Archive for the Pastel Category

Fragile Humanity

Posted in Other, Pastel with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Pale peach has seems to be a popular color this spring, so I decided I may as well jump on the bandwagon and franken one up! I also tried to tie in the Twilight/vampire theme again for all you fans, so hopefully you like it!

I used a shimmery sheer white Revlon Colorstay (the bottom label was missing so I am unsure of the name, Wet ‘N Wild French White Cream, and Taylor Made pigment in High Lite.

I poured half each of the two whites into an empty bottle, then mixed in 1/2 teaspoon of High Lite pigment. This one required a LOT of shaking for the pigment to blend in, but it was worth the workout!

I was afraid this wouldn’t look good on me since I am so pale, but I really like it! It is smooth and “clean” looking.

Thanks for stopping by! I have a ton of cool things coming up, including the king (queen) of all greens, a giveaway, and something special on Friday! 😉


Posted in Pastel, Purple with tags , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have another pretty pastel for you today! These are so easy to make, and I wanted to add a couple other colors to my creme pastel family. I received an email from Julie, asking if I could make a light purple. Request granted!

I used Sinful Dream On, which is an insanely bright purple neon, and Wet ‘N Wild French White Creme.


I added 3/4 white into an empty bottle, and used *almost* 1/4 of Dream On. Since Dream On is soooo bright, I really didn’t need much. Of course, if you’d like your polish a bit darker…you can use more!


This one really turned out beautiful. I love how smooth and creamy it looks! It has a slight pinkish tone to it, but not quite as much as it appears in the photo. In real life, it is more purple.


Thank you to all of you who sent me ideas and requests, and I assure you I am working on them all and should have more soon!

Baby Chickadee

Posted in Pastel, Yellow with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I received a request from reader Carrie, asking me if I could make a “baby chick” soft yellow. As you all know, I love a good challenge, so I got right to work.

I used Wet N Wild French White Creme and Zoya Creamy yellow creme. I was originally going to use the same white I used for Orange Julius (Sally Hansen Insta Di Whirlwind White), but I wanted this polish to be a bit softer & the WnW is not quite as stark white as the SH.


I added 3/4 of the white into an empty bottle, and topped it off with 1/4 of Zoya Creamy.


The result is a soft yellow non-chalky pastel. It does look like a little baby chick, and I hope this is what Carrie had in mind.


I have some more reader requests coming up, so check back soon.

Orange Julius

Posted in Orange, Pastel with tags , , , , on April 13, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for summer! I’ve started making some bright, fun colors to get into the summer vibe.

I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White (any white creme will do), Tangerine pigment from TKB Trading, and Hot Topic Neon Orange.


I added 1 tablespoon of Tangerine pigment into 3/4 of white. To give this polish a little extra spunk, I added in about 12 drops of neon orange.


A perfect summery orange! Now I am craving warm weather AND an orange julius!


Pastels are fun & easy to make, so if there’s a certain color you’d like to see…give me a shout!

Lime Sherbet

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

You know you’re a true nail polish junkie when you find inspiration for polish colors at the supermarket!

On this particular grocery trip, it was lemon lime sherbet that caught my eye. Delicious, and what a pretty color, too. I figured it wouldn’t be too difficult to franken this shade, so I got to work. I had an extra bottle of Pure Ice Electric, a vibrant lime green creme, just begging to be used. Pairing it with a white creme such as NYC French Tip White will soften the green and give it a more pastel hue.


I mixed 1/4 Pure Ice Electric into 3/4 of the white creme (NYC French Tip White).


It almost looks good enough to eat, and reminds me of a hot summer day!


Now if only all this icky snow would go away! 😉