Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Black Dahlia

Hello my loves! You know,  for as long as my days feel, my week is flying by. Hopefully your week is going well! I am totally in love with the polish I made for you today, so much so, that I might actually wear this one again *le gasp!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Black Dahlia

Full sun


…. so much *sniff

I made this polish by starting off with TKB Glamour base. I then added multiple drops of TKB Black Nail Polish Colorant (I lost count so I suggest doing a couple drops at a time and checking opacity as you go), one medium scoop of TKB Marinda Star glass fleck (which shifts from gold to red to purple), and finally,  one and a half small scoops of holo powder that I bought in a group buy.

Nail macro from the lightbox with a little of the gold glass fleck shining through

Full sun swatch with a shot of my bed sheet and a towel (it's all about the ambience)

Light box swatch. You can see some of the purple glass fleck peeking through!


Believe it or not, the polish is actually more linear and holo-y in person and the glass fleck added a subtle something extra! Swatches show two coats no top coat. Formula was buttery smooth and surprisingly, I didn't have any dragging issues (as some holos tend to have). Dry time was average to a smudge above average. But I don't care, I LOVE it :)

Well that's all for Black Dahlia, hopefully you are as enamored with it as I am! Hope to see you around next time! But until then, remember to keep it classy and creative!


Today's Supplies Are From:
* Glamour Base, Black Nail Polish Colorant, and Marinda Star: TKB Trading
* Holo Powder: Was purchased in a FB group buy but you can find something similar here, here, or here (note, I have only ordered from Wonder Beauty Products so I cannot attest to the quality of product or customer service from the other vendors)


  1. Very cute!!! I love black holos :D
    I'm with the guy: LOVE IT

  2. Now that is nice. That bed sheet shot in the sun in fabulous...on so many levels. :)

    1. Thank you! Bed sheets in the sun, I aim to class it up ;^)

  3. Just found your blog last night, love it!
    It makes me want, no, NEED to franken! :)

    1. I feel like such a proud mama bird! Lol. Thank you, I'm glad you found me! If you get around to making some pretties, e-mail me some photos, I'd love to see them!

  4. I can't get over this one! Beyond gorgeous.

    1. THank you! I think this one is definitely a new favorite…. until my next new favorite ;^)

  5. I love this one, it's absolutely gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you Violet! I love how simple but complex it is… I know that doesn't make sense… but ya know :)


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