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Post  kissmenow9 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:35 pm

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Me and my housemates set ourselves loose on the empty bottles I bought from xoxo and made a LOT of polishes!

I'm wearing 'Hit by a Bus' (we themed the majority of the names around Mean Girls quotes, haha!) and it is gorgeous. Took four coats to get rid of my nail lines but omg - it's like a nicer 'Ocean' by GOSH. Less greeny blue, more sky blue on acid Shocked I can't get Instagram to show you a picture but you can see it on my profile here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] At first I didn't want to matte it, but now I have I'm truly in love! Ahh. Smile
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Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:27 pm

Wow! They are stunning!
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Post  HanSpan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:35 pm

Wow. I want to play too!

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:55 pm

My kind of colours! I really like the look of the aqua in the front, is that 'Hit by a Bus'?! The bright greens look good too, and the purples, and well - all of them!! Well done you!
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Post  Jasmina on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:17 pm

Gorgeous colours, it's so much fun isn't it.
What pigments did you use? I love Barry m for frankening.

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Post  Jane on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:07 pm

Those are fab. Hit by a bus lmao. I'd buy that on name alone!!
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Post  kissmenow9 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks guys Very Happy We've now run out of bottles and need to source some more. We are also trying to find some kind of suspension base and some better glitters (atm I'm using the ChitChat/poundland ones!) but for a first go I think they're alright!

LoolaBeanbag wrote:My kind of colours! I really like the look of the aqua in the front, is that 'Hit by a Bus'?! The bright greens look good too, and the purples, and well - all of them!! Well done you!

Yep!

We've used Barry M dazzle dust in most of those. Some look better in the bottle than they do on (very weak colour Sad) but it's all trial and error! We need to find something a bit more reliable I think. I have some Mica pigment (unfortunately, the one I made with that isn't pictured) which has made a lovely colour pink polish BUT it's very gritty :/ Not sure why! Again experimentation is required. Unfortunately we're a household of history, ocean sciences (waves!) and psychology students so there's no decent chemistry backgrounds that may be useful XD

PT, the other ones that have been named are called...
'Making 'fetch' happen'
'I want my pink shirt back!'
'She doesn't even go here'
'Everyone in Africa speaks Swedish'
'Cleavage don't fail me now'
'Galaxy pants'
'Not Terrys' (the orange one!)
'Overpriced Latte'

We wanted to make polishes that weren't just glitterbombs Smile
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Post  Jane on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:02 pm

kissmenow9 wrote:

PT, the other ones that have been named are called...
'Making 'fetch' happen'
'I want my pink shirt back!'
'She doesn't even go here'
'Everyone in Africa speaks Swedish'
'Cleavage don't fail me now'
'Galaxy pants'
'Not Terrys' (the orange one!)
'Overpriced Latte'

We wanted to make polishes that weren't just glitterbombs Smile

Love it. 'Cleavage dont fail me now' Very Happy Laughing Laughing

Thats why I rarely look at indie polishes because they all seem to be glitter bombs, and whilst I adore my glitter I don't actively seek out more Embarassed
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:32 am

Galaxy Pants. Triffic! afro
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Post  Lain on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:20 am

These are so pretty! You must have had lots of fun making them Very Happy
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Post  HanSpan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:05 am

kissmenow9 wrote:

We've used Barry M dazzle dust in most of those. Some look better in the bottle than they do on (very weak colour Sad) but it's all trial and error! We need to find something a bit more reliable I think. I have some Mica pigment (unfortunately, the one I made with that isn't pictured) which has made a lovely colour pink polish BUT it's very gritty :/ Not sure why! Again experimentation is required. Unfortunately we're a household of history, ocean sciences (waves!) and psychology students so there's no decent chemistry backgrounds that may be useful XD

PT, the other ones that have been named are called...
'Making 'fetch' happen'
'I want my pink shirt back!'
'She doesn't even go here'
'Everyone in Africa speaks Swedish'
'Cleavage don't fail me now'
'Galaxy pants'
'Not Terrys' (the orange one!)
'Overpriced Latte'

We wanted to make polishes that weren't just glitterbombs Smile


Oh god I want them ALL for the names!
What do you actually do? Take a bottle of chit chat glitter then? Just add some pigment to that? Would you post just one recipe as I haven't worked out how to start with this.
I do have some interesting pigments from making soap - no idea if they'd work but I may give it a go I guess...

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Post  kissmenow9 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:10 am

HanSpan wrote:
kissmenow9 wrote:

We've used Barry M dazzle dust in most of those. Some look better in the bottle than they do on (very weak colour Sad) but it's all trial and error! We need to find something a bit more reliable I think. I have some Mica pigment (unfortunately, the one I made with that isn't pictured) which has made a lovely colour pink polish BUT it's very gritty :/ Not sure why! Again experimentation is required. Unfortunately we're a household of history, ocean sciences (waves!) and psychology students so there's no decent chemistry backgrounds that may be useful XD

PT, the other ones that have been named are called...
'Making 'fetch' happen'
'I want my pink shirt back!'
'She doesn't even go here'
'Everyone in Africa speaks Swedish'
'Cleavage don't fail me now'
'Galaxy pants'
'Not Terrys' (the orange one!)
'Overpriced Latte'

We wanted to make polishes that weren't just glitterbombs Smile


Oh god I want them ALL for the names!
What do you actually do? Take a bottle of chit chat glitter then? Just add some pigment to that? Would you post just one recipe as I haven't worked out how to start with this.
I do have some interesting pigments from making soap - no idea if they'd work but I may give it a go I guess...

AFAIK soap pigments *should* work!

Get yourself a bottle of top coat - ideally it needs to have suspension base in it but I've not managed to source any yet. Add pigments and some stainless steel ball bearings, shake it up, add glitter if you want (don't have to use a pre-made one, I just haven't bought any loose glitter yet - if you do make sure it's polyester and solvent resistant or it'll lose it's colour and go clear in the polish over time) and shake it! Keep adding glitter/pigment to your taste Smile
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Post  HanSpan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:47 am

[quote="kissmenow9"][quote="HanSpan"]
kissmenow9 wrote:

AFAIK soap pigments *should* work!

Get yourself a bottle of top coat - ideally it needs to have suspension base in it but I've not managed to source any yet. Add pigments and some stainless steel ball bearings, shake it up, add glitter if you want (don't have to use a pre-made one, I just haven't bought any loose glitter yet - if you do make sure it's polyester and solvent resistant or it'll lose it's colour and go clear in the polish over time) and shake it! Keep adding glitter/pigment to your taste Smile

Ooh thanks.
I have no ballbearings (sounds like a song) But I may have a go at adding soap pigments to a cheap glitter polish, on the basis there must be suspension base in there already?
Too much to do today but next weekend I think mess making will be occuring here;)

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Post  kissmenow9 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:29 am

[quote="HanSpan"][quote="kissmenow9"]
HanSpan wrote:
kissmenow9 wrote:

AFAIK soap pigments *should* work!

Get yourself a bottle of top coat - ideally it needs to have suspension base in it but I've not managed to source any yet. Add pigments and some stainless steel ball bearings, shake it up, add glitter if you want (don't have to use a pre-made one, I just haven't bought any loose glitter yet - if you do make sure it's polyester and solvent resistant or it'll lose it's colour and go clear in the polish over time) and shake it! Keep adding glitter/pigment to your taste Smile

Ooh thanks.
I have no ballbearings (sounds like a song) But I may have a go at adding soap pigments to a cheap glitter polish, on the basis there must be suspension base in there already?
Too much to do today but next weekend I think mess making will be occuring here;)

I'm not sure - give it a go and try it out! I hoped that my glitter would hold up in the top coat (with the same idea, if it's in a suspension base already some of that will transfer) but apparently not. The pigment may colour the glitter though?
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Post  HanSpan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:05 am

[quote="kissmenow9"][quote="HanSpan"]
kissmenow9 wrote:
HanSpan wrote:
kissmenow9 wrote:

AFAIK soap pigments *should* work!

Get yourself a bottle of top coat - ideally it needs to have suspension base in it but I've not managed to source any yet. Add pigments and some stainless steel ball bearings, shake it up, add glitter if you want (don't have to use a pre-made one, I just haven't bought any loose glitter yet - if you do make sure it's polyester and solvent resistant or it'll lose it's colour and go clear in the polish over time) and shake it! Keep adding glitter/pigment to your taste Smile

Ooh thanks.
I have no ballbearings (sounds like a song) But I may have a go at adding soap pigments to a cheap glitter polish, on the basis there must be suspension base in there already?
Too much to do today but next weekend I think mess making will be occuring here;)

I'm not sure - give it a go and try it out! I hoped that my glitter would hold up in the top coat (with the same idea, if it's in a suspension base already some of that will transfer) but apparently not. The pigment may colour the glitter though?

I have a spare bottle of Technics carnival and one of the turquoisy one I can't remember the name of. I've had them up for swaps on a group but no-one seems interested so I may just go for wrecking those. If the glitter changes colour I might even like it!

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Post  Babafette on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:39 am

They all look pretty fab kissmenow! Have you swatched them all yet? Question
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Post  kissmenow9 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:02 am

Babafette wrote:They all look pretty fab kissmenow! Have you swatched them all yet? Question

I have, on nail wheels - I'll try and find them (they're somewhere in the house!) and put a picture of them up! My housemate also did a nail wheel of matted ones, which looks awesome; Hit by a Bus goes a *gorgeous* sky blue when matted!
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