Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My First Franken Polish

I have a ton of sample baggies of eye shadows and blushes that mostly sit collecting dust. I had pulled out a few that I had that were really pretty but not colors that I would normally wear in order to make a Franken nail polish.

After reading some advice from other people who have mixed their own nail polishes, I made sure that the polish I used had a metal ball in it to help mix the pigments in and keep them from getting stuck to the bottom of the bottle later. Here's the polish that I used:

It's an old limited edition color from Cover Girl called Lilac Allure. It is very similar to Gray's Anatomy by Wet & Wild, which I also have in my collection. They are both pretty, but the color is also really sheer.

Oddly enough, the colors that I wanted to use for this Franken were similar in tone to the polish, so it worked out well.

I used sample baggies of Aromaleigh Rocks! glam glitter in Shakeitup, Meow Wild Child eye shadow in ROFL, and a TKB mica in Ballad Blue.

Bright purple with teal glitter
TKB describes this as a "medium sheen blue which rubs out with reddish violet undertones"

Here's what I ended up with:

 It didn't change the color of the polish a lot, but it did make it a lot more opaque, and I like the flecks of glitter that were added. It was a fun way to use up some colors that I liked but wouldn't necessarily wear on my face. I haven't tried it out on my nails yet because I only paint my toenails, and I don't paint them as often as I should.

Have you made any Franken polishes?


  1. Awesome franken! I haven't frankened in a long time. I should do some this weekend!

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