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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Gold Leaf Franken Over Zoya Lotus

Good evening, dear readers! :D

As some of you were interested in seeing some swatches of the gold leaf top coat I made, here it is over Zoya Lotus! (Thank you so much Malinda for the gorgeous purple!!! :D!!)








The only thing about it is that in the bottle, the clear now has a red tinge from something oxidizing.  I think the gold is 23.25K and I am not sure what alloys are in it.  But the flakes stay gold, and thankfully you can't really see the reddish tinge when you apply it, since it is so sheer.  :D

I hope to get some pure 24K loose gold leaves to make some more (hopefully without the oxidization) but it looks like I may have to order it from Switzerland.

Take care everyone, and have a wonderful day!!! :D

-Ashesela

26 comments:

  1. AHH I just can't get over how awesome this is! I bet it would look insane with a matte top coat!

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  2. it looks so pretty with the matte coat! I also made my own gold leaf top coat but even though the gold leaf was still gold the clear base turned green! I was so upset :( so now i just put the gold leaf on my nail by putting my finger inside the bag that contains it lol

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  3. Very neat, I think I'll try it out sometime with silver leaf :)

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  4. That is a really cool top coat! The closest I have is that NYX Gilded Gold or whatever it's called... yours looks way cooler!

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  5. WOW! You need to make tons of these and then give them all to me! Lol no really, you should make a lot and then sell them on etsy!!

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  6. That turned out awesome!

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  7. Oh, wow, that looks amazing! I love it, I love it, I love it!

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  8. Really pretty. I wonder why the gold leaf turns base odd colors. I like this combo.

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  9. This is such an awesome creation, and it really pops on top of the Lotus!

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  10. I absolutely love the gold leaf, it looks amazing!

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  11. I love this combo! Very pretty!!

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  12. This looks wonderful! It came out amazing! :)

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  13. @ The Collegiate Nail: OMG I never thought about doing that!!!!!! Thank you so much for the suggestion! :D!

    @ NailsByDiana: What percentage of gold was the gold leaf? If it was less than 24 it could have been an alloy doing the same thing that happened with mine (but in a different colour XD). Sorry to hear about that happening!!

    @ sue: Thank you!!! :D

    @ Jessica: Oooh one thing, silver tarnishes really easily so I don’t know how it would take to being put into a varnish. :O But that would be so cool having silver flake polish too!!! :D

    @ Lindsey R: Aw, thank you so much!!!! :D Ooh, I just looked up that Nyx one; it looks so gorgeous!!! :O

    @ Bethany Taylor: AHAHHAHA!!! X’D I would love to make more bottles and trade/sell/give them away, but I need to get more supplies.

    @ Kaki: Thank you so much!! :D!

    @ Ashley K: Aw, thank you!!! :D

    @ My Nail Polish Online: Aww, thank you so much!!! :D

    @ Malinda: Thank you so much!!! :D Since it wasn’t pure 24 karat gold leaf that I used (I think it was around 23.25 K) it was probably one of the other metals in it reacting with the varnish. Eventually when I get my hands on some, I plan on trying again with the pure gold and seeing how it turns out.

    @ Elizabeth: Thank you so much!!! :D

    @ Jessica: Thank you!!! ^-^

    @ LabMuffin: :D!! Thank you very much!!

    @ ScarsLikeLace: Thank you very much!! :D

    @ Polish and Charms: Thank you!!!! :D

    @ drinkcitra: :D YAY!! Thank you!!! :D

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  14. Omg I neeed that! Great colour combo too!

    x

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  15. your nails look stunning, you've definitely inspired me to try do this! Also, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I'm following you now. I hope you'll join my on my blog, I'd love to keep in touch :)

    Liz

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  16. Yep, still loving it :)

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  17. Wow lady this is really gorgeous! Congrats on this top coat! I'm sure you'll do more amazing things with it! I see.. turquoise! Like the jewelry!

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  18. @ ** PEACE, LOVE & LIPGL0SS **: Thank you!!!! :D

    @ So Lonely in Gorgeous: Aw, thank you so much for your kind comment, and for following me! I am following you too! :D

    @ esmeheredia: Thank you!!! :D!!

    @ Tara: Aw, thanks so much!!! XD! ^-^

    @ Crystal: Awww thank you!!!! :D YEAH!! I really want to layer it over turquoise!!! :D

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  19. @ CharlieDBeauty: Thank you very much!!! :D

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  20. Looks great and it's cheaper than the one OPI sells.

    Love the one coats!

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