Don't worry, there are some normal polishes today, too.
Last year, I went to The Makeup Show in Orlando, and there was a booth that sold nail polishes - that you made yourself. Well, I've been loving Indie polishes for awhile, so I wanted to see if I could do it, too. I made three.
The first is a wine/brown with red glitter. I love the color, but it's too easy for the red glitter to get lost. And. like all three polishes I made, it's pretty gritty.
The good news? Look how *fantastic* it looks with Color Club Snow-Flakes on it. I love flakies. This was part of their 2012 Holiday line, but I understand it's a dupe for Essie Shine of the Times and the like.
This is a green I made, with gold holo glitter. Something about green and gold together! Pretty, but again, gritty. How do Indie makers get the polish to be smooth?
I decided to layer 365 Days of Color Rock Candy over it. Very festive, if not my cup of tea. I got this in a grab bag of polishes. It's pretty, but I just am not that much into shards of glitter. Maybe in a jelly sammich.
And, finally, a light blue with dark blue and holo glitter. Grit-tastic, and a little frostier than I'd thought it would be.
I layered Lilacquer Blueberry Pi over it, but it didn't show up much at all. Whomp-whomp.
So, here's what I learned:
- Almost every polish can be changed by adding a topcoat glitter. It's not always changed for good.
- Making polish is super easy. Making GOOD polish... not so much.
So, hat tip for the Indie makers who take pride in a good product with materials that don't bleed or curl up, that are smooth and pretty. I'll keep buying them, because I'm not so good at making them.