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Showing posts with label Franken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Franken. Show all posts

10/30/11

Scream

Here's a design I did last weekend but wasn't very happy with it. I decided I'll just post it anyway.

Scream was one of the very first horror movies I had ever seen and it's also one of my all time favorites. At least the original, older versions.

This is actually my second attempt, the first one was all five fingers but I didn't really like it.


For this manicure I used Wet N Wild Black Cream as the base and Zoya Jem as the base on the non-scream fingers (layered on top of Jem is Midnight's Master). The mask was made using a nail art brush and white nail polish. For the face I started with the upper-face (where the eyes are) and then I created the long oval jaw thing. After I perfected the shape of the face I drew the eyes, nose and mouth. Placing the eyes were the hardest part but having the picture in front of you makes it easier. Afterwards I finished with top coat.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Halloween design, it's my favorite that I've done!

7/28/11

Franken: Midnight's Master

I mentioned this franken in yesterday's haul and I decided that I will just HAVE to post swatches of this!

I first saw this polish on Let Them Have Polish's blog when she posted it here. I immediately went to Facebook and asked Laurie to create this baby for me.

Laurie (the genius behind this franken) mixed OPI Servin' Up Sparkle with LA Girls Uninhibited to create this polish and named it after her favorite book, Midnight's Master (by Cynthia Eden).

I'll stop talking now and let you drool...


And here's the base on it's own.  Very pretty, but very streaky. I didn't mind since it'd be covered up anyway.


Wow right?! I almost died when I took it out of the package!

This is the mother of all glitters. I mean, come on, black and silver glitter? Yes, please.

2/18/11

My First Franken!

Not too long ago I purchased L.A. Colors Bronze Bombshell. But long before that I ordered from Zoya's 20,000 Facebook fans promotion where I got three free nail polishes. One of the three that I ordered was Zoya Richelle. I received my order about a week after purchasing Bronze Bombshell and was disappointed to see that the two colors were almost identical.

In my small collection, this was not okay with me so I thought I'd darken it into a nice brown-ish color.

Here are the two colors next to each other...

L.A. Colors Bronze Bombshell (Left) , Zoya Richelle (Right)

The black I used to darken it was L.A. Colors in Black Velvet...


Here's a swatch of Bronze Bombshell (left) and Richelle (right)...


I started off by adding drops of the black into Bronze Bombshell...


Since that didn't work--at all--I decided to pick up the bottle and pour in a generous amount of black. But I made sure not to add too much because black can be very overpowering.

Then I took a toothpick to mix the colors together, by now you can already see it getting darker...

Afterwards, I shook the bottle to make sure it was completely mixed and then I ended up with this...




*click to enlarge*
As you can see, it is visibly darker and much more brown tone. It's still got a bit of a bronze shimmer to it, but I'm alright with it because it's not very noticeable in person.

For my first franken, I'm pretty pleased.

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