Saturday, June 4, 2011

Franken: Kitchen Sink

I do still plan to make some changes to my most recent glitter franken but right now I have a new one that's called Kitchen Sink because I just kept throwing stuff into it. My goal was to take Confetti Tiara and end up with something opaque (unlike the sheer-ish Twilight Violet and Not Yet Spring).

I poured Tiara into one of my empty bottles until it was about half full and followed that with a generous helping of Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine French White Creme and about five drops of Borghese Mezzanotte Blue. Then I scraped some forest green eyeshadow off my old L'Oreal palette and funneled that into the bottle. To ramp the shimmer back up after it had been diluted by the creme polishes, I added some Sinful Pearl Harbor, and when that didn't quite sparkle enough for me, threw in some Wet 'n' Wild Dasher, too. After all that, here's what I got:



This was opaque in three coats, so I achieved that goal. I still need to work on breaking up the clumps in the eye shadow a little better; I see a few flecks on my nails that shouldn't be there.





An alternate name for this could be A Little Mezzanotte Blue Goes a Long Way, but that's too lengthy to fit nicely on a label. Not that I label my frankens.

24 comments:

  1. Karen!!! OMG! That is stunning! It almost looks like Chanel Riva! Great JOB!

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  2. WOW!! I LOVE this!!! :-) Looks wonderful!

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  3. That's lovely. I would certainly be happy to pay for a polish like that.

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  4. In my experience the shadow needs to be smashed thoroughly, smashed as opposed to ground up. Many micas have a warning aboout over-grinding because it will lose sparkle. I put mine in a separate container, press it flat with something like the bottom of a pen, break it back up and repeat the process. When mixing up two or more, I break it up and sitr it with a dotting pen and repeat.

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  5. This absolutely gorgeous . I love this franken and the name . You should try some stamping on it (:

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  6. I love this franken! Aaah I think i'm going to have to make myself one like this now since i'v been dying to get my hands on a sparkly pale blue for ages!
    And hahaha the name is fab!

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  7. Hi! Love it! But I'd never thought of putting eye shadow powder into nail polishes! LOL :D Great idea! And a very nice result!

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  8. SO pretty! You did a fabulous job! I also really like the bottle :)

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  9. Love the name you gave to the polish:)

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  10. You are sooo good at frankens! I have such bad luck. I hope I can be as good as you one day!

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  11. This is really gorgeous! It looks so peaceful, I love it! Btw, love the idea behind the name. :)

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  12. I never thought to put eye shadow into my frankens! I'm going to have to try that now!

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  13. Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

    MK, I appreciate the tip; I'll have to do some smashing the next time I franken with eyeshadow.

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