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My First Franken!

Not too long ago I purchased L.A. Colors Bronze Bombshell. But long before that I ordered from Zoya's 20,000 Facebook fans promotion where I got three free nail polishes. One of the three that I ordered was Zoya Richelle. I received my order about a week after purchasing Bronze Bombshell and was disappointed to see that the two colors were almost identical.

In my small collection, this was not okay with me so I thought I'd darken it into a nice brown-ish color.

Here are the two colors next to each other...

L.A. Colors Bronze Bombshell (Left) , Zoya Richelle (Right)

The black I used to darken it was L.A. Colors in Black Velvet...

Here's a swatch of Bronze Bombshell (left) and Richelle (right)...

I started off by adding drops of the black into Bronze Bombshell...

Since that didn't work--at all--I decided to pick up the bottle and pour in a generous amount of black. But I made sure not to add too much because black can be very overpowering.

Then I took a toothpick to mix the colors together, by now you can already see it getting darker...

Afterwards, I shook the bottle to make sure it was completely mixed and then I ended up with this...

*click to enlarge*
As you can see, it is visibly darker and much more brown tone. It's still got a bit of a bronze shimmer to it, but I'm alright with it because it's not very noticeable in person.

For my first franken, I'm pretty pleased.

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