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Juggle-not The Clown

Posted in Glitter, Pink, Red with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning, all!

Today’s franken was inspired by my silly and lovable sister during a slightly tipsy game of Scattergories. The name made me laugh a lot and I knew I needed to incorporate it into a polish.

I used LA Colors Red Glitter, Sally Hansen Glossy, and Jade Meteorite Showers.

I filled an empty bottle with 2/3 Meteorite Showers, slightly less than 1/3 of Red Glitter, and 5 drops of Glossy.

Definitely fun looking!

The multi color glitter really stands out nice against the reddish pink base, and I couldn’t help but smile every time I looked down at my nails.

Up close to show the glittah:

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


The Sorcerers’ New Robes

Posted in Blue, Holographic, jelly with tags , , , , , , , on July 27, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!

I’ve got a quick and easy recipe for you today! This one is a breeze to make, and really a beauty!

I used China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway and Wet ‘N Wild Kaleidoscope.

I poured 3/4 of Kaleidoscope into and empty bottle, then added in 1/3 of Bermuda Breakaway. You tweak these amounts to add more of less opaqueness.

Up close to show the holo glitter:

The holo glitter pieces in Kaleidoscope are tiny square shaped, and look amazing suspended in the blue jelly base. I used two coats, and was quite pleased with the result!

Thanks for stopping by, and check back soon for more! 🙂

Pink PantHer

Posted in Glitter, Pink with tags , , , , on July 21, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello, all!

I’ve got a colorful franken to show you today!

For this one, I used a no-name brand I purchased from Supply Source called Crystaline Opal for a whopping 99 cents, Taylor Made pigment in BeBe, and a hot pink glitter pigment from Leishi, which is a foreign brand (but any hot pink glitter will work!).

I filled an empty bottle just over 3/4 full of Crystaline Opal, then added in a half teaspoon of BeBe pigment and approx. 1 tablespoon of the hot pink glitter.

Hello pink! I love how this one turned out! Very sparkly and just fun looking! I used 2 coats, and it was surprisingly smooth for a glitter.

Up close to show the glitter:

Thanks for stopping by…I have some old school colors coming up on Friday, so please check back! 🙂

Flux Capacitor

Posted in Black, Glitter, Purple with tags , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello, everyone!
I actually made this franken and took pics of it a while ago…and then forgot about it completely. Which is terrible because it was a color I really loved! And I borrowed the name from one of my all time favorite movies, Back to the Future. No matter how many times I see it…it never gets old! And who doesn’t secretly lust after a time traveling DeLorean?

I used NYC Clear, Pure Ice Electric, and fine purple glitter from INM. I poured about half each of clear and Electric into an empty bottle, and added about one tablespoon of INM glitter.

Love glitters! Especially dark, vampy ones!


Outside in the sun…here you can really see how gorgeous this is:

Thanks for stopping by….I have more pretties coming soon, as well as a giveaway! 😛


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

Good morning!

Today I have the final installment of my Overall Minerals pigment frankens. These have been so fun to make, and I saved my favorite for last!

Ion was the color I was most excited to play with. I actually had another pigment from a different brand that was very similar in color, but sadly turned into a messy lava-lamp like monstrosity when I tried to add it into a polish base. Ion worked beautifully when I tried it in the same base, A Perfect 10 brand color called The One, which is a sheer with blue shimmer. Also, I discovered a few days later that the Pure Ice color called Oh Baby will achieve the same result. I used about one full tablespoon of Ion pigment in this.

Can you see why this is my favorite?

The polish base was a bit thin, so I did three coats of this to make sure it was completely opaque. The color just pops out at you and screams for attention!

A gigantic thank you once again to Kim from Overall Beauty for sending me these pretty pigments to play with! ❤

Elf Toes

Posted in Pink with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!

I have the first of my week-long frankens made with my cool new pigments from Overall Beauty Minerals! The names were so cute on the pigments, that I decided to leave them, rather than come up with new ones.

For “Elf Toes”, I mixed the pigment with two different pink Revlon Colorstay colors- Endless Pink and Extremely Pink. I used approx. one teaspoon of pigment.

This looked incredible in the bottle, but I wasn’t sure the color would suit my skin tone…

…I was proven wrong! I really love the golden sheen in this. And who doesn’t feel pretty in pink? You all know I’m not a huge pink lover, but the girlie-girl inside me was jumping for joy when I wore this. Plus, it’s named “Elf Toes”. That will make just about anyone crack a smile!

Thanks for stopping by! I will have more for you tomorrow, so please check back!

Nudist Colony

Posted in nude with tags , , , , , on June 15, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning!
I bet I raised a few eyebrows with the title of this post. My franken today strays from my normal color palette, and as you can probably guess…is a nude!

I used Revlon Colorstay in Endless Pink, and MAC pigment in Cocoa Motion.

I filled an empty bottle with 3/4 Endless Pink, and 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Motion. The 10-year-old in me always wants to giggle at the word “nude”, so I definitely needed to give this one a cheeky name.

I’m not going to lie…this really isn’t a “me” color, but not quite as mannequin-hands as I was expecting. It has a very slight shimmer to it, and it actually quite pretty.

Thanks for stopping by! I have something a bit more colorful coming up, as well as another giveaway, so check back! 😀