I thought I'd start off the year with a Purge Wars post, since my one and only New Year's resolution is to take purging my stash more seriously. Hopefully it sticks because I'm running out of storage space!
Today, I've pitted different flakies with colored bases against each other. I also wanted to see if I could franken-layer to achieve a similar look.
First into the arena were Layla Ceramic Effect 52 and Nfu.Oh 51
|Layla Ceramic Effect 52, Nfu.Oh 51|
|5 coats 51, 3 coats 52|
I used American Apparel African Violet as a base, and then layered Essie Shine of the Times and Milani Purple Neon for my franken layer. The purples I chose were too warm, and the flakie was too dense, but I do think it's possible to get close to 51 or 52 with a few corrections and maybe a coat of 230 or something similar. I think my next attempt will be more successful.
Battle Casualty: I'm keeping both of these because...just look at the pretty! Look at it!
Next up are Urban Outfitters Mystic and Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light
|Urban Outfitters Mystic, Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light|
|3 coats Mystic, 3 coats Ray of Light|
My franken-layer is a Revlon Royal base with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and American Apparel Moonlight Beach layered. I think Hidden Treasure was a better choice than Shine of the Times because it's less dense. I think I'd go for a darker jelly to achieve a more accurate look. Maybe Deborah Lippmann Rehab.
Battle casualty: Urban Outfitters Mystic. There's something missing here. Maybe some depth? Not sure, but I don't mind parting with it.
Is it bad that I prefer my franken layers over all of them, though? Maybe I'm just stroking me ego. :)
That's it for this round of Purge Wars. Stayed tuned for Battle of the Flakies 2:
|They're more similar than you think|