I'm the type of person that has a new obsession every few months. the current one is blogging, but hopefully I stick with it longer than I do other projects! My past obsession has included painting, sewing, soap making, lotion making, making friendship bracelets, making beaded jewelry, and more that I can't remember. And I'll cycle back through previous obsessions every so often, too. I have a closet full of supplies from these former hobbies. The only hobby that I have ever stuck with in my entire life is nail polish and painting my nails. I'm going on 2 and a half years now of being obsessed with it, and frankly I'm kinda surprised I've lasted this long. And my obsession shows no sign of waning.
I still get the itch to create things, but I'm terrible at nail art, so creating my own polishes is an ideal hobby. I have been meaning to place an order at TKB Trading for supplies for the longest time, but have always got distracted an spent my money elsewhere (I get distracted by pretty things easily). So the other day I placed an order for 30 small nail polish bottles and a bottle of a glitter suspension base. You need this base for glitters because the glitter will settle at the bottom without it. For non glitter polishes I just use the 99 cent Wet n Wild clear polish.
I was so excited with everything that I have already made 4 polishes. This neon pink one is my favorite, but my camera is a piece of shit when it comes to photographing neons. This is actually a neon shimmer with flakies. I used some of my precious bottle of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure to create it. In real life you can see the flakies, but my camera freaks out and makes the polish as retina searing as possible and eliminates the flakes. It really is bright though, because it's a neon (it dries matte as neons do).
This was 3 coats.Ugh, I'm so frustrated I couldn't get a good picture! Well, at least this gives me an excuse to get a new camera sometime! This is 1/3 Sinful Colors Pink, 1/3 diamond Cosmetics Hot Summer Pink, and 1/3 Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.
Here is where I bought my supplies from. I also have a little tube of balls (they're actually BBs, or metal pellets) from Walmart. You need these to help mix up the polish. They really do make a difference. I put 2 to 3 in each bottle.
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!