Saturday, June 18, 2011

Swatches & Recipe - My Very First Franken Polish!

Hey guys!

So last night I was procrastinating my studying for final exams (which are on Monday and Tuesday) and I decided to try frankening for the first time. I found an old Wet 'n' Wild clear polish that was about half full, picked out some supplies, and just went for it.

I honestly wasn't expecting to come up with anything good since it was my first time, but something really awesome happened and I'm IN LOVE with my franken!



Keep reading for more photos, swatches, and the recipe!







My franken alone (2 coats), My franken over China Glaze Blue Iguana, My franken over OPI Black Onyx)



And here's a rundown of the supplies I used to make my fraken polish:




(Wet 'n' Wild FastDry - Teal of Fortune)


(Wet 'n' Wild FastDry - Teal of Fortune)


(Loose micro-glitters in powder blue and iridescent white)


(Loose hexagonal glitter in teal and silver)


(Loose hexagonal glitter in teal and silver)


(This is an ordinary straw that I cut to create a sort of scoop shape and I used this to transfer the glitters from their containers to the bottle of my franken.)


Recipe:

- Start with your clear polish about half full
- Pour roughly 1/4 of the bottle of Wet 'n' Wild Teal of Fortune into the clear polish
- Shake to mix
- Using your scooping straw, add 3 scoops of your powder blue micro-glitter
- Shake to mix
- Using your scooping straw, add 2 scoops of your white iridescent micro-glitter
- Shake to mix
- Using your scooping straw, add 3 scoops of your teal hexagonal glitter
- Shake to mix
- Using your scooping straw, add 2 scoops of your silver hexagonal glitter
- Shake to mix

And that's it! Unfortunately, my clear polish didn't have the little metal mixing balls so I suggest using an empty bottle that already has the balls or adding them yourself afterwards.

And before you ask, I got my loose micro-glitters at Wal-Mart and they came in a pack of 8 different colours (and I wish I could remember the price but I've had these for a while now so it escapes me how much I paid for them, but it couldn't have been very much). I got my hexagonal glitters on eBay a really long time ago but I'm sure you can still find them.

So there you have it - my first franken polish! I can definitely see myself having some more frankening fun in the future.

Now, I'll need help naming my franken. Suggestions?

26 comments:

  1. kayla it's BEAUTIFUL!
    make me a bottle and i'll make you a bottle of mine!!! haha!

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  2. Love it. It came out really well. I'm inspired to make my own now!

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  3. Wow!! Love it! I would totally buy this!

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  4. Love it! What did you name it??

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  5. This is a gorgeous franken !

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  6. ah i was jut thinking of making my own franken glitter yesterday!!!! this is genius. loves it

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  7. Thanks guys!

    Rebecca: DONE!

    Inievin: I haven't named it yet and I'm open to suggestions.

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  8. Even though it's not a sapphire color, my brain won't let go of the name Sparkling Sapphire. It's so pretty it deserves the name of a precious jewel!

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  9. Franken alone looks really nice actually. ^__^

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  10. Under the Sea came to mind when I looked at it. Very pretty!

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  11. It looks amazing, name it "Hold on to the water" :)

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  12. YAY i'm so excited!! i need to get some supplies first, i gotta get my hands on a bottle of party of five glitters. traci is sending me one that she doesn't want but as you know, that will take a while :P
    next time i'm at walmart i'll try and get one! then we can franken swap <3

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  13. Rocks Across the Universe! Because it looks so much like Deborah Lippman's Across the Universe, only in a different colour...=P

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  14. This looks awesome over black. How about Bluebell :)

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  15. Wow, that's an amazing franken! The glitter didn't melt? All the glitter I'm trying keeps melting or losing its color in polish! :(

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  16. The Blue Lagoon.... I don't know, it just reminds me of sea depths, untouched by mankind :D

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  17. I love that! The teal is sooooo pretty! I can't believe that was your first franken-you nailed it!

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  18. where do you get hexagonal glitter from

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  19. I think where it's made up of so many different parts, you should name it something that sounds almost like a recipe? Like,

    "boys, poise and turquoise"
    "pinch of stellar" or "hexogonal hodgepodge"

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  20. Wow!! Great job!! It's almost got a look of DL Across The Universe to it when it's in the bottle and when it's over OPI Black Onyx.

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  21. This franken polish looks great!!

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