I had the house to myself this past Saturday and took that as a sign I needed to take over the kitchen table and do some frankening. As I've been working on ridding my stash of backups, some of the extras I've come across have gone into a Helmer drawer reserved for nail art and frankening supplies, which is where I found the ingredients for this summery coral pink shimmer/glitter/mini-flakie creation I mixed up:
I used three polishes to make this: Cover Girl Boundless Color Pink Twinkle, Sally Hansen HD Hi-Res, and Cover Girl IceSlicks Pink Ice.
I was a bit concerned that the shimmer in Hi-Res would swallow up the mini-flakies and glitter in the other two, but it turned out okay. It's on the sheer side, to be sure; the swatches above are four coats. That's not super surprising, since the HD line isn't known for its opacity and the other two polishes are basically special effects top coats.
It's not so sheer that I wouldn't wear it alone, but it's sheer enough that I had to try some layering with it. I grabbed Essie Red Nouveau and Borghese Palermo Plum to serve as base colors, then added one coat of the franken. I like it okay on the red but adore it over the plum!
Names for frankens usually come to be by the time I'm done swatching them, but this one didn't tell me what it should be called. What do you suggest? Have you tried frankening?