I'm becoming addicted to frankening nail polishes that have disappointed me. I buy a ton of nail polish, so disappointment is inevitable. I have so many polishes that didn't work well with my skin tone, had a finish I didn't like, or were dupes of something I already had.

This time, the main culprit was Julep Viola. It's an off-black purple, and I hate off-black colors. I already have black. I don't need something that appears to be black in anything but the brightest of direct sun.

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So I took it and mixed it with some clear top coat, a bit of Orly Beautiful Disaster, and a bunch of golden holo and colored glitter. This gave me...

... a super sparkly berry colored jelly! I'm trying to come up with names for it. My first thought was 'Berry Party,' but I'm not married to it.

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It shows up as bluish purple in some lights, and reddish purple in others. It's never, ever off-black, though! The holo peeks through (not as much as in the jar), and the colored glitter creates some interest.

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Application-wise, it worked in two careful coats, though three would have been safer if I felt like being sloppier.

I can't believe it, but this is actually curbing my polish addiction a bit. I'm finding myself looking through polishes to see what I can easily lose, and what I can make out of them. Of course, now I'm on Etsy looking for glitter and shimmers to add...