Okay so, many of you know I am hosting a challenge this week and the theme is "Color Accent". The deal is, you have to create a grayscale manicure and add a pop of color. I have everything except gray! Seriously! How does a polish hoarder have every polish under the sun but simple gray? I don't have an answer for that, but I have a solution! Mix your own!
The idea came to me right before I fell asleep last night... Since I was running low on "Alpine Snow" I picked myself up a backup the other day. That means I had 2 bottles of white. Well, it doesn't take much black to create a gray so I mixed some into my half empty bottle of white polish! It all worked out so well. It's like it was meant to be. The best part about my gray is the name! "Kickin' Ash!"
Ready for swatches of my one-of-a-kind (but super easy to dupe!) OPI gray?
Alright! Here ya go:
OPI Franken "Kickin' Ash"
Oh my gosh, it is perfect! This is just 2 coats. Can you believe it?!
No... that's not a real label. I Photoshop-ed that in there :)
Now, it's time to get started on my challenge entry!
Ugh! This one has been giving me the BIGGEST fit! I'm still working on mine. But, like you, I don't have gray. Black and white and silver, but no gray. And the grays I found in the store just aren't right. Think I'm going to have to Franken some.
Great grey franken!!! And I love your challenge. I wanted to participate, but I'm on a vacation and I don't have any grey polishes with me. I also don't have any white polishes with me, to franken a grey one. :( Well, I can't wait to see the manicure other people created for this challenge!
Oyku- Thanks! I'm not sure if it has a blue tint to it or not... that might just be your computer screen (since they are just composed of red, green, and blue dots anyways). I used a true black and a true white polish to create this color :)
Maestra- Well maybe you will be able to join next week! Have a great vacation! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Milan and Vanaily- Gray is probably the easiest color to franken! LOL! It's just black and white. Don't have to worry about hues, etc... Isn't "Waking Up In Vegas" a kind of beige? Oh well! Whatever works for you! :)
That's a really cool franken! I'm the total opposite. I have grey polish but no black or white, which you can't really franken :( so I just bought black and white polish pens to participate in this weeks challenge. I'm excited!! Looking forward to seeing your entry.
Haha genius! I remember I used to mix my own varnish colours when I was in High School. There wasn't much selections or money of colours back in the days (okay i'm not that old) other than the halloween colours by Wet n Wild.
Have you seen the challenge entry post on my blog? My two stamping colors were made the same way =) I took two bottles, one black and one white, and poured from one into the other till I received one dark and one light gray. But I realized that you can't achieve a natural gray this way, it takes a blue-ish tone. China Glaze Recycle looks warm compared to this type of gray, I think it might be because of the pigments in black... Great job, btw! =)
I love this franken. I was going to make one too as did not think I had a grey. But luckily I found mine, lurking in my cheap polish basket. I used collection 2000 Wham, a lovely cement grey like your franken.
You're a frankening, photo-shopping, polish-naming GENIUS! You made a basic gray FUN! Oh, and p.s. that's probably why you didn't have a gray because it's basic and you're anything but!!! Have an awesome weekend...
LOVE this franken!! Now I have a very strong desire to get a light grey! lol I have only one grey polish, it's a Sally Hansen called Gunmetal. OMG I totally forgot you extended this challenge for an extra day!!! I am SO going to try and sqeak in! :)
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