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Updates & Notices

This blog and some info within is out of date, with the occasional exception of the Chameleon Pigment Suppliers list, but it stands as is for reference. The date of any updates are noted at the top of each page/entry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

TKB Trading Update, 3/14 & 3/22

Links checked 12/12/13.
Don't forget to check Suspension Base Suppliers & Notes for all possible sources.

March 14, 2012
I'll keep this brief as it's 8:11a and I have some other things I need to get to.

For those of you who haven't checked today, TKB Trading's suspension base in 4 oz bottles was taken down yesterday but the 1 oz. bottles are still available. The decision was also made, according to the site, to still sell the pints but on a pre-order basis (this has not yet been implemented).

March 22, 2012
I didn't feel the need to write an entirely new update regarding TKB's suspension bases so I'll update this one.

TKB Trading's page for Franken Polish Bases in Pints maintains the same message which is that, momentarily, they are not selling them on the site but are considering/implementing doing so on a per-order basis.

The Franken Polish Bases for Canadian Customers page states that only their Luster Base is in stock and they will be restocking in May.
4 ounce bottle of Luster Base  $12.00

1 pint can of Luster base (shipping included)  $39.00

For American Customers, the Franken Polish Bases page contains the same message that only the Luster Base is in stock but inventory will be restocked in May.
1 fl oz  $5.50
4 fl oz  $12.00
16 fl oz (shipping included)  $29.00

Thank you to those ladies who left comments and updated me on some of these changes that took place while I wasn't on the pc. -MK


  1. Oh thank god-I hadn't made an announcement formally, but I was just about to start making polishes for sale-closer to this Summer-I'd be at a loss to try to figure out how to do my own suspension base for glitters. :/

  2. This stinks that TKB is the only place that sells a suspension base! I like them but they are frequently out of stock and take forever to restock and to ship/receive items. your blog MK! thank you for the TONS of great information!

    1. I've only ordered suspension base a couple times so until recently I didn't have problems with it being available. Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate your reading my blog.

  3. Thank you for being awesome and keeping us updated <3

  4. BTW as of today, all the suspension base has been taken down and the luster base is all that have in stock - in 4oz and pint.

  5. I just ordered 2 bottles of the Luster base and I was wondering, I am sure they aren't as good as the Glamour base, but will they hold glitter in suspension a little? at all? I assumed it was better than nothing, so I went ahead and got some to play with.

    1. Honestly, it's been so long since I used the Luster Base, I don't remember but looking at my franken list, it looks like it will keep small amounts of glitter suspended. I used it that way a few times but I usually go the other way and use Glamour base for mica.

    2. Thanks for letting me know, I really wanted to order the Glamour base, and I am on the wait list for when it is available for Canadians again. Fingers crossed it doesn't take too long.


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