Friday, July 15, 2011

My Very First Franken Baby!! Birthday Suit Blues

Good Afternoon Loves!!

  I could not wait to share my first Franken creation with you guys!!! For those of you who are not sure what a "Franken" is, it just means when we polish heads mix up polishes to make our own creations. I may have gotten hooked on frankening after making this baby... I can see how girls could do this all the time. It's like a little surprise every time you add a little bit of this or a little bit of that... Everyone should try to Franken at least once. it makes you feel so creative. Naming them is just as fun. This baby was named by the awesome Mr. LTHP, who without missing a beat, named this pretty Birthday Suit Blues.
So I decided to make a "birthday glitter" franken. I've been seeing a lot of these types of franken popping up all over the bloggersphere and could not wait to create my own version. For this I mixed a little bit of Essie Clear with Zoya Yummy and a few drops of Zoya Phoebe to give my base a subtle, translucent shimmery Blue tone. I then added enough NYX Carnival to fill up the rest of the bottle which was a decent amount. With these you can't really have "too much" glitter, the more the better! I LOVE this. It's ethereal and pretty and it actually became opaque enough at Three coats. There is minor VNL but that doesn't bother me because I don't mind my nail line...

So what do you guys think of my first Franken-baby?
<3 Cristina

38 comments:

  1. I love this and would totally buy it. Awesome franken!

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  2. Oh, that's BEE-YOO-TIFUL! Love it!

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  3. Love it! I am planning to franken up some dupes of the Deborah Lippman glitter trio...in every color.

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  4. Wow that actually looks amazing! Reminds me of Deborah Lippman Glitter in the Air :)

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  5. Seriously, this franken is hot!!!!

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  6. What an awesome idea! Where do you get the empty bottles from?

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  7. Oh wow... that is blow-me-away gorgeous! I love the way the glitter is just suspended, like it's in mid-air.

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  8. I dont even know what to think....just gorgeous!

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  9. The girls & I are LOVING this! Sooo pretty!

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  10. YES!!! I love it!!! I'm so proud of you!!! Just be careful once you start to franken you can't stop!!!!!! hahahaha!

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  11. This is gorgeous! I would LOVE to have a polish like this. Very well done!!

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  12. OMG - I have to have this! I am going to try to franken myself a bottle this weekend! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  13. The slight jelly look combined with the confetti like glitter is so fantastic! What great results with your franken and I so can not wait to what else you come up with!

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  14. very pretty... I NEED to create a franken!!!

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  15. Sooo amazingly awesome!

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  16. very very nice!! squishy and festive!

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  17. Really pretty, I love it! :)

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  18. It's very, very pretty, and I think it would even look great mattified, too! I've been planning my own franken today, but don't think it's going to work.....I'll try it anyway though! Wish me luck :)
    Regards,
    Anna.

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  19. This is fabulous! not kidding - you could market this to others it's so great! At first I thought you had tossed in some Deb Lippmann Up In the Air and thought you were nuts using that expensive of polish in a test Franken! Zoya Yummy, Zoya Phoebe - both are favs of mine! Together with some Essie clear - just blowing me away! I need some empty bottles to do some Frankens myself - but where to get some little bee-bees to put inside to help keep them mixed?

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  20. i LOVE LOVE LOVE your franken, its gorgeous!!!

    <3 BB

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  21. This is so pretty!

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  22. I love your franken! I fail at making jelly polishes :(

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  23. I looooooooooooove this. And you have such pretty nail lines :)

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  24. This is absolutely beautiful!! I feel the need to go out and purchase the Zoya polishes so I can try and recreate this lol.

    I envy your nails, they are perfect!

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  25. Sooooo pretty! I tried frankening last night too! I'm having trouble with some of the glitters settling though. I need to fix it before I post it on my blog! :D

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  26. Yep, you nailed this one! I would totally buy this franken combo you made. Good stuff!! :)

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