When adding pigments, dyes and micas to an uncolored base there are a couple of tricks.
First, don't "overload with color". For a single bottle of nail polish, you really don't need more than about a "pea-sized" amount of pigment, dye or mica added. Too much color and your nail polish will not dry correctly and it will tend to peel off.
Secondly, it is always a good idea to "wet" the pigment or dye with rubbing alcohol before adding it to your polish, otherwise you run the risk of the polish being gritty.
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
Its great! Creamy yellow and hold pigment great! I use it with a small amount of chericka moon and travel to earth for a layering polish over black! So pretty! HINT for all you indie polish lovers. Mixed with indian blue makes a great Cosmic Ocean dupe!!!
i'm having a fit, cause fancy nail polish is expensive, I could not tell which commercial brands were good(some popular ones are lousy)and that apricot mica-color is MY COLOR!no more Sephora!ha ha.yow. i bought some of the first mineral powder makeup,years ago, while it was new and cheap, now it's outta price.ohmy; i can finally make real tangerine,metallic makeup and my own gold nail polish, and not depend on commercial stuff..wow.no wonder i was practicing my color-shade-wheels lately!(on computer-art)i was getting ready for this! :)
I use to play with polish and pigments since a long time now, and now I can play with glitter too with the glamour base. I am very happy with the quality of these products!
I really love the new formula on the suspension base! I think the violet tint makes it look more clear than the old suspension base. Once you put glitter in it - even all white glitter! - you get a nice clear clean look. Hope this product sticks around! TKB Responds: It will. We have settled on this product line. We think it is superior, too.
Really liking the Glamour base. It is nearly transparent and the violet tint is perfect. It is super thick, sometimes too thick. I have been experimenting with a blend mostly Glam base and some thinner clear coat blended in and it still suspends even big glitter just fine. Highly recommend this product. Thanks for supplying it :)
The violet base looks clear in a nail polish, I was pleasantly surprised. I'm very happy with it.
This base is awesome. I have used it to suspend glitters, but my favorite use for it is to create beautiful jellys.
We've been using both bases for a few months now and love them. The glamour base holds wonderfully! We're still trying to create the right mixture as they can be rather thick and stringy if not diluted. Any tips on getting the right consistency? TKB Responds: You can thin nail polish with thinner, or acetone, but in both cases you run the risk of losing the suspension. I like to thin them with some "top coat" or "clear coat" instead.
Love the Luster and Glamour bases. Quick question though... If I want to add glitter and Mica/pigment together which base would I use? TKB Responds: Depends on how much of each but I would generally recommend the Luster.