Handmade Nail Polishes – Shimmer Edition
Basics – these are polishes my mother or I have made in our polish make-athons, all swatches shown without base or top coat. Some are experimental only, and we’d have to retrace our steps to reproduce them, others have the recipe all written down – those ones are named 🙂
White & Red – I don’t know what this is called! It’s a pearl-white polish with loads of red shimmer throughout.
2 coats on it’s own, pretty, subtle and work appropriate.
Then one coat over Kleancolor Black – maybe if you have a steady hand this would look nice. As it was, I could only see the uneveness!
Pink/Mauve. Or should that be Pauve? This is a proper franken, started with Revlon Sheer Pink, added a touch of a $2 shop pink, then went mad with spectraflair and tint.
2 coats, easy to apply and fast drying, nice soft linear holo effect.
Pansy – Intense reddish purple, with various sizes of holographic glitter and shimmer (small and tiny and tiniest!)
2 coats, bit patchy but applied easily and would be even in 3 coats.
Neon Spots – glitter top coat, matte neon glitter and large black circles, large matte green and purple hexes.
One coat over 2 coats of Pansy. Nice combo!
Pale Blue Shimmer – scattered holographic and multi-coloured shimmer.
2 coats, no top coat. Very pretty, a soft blue.
Greener Bronze – bronze colour with copper sparkles. I was experimenting with the idea of copper and the way it tarnishes, here. Didn’t quite get it!
2 coats. A touch streaky, and the shimmer is so strong that it was hard to see the copper mini glitter.
Golder Bronze – bronze colour, more gold, obviously! – with copper and green micro glitter.
2 coats – seriously thick! Needs thinner stat 😀
Browny Holographic – slightly red toned brown with large amount of holographic shimmer.
2 coats, nice formula, nice soft linear holographic effect.
Red – tomato red shimmer, slightly deeper red than the photos show.
2 coats, lovely formula, very shimmery!
Berry Red/Pink – gorgeous polish, either a pink toned deep berry red, or a raspberry pink with strong red interference. Glass type fleck/shimmer which changes red/pink/gold at the edges.
2 coats, very very nice formula.
Purple with Brown – deep purple with brown interference (brown shimmer appears to float on the surface of the polish).
1 coat, this is SERIOUSLY thick! Lovely colour, very unique with the brown shimmer.
Note to self, wear two coats of base polish, this stains – that aside, this is one I KNOW I’ll be reaching for, very soon!
Have a great day