For those of you non-Americans who may not know what Ny-Quil is, it’s a foul-tasting liquid cold medicine. It is a beautiful deep transluent slightly blue cool green. It looks almost black in the bottle, but shows its true color when held up to the light. It reminds me of potions in fairy tales, or old bottles of poisons in silent movies. There’s something very vintage about it.
I tried to make that color as it was, in a transparent version, but it was gross on my nails. It looked like some kind of fungus. When such a dark color is sheer, it’s not a pretty look. At least not on my pale skin, anyway.
So, I added a couple more colors to my mixture and came up with the color below:
Above: Artificial light, no flash. Below: natural light with flash.
This was a mix of 1/5 Orly Star of Bombay with 1/45clear polish and 3/5 Japanese dollar store medium yellow. Your yellow has to be totally translucent- hold it up to the light and make sure that light can pass through it. Colors like China Glaze Golden Opportunity, OPI The It Color, etc. won’t work because they are too opaque. If you can’t find such a translucent yellow, mix your mosst translucent yellow with half clear polish and try that.
Oh, and be careful about the actual Ny-Quil. You’ll feel like you were hit by a train the next morning- it’s the NyQuil hangover. For me, I’d rather appreciate it on my nails than in my body!