Saturday, November 20, 2010

Franken, Strawberry Sorbet

I created this franken in the attempt to create something soft, squishy, sheer pink, and glittery--probably after all of the lemming I did for ChG Carnival Lights. (I own Carnival Lights now. Is it dupey? No. Is it even similar? Not to my eye. Are they related? Yes.) 

I don't even remember what goes into this--a little bit of Essie Jelly Apple, a lot of Wet n Wild's Kaleidoscope, and the remnant of that dodo pink japanese color that was my first Lemming Monster post.

Ignore the stainage.

This is three coats and relatively easy to make, and cute:  I wore it to work for a couple of days and nobody even batted an eye (not that they ever do. More on that later). The pink masks the horrible yellow color that my nails have become and allows for a simple, clean look with a kick--for me, this means that this franken is a perfect palate-cleanser when I'm feeling oversaturated with polish.

So, the thing about work-appropriate polish:  I work full-time now and I wear whatever dang nail polish I like. Nobody has said a thing. I got tons of compliments on Space Cadet. Take heart, ladies! Work-appropriate does not mean the same thing in every office.


  1. This is so cute and girly! I really like it.

    And I agree with you about the work appropriate thing. Last year, I worked in a non-profit office and I wore whatever I wanted on my nails. Now, I work in a university department office and I still wear whatever I want. No one notices or when they do notice, they don't care. LMAO.

  2. Awww, I work with a lot of men, so no one ever notices my ever-changing nail color. It's quite refreshing to be around women that will notice something like that. Compliments from salesgirls are really fun, and even if a friend and I only have a few minutes to see each other, she usually takes a few seconds to peek at the digits and tell me how great the color is. :)

    I really like this color you made! I agree that it looks like the perfect palate cleanser between full on color explosions. :)

  3. I like the color and I have to agree, work appropriate isn't the same everywhere. Where I work I just need to have semi shortish nails, I can paint them any color I want!