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Friday, April 21, 2017

Spectraflair4u Chameleon Pigments

Note: Everything in this entry is based on a single order dated 5/5/16 from Spectrflair4u so it goes without saying a review is long overdue.

Spectraflair4u is an etailer located in the US that sells most things a hobbyist or indie polish maker would need, including an impressive array of color shifting materials. Today's post will feature 17 (out of 38) of the chameleon pigments available in the Chameleon/Interference Pigments section of the store, the list below with particle sizes and prices for 5 grams. Visit the store to see the prices for 25 grams.

CH1 Turquoise Sparkle
10-120um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH2 Copper/Gold/Purple/Pink
15-78um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH3 Blue/Violet/Red Orange
10-70um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH4 Yellow/Yellow-Green/Green/Blue
10-70um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH5 Green/Yellow *
30-150um
$6.75 = $1.35/g
CH6 Green/Orange *
20-500um
$14.25 = $2.85/g
CH7 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine *
100-260um
$5.75 = $1.15/g
CH8 Cyan/Blue/Purple/Red *
100-260um
$5.75 = $1.15/g
CH9 Dark Indigo/Purple/Red/Orange *
100-260um
$5.75 = $1.15/g
CH10 Violet/Blue/Green *
50-200um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH11 Sparkle Red/Purple/Blue
15-45um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH12 Cyan/Purple *
80-200um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH13 Blue/Green/Gold
40-150um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH14 Green/Gold/Red *
30-100um
$5.25 = $1.05/g
CH15 Orange/Lilac/Blue *
10-125um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH16 Purple/Red/Gold *
80-200um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH17 Lilac/Blue/Green
10-60um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH18 Violet/Yellow *
30-150um
$9.25 = $1.85/g
CH19 Olivine/Violet
18-78um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH20 Gold/Green *
30-100um
$5.25 = $1.05/g
CH21 Orange/Cyan
18-78um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH22 Yellow/Indigo
18-78um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH23 Green/Red
10-60um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH24 Violet/Orange
18-78um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH25 Green/Blue
30-115um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH26 Red/Golden *
30-115um
$5.00 = $1.00/g
CH27 Red/Orange
20-80um
$5.00 = $1.00/g



CH28 Violet/Red *
20-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH29 Blue/Violet *
20-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH30 Red/Green *
30-150um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH31 Violet/Green *
30-150um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH32 Gold/Red/Mauve
10-45um
$6.25 = $1.25/g



CH33 Golden/Green
30-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH34 Violet/Red
30-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH35 Golden/Blue
30-115um
$7.00 = $1.40/g
CH36 Violet/Green
30-115um
$7.50 = $1.05/g
CH37 Cyan/Red
30-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g
CH38 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine
30-115um
$6.25 = $1.25/g

After looking at every single picture multiple times, I still wasn't able to decide so I emailed the company asking if there more photos to be found elsewhere. There wasn't- but the owner took the time to search her files for me, located most of the originals used for the site plus a few more and sent them to me. How cool is that? With the added visual, I narrowed my choices down to the 17 I'll be showing you. My order was processed in less than 24 hours, shipped and arrived within the week!

I bought the following pigments which are listed here in a loose color order:
CH14 Green/Gold/Red
CH7 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine
CH28 Violet/Red
CH30 Red/Green
CH31 Violet/Green
CH16 Purple/Red/Gold
CH26 Red/Golden
CH20 Gold/Green
CH6 Green/Orange
CH8 Cyan/Blue/Purple/Red
CH10 Violet/Blue/Green
CH5 Green/Yellow
CH12 Cyan/Purple
CH29 Blue/Violet
CH15 Orange/Lilac/Blue
CH18 Violet/Yellow
CH9 Indigo/Purple/Red/Orange

I'll start with some photos of the polish bottles, primarily so that you can see the base color, either white or orange.

Left to right: CH14 Green/Gold/Red, CH7 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine, CH28 Violet/Red, CH30 Red/Green, CH31 Violet/Green, CH16 Purple/Red/Gold and CH26 Red/Golden

Left to right: CH20 Gold/Green, CH6 Green/Orange, CH8 Cyan/Blue/Purple/Red, CH10 Violet/Blue/Green and CH5 Green/Yellow

Left to right: CH12 Cyan/Purple, CH29 Blue/Violet, CH15 Orange/Lilac/Blue, CH18 Violet/Yellow and CH9 Indigo/Purple/Red/Orange

Again, group shots, this time of nail sticks. Individual photos will be coming afterwards.

All photographs taken in daylight, no direct sun, no flash. And they can all be enlarged. Nails are the pigment mixed with suspension base and layered over black.

Left to right: CH14 Green/Gold/Red, CH7 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine, CH30 Red/Green, CH28 Violet/Red, CH31 Violet/Green, CH16 Purple/Red/Gold and CH26 Red/Golden

From left to right: CH20 Gold/Green, CH6 Green/Orange, CH8 Cyan/Blue/Purple/Red, CH10 Violet/Blue/Green and CH5 Green/Yellow

From left to right: CH12 Cyan/Purple, CH29 Blue/Violet, CH15 Orange/Lilac/Blue, CH18 Violet/Yellow, CH9 Indigo/Purple/Red/Orange

Now the individual photos, same lighting circumstances.

CH14 Green/Gold/Red

CH7 Red/Orange/Yellow/Olivine

CH28 Violet/Red

CH30 Red/Green

CH31 Violet/Green

CH16 Purple/Red/Gold

CH26 Red/Golden

CH20 Gold/Green

CH6 Green/Orange

CH8 Cyan/Blue/Purple/Red

CH10 Violet/Blue/Green

CH5 Green/Yellow

CH12 Cyan/Purple

CH29 Blue/Violet

CH15 Orange/Lilac/Blue

CH18 Violet/Yellow

CH9 Indigo/Purple/Red/Orange

I will always have trouble picking and choosing what I can have "right now" and what I'll have to save up for and buy later but I will be shopping again at Spectraflair4u. The store has a competitve selection, reasonable prices, has a great turn-around time and the owner? Willing to go the extra mile to help out. You just can't beat good service like that.

There are my photos, add them to what's available in the store and happily weigh your options. Good luck resisting the urge to buy the majority. -MK

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