Archive for the Guest Frankeners Category

Special Guest “Dr.Karen”

Posted in Guest Frankeners with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

It is a pleasure to have Karen from Pretty-Random as a guest frankener today! Karen is not only a cool chick, but one hell of an awesome frankener! Her franken, “Joker’s Wild” totally blew me away…and hopefully you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Karen’s recipe is as follows:

1/3 Wet & Wild Eggplant Frost
2/3 Silver Glitter (any in a clear base will do – I think I used Jordana)
Plus a generous helping of green hex glitter and purple hex glitter.
I didnt measure, just dumped it on in.

Voila! I think it could use a few drops of blue though!

Such a gorgeous creation! Be sure to check Karen out at Pretty-Random !
Thanks for stopping by, and more to come! 😛

A very special franken…”Oceanmist”

Posted in Blue, Green, Guest Frankeners with tags , , , , on January 4, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today I have a very special treat for you! I received a beautiful franken from my pal Amy (shopping_sushi_style over at MUA). She named it “Oceanmist” after my Makeupalley user name, OceanMist27, and it couldn’t be more properly named.

It is a gorgeous teal/green shimmer…the color of cool Caribbean waters! Amy said she used SH Lacquer Shine in Flash (approx.70%) and the yellow jelly from Hot Topic (the one that looks like egg yolk) to make this.

What a wonderful surprise this was! It was incredibly sweet of Amy to make this for me. I’m proudly wearing her creation today, and can’t stop staring at my nails. ❤ Thank you, Amy!

Special guest, “Dr. Hanna”

Posted in Glitter, Guest Frankeners, Purple with tags , , , on October 29, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have a wonderful franken to share with you all today, courtesy of my friend Hanna from Finland. Not only was Hanna sweet enough to share her pictures and recipe with us, but she also has gorgeous nails and her franken is HOT! So without further ado, here is Hanna’s creation…

“The recipe ended up being take China Glaze Tinsel, pour like 1/5 out, add ChG Calypso Blue, add Essie Bermuda Shorts (purple neon), add some ChG Seduce Me (dark pink creme, you don’t need this if you don’t put too much blue in the beginning like I did) and shake well.”

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Hanna!
And I know I promised some Halloween frankens, so I have a couple coming up just in time! 🙂

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. 🙂

Special Guest “Dr. Dee”

Posted in Guest Frankeners, Other, Recipes with tags , , , , on February 18, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have a special treat for you today!
Today’s franken comes from my lovely friend Dee from Makeupalley. She has come up with some brilliantly beautiful polishes, and she’s been kind enough to share one with us today:

Dee’s recipe for “Fashionably Late”:
I made this franken when a lovely mua-er posted a pic of Butter London Fash Pack. My franken is a slightly darker mushroom taupe creme with greyish undertones.
I started off with an empty nail polish bottle and added some Seche Vite. Seche Vite adds a really nice gloss to my franken so I can wear this nail polish with or without topcoat and still have shine.
Next, I added OPI Desire(sheer white) and Sinful Black on Black to the bottle. This made a lovely dark grey color. If a really nice grey is what you want than I suggest you stop here but if you want that lovely taupe that’s really hot right now keep going!
Elizabeth Arden Christopher St. Cappuccino(lovely chocolate brown creme) and OPI Bare it in Trafalgar Square are added to the mix and what you get is my frankenpolish Fashionably Late.
If you don’t have the colors I mentioned than improvise! As long as you have white, nude, brown, and black cremes this nail polish could be your next frankenpolish.

Here are the polishes Dee used:
And here’s the amazing result:
Thank you so much, Dee, for sharing your pretty franken!