Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Double Franken Green and Brown

I had a bottle of Sinful's Glass Pink sent to me in a swap and I tried it out here.

It is a glassy "glitter" particle which seems to have a golden shimmer feel. Why I frankened it, I don't know, I did like the resulting layering, but then again, I have a lot of these and it had a gap from previous use and I began to see what I would come up with.

First, I emptied the bulk of an Art Deco kelly green creme into it.

The green was really great, strong pigmentation yet with a base already existing in the Sinful bottle, it wasn't too dense and the shimmer/glitter/glassy particles emerged and did their work!

Although a little tending toward the sheer side, the payoff really was nice: golden warm shimmer.
Three coats, easy to use.

I decanted some of this concoction into another bottle and began phase two. Perhap a bride for my green franken-monster!

I did want a brown, something that was chock-a-block full of that glassy shimmer, so I started adding blue and some red. I wanted to keep it khaki leaning, but I went a little wild on the red - a dark burgundy as I recall - and ended up with this brown.

Since frankening is always more alchemy than chemistry with me, I though I better end while I've got something workable, and not a blackened mess.

Meanwhile, here is the resulting franken on the nail:

I feel like I'm walking away from this experiment with a win.

The glassy particles work their magic and play with the light, keeping the whole thing feeling like autumn leaves.

Thanks for reading my little nail polish journal!


  1. The brown is amazing, you can see so many different colours in it, I love it!

  2. They both look lovely! I really like Glass Pink's shimmer but I wish it was more opaque.

  3. Wow great shimmer! That's one thing I would worry about with frankening, is that I'd make the base color too opaque and it would cover up at the shimmer/glitter. You got the formula here though.

  4. Thank you all!
    Yes, glass pink is sheer,so it might be a great franken base for eye shadow pigment.

  5. These are both stellar wins! Great frankening day!

  6. Thank you!!!
    The glass pink gave up some great colors!

  7. Both are gorgeous! My favorite is the grassy green. I can't wait for grassy green to be in vogue again.

  8. I agree, I think Diamond Cosmetics has about three that are just so fabulously perfect for frankening, too!


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