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Homemade Nail Polish: Create Unique Colors and Designs For Eye-Catching Nails Hardcover – May 20, 2014
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Then she runs you through making a sample polish, step-by-step. After that there are several recipes for specific colors, in different finishes; matte, iridescent, glitter, holo, jelly and creme. Then a brief section on fixing polish, and retrieving glitter from existing polishes. A section with application tips and ideas, plus nail art ideas and how-tos. Last, a bunch of resources for supplies and other stuff.
For such a small book (only 96 pages), it covers quite a lot of ground, and I think answers most questions anyone would have. If you wanted to do something outside the scope of this book, you’d have to experiment; but you’d have a good base of knowledge to build on. The photos are nice and clear, and in color, though not super-huge. I think it’s worth the money, even though I wasn’t crazy about every color recipe it had. That's simply personal taste, though. With this book, I can make colors I *do* want. It did cover some details that tutorials I’ve read/watched didn’t include, which is one thing I was specifically looking for. You can color me satisfied.
This is more about frakening than formulating your own polish from scratch. She does have some info about where to buy supplies if you want to full on make your own. What I thought was really helpful was the info about all the different additives, solvents, and plasticizers that make up polish....essentially, how polish "works". In the last few pages there is also some nail art too.
If you want to know more about polish, buy it!
The author breaks down the basic chemical properties of nail polish in the first few pages. Her writing style is crisp, conversational and easy to understand which is helpful for those of us who may not be scientifically inclined. The book also gives practical tips on how to obtain and safely handle ingredients. The bulk of the book includes recipes for over 30 colors to mix up on your own along with some rad nail decorating suggestions.
This is a great guide for the novice craft-person as well as someone more advanced. The recipes have you blending existing polishes available at your drug store to create custom colors of your own. This makes the process simpler and more affordable if you are like me and less likely to track down raw chemicals. However, if you are ambitious, this book gives some great information, tools and inspiration for more advanced techniques and mixing.
I am psyched to channel my inner Walter White, minus the murderous ego and felony rap sheet, to create some incredible custom nail polish.
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This is an okay starter book, and it gives the basics to mixing and such. But it's not very in depth. It's best to learn by doing and see what works for the mixer.Published 15 months ago by imagesinthewind
I was expecting more of how to make polish from scratch, but this was more of how to mix existing bottles to achieve a new color. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lizzz