Here she is...
I'd been waffling about my entry ever since she announced the contest and I'd ultimately decided not to enter. Then I saw this and fell in love. Can you imagine? I took this the day after Christmas while we were out letting the spawn spend their Christmas money. We'd just had our first-in-who-the-eff-knows-how-long white Christmas and we were drying out the day after. Who knew the dirty asphalt at a gas station would look so beautiful?
Having the effect of an oilslick has long been a dream of mine. I know some polishes have come close, with OPI MPJ being the one that stick out in my mind. However, more than a holo, I wanted a dark asphalt grey polish with subtle tonal shimmery that flashes blue, orange, yellow, pink, and green (or a combination thereof). A multi-chrome, if you will. :) I know no nail polish could do the swirly effect above, but I thought a beautiful, shimmer multi-chrome could capture the message I was trying to convey.
Sadly, Ji just didn't like it or felt it couldn't be done. Which I suppose is, ultimately okay, as I've fallen out of love with RBL as of late. I finally decided I couldn't deal with trying to cope with the formula (which does not work with me), and blog-sold most of my RBL stash (I still have the 3 glitters, Plie, Smitten, and PH).
I've been trying to franken it, but I have no idea where to start. I got the asphalt grey down (with a combo of Zoya Freja, black creme, CC Wild Orchid, and CC Pretty Platinum), but it's I try to add the other colors that things go to shit. :\ I plan to keep on trying, but I dont' have faith. If any of you franken goddesses want to try it, feel free. :)
If you'd like to vote for your favorite of the 11, Ji has it posted on her blog. Personally, I voted for #6. :)