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Harry the Caterpillar

Posted in Blue, Glitter with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello everyone!

I’ve got another oddball franken for you today! Not quite as weird as the scrambled eggs (glad to see so many of you liked that..thank you!) but it is definitely a little bit different.

I used Pure Ice Electric, Petites Tahitian Green, A Perfect 10 The One, and a no name mini Bon Bons polish that is blue tiny string glitter.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/4 Electric, 1/4 Tahitian Green, 1/4 The One, and the entire bottle of Bon Bon blue, which was about a 1/4.

This actually covered quite nicely…I did two thin coats and it was totally opaque.

Up close…you can see the stringy glitter is very fine and smooth, but still gives a unique look to the polish.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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! 😉


Posted in Blue, Glitter, Holographic with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy December! With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would get a start on the seasonal-inspired polishes.

I used Hologram glitter pigment from Coastal Scents, China Glaze St. Tropez (sadly, my brush broke so I resolved to use this for frankening…you can use a similar shade that is easier to find), CM Majestic Blue, and Wet ‘N Wild black creme.

I poured about 1/2 Majestic blue into an empty bottle, then added 1/3 St. Tropez, 10 drops of black, and 1 tbsp. Holographic pigment.

I slowed the camera shutter down a bit to show the gorgeous holo glitter better:

Very festive, indeed! This is truly a shade that just screams, “celebrate!”

I have more holiday fun coming up, so check back soon! 🙂

Mercury Rising

Posted in Bronze/Brown, Duochromes, Green, Orange with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today our visit into franken-land will be taking us to Mercury!

I used Maybelline clear, and Travel to Mercury pigment from TKB Trading. Mercury is a deep bronzy/orange with flashes of green and gold.


I filled a 0.25 oz empty bottle with 3/4 clear, and then added in 1 teaspoon of Mercury pigment.



The color shift in this one was definitely more noticeable in the bottle than on the nail, but it’s still cool looking.



We still have more travels through the galaxy to cover, so check back soon!

I’m Not Really A Jedi

Posted in Black, Blue, Glitter, Green with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have another interesting dark delight for you today!

I used New York Summer Class Act, Pure Ice Oh Baby, and Wet ‘N Wild black creme.


I filled an empty bottle half full of Oh Baby, and added 1/4 each of Class Act and black. Darker colors require quite a bit of mixing, so be prepared to shake, shake, shake!


Now, you’re probably wondering about the name. As soon as I swatched this polish, it immediately made me think of Jedi light sabers for some reason! I decided to name it “I’m Not Really A Jedi”, kind of a play off of OPI’s popular shade, “I’m Not Really A Waitress”.



Outdoors/full sun:


Close up/full sun:


This color definitely is up there with my favorite creations so far! I have a couple more darker colors coming soon, so check back!

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Posted in Blue, jelly with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have received a lot of compliments on my “Jackie Green Jelly” polish, so I decided to make a navy version!

I used New York Summer Hot Sky Blue, Wet ‘N Wild clear, and Wet ‘N Wild Black Creme.


I poured 1/2 Hot Sky Blue into and empty bottle, then added almost 1/2 of clear into it. I used 10 drops of the black creme to darken the mix into a deep navy.


As with most jelly polishes, this took 4 coats to be opaque, but it was well worth it! It is a true navy, and even it low light it still looks dark blue and not black. This is without a top coat on it, and look how shiny it is!


More to come, so check back!

Tropical Colada

Posted in Glitter, jelly, Orange with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I have been lemming orange polishes something fierce! I think it’s because the color orange reminds me of summer. Today I have a pretty, sparkley orange treat for you!

I used Revlon Sunsparks and NK Infinity to make today’s polish.


I mixed half of each polish into and empty bottle, added ballz, and mixed well.


This lovely orange jelly has a beautiful orange sparkle to it that is more noticeable in real life. I used 3 coats and it covered great!


I have more summery colors on the way, so check back!

Blue Hawaiian

Posted in Blue, Glitter, Gold, Green with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today’s franken is another pretty summer shade, and one of my favorites (so far)!

I used China Glaze Golden Enchantment gold holo glitter, Sinful Irish Green, and Blueberry pigment from TKB Trading.


I mixed 1/2 Golden Enchantment with 1/2 Irish Green, then added 1/2 teaspoon of Blueberry pigment.


I’m really disappointed that you can’t see the glitter in the pic very well, but on the nail, it really sparkles!!!


As always, give me a shout if there’s a color you’d like to see! I have a few more summer shades coming up soon.

Swimsuit Mishap

Posted in Blue, jelly with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ok, I am sure you’re scratching your head at the name of today’s franken!

I’ve been working hard on all the franken requests I’ve received lately. Kerriann emailed me a request for a dupe to Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Bikini Bottom. This proved to be quite the challenge for me…and after much experimenting, “Swimsuit Mishap” was born. It seemed like a fitting name for this, since it was a bit of a problem child for me! RBL’s Bikini Bottom is a lovely pale blue with a distinct jelly finish to it, and I wanted to make sure my franken captured that same “squishyness”. Sadly, I don’t own BB, so I had to make my franken based on pictures of it.

I used Sally Girl Surf’s Up blue creme, Wet N’ Wild French White Creme, and Wet ‘N Wild clear.


I filled an empty bottle half full with clear, then added in just a tiny bit less than 1/4 each of the white and blue. I added ballz and mixed it up well.


The polish is not quite as bright as my picture shows, and it is much more jelly-like in real life.


I used 4 thin coats, although 3 probably would have been sufficient. This polish was truly a franken challenge, but I did have fun making it! Thanks for the request, Kerriann!


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!