Showing posts with label Frankens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frankens. Show all posts

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Frankens by Polish for Thought

Happy Sunday!!

  Today I have Four lovely frankens that were sent to me by Nicole of Polish for Thought. She sent me some pretty cute creations and left the task of naming them up to me, which was a lot of fun. She wanted me to be "punny" and funny with the names so I did my best to try and live up to her expectations since she gave me awesome colors to work with :D! 
 To see swatches of these pretty frankens just keep on reading :D!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Etsy Mania!! Lac Attack Jewel of the Nile

Good afternoon and happy hump day!

  Today I have another of my Etsy buys. The shop being featured today is Lac Attack. When I saw this awesome polish I just knew I had to have it. This pretty also killed my lemming for I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous Pinkerbell. I don't know how close they really are but looking at swatches, they are pretty similar. I so cannot get over these matte glitter blends. I just love how they look!
 No, this is not a dupe or even close to Floam. Now that- that is out of the way :D... Jewel of the Nile is a lovely mix of Blue and Green matte glitters with larger "see through" Pink bits thrown in for contrast. How adorable is this polish?! For this manicure I layered Two coats of JOTN over a franken that was sent to me by the lovely Nicole from Polish for Thought. She sent me Four of her creations and left the task of naming them up to me. I named this pretty pink Princess Bubblegum (Any Adventure Time Fans in the house?) I will be featuring her pretties soon! So I seriously love this combo and I even made a ring out of it :D!
 I seriously love the little Pink bits in this. They look like they are floating on my nails. Here is a pretty macro :D!
The cuteness... I haz it! Thanks for stopping by loves!

Monday, April 9, 2012

LTHP Franken: Coal Digger

Good morning loves!

  Today I have an awesome franken I made using an Etsy polish and a NYX polish. Actually a big part of the reason for my purchasing the specific Etsy polish was to be able to create this franken. I am a HUGE fan of micro shard like glitter. My love of this type of glitter became obvious after I tried NYX Gilded Glitter. Which I am sure goes by a different name now since NYX re-vamped their nail polish line. Anyhow, here is my franken that I made out of Sweetfairy Boutique Black Ice and NYX Gilded Glitter.
 Any Modern Family fans in the house? The name was inspired by the episode where Gloria finds out that Claire had called her a "Coal Digger" (LOVE Luke) hahah....For this layering I started with Two perfect coats of Barielle Island Breeze. Once that was dry I added Two coats of my franken Coal Digger and topped it off with some Seche Vite. Seriously love this look!

Here is a macro just 'cause I felt like it :D.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!! Celebrating in Close Enough

Hi loves!

 Today's post is going to be really short and really quick cuz it's my b-day!! So I decided to celebrate in my concoction of flakies that I named Close Enough. Here I an wearing it over Zoya's Raven.
Two coats of each color... Nails on FIYAH!! So Awesome!!
 Well guys thanks for stopping by today!! Sorry I am in such a rush but IT'S MY B-DAY lool!! I'm turning 13  25... I don't feel 25... What is 25 supposed to feel like anyways lool? Anywho.. I hope you enjoyed this quickie post.

Thanks for stopping by loves!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Muffin Monday!! The Nameless Franken

Hi loves and good morning!

  It is Monday and that means it is time for another Muffin Monday! Today she picked for me a Franken I mixed up some time ago. I never came up with a name for it so it just became "The Nameless Franken". I usually have a pet peeve against nameless polishes but for some reason neither Mr. LTHP nor I could come up with a name for this creation. Suggestions?
 To see Muffin's pick in action just keep reading after the jump.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Franken Time!! Close Enough- My Accidental Unicorn Puke Dupe(ish)

Hi loves!!!

  Instead of Pink Wednesday today I decided to show you this awesome and total accidental franken I created.  By now we are all pretty familiar with the amazing Unicorn Puke a.k.a Clairvoyant by Cult Nails... Well like so many of us I was totally smitten by this beyond amazing creation by Maria.... I was never able to get my hands on it and I am super impatient so I just pretty much gave up hope of ever owning the beautiful Clairvoyant flakie.... I decided to name this franken "Close Enough" because... Well.. It is close enough hahaha!

  Recently Jen The Polishaholic did THIS post where she layered all the Finger Paints flakies all over eachother and the effect was so amazing!! Well, my lazy ass did not feel like layering Five times so I just pured some of each of the Finger Paints Special FX colors into one bottle so I would not have to layer them and just do one or Two coats of this Flakie mix and be done. Basically I created a flakie out of other flakies.... And then I thought.. Hhhmmmm.... Maybe.. Just maybe.... I could make my own Unicorn Puke... So I went for it!
The recipe for this franken is quite random really. I never measure when I franken I just go by feel.. So in this pretty we have a mix of the following polishes: Asylum, Twisted, Motley, Flashy, Flecked by Finger Paints. I also added some O.P.I I Lilly Love you and Nfu.Oh #52 all mixed in with a small amount of Orly Fowl Play. It is quite the involved franken but OMG is it stunning!!! There are so many different colors in this and I love how the micro shimmer from Nfu.Oh 52 gives it a little something extra. It is quite sheer, just like the original Unicorn Puke and takes Four coats for some form of opacity... But layer this baby over anything and then there is some magic!!

Here is it over A England's Elaine. Yumm... !!!
I'm pretty proud of myself for creating this amazing franken! Accidental awesomeness is the best!! I really want to see this over Black soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Cristina

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pink Wednesday!! Franken- Cristinas's Pink Thing

Hi loves and happy Pink Wednesday!

  Today I have a special franken creation. This is my answer to the new Deborah Lippmann polishes. You know the ones right? Happy Birthday in a Pink and Black base. I don't really know the names yet. Sometime ago the lovely Varnish Vixen posted about some franken dupes she had made and I decided to follow suit and create my own version of these DL polishes.
Cristina's Pink Thing is a mix of Ruby Kisses Hot Pink, China Glaze Rich and Famous, W 'n' W Party of Five Glitters, a whole bottle of NYX Carnival and some Orly clear. It's not a dead on dupe because my glitter is a bit more sparse and the Pink base is slightly darker but OMG do I freaking love this! For this mani I did Three coats of Cristina's Pink Thing.

Here is a swatch of my main base Pink. Hot Pink is your basic Barbie Pink jelly. It applies beautifully and is opaque at two coats.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. And I'm even happier about how much cheaper this alternative was... I just cannot come to terms with DL prices. 

What do you guys think?
♥ Cristina

Friday, August 5, 2011

Franken Time!! Stargasm

Hi loves!!

  Today I have my newest Franken- Baby. I had been thinking up this franken for some time and I finally sat down and just did it. IDK why, but the concept of frankening is so intimidating to me. I'm usually scared I'm gonna end up with a FAIL of a color. I'm happy to report that is not the case with my newest creation. I'm really happy with how this turned out. It's sparkly, a jelly and it's Blue!!! Take a look! It's about a million times better in person.

Stargasm is a mix of Ruby Kisses It's up to Blue, NYX Under the Moon  and Sinful Colors Nail Junkie all mixed in a Seche Clear bottle that had just the tiniest bit of clear left in it as I wanted to dilute the Blue base just a bit. 
 For these pics I did Two coats. Even though it looks like it is not opaque in the pics it actually is fully opaque IRL. I guess I should have done a Third coats for the pics but I'm happy with how it looks at Two coats
The name is courtesy of the ever-so-creative Mr. LTHP. I had so many great suggestions thanks to the Facebook lovelies but the second Mr. LTHP said Stargasm, I just knew that had to be the name.

So lovelies, What do you think?
♥ Cristina

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Reader Franken!! Midnight Master

Hi lovess!!!

  I have a quickie second post for today. This time I come to you with something super awesome, for several reasons. As many of you know I had been wanting a Black glitter in my arsenal but I just could not find one anywhere. Welll.... Behold!! Midnight Master layered over Orly's Fresh.
  Enter the lovely Laurie N!! She is a very good polish friend of mine who I met through LTHP's Facebook page. Well she made this amazing franken using a little bit of O.P.I Servin' Up Sparkle and LA Girls Uninhibited (In other words: pure awesomesauce)She then proceeded to share a pic on my FB's wall and I fell in love with her creation which she had named after one of her favorite books, Midnight Master.... So, I asked if she would consider sending me a little bottle and she did! I thought it was the sweetest most awesome thing. I've never had a reader share their creations with me and this really brought the warm fuzzies and reminded me why I keep blogging. Because of awesome people like Laurie!! My readers mean a lot to me and I shall treasurer it for as long as it lasts (which may not be long because I REALLY love this Black glitter).

A big thank you to Laurie for this pretty!
<3 Cristina

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Name this Franken- Fell in love with a Robot :)!

Hello Darlings!

  The task is simple. Help me name this beautiful franken I received from Laquer Ware for Tips and Toes. She makes beautiful frankens and sent me this little beauty when I purchased some polishes from her.
 Help me ladies!! This is much too pretty to not have a name!

<3 Cristina