Saturday, February 11, 2017

franken-polish "Mo Duinne" {inspired by Outlander}

Mo duinne, "my brown one", as Jamie affectionately calls his Claire.  At least, as he calls her in  Book One, Outlander, and Book Two, Dragonfly in Amber.  After this, the phrase magically changes to the correct Gaelic translation, mo nighean donn.  Okay, so mo duinne as a term of endearment may have been an accidental fabrication, but it is still heart-grippingly sweet when bestowed upon the heroine by her adoring warrior husband.  So let's just suspend disbelief for a moment, and savor the sentiment.  Shouldn't be too difficult, really; after all, that's what romance is all about!

When I set out to create this polish, I decided I didn't want it to simply mimic the natural, obvious brown of Claire's hair and eyes.  I felt it needed to reveal Claire as Jamie saw her: with warmth, and passion, and radiant, rosy love.  I started with a rich reddish brown, and infused it with a haze of sweet shimmering pink, like rose-colored glasses.  Flecks of gold and silver, and a gossamer rainbow veil, emulate the nimbus radiated by a loved one in the eyes of their lover.  The face of a person you love always shines a bit brighter to you than the rest, does it not?  When Jamie says "my brown one", what he really means is "my everything".

>>> mo duinne <<<


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3/4 bottle of  N.Y.C. In A New York Color Minute "Canal Street"
1/8 bottle of  OPI "DS Classic"
tad of  Sinful Colors "Gold N' Roses"
1/8 bottle of  Julep "Cynthia"
dash of  TKB Trading Mermaid Collection "Siren Red"
pinch of  Wonder Beauty Prismatic Platinum Illusion Powder

In retrospect, I'm not at all sure why I used both "DS Classic" and "Cynthia".  They're nearly identical, especially when shrouded in the hugely dominant "Canal Street".  You could easily just use one or the other.  I found "DS Classic" at T.J.Maxx for $3.99 (hooray!), so check your local store!

Frustratingly, I found it almost impossible to capture the molten rosy pink shimmer contributed by the "Siren Red" pigment, so I took gratuitous pictures in various lights and settings to try and represent the overall effect.  Truthfully, it's so much prettier in person than I could convey through images... sigh.

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Claire & Jamie

Surprising, how romantic the color brown can be!  Eat your heart out, all you Valentine reds and pinks.


1 comment:

  1. I think that you captured the rosiness beautifully. Assume this is Kellen-approved in all aspects?