hands down!

Ozotic 531 is the holographic version of Ozotic 502.  I'm certain it is 502 and not 520, because when you check the acute angle, it shifts to the bright yellow of 502, rather than the orange of 520 as can be seen in this comparison post.

The sun was also out on Saturday, so I was able to get some sun shots of this, as well as indoor ones.

The strong shimmer of the golden tones makes it a little hard to see the holographic rainbow at this angle.

OMG I love this next photo angle.  This shows what this polish looks like most of the time.  The spectraflair in the polish has toned down the maroon base and made it appear more brown or copper bronze.  The colour reminds me of our old 1c piece (a little like a US penny).

I love how the spectraflair can tone down the colours in a polish.  It seems to work like a blue/violet hair toner used on blonde hair that has a brassy look to it.   There have been so many times when I have been frankening and I think, 'this colour is a little to strong, it needs some white in it', so instead I add a little spectraflair and it's perfect.

Indoors, near the window, using the LED macro light on the camera.

Like all the other swatches, this was two coats over a black base.  So which is your favourite?  Are you going to buy any of these? Which one/s?

I did the comparison swatches yesterday (comparing my franken of spectraflair mixed 505 vs Ozotic 532 vs 505 + holo top coat.  The outcome is very interesting.  I also did a quick swatch of each of the Mish Mash polishes without the black base.  So pop on by tomorrow for those.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Ozotic Mish Mash 534

More pretty Ozotic holographic multichrome goodness today.  This is Ozotic 534, which is the holographic version of Ozotic 504.  The base colour for this polish is a rich blue it then shifts through purple to red tones on acute angles. 

This next photo is probably the only one where I managed to catch the red tinge on the middle and index fingers.

This one really is beautiful.  I prefer it over 533, and like it about the same as 532.  Same excellent formula and application as I have come to expect from Ozotic polishes.   This was two coats over a black base with Seche Vite top coat.

No other chit chat tonight, it's been a stupidly busy weekend and I can't believe it's Monday already tomorrow. I feel the need to stop and look around, just as Ferris said, 'Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.'

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Ozotic Mish Mash 533

Hello lacquer lovers.  Here is another of the new Mish Mash polishes.  Ozotic 533.  This is the holographic version of Ozotic 506, which is a cyan blue, with a purple multi chrome shift.

This one really does look similar to 532, just as 506 and 505 are very similar too.  

One thing I noted with these polishes that I didn't say yesterday is that because of the Spectraflair in these polishes, the base multichrome colour is paler than the original non-holo version.  Anyone that has played with Spectraflair would know  how that it lightens your polish when you add it.  They have the balance just perfect though, and it only lightens the base slightly.

All these pictures were taken next to the window with diffused overcast skies, using the LED macro light on my camera.  They are all two coats over a black base with Seche Vite top coat.

Also, Amy X asked if I could do a comparison swatch of one of these Mish Mash polishes vs a Spectrafranken holographic multichrome vs a multichrome with a holo top coat applied.  Great idea, I will do up a comparison swatch this weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Ozotic Mish Mash 532

Finally, here is a swatch of one of the new Ozotic Mish Mash polishes.  I got all four and will post a new one each day.  They are all holographic multichromes and they are all of the same high quality as the other Ozotic polishes.   But I do have a couple of things to say about these up front.

Firstly, any long term readers of my blog would know that a holographic multichrome isn't a new or original idea. Why? Cause I did it first, nearly four months ago.  I added Spectraflair to Ozotic 505, which I tell you is exactly what Ozotic has done with this polish, and the others in the Mish Mash range.  Given that all the Ozotic polishes are made with JDSU Chromaflair pigments, I reckon I could say rather confidently, the holographic pigment in these is also a JDSU product, specifically Spectraflair.

Next, tell me, if you were selling a product, would you do everything in your power to present it well and find out exactly what it was?  I know I would.  That's why I found it really strange to read on the Picture Polish facebook page a reply from the lovely ladies at Picture Polish to an excellent question asked about these polishes

Q: So are these a mixture of multichrome AND hologrpahic?
A: You will have to tell us Davina all we know is that they are a mish mash of ozotic's finest ingredients however we think you are pretty spot on!!

Seriously, you're selling these and you don't even really know what they are? And sorry, but what is with that swatch, how the hell is that suppose to help us choose which polishes to get?  Why not try a nail wheel at least?

Now onto the swatch, which I know is what you really want to see.  These are not my best swatches I'm sorry to say. It's been overcast ever since I got these in the mail, so they are taken indoors, with diffused light from the window, with the macro LED light on my camera.  These polishes are also a little tricky to photograph because, holos look best in lots of light, yet multichromes look best in the shade.

Mish Mash 532 is the holographic version of Ozotic 505.  That is, it shifts from a turquoise green base to purple. But of course, this one also has the rainbow prism across the nail.

All these show two coats over a black base.  Wear was excellent. These swatches were taken on day two, and the macro shows a little tip wear, but that is usually for me.  Formula on these was just like applying the multichromes, perfect. 

So if you love 505 and holo polishes, your gonna love this one.  But if you already have 505 (or Sally Hansen Turquoise Opal) and you have some Spectraflair, you could always franken up your own bottle and save the $14.

Come back tomorrow for 533.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Frankenpolish Glass Fleck Duochrome Top Coat #4

Here is my last glass fleck duochrome top coat.  This one is a pretty purple, shifting to pink and gold.  Applied two coats over black.

Look at the macro.  Arhhhhhhhh *angels sing*

And of course, in the sun it's super sparkly.

Next, my standard comparison to an Orly Cosmic FX polish, this time Galaxy Girl.  The base colours don't match, but I bet if I mixed some of this pigment with a black polish, rather than layering it over black, it would look exactly like Galaxy Girl.  But I much prefer the top coat.

Psst. Check that bottle shot above, those look like the exact same flakes as on the nail.

Ok, Ok Where to get them.

honeyjr - you totally nailed it in your first comment about the blue/purple one. She said "Doesn't TKB sell some of those Sparks pigments and they also have those Travel To powders which are somewhat similar aren't they?"  

These aren't the Sparks or the Travel To powders, but these are from TKB. These are called Star Bites.
The Blue/Purple one is called Cherika Moon.
The Gold/Green one is called Shanika Sun.
This Purple/Gold one is called Miranda Star.

So next time your ordering your mini bottles, or for you US ladies, when your ordering your suspension base, grab a sample pack.  These babies are worth every cent.

Any Aussie ladies ordering the suspension base should also ask about the Rona pigments, they are the same thing and they also have them in red/copper/gold and turquoise/blue/violet (although I haven't tried those colours yet, only the Volcanic Sparks)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Frankenpolish Glass Fleck Duochrome Top Coat #3

Here is my third (out of four) glass fleck duochrome top coats that I frankened.  This one is gold shifting through to green and is two coats applied over black.

Macro shot showing the glass fleck and the green duochrome on the nail edges.

In the sun, very reflective and shiny.

Now another comparison to an Orly Cosmic FX polish, It's Not Rocket Science.  Of course the base colours are nothing alike, but the actual glass flecks in the polish are the same.  You can see the shift of the flakes in the bottle and how they match the shift in the franken.  I could totally franken a pimped out version of this polish, but the truth is, the base colour of this isn't one of my favourites, so I would much rather wear this as a top coat.

Only one more day to wait and I will tell you where you can get these three glass fleck pigments from.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Frankenpolish Glass Fleck Duochrome Top Coat #2

As promised, here is another frankenpolish glass fleck duochrome top coat. Just look at the amazing duochrome shift.  This was two coats of my franken layered over black. This was made just like the one yesterday, by mixing about 5 grains of barley size spoonfuls of pigment into my new suspension base in a mini 5 ml bottle.

Look at this macro shot, so easy to see the glass flecks and see that the polish is totally smooth.

Here it is in the sun.  Very shiny and reflective yet also quite bright purple on the edges.

Just like yesterday's franken, as soon as I applied this one it reminded me of an Orly Cosmic FX polish.  This time it was Lunar Eclipse.   The interesting thing is, if you didn't know that Lunar Eclipse was applied to the middle and pinky fingers, you could believe that the index and ring fingers were the same polish as in the bottle.  You know that whole, it doesn't look as duochromey on the nail as in the bottle business.  You can see able the same amount of purple in the bottle as on the nail in my franken.

Again I think I could make a pimped up version of Lunar Eclipse by adding some of this pigment to a royal blue tinted base.

I know your busting to know what this pigment is and where you can get it from.  I will tell you, but you have to wait two days, as there are another two colours I want to show you first. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

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Frankenpolish Glass Fleck Duochrome Top Coat

I did lots of frankening on the weekend.  It was so much fun.  I have quite a few things to show you, but you will have to be satisfied with one polish at a time (and I will get back to the remaining Hits holographics too)

I also got the latest Ozotic polishes in the post today from Picture Polish.  I got all four of the new Mish Mash polishes and I can confirm that they are all holographic multi-chromes. Hello Peter from Lumineye. I wonder where you got that idea from. You've been reading my blog, haven't you?

Anyway, back to today's franken, which is an amazing glass fleck top coat, but first...

Public Service Announcement for Australian ladies


That's right.  The price is as good if not better than TKB's and the quality is fantastic.  As you can see in these pictures, its super shiny and the most important thing is it suspends stuff.  I've used it with spectraflair and various pigments and so far there has been no settling.  These swatches are all with no top coat so you can see how shiny it is.  If you are interested in buying some suspension base, please email me and I will give you the details of where you can buy it from.

When you're buying that suspension base, you may like to buy some of this pigment too, which is available from the same supplier.  It's called Rona Volcanic Sparks and in it's powder form it's a white iridescent looking powder. I simply mixed about 5 grains of barley size spoonfuls into my new suspension base, in a mini 5 ml bottle.  I then applied two coats over a black base.

This polish shifts from a pink and maroon through to orange and yellow.

It photographs the best in the shade or indoors, because in the sun in it so super sparkly it's hard to see the colour shift.

In this up close macro shot, you can really see the glass flecks.  The finish is totally smooth too.

As soon as I applied this it reminded me of another polish., the much loved Orly Cosmic FX Space Cadet.  I did a comparison swatch here.  They look quite different because of the black base under the franken, but the base colour of the flecks in the polishes are really similar.

As you can see, they both shift the same colour.  I think the particle size is also about the same, it just looks like the franken is much coarser because it is layered over black.

Up close again, franken over black on the left, Space Cadet on the right.

So what do you think?  Pretty awesome right.  I think it would be pretty easy to create a franken very similar to Space Cadet if I were to mix some tints into the polish. But for a real quick franken topcoat I was so happy with the effect of this one. 

International ladies, sorry I don't know where you can get this pigment from overseas, but stay tuned tomorrow as I have something you can get your hands on easily which is just as pretty as this, but a different colour.

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