Archive for February, 2010

Eye of the Tiger

Posted in Bronze/Brown, Glitter with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ok, I will apologize in advance for any urges you may have to go watch all the “Rocky” movies now! 😛 This franken is quite different than my usual colors, but I’ve been trying to branch out into different things lately.

I used an unnamed bronze Jordana polish (it is quite sheer), Martha Stewart glitter in Sunstone, fine black glitter from TKB Trading, and NYC clear.

It looks like it could be a cousin to Lippmann’s “Superstar”, but the glitter in this is more fine.

I was surprised I actually liked this once I put it on. Bronze colors are hit and miss with me, but this is definitely a keeper!

I took these pictures without a topcoat on, so it is actually much shinier and pretty once I added my SV on.

Thanks for stopping by ❤

Death To Cupid

Posted in jelly, Red with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ok, all you anti-Valentiners (anti-Valentinees?) out there…today I have a special color for you! So if you aren’t in the loving spirit, or are just feeling in a vampy color sort of mood…look no further!

I used NYC Clear, Sally Hansen Red Awakening (any red creme will be fine) and Wet ‘N Wild Black Creme.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/3 of each of the three colors, added in a few ballz, and shook well.


Nothing says ‘I love you’ (or ‘I hate your guts’) like a dark blood red polish! I know I haven’t always been a big fan of red polishes, but lately I find myself buying and making a lot of them. This has been my favorite so far. It is so shiny, and I love the jelly finish! I used 2 coats, and it covered flawlessly.

Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for stopping by ❤

Love of My Life

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I’m really excited to show you today’s franken. Yes, the name is a bit mushy, but hey…this is a romantic and mushy holiday! This is my first attempt at using large shaped glitter, and I’m proud to say it went over quite well.

I used Crystalline Glitter polish from Supply Source, and some light blue and purple holographic loose hearts I had laying around.

I filled an empty bottle half full of Crystalline, then added in the hearts. I wanted to make sure I had enough hearts, that’s why I only used a half bottle of polish. I added in a couple ballz, shook, and let the polish sit until I could swatch it the next day.


Whoa, now! That looks quite pink…how did that happen?! It turns out the holo purple hearts bled into the polish, tinting it pink. I was disappointed at first, but realized the hearts were still intact (although now silver). So I went ahead with my mani, anyway.

I decided this would look best layered over another color. I tried several to give you an idea of how it looks. I used a plain black creme, white creme, red creme, and pink shimmer. My pinky has nothing on it but the franken, so you can see how it looks unlayered. I was amazed how easy this way to use…usually with this type of big glitter, I have to pick out the pieces with an orange stick and arrange them on my nail.

Close up of the black:

Thanks for checking out my blog! For all you Valentine haters out there…I have a color coming up next just for you! 😉

Hugs & Kisses

Posted in Glitter, Pink, Red with tags , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I have a few themed frankens coming up! Don’t worry…even if you are anti-V-Day, I have something for you, as well! 😉

First up, your typical red and pink classic Valentine’s Day colors! I used Maybelline Wet Shine in Juicy Melon, NYC Clear, and Martha Stewart glitter in Garnet.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/3 clear, 2/3 Juicy Melon, and made sure to leave some space for the glitter. I added in 1 tablespoon of Garnet glitter, and mixed well.

It looks a bit “meh” in the bottle…but much better on. It doesn’t get more lovey-dovery than this!

I had a question on my last polish about the quantity of glitter I use. Most of my frankens, I tend to use a lot of glitter…usually 1 tablespoon. I always make sure to leave room in the bottle for it to fit, and add it in using my funnel method a bit at a time, mixing in between. You can always use less glitter if you’d like a more subtle effect, or even more if you want something that packs a punch. 🙂

Thanks for looking! I’ll have my other Valentine franken, as well as the “Anti-Valentine” up very soon!

Valley of the Kings

Posted in Gold with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

You know, I used to hate gold polish. It wasn’t until recently that I started buying more gold colors and discovered I really love them! I’ve made a few gold-ish frankens, but I really wanted a true, blinged out gold.

I used Tony and Tina fine silver cosmetic glitter, Sally Hansen Gold Chrome, and Gold Reflects pigment from TKB Trading.

I filled an empty bottle a tad over 3/4 full with Gold Chrome, then added in 1 tablespoon each of the silver and gold glitters.

Oooo, bling-tastic! The glitter adds an extra punch to Gold Chrome, and really makes it sparkle.

Up close…

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back soon! 😉