Essie Starry Starry Night

This is a hard to find color from Essie that I actually got a few requests to franken. It’s really nice and also easy to franken!

First off, you will need Orly Star of  Bombay, a deep, deep navy blue creme. It’s the only navy blue I have found with no red in it at all. This also makes a really good RBL Dead Calm franken too.

I used 10 drops Orly Star of Bombay and 2 drops Color Club 220V, a neon-y blue. Any medium blue would work- Misa Pour Me Something Tall and Strong would also be a good choice. The medium blue will lighten up the Orly a little bit so it doesn’t look quite so black.  I added 5 drops of clear polish to the mixture and mixed well. From there, I added a teeny scoop of the smallest silver glitter I could find. It has to be really fine- the SSN doesn’t have chunky glitter.


Here’s what I got:




I made my own original franken a while back using Orly SOB and some holo glitter that I actually prefer to the Starry Starry night, but this is also a gorgeous color.


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 Essie Starry Starry Night

  1. Alexlyndra says:

    OH MY GOSH, it’s absolutely to die for! I love it! I’d do almost everything to get this one..

  2. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Glad you liked it! You can get the Orly really easily, and any silver glitter or glitter polish will do- give it a try. 🙂

  3. Lucy says:

    I don’t own the original. From what I remember it looks pretty close to me. Nice job and seems easy enough to franken. Thanks Jen for getting to everyones requests so soon.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Lucy- this is an easy one. The Orly is a great color to have in a franken kit because there’s no hint of red in it, unlike many other dark blues. It also looks fabulous mixed with a silver holo glitter polish.

  4. Deniz says:

    Thank you for this beautiful franken! I love it =)

  5. Sandra says:

    beautiful! 🙂

  6. wonderful job once again!! You are so good at doing these, you really have an eye for what colors to mix to get the end result you are looking for!

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