Archive for March, 2009

Lucky Charm

Posted in foil, Green with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

You know, the though of frankening a foil finish polish has never crossed my mind, which is odd, since I love them so much.

My friend Gab hooked me up yet again with cool franken supplies! She had a couple extra bottle of Hard Candy Trailer Trash ( a beautiful foily silver) that she sent my way. I went to work right away, determined to create something really spectacular! Since green is my favorite color, what better way to kick off my foil franken family than with a cool green?

To accompany HC Trailer Trash, I chose Apple Green pigment from TKB Trading.


I used a smaller sized bottle for this one since I am *gasp* completely out of regular sized empty bottles! I have an order on the way, but I’m impatient and wanted to try this out now! I used 1 teaspoon of pigment, mixed into a .25 oz bottle (half the size of a normal sized bottle).


Mmmm, minty green!


Thanks for looking, and stay tuned for more!

Dr. Who?

Posted in Blue, Glitter, Holographic with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today’s franken is a modification of one of my previous creations. A “refrankened franken”, if you will! You may remember the sparkley blue I used in my “Frankenpolish 101” tutorial. While working on my recent family of holo polishes, I came across it and couldn’t resist jazzing it up a little bit more.


I filled up an empty bottle halfway with a plain silver holo (Color Club’s Worth the Risque), then topped it off with my blue franken.


The holo effect is subtle, but really breathes new life into this franken. The finished mix has a foily look to it, and it just may be my favorite franken so far.


I sent off a few bottles of this baby to some friends, and they all agree it is very similar to the long discontinued “Dorothy Who?” by China Glaze. So it was been appropriately dubbed “Dr. Who?” So there you have it…a “refrankened franken”. It just goes to show you it’s never to late to improve on a good thing!

Velvet Castle

Posted in Gold, Holographic, Purple with tags , , , , on March 23, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

There are a lot of lovely purple holos available, but I wanted a very deep, rich purple. The best part about being a mad frankening fool is that if I can’t find a particular color I want, I can just whip one up…usually!

I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Uptempo Plum, China Glaze GR8 gold holo, and Grape pigment from TKB Trading.


I filled an empty bottle with 3/4 GR8 gold holo, 20 drops of Uptempo Plum, and 1 tablespoon Grape pigment. Pigment is a bit stubborn when it comes to mixing it with a holo base, so it takes a lot of shaking…but once mixed well, it is fine.


It applied very smoothly, and was completely opaque in two coats.


This rich, regal purple needed an equally fancy name…so “Velvet Castle” seemed fitting! I have one more lovely holo for you, so stay tuned!

Crimson Crown

Posted in Gold, Holographic, Red with tags , , , on March 20, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have another holo-ific polish for you today!

It dawned on me a few days ago that my franken collection is seriously lacking in the red department. I confess that red isn’t my favorite color to wear, but since I’ve been on a holo making kick, I can take this opportunity to make a fun red. Plus, I’ve had a few requests for a red holo, so this works out well!

For a simple and easy red holo, I used China Glaze GR8 ( a lovely gold holo) and Revlon Colorstay in Ultimate Wine.

I used equal quantities of the gold holo and red creme, tossed in a couple ballz, and shook the mixture well.


There is something “fancy” about red and gold together, and this polish is a perfect example. I feel like a queen!


Thank you to my friend Jess for helping me name this one!

Sparkling Clean Slate

Posted in Blue, Holographic with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have a ton of blue holos in my collection…but none like today’s slate blue holo franken!

As with the previous holo, I am using Color Club’s Worth the Risque for the base. Everyday Minerals pigment in Silver Spoons was my first choice to mix with, since I’ve used it in the past to franken with.


The slate color in the pigment really comes to life once mixed into the polish!


I was a little concerned that mixing pigment with a holographic polish base would cause clumping, but as you can see, it applied smooth and even!


As always, I’m open to requests, so give me a shout if there’s a color you’d like to see!

Spreading the Love!

Posted in Other on March 14, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have some more holographic goodness coming soon, but I’d like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who awarded me with the “Fabulous” award!


So I am joining in on the fun! Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

And here are all my “fabulous” blog choices:

-The Nailphile
-A Stroke of Color
-The Edge of Sanity
-Getcha Nails Did
-Polish Pixie
-Nixxy’s Nails
-Misa Polish Blog
-Casual Lavish
-Pretty Perfect Beauty
-The Polish Addict
-Kitty’s Closet
-Scratching the Surface

Make sure to check them out!

Fireworks in the Forest

Posted in Green, Holographic with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today I have some beautiful holographic spring bling for you! Ok, so it’s not *quite* spring yet…but I can dream, right?

For our holo base, Color Club’s Worth the Risque (silver holo) will do nicely. For green, I’m using some of my leftover New York Summer Amaranth (a dark green creme) and Wet ‘N Wild Black creme.


I filled an empty bottle halfway with the CC holo, and the remaining half with NYS Amaranth. I topped off the mix with 10 drops of black. Depending on the shade of green you want to achieve, the quantities can be adjusted.


The holo really compliments this lovely forest green shade!


I just might have to make a few more of these holo polishes. **wink wink** Suggestions are always welcome, so let me know if there’s a certain color you’d like to see! Thank you to Jess for helping me name this!