Archive for franken polish

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! 🙂

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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!

Indoors:

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! 😛

Winter Night

Posted in Blue, Purple with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Hi again!

I have another pretty today made with Overall Beauty Minerals Pigment!

I paired the “Winter Night” pigment, which is a dark shimmery blue/purple, with China Glaze Tinsel, a silver sparkle. I used about 2 teaspoons of WN pigment.

The silver sparkles really give this the illusion of a true winter night!

This applied nice and smooth, good coverage in two coats…and well, just look at that color! I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out.

Thanks for stopping by…I have a couple more of these coming up, so check back!
🙂

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! 🙂

End of the Rainbow

Posted in Duochromes, Green, Purple with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Of course I have a green to show you today!

For this one, I used Pure Ice Heartbreaker, OPI Sonic Bloom, and Art Deco in black.

I filled an empty bottle half full of Sonic Bloom, and added 1/4 each of Heartbreaker and black.


You can really see how vibrant the green is in this!

And check out the purple/orange flash!

I wish I could capture just how glowy this looks in real life!


I really love this one a lot…not just because it is green, but it has a beautiful color shift that catches your eye in the sun!

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by!:-)

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! 😉

Hugs & Kisses

Posted in Glitter, Pink, Red with tags , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I have a few themed frankens coming up! Don’t worry…even if you are anti-V-Day, I have something for you, as well! 😉

First up, your typical red and pink classic Valentine’s Day colors! I used Maybelline Wet Shine in Juicy Melon, NYC Clear, and Martha Stewart glitter in Garnet.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/3 clear, 2/3 Juicy Melon, and made sure to leave some space for the glitter. I added in 1 tablespoon of Garnet glitter, and mixed well.

It looks a bit “meh” in the bottle…but much better on. It doesn’t get more lovey-dovery than this!

I had a question on my last polish about the quantity of glitter I use. Most of my frankens, I tend to use a lot of glitter…usually 1 tablespoon. I always make sure to leave room in the bottle for it to fit, and add it in using my funnel method a bit at a time, mixing in between. You can always use less glitter if you’d like a more subtle effect, or even more if you want something that packs a punch. 🙂

Thanks for looking! I’ll have my other Valentine franken, as well as the “Anti-Valentine” up very soon!