Uglies? I Think Not!
Recently, I received some “less-than-desirable” polishes from my friend Michelle at A Stroke of Color. She was confident that I would be able to doctor these into something a little more appealing. Mission accepted!
Now, these are both Sally Hansen polishes & I’ve peeled the labels off (of course!). We will start with the darker, metallic rose colored polish. It isn’t too horrible…but can certainly be improved! Since it is a full bottle, I am going to split it in half and make two different frankens from it.
Now that the polish is divided, I’ve chosen some colors to add in: Wet N Wild Black Creme, Essie Who’s She Red, and Revlon Colorstay clear.
I added 1/4 of Essie Who’s She Red, and 1/4 clear into one of the bottles. The Essie is a very opaque red creme, so adding some clear polish gives the mixture a bit of a shiny “jelly” finish. And by using a creme polish, I’ve toned down the metallic properties in the original polish. After adding in a couple ballz and shaking, we now have a lovely dark pink shimmer!
I’m very pleased with how this turned out! The color is very versatile, and would look great on a variety of skin tones.
Now let’s not forget the second bottle we set aside! For this one, we’ll keep it simple and just add in 1/2 Wet N Wild Black creme. I love using black to franken with because it is a simple way to completely change the appearance of a polish. Remember our metallic rose we started with? Well, take a look at it now:
This vampy purple has a beautiful deep shimmer that almost glows! It reminds me a lot of OPI’s now discontinued Black Tie Optional.
Thanks, Michelle, for sending me these polishes to work with!