I’m a color junkie at heart, and I spend a lot of time mixing up custom colors when I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for. Today, I have some nails inspired by the humble teapot.
I couldn’t find the exact shade of gray I wanted- I know Color Club makes something very close to this teapot shade, but I don’t have those newer neutral shades, so I frankened up one myself with black Essie Licorice (Essie is no longer cruelty-free, but I have still polish in my stash from their kinder days), a few drops of medium yellow (China Glaze Sunshine Pop to add a hint of warmth, and some creme white with Misa Kiss the Bride. Here’s what I got!
When making any frankenpolish that involves black, add the black to your palette first. It’s way too easy to add too much black to an already mixed shade and get a much darker color than expected, which means you will have to add a ton of white to lighten it up. Start with the darkest shade, add the main color (in this case white) and then tint the resulting mixture (here with yellow to warm it up a bit).
Of course, I can’t resist adding some details, so some roses and handpainted vines finished the look! I had to hold back on the mini rhinestones, which would have looked lovely scattered on the nail, but didn’t really match with the rustic-ness of the teapot. So, next time, I’m just going to have to buy a more bedazzled teapot!