Earlier this year, Deborah Lippmann posted a teaser shot of some upcoming polishes for Spring 2012. In the set was a gorgeous deep indigo flakie, Ray of Light, which was begging for a ‘frankenzied’ version I could immediately wear. I refrained from posting my concoction until I could see swatches of the actual polish, but since it was recently released I can compare the two.
To create my franken, I mixed the following polishes (mostly the first two, with small amounts of the last three):
- Maybelline Colorama Ruby Rays
- China Glaze First Mate
- Wet n Wild Clear Coat
- Ulta Plum Perfect
- Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris
The Maybelline polish is hard to find, but you could use a similar polish like Nubar 2010 or Finger Paints Flashy.
My franken isn’t spot-on, but I think it’s in the same ball park. Mine is a more muted blue, compared to vibrant indigo I’ve seen in others’ swatches of Ray of Light. Also, the flakes in my mix are more sparse and have more of a color shift. I think I can fiddle with my formula a bit… add some more Ruby Rays, a little more clear polish, and something to amp up the saturation.
Who knows? When I finish, it may be enough to slay my Ray of Light lemming!
(Swatch is two coats of the franken and one coat of Seche Vite under artificial light.)