This morning, I woke up full of energy before 6AM, took a lovely motorcycle ride, and promptly fell asleep with the Sleep of The Dead after returning around 9ish. I’m back up again, but I don’t know for how long, so here’s something I know a few of you have been waiting for: Essie Starry Starry Night. I found this on a dusty shelf in a nail salon. It’s a much sought-after color, a deep navy with tiny silver glitter. The glitter is not holo, though I did a franken with holo silver glitter a while back that I liked too. But the real thing is non-holo.
♪ One of these things is not like the others ♪ – it’s a franken!
Of course it’s the ring finger that’s the franken, but in real life, the nails look pretty close. This was a quick n’ dirty franken: two coats of China Glaze Calypso Blue, followed by a third coat of 6 drops Calypso Blue, 1 drop of clear topcoat, and 1-2 coats of China Glaze Tinsel, a silver microglitter in a clear base. The glitter in the Starry Starry Night is rather sparse so add the Tinsel carefully.
If I was trying to make a 100% dead-on franken, I would have added 1-2 drops of black creme to the Calypso for the two base coats. Even with minimal mixing, it’s still very close in all but bright lights and photgraphs. For those ladies who can’t find the real thing, I think this is a very satisfying alternative from easily available colors.
Edited to add:
I couldn’t resist a little Konad action:
I did the houndstooth pattern with white Konad polish and then added some tips with China Glaze Whiteout. From there, I added some dots with China Glaze Calypso Blue. I also added houndstooth to my thumb but it was a little crooked.