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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! 😉

North Pole

Posted in Blue, Silver with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, here in NY, at least! We’ve finally been hit with snow…which, to be honest, I’m not fond of. But at least it looks pretty for the holidays!

For this one, I used Revlon Sweet Nothings in Rendez-Blue, Taylor Made pigment in Polar, and fine silver glitter from TKB Trading.

I filled an empty bottle 3/4 full of Rendez-Blue, (which was pretty much the entire bottle) then added in 1 teaspoon of Polar pigment, and 1 tablespoon of silver glitter.

I love that this chilly blue has a hint of purple flash, giving it that below-zero-freeze-look. The tiny silver microglitter is subtle, like a tiny flurry of snowflakes!

I have a couple more holiday colors I am going to try and squeeze in before Christmas, so check back very soon!

Last Shuttle To Pluto

Posted in Black, Blue, Duochromes, Purple with tags , , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Today I have the grand finale to our planetary journey into duochromes. It seems fitting that our last planetary polish should be Pluto! I know, I know…Pluto is actually no longer considered a planet.

I decided to use Wet ‘N Wild black again because I thought it was a good choice to compliment the Travel to Pluto pigment from TKB Trading. I filled an empty 0.25 oz bottle with 3/4 black, and mixed in 1 teaspoon of Pluto pigment.

Is it grey? Purple? Blue? I think I even see a bit of green in there! As you can see, I needed several pics to capture the color morphing going on here!

Again, no sun here. Grrr! This one is truly spectacular in person, and I am glad I saved it for last!

Although this duochromes were fun to make, they were a pain in the butt to photograph! I may attempt some more in the future, but I’ll be moving on to other ventures so check back soon.
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Baby Chickadee

Posted in Pastel, Yellow with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I received a request from reader Carrie, asking me if I could make a “baby chick” soft yellow. As you all know, I love a good challenge, so I got right to work.

I used Wet N Wild French White Creme and Zoya Creamy yellow creme. I was originally going to use the same white I used for Orange Julius (Sally Hansen Insta Di Whirlwind White), but I wanted this polish to be a bit softer & the WnW is not quite as stark white as the SH.

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I added 3/4 of the white into an empty bottle, and topped it off with 1/4 of Zoya Creamy.

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The result is a soft yellow non-chalky pastel. It does look like a little baby chick, and I hope this is what Carrie had in mind.

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I have some more reader requests coming up, so check back soon.
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