MAC recently released a medium light green creme polish (not a pastel, but close) in green, called Peppermint Patty. Apparently it is sold out, and I got a request to franken it.
I’ve not seen the color in real life, so I am going with photos I saw on the internet. It appears to be a cool green, made with more blue than yellow, and it’s medium light.
You can make this out of yellow. blue and white, but it’s easiest to start with a green and lighten it up. For this franken and others like it, mix your base color (green) and then add the green to a little puddle of white creme polish. Mix, then add more green if you want a darker color.
Since the MAC finish appears to be creme, you should use all cremes too if you want to re-create PP. But if you just want a color inspired by PP, feel free to use shimmer, glitter…whatever you like!
This was made of 10 drops New York Summer brand Amaranth, a medium creme green, and 5 drops creme white. Mix and apply 2 coats. You may need to mix two batches because this dries pretty fast.
I’ve taken as many pictures in different lights to show you the color. I do have bubbles from my $!$% topcoat, which I should have thinned first, as it thickened up.
Indoor flourescent light, no flash.
Full sun with flash.
Natural light, no flash.
Probably the most accurate color shot, indoors near sunlight.
This is a cool color, but easily frankenable, so I’d save your money unless you just particularly wanted PP.
But this color just needed something a little extra. For a quick n’ easy fun spring mani, add some dots. I just used my dotting tool and some pink, yellow and white polish and dotted away.
I hope you like this fun springy manicure!
Coming up: One more Easter manicure, and a list of cosmetic companies that do and don’t test on animals.
China Glaze, OPI, Essie, Orly, Seche, Color Club, Sally Hansen all signed statements saying they do NOT test.
But Covergirl, Maybelliene and L’Oreal (still checking that) are still testing or using suppliers who do. I’m still confirming details at the moment.