I really wanted to get one of the polishes from MAC’s recent Venemous Villians collection but wasn’t waiting online or lined up outside the store so I missed out. The color was Bad Fairy, a sort of duochrome russet color with sparkles. There were two other polishes in the collection but they were very close to some of the Orly Cosmics I already own. I understand that some things are limited edition, but it seems to me they deliberately make it hard to get.
So here’s my franken, which gets a thumbs down because it required a super old discontinued polish (Sally Hansen Nail Prism in Amber Ruby- russet base with yellow duochrom flash), OPI Man of La Mancha (sheer russet base with russet microglitter) and MAC Reflects Rust glitter. I mixed the polishes together in a half/half ratio and then added one pea-sized spoonful of glitter.
The actual polish looks different in every swatch photo I see, so I had to use some imagination. I was satisfied enough with my franken that I don’t feel the need to get the real thing. It would have been nice, but I’m not paying Ebay prices for it. I’m in the same color family at least!
Ignore the smudge- I just wanted to show the yellow/gold duochrome.
But…we’re close to Halloween. Non-scary nails are not an option. So I checked out some of my polymer clay canes that came in the batch with Michael Jackson. I was not disappointed.
Behold….Zombie Minnie Mouse?!
This thing is nightmare fuel, pure and simple. The ears look like gaping shark mouths, and the pupil-less zombie eyes and grinning maw…aaaarhhh! Make it stop. This horrible thing reminds me of the old comic strip Nancy…anyone remember that? If Nancy was attacked by undead Mousketeer zombies, this would be the result. Even looking at it kinda gives me the creeps.
So of course it was the finishing touch to my manicure!
Be afraid. Be very afraid.