Monday, May 16, 2011

The birth of a black holographic!

I created a gorgeous black holographic yesterday with my SpectraFlair pigment, so I wanted to share it with you!

I started with Orly Black Vinyl. I've had this for YEARS... I bought it in high school when I was going through my Goth Kid phase. ;)

I added about 1/8 tsp of my SpectraFlair pigment. This is one of those tiny collectors spoons, so it's less pigment than it actually looks like. (The spoon is about 1/2 the size of a regular tsp.) I added it carefully to my polish, and shooooooooook it  up good.....

And this is what I got! A BLACK HOLO! I'll let the rest of the pictures do the talking. ;)










<3 AP

32 comments:

  1. I forgot to mention this in PAA, but I wonder what it would look like in ORLY Goth.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want that pigment! Seriously, this stuff rocks and that polish is gorgeous. <3

    ReplyDelete
  3. I wish i had bought some of this pigment! This is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  4. OH pretty!!! So much fun. I love the subtlety of it. It's a sexy Black holo.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, WOW. That looks amazing!

    And it, of course, begs the question: if it's so easy to do, why can't more of these awesome holos be released?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Absolutely STUNNING! Me wants it! :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. Where can you buy this pigment??? I want to create this so badly!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing! Even though gram man still deserves a swift kick to the nuts (ever the classy one, am I), that holo makes it all worth it. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is SUCH a beautiful polish but perhaps the reasons the makeup companies have not used this pigment is that it is TOXIC
    http://www.jdsu.com/ProductLiterature/SpectraFlair-Pigment-MSDS.pdf

    anytime you'd like to look up a chemical type that name and then "MSDS" for the material safety data sheet. All chemicals have to have these sheets and they list their possible flamibility, disposal procedures, the possibility it'll irritate your body. This pigment was made for cars, not nails :(

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it!!! The color came out really well!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks awesome, Amber!

    I wouldn't be too worried about the toxicity of the pigment, I read over the document Amanda linked to and I find no reason to be concerned considering it's listed as being SLIGHTLY irritating to skin. I'm going to figure it falls into a similar category as a lot of MAC pigments which aren't "lip or eye safe". I'm wouldn't doubt that this pigment is very similar to those actually used in professional polishes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Perhaps not the pigment itself but when mixed with nail polish you have no idea how the pigment i going to react. What about when you go to remove the polish and use acetone (or non acetone) products and those have a terrible reaction with the pigment added to the polish. I just wouldn't be messing around with chemistry... You never know what may cause a chemical to become volatile.
    In fact one of the warnings is to not get the pigment ON YOU or IN YOU. Do not eat or drink when using this product (careful of putting your hands in your mouth)
    aluminum coming into contact with water will cause hydrogen gas,
    Materials with which this substance is incompatible: strong oxidizers, strong bases, and strong acids, contact with water will slowly release extremely flammable gas, Contact with strong acids, bases, or alcohol will also release hydrogen gas.
    The point is this chemical is NOT safe for makeup and probably is NOT used in cosmetics.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for your concern, Amanda, but I actually did do some research into it before I bought it. Turns out, (from what I've read) this is the same pigment that is in many of the older holo's, such as Sally Hansen Nail Prisms. The girl that originally introduced it to the nail world tested it for 4 months before she posted it on her blog for this very reason, and had absolutely NO adverse effects, during wearing, removing, or otherwise.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I wouldnt be to worried about it.....Seche Vite has a scarier warning to me "WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm." but like i said we STILL use it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. As someone with a sensitive skin, I have decided not to play with this stuff. It looks gorgeous though!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It's effing beautiful! I suck for sitting on my butt and not ordering that powder =| I will never forgive myself. I guess I'll just have to settle with looking at pics of your franken holos!

    ReplyDelete
  17. freaking awesome! i want this pigment
    eh no no i just want this polish now!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Amber it turned out great! I'm surprised you used so little! I have been using more in the ones I'm making and so now feel I can use less--yay more chance for more holo frankens! I'm still on the guest to try to make an OPI DS Original franken with my powder--hopefully one day I'll succeed! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  19. pretty! holos need to be on a wider scale nail-polish wise. I wanna buy one! hehehe.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love it, I'm shocked that it did not lighten it though. My Revv franken lightened a little =( maybe I put to much in!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Absolutely amazing - I've just ordered some pigment off ebay today. Can't wait for it to arrive. Great post.

    ReplyDelete
  22. OMG, this is the coolest franken ever!! Once I tried using glitter in a regular polish and the result was horrible. But you did amazing job, I can't stop looking at it!!

    ReplyDelete

Please, no spam or advertising! Thanks!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...