Archive for pigment nail polish

Ion

Posted in Blue with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!

Today I have the final installment of my Overall Minerals pigment frankens. These have been so fun to make, and I saved my favorite for last!

Ion was the color I was most excited to play with. I actually had another pigment from a different brand that was very similar in color, but sadly turned into a messy lava-lamp like monstrosity when I tried to add it into a polish base. Ion worked beautifully when I tried it in the same base, A Perfect 10 brand color called The One, which is a sheer with blue shimmer. Also, I discovered a few days later that the Pure Ice color called Oh Baby will achieve the same result. I used about one full tablespoon of Ion pigment in this.

Can you see why this is my favorite?

The polish base was a bit thin, so I did three coats of this to make sure it was completely opaque. The color just pops out at you and screams for attention!

A gigantic thank you once again to Kim from Overall Beauty for sending me these pretty pigments to play with! ❤

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Winter Night

Posted in Blue, Purple with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hi again!

I have another pretty today made with Overall Beauty Minerals Pigment!

I paired the “Winter Night” pigment, which is a dark shimmery blue/purple, with China Glaze Tinsel, a silver sparkle. I used about 2 teaspoons of WN pigment.

The silver sparkles really give this the illusion of a true winter night!

This applied nice and smooth, good coverage in two coats…and well, just look at that color! I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out.

Thanks for stopping by…I have a couple more of these coming up, so check back!
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Elf Toes

Posted in Pink with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!

I have the first of my week-long frankens made with my cool new pigments from Overall Beauty Minerals! The names were so cute on the pigments, that I decided to leave them, rather than come up with new ones.

For “Elf Toes”, I mixed the pigment with two different pink Revlon Colorstay colors- Endless Pink and Extremely Pink. I used approx. one teaspoon of pigment.

This looked incredible in the bottle, but I wasn’t sure the color would suit my skin tone…

…I was proven wrong! I really love the golden sheen in this. And who doesn’t feel pretty in pink? You all know I’m not a huge pink lover, but the girlie-girl inside me was jumping for joy when I wore this. Plus, it’s named “Elf Toes”. That will make just about anyone crack a smile!

Thanks for stopping by! I will have more for you tomorrow, so please check back!
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Mercury Rising

Posted in Bronze/Brown, Duochromes, Green, Orange with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today our visit into franken-land will be taking us to Mercury!

I used Maybelline clear, and Travel to Mercury pigment from TKB Trading. Mercury is a deep bronzy/orange with flashes of green and gold.

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I filled a 0.25 oz empty bottle with 3/4 clear, and then added in 1 teaspoon of Mercury pigment.

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The color shift in this one was definitely more noticeable in the bottle than on the nail, but it’s still cool looking.

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We still have more travels through the galaxy to cover, so check back soon!
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