Archive for July, 2009

Champagne After Dark

Posted in Glitter, Gold, Purple with tags , , , , on July 30, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Well, I’ve been catching up on my frankening, and I have a glittery treat for you today!

For this one, I used Revlon Color Stay in clear, NYC Purple Pizazz, and Gold Reflecks pigment from TKB Trading.

I filled an empty bottle a little bit less than 2/3 full of clear, then added in 1/3 of Purple Pizazz. I mixed in 1 tablespoon of Gold Reflecks pigment, and shook the mixture well.

I love how the gold shimmer stands out in this! It really does remind me of a sparkling wine.

Up close to really display the shimmer…

Thanks for looking! I have another batch of mattes coming up very soon, so check back! 😀

Special Guest…”Dr. Flinty”

Posted in Guest Frankeners with tags , , , on July 27, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today I have a special guest frankener! The wonderful Kris (flinty on MUA) has so graciously agreed to share her creation with us. And boy, is it a good one! I received a lot of emails recently, asking for a dupe for Lippmann’s new color, Funky Chunky. I have been extremely busy lately, but I’ve been trying my best to get through all reader requests. I was really excited when Kris told me she had frankened a Funky Chunky dupe, so without further interruption…here it is!

Here is my Funky Chunky frankendupe which I’ve called Feelin’ Hexy. The recipe is simple: Wet n Wild Black and black hexagonal nail art glitter (available on eBay). For two-thirds of a 0.5fl oz bottle’s worth of WnW Black, put in about ten scoops of the hexagonal glitter (and a couple of ballz to shake it up). You may want to start out with only eight scoops and swatch to see exactly how many scoops you would prefer to put in.

When applying, use regular black nail polish for the first coat to make sure your manicure looks reasonably neat (the hexagons make it hard to apply the polish neatly). For the second (and final) coat, use Feelin’ Hexy: shake up the bottle and make sure you have enough of the polish on the brush to cover most of your nail in one stroke. Apply it the polish right up the middle of your nail, spreading the bristles of your brush wide against it. If you have very long or wide nails, it might be a better idea to use two strokes that are applied side by side with as little overlap as possible. The polish should be opaque in a single coat. Do not use more than one coat of Feelin’ Hexy because the delicate hexagonal details from the first stroke will disappear under the second coat and appear more like a lumps than like the outlines of hexagons. Do not use a top coat with this polish: WnW Black is highly glossy on its own and the extra polish will likely further obscure the detail.

Check out more from Kris at

Thank you again, Kris, for sharing your franken! I’m always interested in seeing the cool polishes others come up with, and I’m always on the hunt for guest frankeners. 🙂

Winner announced!

Posted in Other on July 25, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Thank you for everyone who entered the contest! The random winner selected was Jacki, and an email has been sent to notify her. So congratulations Jacki! I look forward to hearing from you, and putting together a custom polish color for you.

I really had a lot of fun doing this contest, and plan on doing another one very soon. 🙂

My Very First Giveaway!

Posted in Other with tags on July 20, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

As a thank you to all you wonderful readers that take time out of your day to stop by my blog and check out my creations, I am having my first ever giveaway!

One lucky winner with receive a set of four mini frankens, including reader favorites Jackie Green Jelly, Love Me More (a dupe of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Locavore), Baby Chickadee yellow pastel…and a mystery polish!

Now, this won’t be any old random franken. I will custom make a color for the winner, based on what they want! But wait…there’s more. The winner will also receive three premium scent tarts from Sasse Sniffy stuff. My good friend Elma recently started her own Etsy store to sell her wonderful scent tarts, and she kindly donated a few for me to give away!

The giveaway will be open from Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 24th. International readers are welcome to join in as well.


Good luck! 🙂

Shimmer Me Timbers

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

My franken today is compiled of some leftovers I found when I was cleaning out my franken supplies.

I used a silver unamed Bloomingdales polish, and an unknown shimmery cornflower blue pigment.

I filled an empty bottle 3/4 full with the silver, then added in 1 teaspoon of the cornflower blue pigment.

For being made on a whim, this came out pretty cool! It has a subtle violet flash to it, and a gorgeous shimmer!

Now be sure to tune in this Monday…I will be posting my first ever giveaway!!! 😀

On The Horizon

Posted in Purple with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

As you’ve probably noticed with several of my creations, sometime mixing various colors together results in something totally different than expected! My franken today is a prime example of just that. I originally set out to make a light mocha creme, but as you can guess…I ended up with something else. 😛

I used Wet ‘N Wild French White creme, and Naturistics Java Creme, which is a deep brown creme.

I mixed together 2/3 of the French White and 1/3 of Java Creme into an empty bottle. Instead of a light mocha brown, I was surprised to see it was more of a dusty purple reminiscent of Sephora by OPI’s Metro Chic.

While it wasn’t what I set out to make, it certainly is a neat looking color!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have some other fun stuff shorty!

Mermaid Tale

Posted in Blue with tags , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I received a gorgeous teal pigment from a friend a while back, and have been waiting for a chance to use it. I absolutely love how this one turned out…it’s the perfect summer shade!

I used Maybelline clear and Eleanor pigment by Taylor Made Minerals.

I filled an empty bottle 3/4 full of clear, added in 1 tablespoon of Eleanor pigment, a couple ballz, and shook well.

What an amazing color! It really wowed me once I put it on, and I can’t wait to try it as a pedi color next.

Thanks for looking! 😉

Girly Overload

Posted in Glitter, jelly, Pink with tags , , , , on July 7, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I’d like to thank everyone that voted on my poll! I always love input from readers, and like to know what kind of polishes you all like to see! 🙂

I’ve been catching up on reader requests, inventing some cool new frankens, and I will be having my first ever giveaway *very* soon!

Today’s franken is a sweet combination of our top two contenders for what you wanted more of…jelly and glitter. It is also a super duper girly color! I used an ancient Parfait brand pink creme (of course if you don’t have an antique pink laying around, feel free to substitute), New York Summer Alpha Jewel glitter, and Maybelline clear topcoat.

I poured 1/3 each of the pink and clear into an empty bottle, then mixed in 2/3 of Alpha Jewel glitter.

Bubble gum pink with a twist! Shiny and glittery! My nails haven’t been behaving lately, so I have been forced to keep them shorter than I prefer.

Thanks for looking, franken-friends! I shall return with more goodies for you soon.

Give Me Your Input!

Posted in Recipes on July 2, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I’ve been crazy busy lately, and really need to catch up on my frankens. I have some really fun stuff coming up, including a giveaway! 🙂

Also, I’d like some input for you all…what would you like to see more of?