Monday, 6 June 2011

NOTD - My first franken!

Hi guys,

Today I have to show you my first attempt at frankening! I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, although it's not perfect I love it all the same!

The base polish is NYC Starry Silver Glitter, silver glitter and larger blue and pink hex glitter in a clear base. Then I added a good blob of Barry M Indigo and Collection 2000 French White to make it a lilac colour. Then to make it more 'jelly' I added some clear polish by Natural Collection and then because you can never have too much glitter I added a splash of Barry M Hologram Hexograms, large silver holo hex glitter pieces in a clear base. I don't know exact quantites as I just added randomly until I was happy with the result, and here it is!

 Artificial light, miserable day here. Horrible yellow hands but most colour accurate for the polish. 3 coats plus top coat of NYC Grand Central Station.

Natural (rainy) light. The polish is not as blue irl.

Barry M Hologram Hexograms, Barry M Indigo, NYC Starry Silver Glitter, Collection 2000 French White, Natural Collection Crystal

What do you think? I really like it, think I will buy more SSG and make different colours :) Think a mint green would be awesome :)

Any ideas on what I should name it?

Special thanks to KarenD at Frazzle and Aniploish whom I bombarded with questions about how to go about cleaning the bottle out, and she was very helpful, so thanks Karen! I ended up not washing the bottle out, just pouring the gloopy contents (an old base coat) into an old envelope so I could throw it away, and then getting started! Actually much less messy than I thought it would be!

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  1. I really like this! every time I've attempted to franken it turns out really gross.

    Good job!

  2. I added Barry M Hologram Hexograms to mine too! Creeeeeeeepy! I think you should name it 'the purple and not as good version of LinLins', it's got a catchy ring to it, don't ya think? ;)

  3. sooo pretty, I'd call it a success!

  4. Thinking Lippmann Glitter in the Air. Not a dupe obviously but in that general area. Me likey.

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  6. Oh my God, the first one is so perfect that I need to run and see tutorials on how to make your own polishes, you got me so inspired!

  7. Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it ;)

    @Linlin clearly you're delusional *pats on head*

    @Jen I'm not keen on GITA, I think it needs more glitter. You can never have too much glitter...

  8. Very nice! I think a bit more glitter might be good, though I do like as it is.

  9. Great job! Frankening is so much fun!


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