Hello gentle readers.
A while back, I had the remnants of two OPI polishes that I just adored, there was a little bit of I'll Take the Cake and some old formula (oh, why, OPI did you change the formula of that polish?!?!) Princesses Rule! and I decided that they might make a pretty franken so I dumped one into the other, shook it up and hello! Nothing too dramatic but a solidly pretty pale, pale, pale pink, glass fleck semi sheer.
I decided to name this little franken She Didn't Say That! in honor of Marie Antoinette. Girlfriend has has been the victim of a two centuries old smear campaign beginning in the run up to the French Revolution and continuing to this day. One of the terrible lies spread about her was that when she was told that her people were hungry and had no bread she flippantly responded, "Then let them eat cake." Marie Antoinette didn't say that. But it made good fodder and helped to whip up sentiment against her and the rest of the monarchy.
I applied two coats of She Didn't Say That! and topped it with Seche Vite. This franken wears very nicely and is very soft, flattering and work appropriate but not boring and flat. It is an easy polish to apply and it dries fairly quickly. I think it is a success.
So, what do you think? Would you wear this? Do you like to franken, play mad scientist with your polishes? If you have never tried it, go for it! It's fun. And, you don't have to waste a large amount of polish. (As I learned the hard way... ;)) Start by mixing a few drops of this, a few drops of that, a dab of the other and see what you come up with. Different textures... Shimmers, jellies, cremes, glitters. Remember not to over dilute glitters with colour, you don't want to kill the suspension base and have all of your sparkly goodness fall to the bottom. After mixing, test on a nail wheel or your own nail and see what you think. If your drops of fun turn out to be something magically delicious, go for it on a grand scale and make a bottle of your own, unique polish. If it is a fail, no big... You didn't waste much polish and you can always try again with different combinations. Sometimes you can mix a couple or more polishes that weren't such hot stuff on their own into something truly special.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.
Franken Fun: She Didn't Say That!
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.