This is an odd muted purple/brown with a lot of pale gold glitter.

This one is  a little complex and can be easily messed up, but the  resulting purple/brown is very unique and worth trying to make. First, mix a medium purple creme with half red, half blue, or use a neutral purple creme polish.

Add three drops of neon yellow/orange. I used Color Club Explosive. It’s a color I would describe as nuclear pumpkin soup.  I got what looked like a dirty burgundy- but that wasn’t what I wanted.  I added a two drops of white, and the purple really came out when the shade was lightened.  Add the white slowly or you will get brownish lavender.

I added some strange, pale gold glitter that I picked up at an old dusty craft store. Did it fade, or was it just a very pale gold? I don’t know, but this muted glitter gave me the old-world feeling I was looking for. I added glitter to my regular dollar-store clear polish and applied two coats.



Now, normally I wouldn’t call Konad subtle, but isn’t this great? I used the Princess special polish in black gold, which I don’t really like, but it was perfect for this Konad. I wanted a dreamy, old-world manicure for today and I think this fits the bill!


Below is a photo with flash so you can see the Konad better.



About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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9 Responses to Alchemy

  1. That’s simply gorgeous…the Konad definitely suits the color/glitter.

  2. Elisa says:

    Wow that is such a great combination!

  3. Amabile says:

    Very nice and sophisticated!

  4. kaz says:

    I love this!!! very chic.
    Every morning i take a look at your blog, thank you for doing this. Because of you i made my first 2 Frankenpolishes yesterday. I used polishes i didnt like, awful colors, and now those are colors i love and they turned out very special. 🙂 thank you and have a great weekend!

  5. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Asian Girl, Elisa, Amabile- thanks a lot, I’m glad you like it!

    Kaz, I am glad you discovered the joys of frankening and thanks for checking me out every morning. 🙂 I’m sure you will discover some wonderful new colors.

  6. Jamie says:

    Beautiful – just beautiful. 🙂

  7. Asami says:

    So pretty! I love this one. 😀

  8. Annaliza says:

    Wow…I just happen to find your site. I have to save WOW…beautiful…..seriously beautiful work and I love what you did here. You have inspired me to try this out. I am a fan of yours now and will check out your site often to see what beautiful colors you are up too.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Annaliza! Come back anytime and let me know if you have any specific requests for a color or for nail art. 🙂

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