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>Hey everyone =) Last time I tried to franken a purple grey, but then, the idea constantly bugged me. Could I recreate Paradoxal? Which polish could I use to create the hidden shimmer?
I was konading over my last manicure, using She #503. It’s a purple shimmer, but not too opaque. Not too great for konad, but I used it anyway, with roses from m65.



I thought I could use She #503 to create the shimmer of Paradoxal. But when I poured some in the purple grey I mixed, the colour was changed & the shimmer was lost. I fought to bring the color back. Then I thought about adding some pigment eye shadow. The only one with the appropriate color was Inglot AMC #73, so I added about a teaspoon of that.
It’s a bit bumpy, and I hate the texture, I had to use much more than the polish could hold, but I think I’m on the right way to Paradoxal. Observe:


Please excuse the bad pictures. It was so hard to photograph the shimmer in my lightbox, and I took these pictures under my tablelamp. Besides, my Coolpix is nowhere near as Dad’s Pentax, which is now away.


Do you see the purple flash in the bottle?
I know this franken can be something, but I don’t have the material to make a good dupe. Maybe if I had this pigment in polish form, I could have gone that far. But this will have to do until I get my hands on the real deal! ­čśë

Merhaba =) Ge├žen sefer gri-mor aras─▒ bir renk elde etmi┼čtim ya, i┼čte o g├╝nden beri Paradoxal’─▒n bir benzerini yaratmay─▒ ba┼čar─▒p ba┼čaramayaca─č─▒m kurcal─▒yor kafam─▒. Acaba i├žindeki mor ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒y─▒ vermek i├žin ne kullanmal─▒y─▒m diye d├╝┼č├╝n├╝p durdum.
Ge├žen seferki manik├╝r├╝m├╝n ├╝zerine konad m65 diski ve She #503 ile desen yaparken, akl─▒ma acaba Paradoxal’a kendine ├Âzg├╝ ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒s─▒n─▒ bu renk ile mi versem sorusu geldi. She #503 fazla opak olmamas─▒na ra─čmen, konad ile belirgin oluyor. Yapt─▒─č─▒m kar─▒┼č─▒ma biraz da #503 ekledim, ba┼čta umut verici g├Âz├╝kmesine ra─čmen bir s├╝re sonra ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒ arada kayboldu ve renk de a├ž─▒lmaya ba┼člad─▒. Bir de rengi geri getirmek i├žin u─čra┼čt─▒m. Sonra akl─▒ma, pigment far eklemek geldi. Pigment far ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒y─▒ verirken rengin a├ž─▒lmas─▒na sebep olmayacakt─▒ ├ž├╝nk├╝. Ben de sahip oldu─čum iki mor pigmentten biri olan Inglot AMC #7’den bir ├žay ka┼č─▒─č─▒ kadar ekledim.
Bir kere y├╝zeyi ├žok k├Ât├╝ oldu, ├ž├╝nk├╝ ojeye alabilece─činden daha fazla pigment eklemek zorunda kald─▒m. Kurudu─čunda ├╝zerinde k├╝├ž├╝k p├╝r├╝zler olu┼čuyor. Ama Paradoxal’─▒n ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒s─▒na da ├žok yakla┼čt─▒m. Resimlerde g├Ârebilirsiniz. Resim kalitesi ger├žekten k├Ât├╝, ├ž├╝nk├╝ babam─▒n kameras─▒ ┼ču an uzaklarda ve ─▒┼č─▒k kutusunun i├žinde sedefler belli olmuyordu, ben de biraz daha karanl─▒k bir ortamda ├žektim resimleri.
Sonu├ž olarak elimde m├╝kemmel bir Paradoxal yaratabilecek kadar malzeme yok. Belki bu tarz bir pigment elimde oje olarak bulunsayd─▒, i├žine d├Âkmemle beraber ─▒┼č─▒lt─▒ belirgin olsayd─▒ ama p├╝r├╝zler olu┼čmasayd─▒, daha iyi bir sonu├ž elde ederdim. Ama asl─▒na kavu┼čana kadar bununla idare edece─čim art─▒k. ­čśë

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  1. >g├╝ll├╝ olan─▒ ├žok be─čendim =)ben de bug├╝n yanard├Ânerli lila, mor, sedefli koyu mor, taupe falan kar─▒┼čt─▒r─▒p nas─▒ bi┼či oldu diye baktim, ─▒ ─▒h olmad─▒ henuz. cok kucuk miktarlarda karistirdim ztn deneme amacl─▒yd─▒ =) ben de ne yapsam diye dusunuyorum simdilik. oje karistirmak istiyo can─▒m ├žok. hehe

  2. >@Nemo Latte ya b├Âyle kafana g├Âre kar─▒┼čt─▒r─▒nca genelde olmuyor, o y├╝zden ben be─čendi─čim ojeleri taklit etmeye ├žal─▒┼č─▒yorum. o zaman "oldu" diyebiliyor insan, ba┼čka t├╝rl├╝ ne elde etmek istedi─čini bilmeyince olmam─▒┼č gibi geliyor =)

  3. >this is beautiful!

  4. >I tried doing this a couple of weeks ago. I was using the taupe Rimmel polish (Steel Grey, maybe?) and some purple pigments I have – MAC Violet pigment, and some really old pigment stacks from Charlotte Russe. I was only messing around with tiny bits on some paper, but they all turned out fairly well. The violet pigment turned out a bit more purple than I'd have liked, but the Charlotte Russe pigments were pretty good (the pigment I have from there is more of a translucent purple, rather than a straight-out purple pigment). I've got a few more lying around that I want to try mixing into it sometime, but I got impatient.Whether yours is a dupe or not, it's very pretty ­čśÇ

  5. >wow. that's a gorgeous franken!!!

  6. >bence yinede ├žok g├╝zel olmu┼č ­čÖé I┼č─▒lt─▒s─▒ da olmay─▒ versin birazc─▒k ­čśÇ

  7. >1. Konad ├žok g├╝zel olmu┼č, g├Ârd├╝klerimin aras─▒nda en iyilerinden biri hatta. 2. Bence elde etti─čin renk de Paradoxal'dan ├žok daha ba┼čar─▒l─▒! ─░nan bana onlar bu rengi elde edebilmi┼č olsalard─▒ bunu s├╝rerlerdi piyasaya. ­čÖé Ger├žekten.

  8. >wow! the color is great on you.. perfect!

  9. >That looks so beautiful!And I love the konadicure!

  10. >so beautiful!I love the color!

  11. >Looks beautiful indeed. And so flawless…

  12. >I really like the first mani, and the second is gorgeous as well! You made a great franken there!

  13. >Bence Flormar 319 bu franken i├žin arad─▒─č─▒n oje olabilir. G├╝m├╝┼č simli bi' f├╝me rengi kendisi. ­čÖé

  14. >It's sooooo gorgeous. So much more gorgeous than Paradoxal itself. You know, I've swatched Paradoxal on one nail the other day and I found it so… ugly. :-s The base is more brownish than purplish and the shimmer can only be seen in high light. Otherwise it's a dirty brownish/purplish/undecided color when it's against my skin. I'll have to swatch it and show it but I swear your take on is totally more gorgeous.

  15. >It looks great! I love it. ­čÖé

  16. >First of all, thank you everyone for your comments =)Herkese tesekkur ederim oncelikle =)@Shanna do you have a picture of your franken? I'd love to see it!@Ôäôidya ben de bosverdim zaten isiltiyi… =D@Lydia cok sagol canim valla rengi ben de begendim ama yine de kurbaga derisi gibi bir yuzeye sahip olmasi beni delirtti =) gidicem bayilicam parayi sonunda o olucak =)))@Frenk├ťz├╝m├╝, Flormar 319 raki beyazi french rengi degil mi? bir de gumus simler uygun olabilir ama ne yazik ki renk olarak tutmuyor, pembemsi mor olmasi lazim icindeki isiltinin… =/@Nathalie, I wish the consistency of mine was a bit better. It was still wet on the pics, but when it dries, it's so bumpy, I hate it! I wish I never added the shimmer =)I guess I will have to get paradoxal, or at least models own purple grey or essie merino cool. =/

  17. >Your franken looks so marvellous. LOVE IT! ÔŁĄ

  18. >Thank you so much, @Daria =D

  19. >This looks absolutely gorgeous!

  20. >Amazingly beautiful!!! I want that polish!!! ­čśÇ

  21. >Thanks, @Kat and @rmcandlelight! =)))

  22. >That's amazing! Probably the closest to Paradoxal I've seen yet!

  23. >Thank you, @Leah! Is it really that close? I hope I can compare them side-by-side someday…

  24. >@Trincess 319 mu yazm─▒┼č─▒m, 391 yahu. ­čÖé

  25. >@Frenk├ťz├╝m├╝ bakayim ona bir =D

  26. >It is magnificent, I like varnishs and stamping

  27. >Merci, @Stopdidine =D

  28. >i think this konad is gorgeous. I love love love subtle konads.

  29. >@shortwidenails, thank you =) Sometimes I prefer subtle, too =)

  30. >Your color is FAR superior to Chanel's Para-whatever. I'm being totally honest with you. I'd much rather spend 20-something dollars on this color than borrriiiiiing Paradoxal ­čÖé


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