Fun fact, I used to franken all the time, but I never actually wore the stuff I made. It just didn't feel like real polish to me or something, so they would just sit. I think it's partly because they were never anything that exciting. But my bottle of The N Girls reignited the franken fire. I've been wanting a blue version of Merry Midnight/Fowl Play, and I decided to set about creating one.
Meet Undercurrent, which was named by my dear friend Kittentoes. I had a TON of great name suggestions on the nail board, but Undercurrent was the one that called out to me the most.
I will tell you all what I used, but I don't have an exact recipe. I just kept adding things until it looked like I wanted.
I started with about a half a bottle of Sinful Pearl Harbor. Then I dumped in some Nfu Oh 53 - not too much because I hate using my more expensive polishes in frankens, but I didn't have much choice if I wanted flakies. Then I added in some Orly Stone Cold, followed by OPI Yoga-ta Get The Blue and Wet n Wild Nocturnal to darken it up. Then some clear and some thinner because it was pretty goopy. Afterwards I realized I had a small bottle of flakies in a clear base, so I added a little more flakies to the mix. And Undercurrent was born.
I knew I was successful because for the first time EVER with a franken of my own making, I wanted to put it on immediately. This is three coats, and I absolutely love it. LOVE it!
I have franken fever now, I think. O.o
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