Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Custom polish - Fairway green

I have another custom polish for you today.  Again I don't want to call this a franken, because it's not actually made from the parts of any other polishes, it's made from all new ingredients.  

As you can see, this is a strongly pigmented rich green holo.  I wore this for a couple of days last week and it really was rather spectacular.  Because it's not your everyday colour I got so many comments on it!  I also played a round of golf on friday at our corporate golf day and my boss even asked if I specifically put on this green polish because I was playing golf.  Because of that, I've called this one "Fairway Green"

I made this polish using the new polish tints I got with the suspension base.  It was only when I was making this polish that I actually realised how awesome these tints are.  You see I got seven tint bottles:
  • Black
  • White
  • Red 6 (orange red)
  • Red 7 (crimson red)
  • Red 34 (magenta)
  • Blue 1 (light green based blue)
  • Ferric Ferrocyanide (dark blue)
  • Yellow 10 (canary yellow)
  • Yellow 5 (golden yellow)
So what's so good about them?, well you just need to take a look at the bottom of a bottle of polish. Take this bottle of China Glaze LOL for example.

The important colour information is listed at the bottom.  The color in LOL is made using a combination of Ferric Ferrocyanide and Red 34.  I just need to keep tweaking the quantities of each one until I get the polish colour to match!!

The Fairway Green polish above was made using Ferric Ferrocyanide, Yellow 10, spectraflair 1500-35 and suspension base. 

I can't express how much fun I have playing mad scientist with all this stuff.


  1. wow, that's a gorgeous polish! never seen sth like that before!

  2. Great creation, love the name too

  3. That is amazing and awesome and I need that polish in my life! Did I miss the info on the tints? Like where to buy and such?

  4. KrisInPhilly - sorry its an Aussie supplier only of suspension base and nail polish tints. No overseas shipping because of Hazardous goods (just like TKB don't ship overseas)

  5. Kaloin? I remember reading about the ingredient that makes the base thick enough to suspend the pigments, and it was some sort of clay. I'm willing to bet that's why kaolin was added!! If we could find a way to make our own suspension base, making custom polishes would be so much easier :)

  6. Oh never mind, the substance I was talking about was steralkonium hectorite and it's in the ingredient list for LOL as well. I guess it's not as easy as I thought. :P

  7. Do they have an official name? Anything on the bottle? I can maybe track something like that down here in the US. Thanks!

  8. OMG Cathy!!!!
    I've never seen anything like this in my life!
    Green is a fabulous ... wowwwwwww
    and their tips on how to identify the colors of polish, it was amazing!
    I'm your No. 1 fan .... I'm in shock right now!! = O
    Great wednesday!

    Rafaelly ...

  9. Oooh! I agree with KrisinPhilly. Please share the recipe with us, name of tints and name of Aussie supplier. The polish is absolutely gorgeous and we green lovers need it in our lives. You are the frankening queen.

  10. So awesome!!
    I'm looking for such a green holo!!
    I loooove it!

  11. Such a cool idea, to make a brad new polish out of suspension tints!!!
    I'm not into super greens but I have to say that this one is unique and really special looking bird

  12. Wow! That is one stunning polish!

  13. OMG! This I the most stunning green holo I've ever seen! I would really love to have this!

  14. A good inbetween shade for L8R G8R and Reclaim. Nice!

  15. I also agree with KrisInPhilly and Loli :) Please share the name of this company with the suspension base and tints as I'm from Aus and very interested I'm making my own. I've got my bottles ready! I must have missed the info too.

  16. If I saw that in a way that I was able to purchase it (I am in the US), I would drop everything and buy! That is so beautiful, and one of my favorite shades of green!

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  18. This is seriously awesome! You can make any color you want =D (well almost).. Muat be fun :p
    And this is the perfect green holo!!

  19. I am in love! *swoons* seriously! I love that polish! *is sad I'm in US* someone here has got to sell those tints! *goes on Google hunt*

  20. That is beautiful! And perfect for golf! :D LOVE it! :D

  21. A week later, and I am still thinking about this gorgeous color/holo you mixed up! Is there any way I can pay you to make a bottle and ship to the states, or is the shipping price scary unreasonable/can you not ship the polish overseas?

  22. Nikki - I would happily mix you up a bottle/s, but postage would cost me $10.50 for up to 250grams or $17.25 for up to 500grams. If your still interested, send me an email.

  23. Do you have any tips for finding tints internationally / in the US? I'm finding lots of micas and glitters, but nothing for a jelly base. Would appreciate any advice you have <3


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