Sunday, April 17, 2011

Franken: Orchid

You know how lots of purples hate being photographed and always try to disguise themselves? Well, this is one of those. It's pinker than it looks in the picture, and it has a subtle shimmer that doesn't show in the photos - it's sort of there in the bottle shot, but it's more apparent in real life. Orchid has a jelly finish, but it's not one of those jellies that will never be opaque, either. I used three coats on all but my index finger, which I used four on because I smudged that nail after the third coat. I didn't use top coat in the pictures, and it's amazingly shiny even so.

outdoors, sunlight
 outdoors, shade
indoors, artificial light

The odd thing about this franken is that I used two polishes, Ulta Devious and NYC 215, and neither one of them appear to be shimmers when worn on their own. However, my franken has shimmer! It must have been lurking in 215, because I'm quite positive that Devious is a creme, but I sure never saw it when I wore the polish on its own. Maybe it showed up because I frankened the polish into a jelly? Who knows - however it happened, I like the result.


  1. I love the color!!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! I really liked your previous franken too.

  3. Thanks! I've really enjoyed making them.

  4. This is super, super pretty - I love that shimmer haha. Purple is le trubs to photograph, for sure!

  5. Thanks! I don't know why purples are so troublesome, but they definitely are.