#FF : Pink Storm... or the death of a lemming in 4 (easy?) steps

Here it is, my first Franken Friday! I already posted a couple of frankens but this is the first of what I hope will be a long tradition.

I never had access to the P2 brand and I always wanted to own Elegant, from the swatches I've seen, it's a beautiful greyed out mauve with an amazing pink shimmer. If you're curious to see what it looks like, Parokeets has some swatches here.
Today, I have a few "Elegant" inspiration manicures : a couple of layerings, a gift from a friend and of course a franken!

It all began with a random nail polish I found in a clearance bin,  beautiful pink microshimmer flecks in a sheer gray base. I layered it over Zoya Dove. I think it looks amazing but the shimmer flecks were too big to satisfy my Elegant lemming.

Then, I received the most amazing nail polish from one of my close friends in Holland : Koh Baby Grey! This is a really unique shade, very delicate and I feel so grateful to have it but once again, being a green based grey, it's too different from the P2 nail polish.

Soon after, Essie Kisses and Bises was released and of course I had to try it. Again I painted it over Zoya Dove but as much as I liked the result I could tell the difference between this layering and a true shimmer, it was obvious that the shimmer from K&B didn't come from the nail polish itself.

At that point, I knew I had no other choice but to franken my own Elegant, it's not easy to replicate a nail polish based on internet swatch but here's what Pink Storm looks like :

I think that I've managed to come very close this time and I just love the result.

Here's the recipe, in a 12mL / 0,4 floz bottle
1/2 of pink shimmer in a clear base, like Essie Kisses and Bises
1/2 of American Apparel Echo Park
4 big drops of American Apparel African Violet.
shake, shake, shake...

So, what do you think? Which one's your favorite?


  1. That last picture is gorgeous. The polish that is! I like all the polishes. That pink shimmer is so pretty.

  2. What a nice story wth lovely polishes, hope someone sends you Elegant so you can do a comparison!

  3. They're are beautiful, but your franken is just....lovely!

  4. Franken, I know we've just met, but I think I'm in love!

  5. That is one awesome franken!!!!!!!!!

  6. Wow, great job! I think your franken looks even better than Elegant itself! :)

  7. All these colours are very pretty and unique, the Koh one looks so chic!

  8. I love the last one! But they all really look great :)