Nail Polish Mini Lab | DRK Nails

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Inspired by Multi Colored tubes of a Laboratory

DRK Nails is excited to bring an Indie Product called Nail Polish Mini Lab (A DIY Indie polish set). In the set will be included enough material to make several bottles (2oz of Suspension Base, 4 bottles (7ml), 2 kinds of iridescent flakes,2 kinds of ultrachome flakes, 2 magnetic pigments, holographic powder, 2 neon pigment, 1 silver shine pigment, 1 shimmer pigment, 2 thermal pigment and 4 bags of different sizes of glitters. These are the pigments I use to make my own polishes so you can be sure that it's good stuff. Everything in a plastic box. And a manual of how to use the products. Not every set will be the same, but all of them will have the same amount of each.

Mini Lab DIY Your Own Indie Polish

The idea of this set is to give you an experience of the process of creating artisan nail polish. This is just a part of the whole process, there are many more elements involved, but this is a pretty good start of this journey.


Important directions:


Always work in a well-ventilated area. Use a face mask and protect the area where you are going to work on. Children must be under supervision all the time. Avoid smelling the powders and do not turn on a fan nearby when you mix the products. Open each bag/tube very carefully. The products inside are intended for external use only. They are non-toxic, but it’s not appropriate to inhale or swallow them. Do not touch your eyes or mouth while you are in the process of mixing. There is no need to use gloves because the products are not unsafe for skin/nails. Gloves are necessary when producing to others. Some people start mixing artisan polish directly inside the bottle. I think this is not the best way. The method I use to create my prototypes is using medicine cups and sticks to create them.

 

Some people start mixing artisan polish directly inside the bottle. I think this is not the best way. The method I use to create my prototypes is using medicine cups and sticks to create them.

You will need:

Acetone (or similar), cotton balls, towel paper, extra medicine cups (or something similar), and craft wooden sticks (that you can find at Walmart). I recommend also having an empty nail bottle filled with acetone (to clean the brush you are going to use to test your work in progress). To color the suspension base you can use “very opaque cream polishes” (one drop at a time). Stamping polishes, “one coaters” polishes are very opaque cream polishes. 


HERE is your MANTRA – Less is MORE.

It is like cooking. You can always add more salt if needed… Do not mix everything all at once. Mix and test, then mix more and test again… keep going until you are happy with the result.

Good combinations to start:

Finish

Best results

Not so good

Thermal

(starts with half of the bag) You can mix 2 thermals to get another color.

Glitter

Flakes

Shimmer

Magnetic

Neon

Magnetic

(starts with half of the bag)

Flake

Holographic

Shimmer

Glittler

Neon

Thermal

Neon

(starts with a little bit)

Glitter

Flakes

Shimmer

Holo

Magnetic

Thermal

Glitter

Glitter

Shimmer

Flakes

Color

Magnetic

Flakes

Flakes

Holographic

Shimmer

Glitter

Color

 

Effect Topper

Flakes

Glitter

Shimmer

Holographic

Neon

 

Suggested Steps:

1. Get everything you need to start.
2. Pour about 10ml of suspension base in the medicine cup and start adding little by little the pigments. Stir delicately with the spoon or a craft wooden stick. All the plastic cups/spoons need to be ethyl acetate resistants, like polyethylene or Polypropylene. Paper cups are good too.
3. Test on your own nails to get the real color on you. Displays are fine, but the color will have a different color on natural nails. I always test in my own nail (2 or 3 coats) to see how it dries and if it is the finish I am happy with.
4. When you get the result you want to pour the polish into the glass bottle, add the brush and close with the lid.

Congratulations! You have created your exclusive artisan polish.



product size: 60 (suspension base)

shipped weight: 8oz

no US cap

100 UK

https://www.drknails.com/

ingredients: 5 free suspension base, iridescent and ultrachrome flakes, Holographic powder, thermal pigment, aluminium