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Post  HanSpan on Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:32 am

So I got the MicaMoma kit for Christmas from OH & have of course had to use all three empty bottles already!
This is far too much fun & I've no idea why I waited and didn't just buy it for myself much earlier. That's not to say the results are any good of course! I think I've put far too much pigment in so all three are a bit on the overly opaque & gloopy side!

I have the advantage that I'd already ordered holo pigment from etsy, and have lots of soap making pigments which I decided to risk using (can't see why they'd be any different), so I can have more fun than with the selection I got with the kit, but even with just that number of bags I'd highly recommend it.

The only thing is the whole house is very slightly glittery now - its possibly the holo pigment, or it could be the silver, but its so fine it clings to everything and transfers everywhere. Slightly shimmery keyboard, cats, crockery...... I think OH may be regretting his choice of prezzie  lol! 

I've made a green one Sue (that's the most succesful) and a silvery blue with biggish silver glitter that is totally hidden by the pigment (oops) and a goldy/coppery one thad looks like diseased skin - its really awful but damn funny!
Now to order a load more bottles and base & see if I can water them down to a useable consistency!

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Post  annita008 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:49 am

thats soo cool! im thinking about ordering a starter set as well...Smile
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:43 am

I'm resisting the temptation to have a go at this, I'd probably end up spending a couple of hundred quid and have nothing wearable at the end of it!
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Post  SueD on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:56 am

Oooh, show us the green one!
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Re: DIY polish

Post  HanSpan on Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:49 pm

How did I know you'd say that Sue?

The are all pretty in the bottles as they look a bit like those sand in glass tube things I used to get at the seaside - all layered. I'm not entirely sure that's how they are meant to look;)

I'll get OH to take some pics later as the weather is soooooo foul there's not enough light anywhere so I'll have to get him to use his lightbox or something.

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Post  HanSpan on Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:57 pm

They have a 10% off code at the moment!
However I've been wandering and found some other options now - there's a UK etsy supplier of bottles with what look like much nicer brushes, as well as lots of other things! -
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and I've just spend over £50 there - I can't be trusted!

Also I've just ordered 10 really cheap bottles to see what they are like from a bottle maker here:
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Post  HanSpan on Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:31 pm

Here you go - pic courtesy of OH

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Post  HanSpan on Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:35 pm

Its not actually all that colour accurate. The green & blue are much silveryer, the green looks almost matt in person.

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Post  SueD on Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:30 pm

They look good!
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Post  HanSpan on Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:02 am

SueD wrote:They look good!

No that really is an unrealistic pic. The goldy colour looks like a skin disease - something warty I promise.
The blue would be OK apart from the infrequent mid size silver glitter that doesn't shine thru (too thick) so just looks like odd lumps.
The green I do rather like. However the consistency is so odd with so much pigment I've no idea if it would actually stick to my nails, let alone last.

I'm currently in the process of trying to dilute the skin disease polish. Thank goodness for diposable plastic pipetes. Half the mess is now in an old Seche bottle and I'm topping up the original with more suspension base, and probably a bit of thinner.

Can't wait for the liquid pigments I ordered to arrive - that should make life much easier.

Still want circle glitter. Anyone know where the indie polish makers get their supplies from? I find hex terribly dull, and things like hearts too girly & kitchy for someone approaching 50!

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Post  Sam on Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:02 am

Mica Moma have silver holo circles I think?

I've got a load of stuff there that I've yet to play with. I bought myself some 5ml bottles of ebay so I could make more combinations Very Happy
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Post  Sam on Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:42 am

Just found this seller on Etsy - she has a few circle glitters: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:01 am

Lookin' good Han! Could you knock me up a grass green/bright red duochrome liquid sand whilst you're at it?  Very Happy 
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Post  HanSpan on Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:15 pm

Sam wrote:Mica Moma have silver holo circles I think?

I've got a load of stuff there that I've yet to play with.  I bought myself some 5ml bottles of ebay so I could make more combinations Very Happy 

I've ordered holo circles from the place on Etsy where I'm also getting base and liquid pigments and bottles from. I'm currently drumming my fingers waiting for it all to arrive. Patience is not my strongpoint!

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Post  Muffy on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:58 pm

The Mica Moma kit is awesome, I bought it a few months ago and had so much fun with it.  Very Happy 

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Re: DIY polish

Post  HanSpan on Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Etsy order has arrived - lovely lady sent not only the holo circle glitters but samples of three other colours she is about to start stocking. She's also planning to stock spectraflair like pigment.
The kitchen is covered in supplies and I can't decide where to start its all so lovely!

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