Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Franken: Feeling Purpley

Hello everyone!  I know that I promised some Julep swatches, and they're coming, but when I went to swatch them, two of the bottles had a wonky brush that I didn't want to deal with right away, so I grabbed this franken instead!  It was one that I promised Mich at The Polish Well that I would show you guys, a milky, lavender-pinky base filled with rainbow glitter.  I haven't given it a name yet, but here it is!

I honestly was trying to create a loose dupe with this polish of Tony Moly's Shooting Star that was featured on The Polish Well.  It was really simple to do because at the time I made this, I was mixing test bottles of Pop Tart.  I took one of my reject blends and tinted it a light, pinkish-purple.

A couple posts ago I swore I would never wear lavender...well, I may have exaggerated a little.  I will venture into very pink lavender for the sake of rainbow glitter, but nothing less!  I made the base lighter and pinker with this in mind.

By now, I'm pretty sure it's obvious that I love frankening.  I actually started because I was too cheap to buy some of the high end polishes that I'd seen online but still wanted, so I learned to franken by home-duping.  Now I have a shopping problem and I usually have to make a nail polish budget/game plan each month because my habits have me caving on the expensive pretties more often.  Thus, I franken.  It gives me the excitement of getting something new without actually buying something!  Which is good, because breaking my budget is not!

 And because both Mich and I are crazy for mattifying everything, here's this polish with a matte top coat.  I use NYC's New York Color version because it's cheap, but it still gets the job done.

I love matte glitter, but matte RAINBOW glitter?  Shut the front door!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Great job! Love it matted! It looks like ... yogurt? I mean that in the best way possible. :P

  2. ommggg!!! You are really good with frankening! I think it's even better than the original 'cause I spy some purple glitter in the mix as well! <3 And matte rainbow glitter? *mindblown* :D

  3. Wow this is lovely and looks great on your nails, thanks for sharing x

  4. Looks great! Lavender looks good on you! -=D