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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! 🙂

Red Light District

Posted in Orange, Red with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good morning, all!
This cold or whatever it is, is reluctant to go away…so I am still feeling yucky. I have a quick & easy franken for you today, and some U.K pretties lined up for Friday!

For this franken, I used A Perfect 10 After Party, NYC Times Square Tangerine Creme, and an old red L’Oreal creme.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/2 of After Party, slightly less than 1/2 of Times Square Tangerine, and added 20 drops of red.

I love how juicy this one is!

Up close to show the shimmer!

Pretty, and fairly easy to make. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Moonage Daydream

Posted in Blue, Glitter, Green with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello everyone!
Yes, the name of today’s franken was borrowed from a David Bowie song. 😛 I love Bowie, and for some reason the colors in this polish made me think of this song!

I used Sinful Daddy’s Girl, Zoya Kotori, and Jade Sparkle Emerald.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/3 of each color, and shook the mix well.

This one took 3 coats to be opaque, but I didn’t mind because it was so pretty!

*sings*Press your space face close to mine…
Ahem, yes here it is outdoors in partial sun…

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to enter my Del Sol giveaway! 😉

Sparkles & Fangs

Posted in Glitter, Purple with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hello franken-friends…I’m back!

I’ve had quite a few requests for “vampire themed/Twilight themed” frankens, so I went ahead and used one of my awesome new Franken Juggs from Manglaze to make one.

I used Jade Twinkling Purple, Sally Hansen Red Awakening, Orly Love Each Other, and Sally Hansen Glossy.

I filled the bottle with 1/3 each of Love Each Other and Twinkling Purple, then added 1/4 of Glossy, followed by about 20 drops of Red Awakening.

‘Tis sparkley! Just like vampires! Errr, well, certain vampires at least. LOL.

I admit I was a bit intimidated by the Franken Jugg. It’s quite different looking than a typical polish bottle, but I found the cap design didn’t hinder my application of the polish at all. In fact, my mani actually came out GREAT and required zero cleanup. I was quite pleased with the brush as well, so ManGlaze really has a winner with these! And my favorite part?


Look at the mouth on that baby! So much easier for adding polish/pigments/glitter into the jugg. Even when I use my little paper funnels with normal polish bottles, I still make a huge mess…this really will be beneficial! Just be careful not to knock it over 😉

Thanks for stopping by…be sure to come back Friday. I have something a little bit different for you coming up! 😀

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! 😉

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! 🙂

A very special franken…”Oceanmist”

Posted in Blue, Green, Guest Frankeners with tags , , , , on January 4, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today I have a very special treat for you! I received a beautiful franken from my pal Amy (shopping_sushi_style over at MUA). She named it “Oceanmist” after my Makeupalley user name, OceanMist27, and it couldn’t be more properly named.

It is a gorgeous teal/green shimmer…the color of cool Caribbean waters! Amy said she used SH Lacquer Shine in Flash (approx.70%) and the yellow jelly from Hot Topic (the one that looks like egg yolk) to make this.

What a wonderful surprise this was! It was incredibly sweet of Amy to make this for me. I’m proudly wearing her creation today, and can’t stop staring at my nails. ❤ Thank you, Amy!