I decided to show the world what nail polish goodies can be found for around $1 US in Japan. I use a lot of dollar store nail polishes in my frankens. I don’t mind experimenting with $1, but a $25 bottle would be different.Here’s some dollar store goodies I picked up.
Small bottle and crummy brush, but these are nice opaque metallics that I franken with often.
A brand called Palladium 09, the most elusive of all dollar-store polishes. The orange/yellow is the exact color of Kraft Macaroni cheese powder and the green is an interesting dirty Granny Smith green with darker green microshimmer. Both really unique.
Nice and sparkly, in a base the same color as the sparkle so at least you get some color on the nail as well as glitter. These have a fine-tip brush, but I just dump them in my franken-pot and paint on with a regular brush. Really sparkly and good to go in 2 or 3 coats. I don’t know how well they wear on their own as I usually franken with them, but the quality seems pretty good.
I’m going out later today with darks on, so I didn’t want to put on the glitter and take it off, so I’ll show you the samples on some tips:
The green on the upper left hand corner is my favorite- green base, chunky green glitter…this is going to be worked into a few St.Patty’s Day manis!
We will shortly be returning to our regularly scheduled frankens. I’ll be doing a Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle franken soon. I have not used any RBL, but part of me wants to say they should be ashamed for charging $18 for a simple gray, unless it’s really, really good no-streaks-in sight-gray. I’d cough up $18 for something fantastic, but gray?!?!? That being said, it is a nice gray, but save yer bucks for something unfrankenable.