Showing posts with label Franken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Franken. Show all posts

November 30, 2010

Latest Franken

This is 2 coats of a franken I made with Claire's Mood Peaceful/Confident & Sally Hansen Black Out. I was hoping it would keep it's color-changing ability, but no luck. I still think it's gorgeous though. It dried semi-matte, like the Claire's, as you can see in the first picture. In the picture below, I added a glossy top coat to my middle & pinky fingers.

Here it is in the shade with alternating glossy and matte finishes again. It ended up being so shiny that I can see myself holding the camera in my nail!

I certainly don't have anything comparable in my collection, but I'm sure some of you ladies do. Does this look like a dupe for anything you own?

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November 14, 2010

Frankening With The Ugliest Polish I've Tried So Far.

What do you do with polishes that you've tried but just don't like? Do you swap them? Keep them with your regular collection but just ignore them? Banish them to a box under your bed? Or do you mix the unloveds together & see if you can make something pretty?
That is what I do with my unwanted polishes. For this franken I used my least favorite polish that I've tried so far, Ulta Sunny Romance of St. Tropez. I really can't imagine it looking good on anyone and it didn't work as a layering polish either. So I decided to add some Sally Hansen Black Out to it and just see what happened. The results were not what I was expecting but I like it! It somehow turned into a mossy greenish brown with copper shimmer!!

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October 1, 2010

Trying To Franken A Rescue Beauty Lounge 360 Dupe

My budget doesn't currently allow me to purchase high dollar polishes from brands like Rescue Beauty Lounge and Deborah Lippmann. But I still fall in love with some of their unique colors like Rescue Beauty Lounge 360! Here's a link to Alizarine Claws lovely swatches of this color.
My version is still a little too bright and has more visible shimmer but I still love it! I used Tic Tac Turquoise for a base and added BB Couture Autumn Sunset until I got a color I liked. I love using up my unwanted polishes like this!

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September 15, 2010

Franken Fail, Paintball, Goofy Will & Nail Art!

Will & I played paintball last weekend and it was super fun! I've never been before but I can't wait to go again. I got the prettiest bruise ever on my thigh and Will shot me in the hand. The hand shot was hard enough to blast off some of my nail polish!

I didn't have enough time to completely redo my nails before we went out that night, so I used my smARTnails sticker stencils and China Glaze Ruby Pumps to hide the damage. Someday soon I'll have to use this sticker stencil for making comic book style word bubbles. POW! The base color is my first attempt at frankening a dupe for RBL 360 which is a dusty teal. This one is way too bright!

This next picture is just ridiculous! I was half asleep when we left for paintball and didn't check Will's outfit like I normally do. Believe me it's necessary! We stopped at QuikTrip for gas, I looked up and saw this coming towards the car. That's one of my wife beaters!! Geez Will. You can see more funny Will in this post.

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September 5, 2010

Franken I Won From Black Nail Polish & Lip Gloss

This beauty is a franken that I won from Andrea of Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss. Drop dead gorgeous aqua jelly loaded with pink & turquoise flakies! Andrea doesn't have an exact recipe for this one but she does remember that the flakies are from Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Nfu-oh 50 with random pigment for the aqua base. Check out Andrea's cosmetic line, Evil Shades!

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February 14, 2010

My First Franken - Muddy Waters

This was so fun! I have been setting aside polishes that I don't work for me in anticipation of a day of mixing them up to see what happens. Here's my first attempt and I'm pretty pleased with result. I mixed this turquoise shimmer with Sinful Big Daddy. I knew these were complimentary colors so they would probably make a brown, but I didn't anticipate such an interesting result. I decided to name it Muddy Waters. This ended up being a nice dark mushroom color with a strong turquoise shimmery flash. I certainly don't have anything even close to this in my little collection. I think you could achieve a similar result by mixing any two complimentary colors. Maybe a yellow creme with a purple shimmer would give you a mushroom with purple flash. Green shimmer & a red creme might make a mushroom with green shimmer. Get out your unwanteds and start mixing up some mushroom shimmers! Let me know if you try it out!
Here is my second Valentine's manicure. I used Muddy Waters as a base and my Migi Nail Art Pens for the hearts. I got the idea from Steph at Nail Juice. I call my version Valentine's Day Blues.

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  1. Win some great nail polish and nail art pens from Rhea at the Chain Nail. Hurry ends soon!
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  4. Win a $50 gift certificate to We Love Colors from One Bored Mommy. Ends 2/15.
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  8. Win awesome polish prizes from Lacquered Lizard. End date unknown.
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Happy Valentine's Day!