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Friday, June 22, 2012

Matte Glitter Suppliers

This page is currently being updated 6/27/16

I used to get asked frequently "Where can I find matte glitters?" so I compiled yet another list. Below are places you may be able to find what you're looking for but as you can see, there still aren't a lot of stores that sell matte glitters.

BoroughBabeSupply (etsy) Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method
What's availableSearch results for Matte glitters
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ColorCraze2000 (etsy) Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS 
What's available: small selection of matte glitters and mixes, sold under the Glitter section.
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Fierce Nail Haze Currently under maintenance
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What's available:
Other Info: (old info)
A moderate selection of matte glitters. I have no idea if they are solvent resistant. Sold per 1/2 teaspoon, $1.00. 

Glitter Hippo Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping MethodUSPS
What's available
Matte 1/128", $5.00, 30 grams
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The Glitter Source Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: South Carolina
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available
Search Results for "matte" in this shop. 5 colors at this time, $4.00 for 1 fl. oz.  
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Glitter Unique Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store LocationUSA
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: A massive collection of various sizes and colors of matte glitters. Click the link there to view only the mattes or go to the shop directly and view all by color. A lot of hex cuts but also some squares and slices. Items sold per 1/2 oz up to 4 oz.
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Glitties Nail Art Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Utah
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available:
Matte Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Other Info: Also sells bulk glitter- 3 lb minimum. Huge inventory, browse all categories so you don't miss a thing.

GirlyBits Updated
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Impulse Cosmetics
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What's available: A small selection of matte glitters and mixes that are listed as solvent resistant.
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Spectraflair4u Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS 

TKB Trading Updated 6/27/16
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Florida, USA
Shipping Method
What's available:
Shaplies, available in blackwhite and blue (also in gold but doesn't pertain to this entry)
Sample:  $1.50
1 ounce: $3.25
4 ounces: $12.00
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Duochrome Comparisons Part 1

Links checked 12/12/13

I am long overdue doing a comparison of the duochrome pigments I own and after acquiring samples of the most recent ones from Anna'sArt Asylum, the color spectrum got broader. Included in this are TKB Trading's Moon Dusts, Star Bites and the solitary Red Sparks (the only Sparks with a discernable color shift.). As a recap…

* Anna's 1st set are: #362801, #462805, #22808, #481804, #412604, #412605, #35202, #821502, #35204, #821502
* Anna's 2nd set of pigments are #50, #51, #52, #53, #55, #56, #57, #58, #59
* The Moon Dusts are: Aisha Gold, Crescent Crimson, Luna Blue, Indu Rose, Lavender Luz
* The Star Bites are: Marinda Star, Shanika Sun, Cherika Moon
* Red Sparks! is from TKB Trading's Sparks! Collection

I've taken comparison photos three different times, outside in sunlight, outside in daylight and the third I'm not sure, possibly a combination of indoors/outdoors. At any rate, I've tried to show accurate colors and the color shift to help you decide which ones you "gotta have", which ones you can live without and which ones look like those polishes or pigments you already own.

I think I'll begin with the easiest (translate that as the briefest) colors, the "Green Golds". This includes only 462805 (always left) and 22808 (always right) from Anna's 1st set because these two, while similar to each other, don't look like any of the rest.

Sunlight

Daylight

Not sure of lighting conditions

The second set I'm going to tackle today are those sort of odd green to blues… and I don't mean "aquas". This color range includes and is in the order of: 35204 and 221501, Shanika Sun of TKB's Star Bites and Aisha Gold from the Moon Dusts.

Sunlight

Another view in the sun.

Daylight

Not sure of lighting conditions

Part 2 will be posted when I get that far. -MK

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blog List Malware Warning

I believe there is a a rash of malware attaching itself to various blogs that you should be aware of. The symptoms of this? While going to check my own blog last night, Google Chrome warned me that one of the blogs/websites Polish & Pigments had listed contained malware and that going there could cause problems. When the offending link was removed, Google ceased to give me the warning. It also occurred with several other blogs I went to visit this morning before happening again with mine and once again, removing the offending link stopped the warning. I'm not going to allow this to spread to my readers and followers simply because they want to visit my site so temporarily, I'm removing the "Fellow Frankeners" and "Other Great Polish Blogs" lists from my page. The blog rolls will be restored at a later date. If you are experiencing this issue yourself, try doing what I did.

Update 6/24/12: The malware is still floating around in blog cyberspace, triggering the same warning from the same sites as before including kknails. Adding these links to your blog is all it requires.

Update 7/7/12: I am preparing to add again my "blog roll" but before it's added to the main page, I'm going through my Reading List from the Dashboard side and finding those blogs that are still infected. Thus far, the blog titled "KKnails" should be avoided and removed from your own lists.


-MK