Gawd, I'm so bad at making franken polishes. Amanda and Brooke are good at it. I am not. I think the main reason is that I don't use "the good stuff" to franken. Instead I use crappy leftover stuff that I'm never going to use, but feel bad about throwing out.
Here is my first franken: Rusty. Rusty is made from a horrible clear Max Factor polish and a brown loose eyeshadow. I don't use loose eyeshadow, so I figured it would be cool to make it into a nail polish. The eyeshadow was really pretty. Warm brown with blue sparkles. The frankenpolish looks like rust. I didn't put any mixing ballz in there, since I'm too lazy to go buy some.
So today I decided to try my luck again. I used my awful Nivea Satan polish and a sample eyeshadow called Mesh and Ice from The She Space. Sorry about the dark pictures, but you can sort of see.
The result is infinitely better than Rusty, but almost anything would be. The blue sparkles are actually quite pretty, but the polish is still sheer and it still has the disgusting yellow undertone. I named it Zombie Pearl. I might wear it after I cut my nails a bit shorter. I don't like sheers on long nails.
swatches (note the unmixed pigment in Rusty):
2 days ago