Mixology 101 - Experimenting with polishes

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mixology - I don't call it frankening or developing an indie. Both of those involve starting from scratch and require an immense time commitment. Making a polish from scratch is hard work and a science. It is something I will leave to the experts. 
But I do like to play around with mixing polish - or mixology. It's kind of like using a ready-made box cake mix and adding to it. I sometimes mix polishes together and add sprinkles. Indie makers start from scratch with special ingredients and "sift flour." I have a huge respect for those individuals and I love the polishes. But sometimes I find myself with small portions of polishes and have a desire to mix and create something with them.
Here is another of my mixology experiments. I made a few of these and sent them to friends as I was relatively pleased with how it turned out. As I said - I make them for fun and it is simply mixing off-the shelf polishes and adding glitz.
 
This is a wonderful black polish with tons of microscopic glitter that are bursting with prisms of color. I topped it off with Dazzle Dry top coat. It is a super glossy top coat that dries to a rock hard finish within minutes. 

Mixed polish - Mixology
Mixed polish - Mixology

Mixed polish - Mixology
Mixed polish - Mixology

Mixed polish - Mixology
Mixed polish - Mixology
Have you tried "Mixology?" What were the results?

12 comments

  1. This is really pretty! I have mixing already made polishes but usually I don't get good results! Yours is great though :]

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  2. Thanks! Sometimes even a blind squirrel can find a nut. :)

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  3. Love it! I have never tried this maybe I will give it a go. Thanks for the post very interesting ;)

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    1. Thanks. Give it a try and let me know how it works. It is fun!

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  4. I love "mixology," but it's been a while since I've mixed up anything new! I usually use old cheap polish that I have lying around, and I just don't have anything that I'm willing to let go of right now. :P

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    1. Beautiful polish by the way! I love that sparkle.

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  5. May I ask what you used to mix this polish? It's so gorgeous I'm looking to make one of my own.

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    1. For this one I just used a Sephora Artist black polish and added sprinkles.

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  6. Ive mixed so many polishes. Ive only ever got one or two good results but those were gorgeous. Very good job here

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  7. Mixology is looking great! I'm on the hunt for the perfect black holo :)

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    1. I am still looking for the perfect black holo too. I have the Hits and it's great. But I want something even more stunning if that is possible.

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