Periwinkle Franken-polish

I don’t have the largest polish stash ever, but generally speaking – if I need a color, I pretty much have it in some variation (and usually several of them)! I don’t know what prompted it, but the other day I NEEDED a periwinkle-colored polish and… I didn’t have one! I checked my swatch sticks to be sure – I have plenty of light blues and lavenders, but nothing that straddles those two color worlds. That definitely needed to be remedied!

Unlike any sensible polish maven, I did not immediately rush out of the house and go find a periwinkle polish to purchase – I am on a low-buy, so I am striving not to buy too much polish and primarily use what I already have. Luckily, I have a pretty sizable de-stash pile and I tend to use them to franken new colors that I need.Β I like to think of this as the green alternative –Β reuse reduce recycle. πŸ™‚

I used a shimmery white Sephora by OPI as my base color – I liked the original polish, but it was way too runny – and added some blue and purple Sinful Colors from my de-stash. I am super pleased with the result!

Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish - Apricot Delight
Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish – Apricot Delight
Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish - Apricot Delight
Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish – Apricot Delight

The best news is that the formula ended up being really nice! It is smooth, easy to control and opaque in two coats!

Of course I had to use it in a mani immediately so I decided to pair it with the gold tones of M Polish – Apricot Delight, which is a stamping polish. I sponged one coat of Apricot Delight on my pinky and ring finger and then painted my other nails with two coats of my periwinkle franken. I added a coat of e.l.f – Golden Goddess to the Apricot Delight nails and then applied a coat of Seche Vite to all nails.

Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish - Apricot Delight
Periwinkle frankenpolish and M Polish – Apricot Delight

I stamped my index and middle nails with a pattern from BM-XL01 and Apricot Delight to tie the colors together and finally topped the stamped nails with one more coat of Seche Vite to seal in the art and aid in drying.

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Frankenpolish – Periwinkle Shimmer
  • M Polish – Apricot Delight
  • e.l.f. – Golden Goddess
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • BMXL-01

I think my franken would doubtless look best with silver, but I really like how it turned out with this gold-toned set of polishes as well. Sometimes my franken efforts turn out really bad, but this one exceeded my expectations by a long shot and I love it!

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Tracey
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Such a pretty colour, love it β™‘

Michelle Chouinard
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I love the finish on this, and love how you’ve paired it with the apricot. Lovely. πŸ™‚

LacquerExpression
Guest

I love this! Both clever and beautiful!

Lo BruisedUpDollie
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ooh in love with your final result!

Polished Hippy
Guest

I love this! I am a sucker for anything periwinkle. Nice job!

Schette
Guest

You do an amazing color. I love this shade πŸ™‚

Sue
Guest

This is so pretty. Love the color and finish. I also love that stamping design that you have used. Great choice!

Blingfinger
Guest

Periwinkle is a beautiful color, you did a great job with this!

Dani FromPolishwithLove
Guest

What a way to use those resources!!!! I love the color that you created!!

Member

Love anything periwinkle! Looks great with the stamping too~

Savannah
Guest

I kind of feel like frankening is a lost art with all the indies out there. Love that you frankened this. It looks great!

jeninthemorning
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Thank you! I have a hard time even parting with my destash so it makes me feel much better to put them to use. lol

Emmy L
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Great pair indeed! They are both so pretty. Never knew that they would look great together. Great choice and great job girl!!!

jeninthemorning
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Thank you!

Renee
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You are brilliant! Love the franken

jeninthemorning
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Thank you! πŸ™‚