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! 😉

Grapesicle

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!
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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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