Today, I’m taking a little break from the Valentine’s Day art.
I was looking at some swatches of the new OPI South Beach collection when they first came out, and while I’m not into most of the colors (does the world need another red creme?), I did like the Done Out In Deco, a slightly grayed lavender. I didn’t set out to franken it, but I find that certain things I’ve seen over the course of the day tend to stick out in my mind, and I find myself later creating the colors I’ve seen.
This color is more purple in real life than in the photos. For some reason, photographing purple and blue/purple combinations is really difficult. But, I wasn’t setting out to do a Done Out in Deco franken. Dirty lavender just suddenly appealed, and then I did the franken. I added some funky copper glitter powder to it to give it a speckled texture, like a robin’s egg. I got this at the craft store, but the label rubbed off ages ago. I’ll update the post if I can find the brand and more details. But anyway, here it is.
This is 2 drops China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway, a medium blue creme, and two drops of medium creme red. I then added this to a gray creme base (gray like cigarette ash). Finally, I added a half- pea-sized amount of the copper glitter to the mix.
But wait! There’s more!
I got a Japanese brand nail polish, oddly named Pa, with confetti stars and glitter in it. It was around $4.50 US and it’s tiny.Welcome to Tokyo, where things are half the size and twice the price. Then again, a bottle of OPI is literally $25 US here. Ouch!
One thing I do have to say for the Pa, it doesn’t smell like xylene chemical death like my Maybelliene confetti heart polish did. In fact, it doesn’t smell like anything at all. Still a little pricey considering the size of the bottle.