Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mexican Sage "Santa Barbara" Franken

A while back I suggested Illamasqua make a color like the Mexican sage plant with it's silver green leaves and purple flowers. A sage green polish with purple/pink shimmer, like this:

Then I asked the experts on MUA if they'd seen anything like it, and got one answer saying no, but I should franken it. I lost sleep over the idea (and my husbands extreme snoring last night - poor guy got the cootie I had) and woke up this morning knowing what I'd try...You let me know how I did.
I give you "Santa Barbara":

I used Zoya Harley, a little Essie Huckle Buckle and a few drops of Orly Enchanted Forest. I need to find some sage around here to hold to see how it looks with the real deal. I think it could use just a little more green, but I could be wrong!
Til next time!
~The Lizard


  1. Nioe! You did a great job! I don't believe I've seen a shade like that in stores. Cool =)

  2. Oh my! I LOVE it! I certainly haven't seen anything like it!

  3. little more green little more flash and you've got it!!

  4. I love it! I like that it's not to dark! I've been drawn to a lot of neutral shades lately. And pastels. And......every color under the rainbow. It's funny how you go in fits and spurts on what colors your into.

  5. Estupendo and unique Santa Barbara mani! :)
    I hope I can find some Mexican sage for my little garden here in summer ^_^.

  6. That is very nice! That is exactly how I would picture sage as a paint colour. The sage I grew last year had a similar colour and looked like a pale dusty green. Great job.

  7. Thanks for all the input, Skulda pretty much nailed it. If you see the bottom of these leaves, you'll see the more silvered green I was going for, I think I captured that just about perfectly, but the flash is the wrong color. I still love it though and my son, the artist, gives it 2 thumbs up. :)


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