Well, the scary stuff isn’t ending with the Kit Kats…this weekend, I made a color that was pretty overwhelming in its girliness- bright Barbie pink with metallic baby pink glitter:
This one was very easy- 2 parts creme white to 5 parts warm bright red (Color Club Hearts on Fire). It was pretty opaque in two thin coats. I had some leftover franken polish, so I added half as much clear polish to the that, and then the threw some glitter into the mix. If I had just added the glitter to the mix without thinning it with some clear polish, it would have been too opaque for the glitter to show through. It’s true that you can add a glitter topcoat to any color, but I like my glitter coat to have a little color in the base for a more jelly-ish look.
A franken field note about red: All reds are not created the same- some have a blue base (“cool red) and some lean more towards orange (“warm red”). This is not always apparent until you add white to the mix, which is another good reason to start small when you make a franken. You may find your red yields a different pink than expected. Red shimmers do not often mix well with white creme, so I recommend sticking to red cremes when you want to make a pink shade.
This may be proof that I have been in Japan too long- total kawaii overload.
And…well, OK, I wasn’t going to tell everyone this, but I’ve gone to the Dark Side- or maybe I should call it the DecoDarkSide. This weekend, I made Japanese sweets nails with silicone whipped cream and a frosting nozzle. As I was sitting there piping silicone whipped cream into impossibly adorable shapes, it felt like I had crossed some invisible line. There is no going back….pretty soon everything I own will be festooned with rhinestones, lace, fake ice cream cones and silicone whipped cream. The worst? I used up the whole tube of silicone whipped cream and I went back to the store and bought another- AND a pink one so I could make strawberry-whip nails. Save me!