Today I have a special guest frankener! The wonderful Kris (flinty on MUA) has so graciously agreed to share her creation with us. And boy, is it a good one! I received a lot of emails recently, asking for a dupe for Lippmann’s new color, Funky Chunky. I have been extremely busy lately, but I’ve been trying my best to get through all reader requests. I was really excited when Kris told me she had frankened a Funky Chunky dupe, so without further interruption…here it is!
Here is my Funky Chunky frankendupe which I’ve called Feelin’ Hexy. The recipe is simple: Wet n Wild Black and black hexagonal nail art glitter (available on eBay). For two-thirds of a 0.5fl oz bottle’s worth of WnW Black, put in about ten scoops of the hexagonal glitter (and a couple of ballz to shake it up). You may want to start out with only eight scoops and swatch to see exactly how many scoops you would prefer to put in.
When applying, use regular black nail polish for the first coat to make sure your manicure looks reasonably neat (the hexagons make it hard to apply the polish neatly). For the second (and final) coat, use Feelin’ Hexy: shake up the bottle and make sure you have enough of the polish on the brush to cover most of your nail in one stroke. Apply it the polish right up the middle of your nail, spreading the bristles of your brush wide against it. If you have very long or wide nails, it might be a better idea to use two strokes that are applied side by side with as little overlap as possible. The polish should be opaque in a single coat. Do not use more than one coat of Feelin’ Hexy because the delicate hexagonal details from the first stroke will disappear under the second coat and appear more like a lumps than like the outlines of hexagons. Do not use a top coat with this polish: WnW Black is highly glossy on its own and the extra polish will likely further obscure the detail.
Check out more from Kris at polishorperish.blogspot.com
Thank you again, Kris, for sharing your franken! I’m always interested in seeing the cool polishes others come up with, and I’m always on the hunt for guest frankeners.