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Glitter Suppliers, Pigment Suppliers, Franken Polish Supply Stores and Suspension Base Suppliers are completely updated as of 6/26/16. Matte Glitter Suppliers is updated 6/27/16, SpectraFlair or Something Like It updated 6/29/16

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Site Updates

I'm aware that there are a ton of dead links around here, not to mention price lists that aren't current, stores and content that no longer exist so I'm going to start working on that- pulling the dead links specifically, first on the pages, then I'll hit the entries. When a page or entry is complete, I'll date it.

Everything should load and function just fine during this time. -MK

2 comments:

  1. Wow! I have recently re-discovered the joys of nail polish and found nail stamping and so much wonderful inspiration online. I knew nail polish could be made and just found your blog while investigating how to make iridescent (duochrome) polishes. There is a little more to it than just adding 2 different colours to some clear nail varnish! Which is nice to know before i made a muddy mess :)
    I was speculating that one might add an interference mica to another colour, but having read some of your posts I suspect this may not work either.
    The colours are just so Spectacular! Thank you for writing about this, it is Very Interesting.

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    1. Stamping, yet another polish related hobby I'm not good at and have no patience for. What gets me are all the different techniques for it there are now- some women are extremely inventive!

      Duochromes are a passion of mine as they are for many and yes, unfortunately it is more than just mixing two colors together, like an interference mica with a regular mica. Don't get me wrong, you can make some really beautiful, dimensional colors using interference colors but they won't be a duochrome like Chromaflair or many retail polishes (like the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms of old). For that you need the actual color shifting pigments which, if I understand all the articles I've read, are created (the word "engineered" comes to mind) specifically to shift through the colors they do.

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