Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of cute nail art around that starts with a base that is sort of a light nude color. You know, not as dark as a “mannequin hands” nude, but definitely not white. I didn’t have a color like this, but I’m trying (although my hubby may not believe it) to not buy unnecessary nail polish.
Then I remembered that I bought a bunch of white polish so that I could compare them, and really, who needs 5 bottles of white? You know what that means? Frankenpolish time!
My initial plan was to add some of NYC – Fashion Safari to NYC – French White Tip.
I realized pretty quickly that I was going to have to add a ton of Fashion Safari to get my desired shade, so I raided my nail polish rack and found these two:
Wet n Wild Megalast – Haze of Love is a beautiful brownish-reddish-raisinish color that I love to wear in the fall. Spoiled – Permission to Proceed is just a true green. I knew if I just added Haze of Love to the white, it would end up being too pink, so added some Permission to Proceed just to mellow out the pinkness. I didn’t really keep track of how much of each I added to the white. I would just add some and then shake-shake-shake the bottle, assess the color and then add some more of the colored polish as needed.
In the end, I wound up with the color on my middle finger:
(Sinful Colors – Snow Me White is on my first finger, and Fashion Safari is on my ring finger.)
So, I think I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Sometimes when I look at it, I think it might still be a little too pink. Maybe I’ll add a few more drops of green polish to it. Not sure yet.
Do any of you have any Frankenpolish stories? I’d seriously love to hear them!