Archive for November, 2009

Little Monster

Posted in Green with tags , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

What better way to start out the day than with a little green? 😉
We all know that I love my green polishes, but today’s franken is a bit more on the tame side. And the bonus is, that it’s pretty darn easy to make!

I used New York Summer Amaranth (please ignore the sad state of the bottle…it had a bit of an accident when I was moving) and OPI Dazzle Me.

I added 1/2 each into an empty bottle, added a few ballz, and shook.

I used 3 very thin coats, and it still had a bit of sheerness to it. Usually VNL’s (visible nail lines) bother the hell outta me, but I didn’t mind it so much with this one.

The perky green is a lovely eye-catching color, while the shimmer really softens it up!
I’ve been working on some really cool new polishes, as well as some holiday ones. They will be up very soon, and as always, feel free to email me any requests. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

Thank you, Nails Magazine!

Posted in Other with tags , on November 19, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Check Me Out!

I was absolutely honored that they asked me to be a part of their magazine. They have a lot of good information and articles on their site, so please check them out!

Sandpiper

Posted in Orange with tags , , , , on November 19, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ah, winter is upon us! I though I’d warm things up a bit with a cheery, lively color. As much as I love wearing vampy darks for fall/winter, I need a little pick me up now and then. And today’s polish may give you some creative ideas for using those no-so-desirable Dollar Store polishes.

For Sandpiper, I used NYC Pink Promenade Creme, Revlon Sheer Camisole, and Sally Hansen Spark (the latter two both Dollar Tree finds).

I filled an empty bottle with just slightly less than 1/2 each of Sheer Camisole and Spark, then added about 20 drops of Pink Promenade. I shook my mixture up, and voila…instant summer!

I love the subtle orange glow in this…it warms me right up looking at it!

Thanks for stopping by…I’ll have more coming up soon! 😉

Galaxy Dust

Posted in Blue, Glitter with tags , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today’s franken is one that definitely took a surprising turn while making it. As you have witnessed from some of my other polishes, frankens can take on a life of their own and end up looking quite different than anticipated. Now, that can either be good or bad…but in this case, it was a positive outcome!

I used Hard Candy’s Show Girl makeup glitter in Black Jack, Maybelline Colorama in #21 Rock Me, and Wet ‘N Wild clear. You can substitute any shimmery white for the Colorama….in fact, I’ve found many good ones at dollar stores!

I poured the entire contents of the Colorama into an empty bottle (0.5 oz size), then added in 1 tablespoon of Black Jack glitter. I added in a bit of clear (approx. 1/4), some ballz, and shook. To my dismay, the rainbow glitter seemed to fade. I wasn’t disappointed long, though.



What a gorgeous color! It reminds me of Essie’s Starry Starry Night.

Although the rainbow glitter didn’t hold up in polish, it transformed into something even better! I was pleasantly surprised with this franken, and plan to wear it again soon.
Thanks for stopping by…I’ll be back soon with more goodies for you! 😉

Some photos of my new lab!

Posted in Other with tags , , on November 10, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello all!
I have more creations coming up soon, but first I thought I would share with you some pictures of my new room. It was quite the projects…having to peel and scrape through layers of wallpaper (and paint OVER wallpaper). I chose the smallest of our 4 bedrooms, on the first floor, as my room. It has enough space for my desk, polishes, and a few other things…and one of the windows looks out on the backyard, and the woods behind our yard.
Here is my room mid-project…looks like fun, eh?

I went with plain, crisp white for all the walls except one, which I painted a vibrant green. Even the paint attendant at Lowes raised an eyebrow when I handed him to color card to mix the paint. Anyway, I love the color and it totally suits me.



My franken desk was also painted white…but I decided to jazz that up a bit. I always end up dripping polish, pigment, glitter and all sorts of stuff on it anyway…so why not start off with a bang? I decorated the top in various shades of green and blue nail polish.


So there you have it…a peek into my franken-lab! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and I promise you some pretty creations very, very soon!