Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun with Frankens: More Glitter Plus Layering

I haven't been able to carve out the time needed to mix any new frankens lately, but I did manage to play a bit with one I'd already made and written about, Sugar Plum Sparkle. I thought it needed more hex glitter, so I dumped in some Wet 'n' Wild Dancer from last year's Christmas minis collection, then applied three coats to my nails, which looked like this:



I couldn't really see any difference from before I added the Dancer. I could maybe convince myself I noticed a bit more glitter floating around in the bottle, but it didn't seem to show up on the nail. I guess I should have used a more hex-packed glitter than Dancer, which has a lot of tiny glitter in it as well:



I was also curious how this would look layered, so I got out a few base colors to try: Revlon Top Speed Sugar Plum (because I liked it so much when I tried it as underwear before), Borghese Palermo Plum (because it was in the front of the Helmer drawer I opened looking for a not too dark purple or plummy creme), and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Pat on the Black (because it seems to have become my go to vampy). I left the franken by itself on my index finger for comparison purposes and once my other tips were ready, put two coats of the base colors on them (the Borghese could have used three but since I knew I was layering, I didn't bother).


Top to bottom: franken, Revlon, Borghese, Sally Hansen.


Then I added two coats of Sugar Plum Sparkle to the fingers that didn't already have some and got this:







My absolute favorite from this layering experiment was the sparkle over Pat on the Black; I loved how the really deep base brought out the blue in the shimmer and the black pepper sprinkles didn't stand out but just added depth to the look.



I might actually have to wear this combination as a full mani, or the very least a few accent nails.

20 comments:

  1. Great franken!
    I love it over other colors!

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  2. I like it most over the darker shades of purple, the glitter seems to show up more~

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  3. i love the top coat you made!!! It really does a lot for those polishes!!!!!

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  4. I think this looks great. Also, you have beautiful nails! =D

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  5. i think your frankens are perfect i love the way they look!

    <3 BB

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  6. I love it! It looks great over the deep colored polishes.

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  7. I love this franken . It reminds me of some kind of jam or preserves . I love it layered over all the colors.

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  8. Wow an amazing franken even if you didnt get enough hexagonal glitters in it, it looks fabulous and opaque as is:) Love the layering of it over the sally hansen polish, amazing effect.

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  9. Such a pretty franken and the name is so cute!

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  10. It's amazing how layering a polish on top can drastically change a colour so much! Love the last combo!

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  11. Nice top coat you made love it with the pink

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  12. i love it, it looks fabulous over revlon or sally hansen :-D

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  13. Such a pretty franken!!! It looks fabulous over everything!

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  14. gorgeous franken! it makes the other colors pop but i like it alone the best.

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  15. I love the layering over black, it makes the base colour turn a really pretty colour and glitter is always lovely :P xx

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  16. wow this looks great!!!!.. I think all the layering you did was good couldnt pick a favorite .. I want my own franken :-P

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