I’ve been painting nails all day but I wanted to show a franken to everyone! Thanks for all your emails- I am still alive and well, just getting ready for the big show I’m doing in three weeks.
My nails and cuticles are in quite a state- I did get some gel coating to try and protect them from the ravages of making nails. I filed my own middle and index finger with a really gritty file by accident while trying to clean up the edges of some custom nails. Unfortunately, that was before the gel coating was added.
But, anyway, here’s a fall franken. I’m not sure it looks great on me, but it’s the same color as the ginko trees will be turning soon. There’s a little avenue of ginko trees and the brilliant yellow is lovely, though I am most fond of orange maple leaves. When I see those, I know it’s really fall for sure.
This is 10 drops of OPI Need Sunglasses (medium yellow creme), mixed with 5 drops clear for a jelly yellow. From there, I added one teeny drop of neutral red (Essie Jelly Apple) to make the color a little more orange. I added 5 more drops of clear to the mix and then dropped in one pea-sized heap of MAC Reflects Teal Glitter. This is two thickish coats. I’m not crazy about the color on me and it clashes with my ghostly white skin, but I think it’s nice for fall.