I got a request to franken Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle, a cool gray creme. Nice color, something a little different for sure.
RBL seems to be a nice high-quality brand with some funky colors. But it’s pricey at $18 a bottle and for gray creme, that’s doubly outrageous. I checked some swatches of this at Polish Addict and All Lacquered Up.
It looks bluish in some photos and it’s a cool gray, so I know there’s blue in the base. For quick ‘n’ easy franken sake, I used some easily findable polishes that actually have names rather than my usual dolla-store specials.
Before I go into the details, here’s the franken. Like the original, it looks more bluish in some light than others. Sorry about the cuticles. This was two coats, three would have been perfect, but I ran out of frankenpolish.
Bright natural light.
This was made with China Glaze Whiteout, an opaque white creme, China Glaze Agent Periwinkle, a periwinkle creme, and creme black from the dolla store. All polishes should be creme, as the original is creme.
First, make a very light blue with 10 drops Whiteout and 2-3 drops Agent P. From there, add one drop of black at a time to get the bluish gray. I used two small drops of black.
Easy, quick and probably costs less than a nickel! It is a little streaky, as a lot of grays are, but two coats was pretty opaque. Three would be perfect, I think. I just make enough for one manicure, so feel free to double or triple the amounts above.