Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My First Franken

Inspired by Liz, I created a taupe Franken - my first Franken!  I kind of love the use of the word 'Franken' because it relates back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (which I have read three times during undergrad alone).  Yay for literature and polish intersecting!!

I used 6 drops of China Glaze Recycle, 1 drop of OPI Do You Lilac It?, and 2 drops of PRO10 Incognito.  It is slightly raisin-colored.  What I learned from making my first Franken?  Make sure you make enough!  I mixed it in a paper bowl and discovered that I only made enough for one (thin) coat on each nail.  I painted it over top of my Incognito mani, which gave it a bit of a base, but I wish I had made double the amount.
I'm totally falling for taupes... and heading to the mall today to see if I can convince myself to spend $9 on $OPI Metro Chic.
and now time for some begging...

Please vote for me in Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss's nail polish-free nail art contest!  I'm seriously lagging, so it is self-promotion time!  The voting bar is to the right and I am Pretty Print.  I used card-stamping tools to decorate my nails (and had a terrible time trying to get the embossing powder off my tips!). Thanks so much for your votes!


Michèle said...

Love the franken, good job!

Unknown said...

Thanks Michele!! I've always been so afraid to try mixing polishes - I was sure I'd end up with some mud looking color (well, I kind of did, but at least that's what I was intending this time).

jo.frougal said...

I love the sound of Franken, too, and can't wait to try it. Don't spend on OPI, make your own. I bet you can totally do it!

Unknown said...

^^ I can't wait to try making another :) I'd love to see your first attempt!!

Niki* said...

Love this frankens! Do you find that it dries so much faster than your other polishes?? Thats my only beef...all of them dry so fast on me its like I'm putting it on in goops! lol.

Btw I nom'd you for a blog award on my blog!

Unknown said...

Niki, it totally did - what's up with that? It's like you add a little 'Brooke' to a polish and everything goes to pot.

Thanks so much for the blog award!! yee haw!

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