Franken-free Friday: BB Coutures!

Posted in BB Couture, Green, Grey, jelly, Orange, Red with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy Friday!

Today I have a few polishes to show you from one of my absolute favorite brands, BB Couture. BB Couture may not be as well known as OPI or Essie, but their polishes are AMAZING. The have some of the coolest and unique colors, and their formula is one of the best I have ever used, hands down.

First, is a color that is near and dear to me. Frosty Meadow was the first BB Couture polish I bought a few years back, and not only is it GREEN…but it’s a green jelly with glitter! Of course I didn’t notice until later on my pictures of this all came out slightly blurry, but you get the idea. This is 2 coats, as are the rest:

Napa Valley Red is another one of my BBC favorites. This has the same jelly-like base with glitter, but with a vampy twist! Very fitting, since this is one of the colors created by Kelly from Vampy Varnish.

Painted Lady is one of the newer BBC summer colors from the Ladybug Collection. It’s a gorgeous orange jelly with glitter, and so perfect for summer.

Finally, I have one of my other new favorites that I got with my last order, Intake Valve. This is one of the BB Couture “polish for men” colors, but of course it looks just as good on ladies! Intake Valve is a pale grey creme with a touch of purple and slight shimmer to it. Really cool looking! I love these grey/purple colors, and was pleased that I couldn’t find a dupe for this in my stash.

I buy all my BB Couture polishes from Overall Beauty, and have had nothing but outstanding experiences with them. Kim, the owner, is such a sweetheart, and always sends me personal emails with updates on my order, or answers to my questions.

Thanks for stopping by! I have some more fun frankens coming up, as well as goodies to giveaway, so check back!
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Serpentine

Posted in Green with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!

For today’s franken, I decided to use one of my pigment samples that I had laying around. It is a brand called Aromaleigh, and I had never tried frankening with their pigments before. This one was almost too pretty to mix with…I’ve worn it a couple times as an eyeshadow and it’s gorgeous!

I used NYC Clear, and Aromaleigh pigment in Arabesque.

I filled an empty bottle 2/3 full of clear, then mixed in 1 teaspoon of Arabesque pigment. This mixed fairly easily with light shaking, so I knew I was off to a good start!

The color reminds me of OPI Creme De Menthe or Chanel Jade…but I don’t think it’s a dead on dupe for either. It is quite pretty, though!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Winner Announced!

Posted in Other with tags on May 15, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Congratulations to Elizabeth/Lacquered Lizard, who is the winner of my Del Sol giveaway! Elizabeth, you should have received an automatic email, so please send me your address and I will get these pretties out to you asap!

Thanks everyone who entered, and I will have more goodies to giveaway soon! <3

Franken-free Friday: A Couple Kleancolors

Posted in Green, Kleancolor, Purple with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy Friday!

I have a couple Kleancolors that I just bought recently to show you. First off, I must say that I absolutely love their new bottle design. I’m partial to square shaped bottles, but these are really pretty. I have a modest collection of Kleancolors, and have always been pleased with the application & wear on them. Plus, they have really cool colors. One word of warning…they STINK to high heaven! Very chemical-y smelling…so make sure to open a window.

I purchased these from an ebay store, because I was only buying a few. Cherryculture.com also has a lot of Kleancolors, not to mention a ton of other goodies from NYX and such, and I usually order there when I’m making a fairly big order. This first one, I thought for sure was a misprint in the listing. They had it listed as “Vikini Green“, while Kleancolor’s site says “Bikini Green” (which makes more sense). But low and behold…when I got it….

Yup, that clearly says “Vikini Green”! Maybe I just got a misprinted one, but that’s alright. I think it’s silly, and it reminds me of my friend Vikki…so it’s all good. Anyway, here’s VG…

Looooooooove! This is what I’d call a neon-pastel. It’s very bright, but still has that soft, creamy look to it. This is two coats, and was perfect and streak free.

The other color I have to show you today is Neon Purple. Not a terribly fun name, but what it lacks in the creativity department it makes up for by what is inside the bottle. Again, two coats and it came out flawless. I hate photographing purples, because no mater what lighting/settings I use, they never come out 100% accurate. This one is a tad less blue in real life.

I was positive this was another neon creme, but I noticed later on it has a very subtle secret shimmer to it!

Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend & don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see who won the Del Sol giveaway!

Paper Sparrow

Posted in Blue, Glitter, Green with tags , , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!
I have a pretty green to show you today….and this is another one I really love and it has become an instant favorite. And it is so easy to make!

I used China Glaze Blue Sparrow and Paper Chasing, both which are very pretty on their own.

I filled an empty bottle with half each of Blue Sparrow and Paper Chasing, and shook well. See…told you it was quick and easy!

This one is truly gorgeous…I love the blue shimmer against the vivid green!

Up close, outdoors in the sun…this is 2 thin coats with no topcoat.

Thanks for stopping by! I have some pretty non-frankens coming up on Friday! And don’t forget to enter the Del Sol Giveaway! :-)

Moonage Daydream

Posted in Blue, Glitter, Green with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello everyone!
Yes, the name of today’s franken was borrowed from a David Bowie song. :-P I love Bowie, and for some reason the colors in this polish made me think of this song!

I used Sinful Daddy’s Girl, Zoya Kotori, and Jade Sparkle Emerald.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/3 of each color, and shook the mix well.

This one took 3 coats to be opaque, but I didn’t mind because it was so pretty!

*sings*Press your space face close to mine…
Ahem, yes here it is outdoors in partial sun…

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to enter my Del Sol giveaway! ;-)

Del Sol Giveaway!

Posted in Other with tags , on May 8, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have some pretty color changing Del Sols to give away to one lucky winner!

Here are the pretty ladies…

Surfer Girl, Electrik, Peach-a-Boo, and my personal favorite…Ruby Slipper!

Pretty ladies in the sun…showin’ you what they got…

The contest is open to everyone, everywhere, and will run until next Saturday, May 15th! Good luck! :-)

Click HERE to enter the contest!

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