I've been saving something special for the last post of 2010 here in Glammed-Up. It's a franken I made last year that came thisclose to being dumped in the trash can.
Although I make a lot of frankens, most don't ever get showcased in this blog. The majority of them are nothing really special...mostly a doctoring up of dupes so they're slightly different and frankening lacquers solely for stamping.
Last year, when I was on a quest to franken RBL Scrangie, I put together the franken I'm bringing you today. It's made of WnW Clear, minerals and/or pigments- no other polish. I was going to dump it out when the pigment used for the base color refused to mix properly even with 3 ballz in the bottle. Having made so many Scrangie fails, I lost interest in making any more and being too lazy to salvage bottle, brush and ballz, I just put this one aside and forgot about it...
Until my daughter, Amber, called me from work one day to to gush about how extraordinarily pretty the polish she was wearing was and to ask me where it had come from. I was confused until she described it to me...it was my franken! Catching her excitement, I took down the bottle and swatched it on a nail wheel. After months of sitting on the shelf, the base pigment had totally dissolved into the clear, and it was just as pretty as she said it was!
It's unfortunate that I cannot remember how I made this. The 2 ingredients I am 100% sure I used were WnW Clear and Manganese Violet pigment. I have no idea what the tri-chrome sparkles are...something I have from TKB, Aromaleigh, a mix of the 2 or something else. I don't recall seeing this effect when I first made it, so maybe it's in the process of sitting/marinating that aligned these sparkle particles this way, or maybe they *were* there all along but invisible to my eye due to the base color problems.
My un-named franken is a sheer red purple with sparkle flecks that travel from blue to pinkish purple to (camera elusive) turquoise. It would take 5 to 6 coats to reach bottle color, however, since I have only 2/3 of a bottle, I chose to layer my franken over 2 coats of Rimmel Violet Metal.
I am very proud of this franken and love it to pieces. It deserves to have a name...and that's where you come in, Readers. Since I lack the skill it takes to come up with a fitting name, I'm leaving it up to one of you.
Name my Franken Rules;
1.) Open to USA only (sorry)
2.) You must be a Follower (show me how)
3.) It must be clever (as an example this post from Body and Soul. I LOVE the name You Sleigh Me from Forsythe)
4.) Enter as many names as you can think of!!!
The winner will receive; Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Opulent Cloud, Mystic Lilac, Purple Gala and a small decant of my franken. (Picture at the end of this post)
Contest ends January 9, 2011
After all that, I guess I should show you my pretty....
Pictures taken randomly- with top coat, without, before clean-up after, and in different light conditions. Shifting colors are so hard to capture, so please excuse the 15 + or - pictures I'm about to post. For some reason, my camera made the blue look super dark and saturated. In rl it is lighter like the second bottle picture. Anyway, since there are so many, I've kept them small and leave it to you to click for the larger versions.
I think I remembered to post everything. If I've forgotten anything, I will add it later.
Good Luck everyone...and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(Small bottle is for reference. It does not contain my franken yet)
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