There seem to be so many awesome holos floating around the Indie industry and I hadn't done one in awhile, so why not give it another go? I've talked to some other indie creators and one particularly told me about a colorant she uses in China (where she lives) that's oil based and easier for mixing. That got me thinking! While I could not find anything to the specifications of what she used, I did find this from TKB Trading. While they are different from what the other indie make uses, these are micas dispersed in Glycerin... that's an oil right? So I decided to grab a couple and see how they worked. Ultimately, I filled a mini bottle about half full with TKB Suspension Base. I then added about 4 drops of the Turquiose Glycerine Colorant from the Jewel Collection (which seemed to have separated a bit), 4 small drops of Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme, and 2 drops of Wonder Beauty Products Primary Blue Color Base (a medium blue cream based colorant) to make the base color. Finally, I added 1 and 3/4 of a .15g scooper worth of Spectraflair alternative (which I got from a group buy in a franken FB group I am in), and finally, one good scoop of TKB Copper Sparks! (copper chunky shimmer). I named it Autumn Winds because it reminds me of a cool breeze with a touch of warmth thanks to the copper shimmer
Here you can see the holo and sparks duking it out for the camera's affections :)
Here are out ingredients
I loved this polish as it was. It was thick and ended up dragging a bit. So, I added some thinner and the formula was flawless from there. It was completely opaque at two coats but I added three for extra oomph! It dried smooth and dry time was average to a smidge slow. Swatches are without topcoat.
I also decided to try my hand at a waterfall mani using 3 different nail art brushes, Mentality Rapture, OPI Oy Another Polish Joke from the 2013 Euro Collection, and OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous! from the 2010 Swiss Collection. A tidbit that I learned from trying this mani, go easy on the pressure as you get to the tips of your lines, IT MATTERS! Tutorial can be found here
Now let's be honest, it looks NOTHING like the tutorial's. But for a first time, I didn't hate it!
Finally, onto the money maker! I have decided to post a giveaway to apologize for my blog cutting and to show you how much I truly do appreciate you as a reader! I called it the I'm Sorry I Suck Giveaway and it will last about 2 weeks. There will be two winners so make sure to enter! It should be live by the time you read this so please remember to read the terms. US RESIDENTS ONLY!! Sorry international friends :( So that's all for today's post. I hope you love today's franken and nail art, Good luck on the giveaway! See you next time but until then, remember to keep it classy and creative!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Today's Supplies Are From:
* Suspension Base and Copper Sparks: TKB Trading
* Blue Primary Color Base: Wonder Beauty Products
* Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme: Walmart
* Spectraflair Alternative: Like I said, I got this in a group buy but you can also buy a Spectraflair Alternative from Wonder Beauty Products and it is in stock right now!!