Here’s a dirty khaki green with golden sparkle for Green Week. This was very simple to make- 2/3 China Glaze Calypso, a navy blue creme, and 1/3 Orly Golden Halo, a yellowish translucent white with tons of gold shimmer. I then added a little bit (about 5 drops) of OPI Lemonade Stand By Your Man, a medium yellow shimmer, to make it a little bit more green. Try mixing in a white iridescent like Golden Halo, OPI Fireflies, etc. with a dark creme to make a new and unexpected color. You can also layer lighter colors on top of dark, but the Orly Golden Halo was too opaque to layer well- it had to be mixed in with the navy creme.
For some reason, this one reminds me of reptiles. I know alligators and crocodiles are not shimmery, but something about the color brings them to mind. I’d much rather wear something “croc-like” as nail polish than as a handbag or shoes.
Actually, this is not at all related to nails, but I used to work with a girl who had a real python handbag. It cost a fortune, and she was very proud of it. I nicknamed it Fang, but somehow I don’t think she appreciated it. Until that point, I don’t think she actually connected her bag to a living animal that died so she could carry it around. I’m kind to animals, so I guess I’ll just stick to wearing them on my nails then.