Black, White, Mustard & Argyle – A Frankened Mani

Lisa says…

There are some color combinations that float my lacquer-lovin’ boat.  Black, white and yellow, for instance.

Today, I badly wanted to get this trio on my fingertips, but finding the right yellow?  Well, that was something of a dilemma.

In my polish stash there were scads of sunny bright shades, but nothing in the way of the warmer Coleman dry mustard tonality that I had in mind for autumn.

So, I did what any mani maniac would do in my place:  I “frankened” the color, by adding a teensy bit of dark brown lacquer to a half-empty bottle of a bright yellow creme. Those drops of brown were just enough to spice up my polish..

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

With the black and white argyle thrown in, this born and bred New Yorker is reminded of the city’s taxi fleet. FYI, that argyle was stamped black with a Konad (M-60) image plate, over a two-coat base of creamy OPI Alpine White.

Score!  This mani goes perfectly with the black and white ensemble I’m sporting today.  Simple and stylish, me thinks.

So, tell me…

Have YOU ever morphed into Dr. Frankenstein when the right color wasn’t readily available?  If not, I encourage you to give it a whirl.  It’s a super way to extend the usefulness of polishes that would otherwise sit unused!

  4 comments for “Black, White, Mustard & Argyle – A Frankened Mani

  1. A-Mani-Maniac
    October 9, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I like! I like!!! My combination is either black/white/lime or black/white/pink. This is pretty awesome though!

  2. October 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Ooh, I like this! I rarely do black, white, yellow but now I want to as well! Love the shade you made and I adore the patterned nail!

  3. Amber
    October 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Love the yellow you created! 🙂

  4. October 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

    How adorable!!

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