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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Still a work in progress...

Good afternoon. Welcome back if you’ve been here before, welcome for the first time if you haven’t.

It's a new day and I've been plugging away at this all morning but as you can see it is still a work in progress (although it turns out to be a good thing that I've had a website before and so know a bit of html and all that good stuff). I've managed to get the general idea, have arranged things, added some links to my favorite stores and links to some of my favorite polish blogs- though the list is nowhere near complete.

If you’re looking for nail swatches of store bought polish, I’ll refer you to the wonderful blogs I have listed to the right. I’ve chosen to focus on the pigments-in-polish end of things which is vastly more entertaining to me and hopefully for you as well.

The swatches I plan on having here will be of the pigments I’ve purchased from TKB Trading and Coastal Scents along with a few color recipes I’ve whipped up from pigments from both companies. (TKB Trading had an elaborate list of color recipes on their site but naturally made only from their pigments.) I’ll show you how they look in polish as opposed to in dry form as well as polishes I’ve made from them. At some point I’ll also have color comparisons because in many cases the colors are so similar that I’ve ended up with several that look the same.

Since I am a bargain hunter, there will be a separate list of stores to buy pigments from, other stores with spectacular colors. Coastal Scents and TKB Trading are my preferred companies only because of the price versus size (and aside from selling retail they also do wholesale which I’m sure effects their prices). You’ll find a similar list for fingernail polish with an emphasis on cheap, cheap being a low price, not necessarily low quality. Yes you could find this information in other places but I intend on putting it all in one place.

Check back periodically for these things and more. Until then, thank you for visiting. -MK


  1. I started reading the entry and got so excited that it was new...and seemed positive and full of excitement about polish... Until I realized it said 2010. THEN I saw the header at the top.

    Damn, I don't know who pissed you off. It's a public blog and the internet is full of trolls. Not everyone is going to like what you do and I guess some people like to make their stupid opinions known. I think the amount of positive comments, support, and general thanks the rest of us have for what you did should make up for the negativity. Keep your head up.

    Sorry to see you go...again?

    1. You are correct because my husband agrees with you and everyone else that believes I "punished the masses to punish a few"- hubby's words. I'm not afraid to admit when I am wrong and I was for making the rash decision to pull everything because it did effect my readers and while I didn't think anyone would care, apparently some did. I didn't delete the content thought, I reverted everything to drafts while I decided what I really wanted to do.

      I could fill in a bunch of reasons why I reacted the way I did and did what I did but it doesn't matter now. My goal was not to upset anyone else but I did, my husband included, and I really cannot stand disharmony.

      Instead of leaving things here the way they are, my husband convinced me to revamp the appearance which I am perfectly capable of doing so that's what I am going to do. Content will re-appear when I'm done. I will make a post announcing the same.

    2. Good for you! In the end, it's your blog, your decision. But don't ever think that we aren't behind you 100%! :)


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