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GIVEAWAY! All you polish lovers…check this out!

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Recently, I made some custom colors for a super sweet gal named Tracey. Tracey makes her own jewelry, and it isn’t just any old jewelry…it’s made with nail polish!

She was kind enough to send me two custom made rings…and I couldn’t wait to show you all!

This bold beauty is just my style…and it is GREEN!

And look at this gem…all sorts of sparkley colors (and more green!)…

(I’m wearing IsaDora Vintage Mint in the photos…in case you were curious!)
Her jewelry is unique and not something you can find in your mall! She hand makes each piece, and customized it however you want.
You can check Tracey’s store out at:
and her Flickr, with great photos of her creations…

Now, on to the really good part! Tracey has been so kind as to offer up a custom made piece of jewelry to one lucky winner! She has several different designs of earrings, rings and pendants…as well as tons of polish colors to choose from!
The contest will run for one week (March 5th-March 12th), and please, one entry per person. One random winner will be chosen on Saturday the 13th, and notified by email. Good luck! 🙂


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! 😉

Snazzy Cupcake

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I’ve been making a lot of strange colors lately, so today I decided to tone it down and bit and make something a bit more subdued.

I used Sally Hansen Star Opals in Violet Opal, and Sinful Lying Nails.

I added half of each color to an empty bottle, and shook well. Piece of cake! Well, make that cupcake… 😉

This shimmery pink has a violet flash to it, and is a lovely shade that would look fabulous on anyone!

Thanks for looking…remember, I have another giveaway coming up soon! 😉

Sir, Yes Sir!

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Alright, soldiers…drop and give me ten! Ten pretty nails to paint, that is! 😛 I have a REALLY cool army green franken today that hopefully will excuse my awful jokes! This one has been a while in the making, since I had an idea in my head of what color I wanted, but just couldn’t bring it to life. Until now!

I used Wet ‘N Wild black creme, NY Summer Greenish, and Cosmo Yellow.

I filled an empty bottle with 2/3 of Greenish, 1/3 of Yellow, and about ten drops of black.

The result is the army green with subtle shimmer that I’ve been lusting after! This is two very thin coats, and you can see it covered quite well.

Thanks for visiting! I have more frankens coming up, a really cool guest frankener, and will be doing another giveaway as well! 😉

Volcano Lake

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today’s franken is bit of a strange one. This was another “experiment”, and I wasn’t sure just how it would turn out…but I’m pleased with it! It is definitely not a color for everyone, but it’s certainly different!

I used Wet ‘N Wild black creme, CM Echo Blue, LA Splash Sparkling Lava, and Wet ‘N Wild clear.

I filled an empty bottle half full of Sparkling Lava, added 1/4 each of Echo Blue and clear, then added ten drops of black.

I’ve always loved navy and orange together, so it made sense to combine them into a franken! The orange glitter stands out better on than in the bottle.

This is two coats, no basecoat or topcoat over it. I also took a picture in natural light to show the glitter a little better.

Thanks for stopping by, and I will have more pretties coming soon! 🙂

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow!

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Not only some useful advice, but also the name of today’s franken! Now, hopefully even if you don’t care for the color (hey, yellow isn’t up there on my list of favorites, either) at least you will get a chuckle out of the silly name!

I used L’Oreal Bijou B.Outrageous and a sheer, shimmery white polish from It’s A Girl Thing. I got the later at Dollar Tree, but any shimmer white will do!

I filled an empty bottle half full of B.Outrageous, and half of the shimmery white.

This yellow-gold shimmer actually looked better on that I was expecting. Of course, even if it looked horrendous on me, I still would have posted it for comedy’s sake. 😛

Thanks for stopping by! I promise you something a bit prettier is coming up! ❤

8 Crazy Nights

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , on December 15, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Shalom! In honor of Hanukkah, I’ve created a special holiday franken.

I used Wet ‘n Wild clear, Martha Stewart glitter in Blue Topaz, and LA Color Art Deco polish in blue glitter.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/4 of the clear, 1/2 of Art Deco blue glitter, then added in 1 tablespoon of Blue Topaz glitter.

This polish was so glittery, I couldn’t even get my lens to focus properly.

The best part about mega-glittery polishes like this? They wear like iron! So you can enjoy this pretty for all 8 crazy nights!

Thanks for stopping by! More holiday fun to be continued! 😛

Give Me Your Input!

Posted in Recipes on July 2, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I’ve been crazy busy lately, and really need to catch up on my frankens. I have some really fun stuff coming up, including a giveaway! 🙂

Also, I’d like some input for you all…what would you like to see more of?

Jackie Green Jelly

Posted in Green, jelly, Recipes with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

My friend Jackie recently asked me if I could make a dark green jelly for her. Green? Jelly? Well, my arm didn’t need to be twisted! I got to work, and whipped up a pretty color I thought she’d really enjoy. A few days later, as I was finalizing my blog entry, I received and email from reader Teresa, asking if I could make a polish similar to NARS Zulu. For those of you unaware, Zulu was a gorgeous dark green jelly that NARS released a few years ago around the holidays as a limited edition. Zulu still turns up on ebay occasionally, but it usually sells for $$$.

For this polish, I used Wet ‘N Wild clear, Wet ‘N Wild Black Creme, and New York Summer Amaranth.

I mixed 1/2 the clear polish with 1/2 NYS Amaranth. I added the black in a couple drops at at time, shaking and swatching in between, until I had the shade of dark green I was happy with.


I don’t have Zulu to compare, but from pictures I have seen, mine looks a bit lighter. I was considering adding more black to darken it up, but after doing a mani with it, I’m happy with it just how it is.


The picture was taken without a top coat on the polish, so you can see how shiny it is on it’s own. I can see why Zulu was so popular…and hopefully this quick & easy franken can help out those craving Zulu.

Candy City

Posted in jelly, Pink, Recipes with tags , , , , on March 6, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ok, here is the last of my glitters…for now!

For this one, I used Wet N’ Wild Psycho, Wet ‘N Wild clear, and NYC Pink Promenade.


I filled up an empty bottle half full with WnW Psycho, then added 1/4 each of clear and NYC Pink Promenade. The result is a pinkish coral jelly, with beautiful sparkle!


It looks like candy on my nails! Tasty, sparkley candy!


I just love jelly polishes…and I have a very special one coming up very soon, so check back!