Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Just Call Me The Mad Scientist

Happy Hump Day! Just a quick, late post about what I was up to tonight. Did a little frankening and ended up with two polishes - one I think is a pass but the other I'm not so sure about. Of course, that is the one I'm wearing now so you can be the judge for yourselves.

So the Mad Scientist in me got right to work when I got home from The Job and this is what I ended up with.


Started out wanting a blue/green holo but ended with this lovely green with holographic sparkles. That's the one I'm happy with. It's the other one that I'm not so sure about. 

You see what it looks like in the bottle - a nice brown with gold sparkles, right? Yeah, take another look.

This one is without flash because the flash only brings out the gold and now you see a kind of pinkish aura or whatever, right? And though I couldn't get it on camera, there is also a strong green cast as well as a blue to purple at the right angles. Now, what does it look like on the nail? That is the disappointing part.

Before I put on the top coat, I could see all the color shifts. Once the top coat went on, only two remained - gold with the flash and green without.

Now, don't get me wrong. I do like what I did here and this will be a nice fall color but what I really wanted to see on the nail was all of the colors I can see in the bottle. Even in these pictures, you can tell there is a difference. I just wish all the multiple color shifts translated onto the nail. I'm calling this one Horsefeathers, by the way. Don't know why. That's just the name that came to me.

Here's a few more pics.

As for the other one I made, not sure what to call it - toying with a few ideas but nothing is really striking me.

 without flash
with flash - the most accurate color representation

This has a slightly textured surface when dry and the sparkles aren't in your face but they are there. Kind of reminds me a bit of Sinful's Apple Mint....or is that Mint Apple.....except that the sparkles here are holographic instead of just gold. This one is probably more of a Spring color. I'll have to swatch it for you later.

Well, all this frankening wore me out tonight. I'm off to bed. Thanks for reading and stay tuned.


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