*Updated July 14, 2012* I just found out that China Glaze has a polish named "Rose Among Thorns" :(...I need help coming up with a diff name*
Update on Jayden: He is doing better but still has a sore throat. Luckily, no more fever or vomit! He started his Amoxacillan last night and he should be all better within 3 days hopefully, fingers crossed!
Ok, as promised, I tweaked the other franken I posted yesterday. I thought of a name I liked that suited this polish. I'm calling it Rose Among Thorns. Rose for the rose colored glitter and the black bar and black glitter represent the thorns. The green and blue represent the sky and grass :). I ended up making two full sized bottles out of the mini that I already had made. I wanted to make sure the white was sheer enough to show the glitters through each coat applied. I added more of the same glitter that was already in the original, plus this time I added medium matte black & matte blue squares, matte blue fibers & large matte royal blue hex glitters. One of the bottles has more black (squares) than the other b/c I wasn't sure which I'd like better. I photographed both so you all can see what I'm talking about. The caption will say which is which. Pictured on my fingers in these photos is the bottle with more black in it. I liked that one the best and may add more black squares to the other bottle too, just depends on what I do with it. To me this polish looks like a real live jelly sandwich in one bottle :)! After all the tweaking and mixing, the glitter I now have in this franken/frankens are the following:
In a semi sheer white base (shows the glitter layers in each coat):
Black medium matte squares, matte black fibers, matte black medium hex glitters;
Blue medium matte squares, matte blue fibers, metallic royal blue medium sized hex, large matte royal blue hex glitters;
Light spring green medium & small sized metallic hex glitters;
Rose metallic medium sized hex glitter.
I love the final product. It applied fairly easy with no fishing required to get a ton of glitter. It dried fast between the 3 coats I applied with no dragging glitter. I waited about 5 minutes between coats so I could get my son in bed. I topped the 3 coats off with 2 thick coats of Seche Vite. This one is chunky so I did need the extra coat of Seche. I'm not sure I'm liking the bar glitters. They look cute and all, but they are a pain to apply. They are the only complaint I have about this polish. When you drag the brush down to the tips, the bar glitter likes to peek over the tip and you have to drag it back onto the nail. Other than the pesky bar glitters, I love it! All the photos below were taken indoors with flash. I don't have any outdoor pics with this one b/c the sunshine is gone. The bottles in the pictures are now my frankening bottles because they have another companies name on them. I tried to scrape the logo off but it won't budge :(. I'm waiting on my empty bottles that don't have any logos already on them. I thought I'd be able to cover up these logos with my labels but no dice. I got these cheap on eBay & I only got 20 of them (thank God) so I can't complain too much! Please tell me what you guys think, good or bad. It will not hurt my feelings. If chunky glitter is not your thing, you will most likely not like this one.
|One on left has more black & added black squares|
|Bottle on top has less black, one on bottom has black squares and more black|
|One with more black added|
|Second bottle with less black in it|