Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Toxic Chocolate- My New Fave Franken?

Good morning my lovely ladies! Hope everyone has had a great start to their week! My boyfriend's brother is moving in with us today for a temporary time period and I used last night to relish the last of my time in a house not overrun by men. That's what leads me to today's post! Awhile ago I had asked on Facebook what people would like to see more of on the blog and a couple responses I got were a brown, a neutral, and a matte. I decided to create a little something that combined all three! So when I got down to swatching last night, my jaw kind of dropped. I am absolutely in LOVE with this polish and I can't wait to show it to you!

So for this polish I started with a matte base (Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love) and filled up a mini bottle 3/4 of the way. Next I added about two scoops of Lancome Copper Lights which is actually a highly shimmered copper colored makeup pigment (swatches can be found here). I then followed it up by adding a couple good sized scoops of TKB's Gold Flakies. Now it looked gorgeous in the bottle as it was but because I can't leave well enough alone, I added one scoop of TKB's Seawitch Green (green glass fleck shimmer). I called this one Toxic Chocolate, partially because I like the way it rolled off my tongue, partially because I lack creativity and apparently have a knack for calling EVERYTHING toxic, and partly because it just plain fits...

Oh hello, I'm a bottle macro shot, perhaps you've heard of me? I'm kind of a big deal

Check out that sweet flakie goodness

And because I couldn't leave well enough alone... again, I topcoated it.  And BOOM fell in love with it again.

Check out how glorious it isssssss!

Now onto the formula, this is way easier than my last matte mishap. It still dried quickly since its a matte polish but I didn't have any issues with balding, dragging, or clumping. Swatches show three coats. Top coated swatches are with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. I've said it before and I will say it again, I love Love LOVE this polish; such a sassy brown! It's glowy and the flakies and glass fleck show really well in the matte base. Now I know my opinion doesn't account for everything, so I'd love to hear what you have to say about this one!

Well that's all for today my loves, be back on Friday with a glow in the dark beaut! But until then, remember to keep it classy and creative!


Today's Supplies Are From:
* Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love: sadly discontinued but any matte top coat will work
* Lancome Copper Lights Pigment: This appears to have been discontinued but any makeup loose pigment that is coppery/metallic/shimmery should work
* TKB Gold Flakies and Seawitch Green: TKB Trading


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    1. That's alot of extra letters, you MUST mean business! Thank you :)

  2. This looks really "you oughta sell this" good.

    1. You flatter me my dear! Thank you! Hey, if you catch this, send me an e-mail @ pretty please :)

  3. It really is gorgeous. Unique too. I don't think I've seen a polish quite like this one.

    1. Thank you Erin :) That means alot, especially since knowing how difficulty it is to come up with something unique these days!

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    1. Haha this made my day just because there is so many exclamation points :) Thank you!!!

  5. Wow that's amazing! I am a sucker for a special brown. Reminds me of Pure Ice Alter Ego, but with awesomer flakes and a caramel tone. You probably get this a lot, but you should sell these!! I'd buy this.

    1. That's pretty much the biggest compliment I can get! So thank you :) Can't sell this one because it's made with commercial products but I do make special polishes for people to buy every so often. But thank you very much!


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