Sunday, 17 July 2011

Holographic paint flakes fun

Hi guys
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous post. I appreciate them so much xoxox
I ordered some holographic paint flakes from ebay. They arrived like this:

I mixed it with some base coat to make this polish

The accent finger on my current manicure got a chip on the right hand so I decided rather than change the whole thing to just update the accent nail so excuse the tip wear XD
The paint flakes makes the polish you add it to very very thick and paste like. You NEED thinner and lots of it! I used Orly nail laquer thinner and it worked really well. Also I added the glitter to a small bottle of top coat I got free with a nail art kit or something so it wasn't the best quality so it resulted in a very rough feeling polish. To remedy this I used a base coat then the glitter and then Sallys Gelous advanced gel coat and then Seche Vite. This gives a perfectly smooth finish.
I also added some to some coloured polishes:

The polishes are more twinkly in realy life and the silver looking bottle above is black with added glitter
Excuse ipod pic but this is a navy jelly holo glitter. It is pretty good colour despite my jaundiced thumb.
The paint flakes were good value at about £5 including postage. In the silver bottle above the paint chips have lined up against the wall of the bottle and they give a linear holographic effect but I think that I will never be able to achieve this in a polish because the flakes are too large. It's a shame. I even tried to grind it in a pestle and mortar to make a finer powder, with the idea it would make a more linear polish, but it didn't work. I will keep looking for finer flakes in the hopes of making my own GOSH lookalikes. Still I do like the effect and can't wait to add it to more polishes.
Stacie xoxox


  1. I would love to know your ebay seller .I want to try this looks awesome!

  2. Thanks Claire x
    Hi Cathy the seller was neon0_1 on I got the price a little wrong it was £5.75 plus 1.50 postage. Looking back postage was slightly steep considering he sent it in a normal small envelope with a large letter stamp!
    Still it's cool glitter and a reasonable price I believe
    Stacie xoxox

  3. It's a really good idea. I love glitter and I love holo effect. I have couple of holo nail polishes in my stash but I would love to transform more of them into holographic :)

  4. Can't go wrong with holo glitter! I love how it looks with your rose mani :)

  5. very nice looks like you had loads of fun playing with it :)

    shel xx

  6. i think it looks amazing. too bad the glitters are still massive. it makes the nails polish look so inviting!

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  7. I love spectaflair.. i gotta get some of that for myself.. :D ANd then I'll start tranforming into Hermione of the nailpolish! LOL :D

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  8. Oooh so sparkley! :)

    I've given you a blog award too!


  9. Ooooh nice! Love the dark blue glittery polish you made. What a great idea x

  10. omg, this is awesome!! what do you write in the search box for something like this?? :D