Howdy all! I’m still up in the mountains of Japan. I’m the announcer for an international snowboarding competition, the Nissan X-Trail Asian Open, until Sunday. I have gotten a few great franken ideas (metallic foil blurple, mist gray shimmer, summer wheat creme), but of course I’m away from my polish stash, so they’ll have to wait for a little while. But I didn’t want to deprive anyone of frankens, so I’ll post using some photos I took before to share with you.
Today’s color is a glowing copper glitter. I got Maybelliene Copper Sand in a dollar store, but it was kind of dull. It’s a metallic copper, nice shade, but it didn’t have any zing at all. Franken to the rescue!
To get a metallic to really glow, it needs to be slightly darkened and more shimmer needs to be added.
I added several drops of black creme to the Copper Sand to darken it a little. From there, I added some shimmery gold- OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold. This is a saturated gold shimmer with foil finish that will add metallic zing to anything. However, it will lighten whatever you add it to, which is why I darkened the base with black creme first. You don’t need OPI, but you do need a foil-y, opaque gold.
I wore the color without a topcoat all day, but decided to add a little glitter for the evening.
At least with Pa nail polish, you won’t get tired of the color! You can only get a couple manicures from it. Here it is next to a big, hulking bottle of OPI. Ya gotta love Japan.