Usually I’m not too crazy about pink, but sometimes I do get in the mood. I am a lipstick frankener in addition to being a polish frankener. I don’t have nearly as much lipstick as I do nail polish, thank goodness. I’m especially a sucker for pretty lipglosses in sets and cases.
Here’s Sephora’s Shimmer Harmony Gloss:
Sparkly, glitter, variety of colors. Good, right?
Nope, it’s sticky, way too sheer and it tastes like licking ashphalt. For anyone who loves the taste of petroleum, this one’s for you. I usually don’t care how lip products smell/taste, but this one is nasty.
So, I decided to use it as a franken inspiration. I frankened the second color on the left, the medium pink with the blue/green flash.
This called for some creme red, creme white (I used China Glaze Whiteout) and a translucent color with green microshimmer- I used Pure Ice Heartbreaker.
Pour out a bit of white, add the red drop by drop, and then mix until you get the shade of pink you want. I then applied 2 coats and then applied a coat of Pure Ice Heartbreaker to supply the sparkly green flash.
The nails were really sparkly, so the light bounced off in a strange way, but it’s a dead-on match.
This would be a nice summer color, or a fun pedicure. Pink’s not always my cup of tea, but this was a fun franken to make.
After this, there will be a few cute St. Patty’s day manicures involving tiny rhinestones and a pot o’gold, some holiday gradations, and lots of green sparkles.