Fragile Humanity

Posted in Other, Pastel with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Pale peach has seems to be a popular color this spring, so I decided I may as well jump on the bandwagon and franken one up! I also tried to tie in the Twilight/vampire theme again for all you fans, so hopefully you like it!

I used a shimmery sheer white Revlon Colorstay (the bottom label was missing so I am unsure of the name, Wet ‘N Wild French White Cream, and Taylor Made pigment in High Lite.

I poured half each of the two whites into an empty bottle, then mixed in 1/2 teaspoon of High Lite pigment. This one required a LOT of shaking for the pigment to blend in, but it was worth the workout!

I was afraid this wouldn’t look good on me since I am so pale, but I really like it! It is smooth and “clean” looking.

Thanks for stopping by! I have a ton of cool things coming up, including the king (queen) of all greens, a giveaway, and something special on Friday! ;-)

Sparkles & Fangs

Posted in Glitter, Purple with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello franken-friends…I’m back!

I’ve had quite a few requests for “vampire themed/Twilight themed” frankens, so I went ahead and used one of my awesome new Franken Juggs from Manglaze to make one.

I used Jade Twinkling Purple, Sally Hansen Red Awakening, Orly Love Each Other, and Sally Hansen Glossy.

I filled the bottle with 1/3 each of Love Each Other and Twinkling Purple, then added 1/4 of Glossy, followed by about 20 drops of Red Awakening.

‘Tis sparkley! Just like vampires! Errr, well, certain vampires at least. LOL.

I admit I was a bit intimidated by the Franken Jugg. It’s quite different looking than a typical polish bottle, but I found the cap design didn’t hinder my application of the polish at all. In fact, my mani actually came out GREAT and required zero cleanup. I was quite pleased with the brush as well, so ManGlaze really has a winner with these! And my favorite part?


Look at the mouth on that baby! So much easier for adding polish/pigments/glitter into the jugg. Even when I use my little paper funnels with normal polish bottles, I still make a huge mess…this really will be beneficial! Just be careful not to knock it over ;-)

Thanks for stopping by…be sure to come back Friday. I have something a little bit different for you coming up! :-D

Wicked awesome mail day!

Posted in matte, Other with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hi everyone!
Thank you for all the kind comments and emails…it really means a lot to me that you actually miss my franken posts! :-)
My nails are healing a bit, and I have made a bunch of new frankens that I will have up soon. But I absolutely HAD to show you all the goodies I got in the mail today!

First of all, let me just tell you that as a polish-oriented blogger, I’ve never received polishes from a company. I know many bloggers get promotional samples to try out, but I would never expect to receive promo polishes because of the nature of my blog…I’m just a crazy polish mixing fool! :-P And to be honest, I’ve never been that good at describing colors/finishes/etc and don’t fancy myself much of an interesting writer. So you can imagine my surprise that I received a package in the mail from ManGlaze! Marc, the owner of the company, had sent me a message on Twitter asking for my address, and I figured it was probably for a mailing list or something.

But low and behold, look what came today.

Hot Mess, which is a sparkley silver matte…and Matte is Murder, a shimmery matte black. I adore the art on the bottles, and ManGlaze really has some amazing mattes!

But that’s not all. I received three “Franken Juggs”, too! Let the pictures do the talking…

Yes…those are empty franken bottles! Look at the labels!

I LOVE the artwork on these…I want the franken-lady as a life sized cutout! :-P
A huge thanks for ManGlaze for sending me these…I cannot wait to try them out.
Thanks for stopping by…you can expect some frankens real soon! <3

Update!

Posted in Other on March 31, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hi franken-friends!
I’ve been super busy lately, and had an unfortunate nail accident. Booo!
My nails are realllllllllly short right now, and it makes me uncomfortable just looking at them. So I am going to take a little blog vacation until they grow out a bit more. I’ve also got a ton of things to work on around my house, and now that the weather is warming up, I have some gardening to do!

I’ll be back very soon, I promise! <3

End of the Rainbow

Posted in Duochromes, Green, Purple with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Of course I have a green to show you today!

For this one, I used Pure Ice Heartbreaker, OPI Sonic Bloom, and Art Deco in black.

I filled an empty bottle half full of Sonic Bloom, and added 1/4 each of Heartbreaker and black.


You can really see how vibrant the green is in this!

And check out the purple/orange flash!

I wish I could capture just how glowy this looks in real life!


I really love this one a lot…not just because it is green, but it has a beautiful color shift that catches your eye in the sun!

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by!:-)

Winner announced!

Posted in Other on March 13, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Thank you everyone who entered the polish jewelry giveaway!
I’m happy to announce the winner is Liz! Liz, you should have received an automatic email, and I will be contacting you myself as well to get your information. :-)

As always, I have more cool giveaway coming in the near future, as well as some pretty green St. Patty’s day colors!

GIVEAWAY! All you polish lovers…check this out!

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Recently, I made some custom colors for a super sweet gal named Tracey. Tracey makes her own jewelry, and it isn’t just any old jewelry…it’s made with nail polish!

She was kind enough to send me two custom made rings…and I couldn’t wait to show you all!

This bold beauty is just my style…and it is GREEN!

And look at this gem…all sorts of sparkley colors (and more green!)…

(I’m wearing IsaDora Vintage Mint in the photos…in case you were curious!)
Her jewelry is unique and not something you can find in your mall! She hand makes each piece, and customized it however you want.
You can check Tracey’s store out at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GingerKittyDesigns
and her Flickr, with great photos of her creations…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerkittydesigns/

Now, on to the really good part! Tracey has been so kind as to offer up a custom made piece of jewelry to one lucky winner! She has several different designs of earrings, rings and pendants…as well as tons of polish colors to choose from!
The contest will run for one week (March 5th-March 12th), and please, one entry per person. One random winner will be chosen on Saturday the 13th, and notified by email. Good luck! :-)

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST!

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