Day 6: Violet

7:45 PM Laura 16 Comments

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Violet makes me think of two things. 

Love those books! I might be a little obsessed with Lemony Snicket, so what? *shifty eyes*

Violet! You're turning violet!

But today's challenge pertains to the color violet, in nail polish form. What a fabulous moment to introduce you to one of my Beatles frankens, Her Majesty!

It's a hidden track at the end of Abbey Road, and a perfect name for this polish!


Thar she blows!

She is a wee bit sheer, so I started with one coat of American Apparel African Violet and then a coat of NYC Midnight Amethyst (sorry for the derpy swatches).

lamp

lamp

lamp

lamp

lamp

shade

shade

inside

Um. Why are there no sun shots!? OMG. What. No. 


*sigh*

Well I guess we'll just have to make do. Anyway, I did two-ish coats of Her Majesty because the glitter distribution sucks beach balls. I already dumped an arseload (I feel like using the British term is less offensive, probably not to any Brits out there, though) of glitter but it all sinks/sticks to the sides. 

I think I'm going to try and find a glitter polish that has smaller gold glitter in it, that way the glitter would be suspended and I think it would look better with smaller gold glitter in it anyway. More Lippmann-esque.

It has an okay formula, it's a little thin, though, which is NOT HELPING THE GLITTER PROBLEM. But other than that I like it. I was kinda "meh" about it in the beginning which was disappointing, because I want me Beatles frankens to be spank-tastic (the Beatles totally deserve groovy frankens) but it grew on me. Not like a tumor, or mold, more like a... well I can't actually think of anything pleasant that literally grows on you, but you get the idea, right?

Anyway, I think with a few alterations she will be fabulous. Fit for a queen, no?

16 comments:

  1. I really like it! And I like the name! :)

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  2. I think you had the right idea, I still like the purple color it is!

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  3. I LOVE those books, and that movie!!! Great polish!

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  4. I actually kinda liked the gigantic glitter... but yes it needs more or like smaller glitter in with it! (:

    P.S. I can't wait till u post about the nails you had today!!! :D

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  5. Love it and the sparkles! I just did a post on Roadhouse Blues by OPI and used your pic but put your link under it! http://www.clotheslinefinds.com/2011/09/currently-loving-opi-roadhouse-blues.html

    Do you have twitter?

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  6. Sorry sorry I missed the link dropping thing! You can find it on my blog from today eeeeekkkk love your blog though :)

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  7. @Meg: I'll be doing those in a few days!

    @Anthea: That's okay! You were just letting me know, so that's all right. :) And I don't have a Twitter right now but I'm considering making one for the blog.

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  8. I think this would be beautiful with golden flakies instead of glitter :O it's absolutely wonderful anyway, but it does seem to be missing a bit o' jazz.

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  9. I like it! I haven't gotten any suspension base (yet) but can see it might be in my future. So far, starting with a glitter polish or a flecked shimmer has been okay for me.

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  10. Oooh, I like the glitter in it. :D

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  11. Maybe it would have thickened up if you had used that suspension 'stuff' I read about for getting the glitter to dispense evenly throughout frankens. Color is on the right pathway!

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  12. Annnnd you need Twitter.

    I like the purple, but yes, more glitter!!! :D

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  13. Violet! You're turning violet! :-p hahaha I love that part..

    Anyway, I like this color, but It needs more glitter.

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  14. @Naomi: Arghhh. Gold flakies would be great except I have no idea where to find them!

    @KarenD: Yes, I think that would help my franken a lot!

    @beachgal: I think I'm going to add in a polish with glitter already so that it will be suspended. Hopefully it helps!

    @Larie: Foo, I don't even know what to do on Twitter! I've thought about it but I don't know where to begin!

    @Vintage: I loooved the Johnny Depp version. The creepy vibe was awesome. I think everyone agrees that more glitter = more better! Lol

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  15. I LOVE The Series of Unfortunate Events & sold them to many folks during my bookstore days.

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  16. NEEDS MOAR GLITTER

    /flips a table

    other than that, I like this one!! Definitely not the best but the color is nice.

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