As some of you have likely heard, Nerd Lacquer has been having family troubles and has basically dropped off the Internet. Her polishes are no longer being sold 😦
I’ve been dying for a Nerd Lacquer for *months* now but since she’s taking a break from selling polish I was left high and dry! My friend let me use hers (which you can see here) and another friend posted a “recipe” for a frankendupe here. I didn’t follow it too closely but it was a great starting point. My formula was this…
I opted for the silver square glitter because…well heck, I love square glitter! And I felt like the Love & Beauty polish didn’t quite have enough large glitter in it, nor was the glitter large enough. Mint Apple had the perfect green shimmer, a little went a long way. I might use Milani Fuchsia glitter in place of the loose fuchsia if I ever make another one of these, my loose glitter might bleed over time and that would make me so sad!
The picture doesn’t capture it well (that’s what I get for late-night lacquering!) but comparing my nails to swatches of All of Time and Space shows that they are super close! I really do prefer mine though, especially because of the square glitter 🙂
- Kyoti’s Nails A Little Bit of Time and Space