(here), and in that post I said I was going to have a go at making my own. Well, I did, 5 of them in fact, so lets see how they came out.
*Warning, this is a picture and word heavy post.
These were all made by adding a few drops of colour at a time to LaFemme Clear polish as well as a stainless steel mixing ball to help with mixing. I wanted to use 2, but don't have too many atm. If you're planning to make some yourself, you're also going to want some white coloured false nails to test them on, as you don't want to make them too opaque, so you really need to test it after every few drops of colour. You can find them pretty cheap on ebay UK.
I left mine for the best part of a day with their lids open to help them thicken a little bit before using them, as this polish is quite thin, and you don't want them pooling everywhere when you're painting with them They're not as thick as the OPI ones though, I found them a bit too sticky, so I was careful to keep these ones a little thinner than that.
So, how were they?
The other technique I tried last time, was a brushstroke mani, so I've done another one, but with some stamping over it too.
I decided this mani was also an excellent candidate for mattification, (yep, it's a word now :p) so............
I'll be back later with the stained glass tutorial, where you'll also get to see the red and dark purple tints in action. I honestly can't wait, I have wanted to do a design tutorial for ages now!