Friday, August 05, 2011

Swatch Spam - SpectraFlair Fun

Hey guys!

Today I have some swatches of my new SpectraFlair top coat over a few random polishes. For anyone who isn't familiar with SpectraFlair, here's a quick description from Wikipedia:

"SpectraFlair pigment is a specialized diffractive colorant for automotive and industrial coatings that show multiple rainbow colors as the viewing angle changes. This pigment is based on microsopic aluminum flakes layered with glass and inorganic pigments. The combination of SpectraFlair’s rainbow-like color, aluminum core, and fine particle size creates an iridescent, liquid silver metallic appearance.
By controlling the physical dimensions and surface microstructure, SpectraFlair pigment generates the appearance of multiple, bright rainbow producing prisms on a base color that appears silver. It is a “stir in” pigment that creates a 3D, iridescent, liquid-silver look in low illumination, changing to vivid, multi-rainbows in direct bright light.
SpectraFlair pigment has also been used in coatings for autos, ski helmets and cell phones and many other fast moving consumer goods."

So basically, SpectraFlair pigment creates a linear holographic effect.
One of the girls in the polish group I'm in on Facebook got her hands on a bunch of this pigment and she decided to franken some holographic top coats out of it and sell them to the members of the group for a really great price. I bought two myself because honestly, who can ever have too many holographic top coats?

Here are the polishes I started off with:



Keep reading to see what they look like with SpectraFlair top coat added!



China Glaze Starboard, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Orly Frisky, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys


China Glaze Starboard, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Orly Frisky, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys


OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Orly Frisky, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Starboard


SpectraFlair Top Coat


SpectraFlair Top Coat


SpectraFlair Top Coat


(1 coat of SpectraFlair Top Coat over) China Glaze Starboard, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Orly Frisky, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys


(1 coat of SpectraFlair Top Coat over) China Glaze Starboard, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Orly Frisky, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys


(1 coat of SpectraFlair Top Coat over) OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Orly Frisky, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Starboard


(1 coat of SpectraFlair Top Coat over) OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Orly Frisky, China Glaze Papaya Punch, Revlon Royal, China Glaze Starboard


Pretty cool, hey?
If you'd like to see SpectraFlair layered on top of any colours in particular just let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to satisfy your requests.

18 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! What away to make all colors holo :)

    How much specktraflair did you put in your clear base?

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  2. Oh my goodness! It totally transforms the colors - they're gorgeous with that top coat!

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  3. Amazing! I'm really lusting after this topcoat. That's very nice of the girl who made this to sell it to people so they don't have to make their own. From what I've seen online it certainly looks impressive.

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  4. how awesome!! I need something like this to make all of my polishes holo!

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  5. amazing. I'd love to see it over ChG Re-fresh mint. I like the idea of using a topcoat instead of frankening a bunch, it gives a great effect still!

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  6. I want that topcoat!! lol.... it's so pretty :)
    Thanks for sharing :D

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  7. Oh wow I want this really bad. I'd love to see it over a purple any brand.

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  8. I have half a gram of spectra flair left and I am going to make a topcoat out of it. What a genius idea! Then I can have ANY RAINBOW NAIL COLOUR OMG!
    You're a genius!

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  9. I'd like to see a great holo-fied red. I have yet to see one I really like and non of my reds seemed to work well under a spectra top coat. XD

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  10. I have GOT to have this top coat...where, how, who to contact to get this product??? It's better than the CG OMG holo topper.

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  11. I looked on line and cannot come up with any retailers advertising this at all. Where do we get this please let us know!!!!

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  12. HOLY HELL!! Papaya Punch looks AWESOME with the SF topcoat!

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