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I made a franken...... =)

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
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July 15, 2012


Here is two coats of my unnamed franken!

I have been inspired by two blogs, Another Bottle Of Polish and Karinea0a! So I decided to make my own franken! If you are looking for a simple way to make your own polishes for fun, this is the perfect approach! You have the supplies already. So its free! Its been at least six months since I did this! It was fun! You just throw a bunch of stuff in a bottle and see how it turns out! Of course this polish wasn't my first attempt! I made about three or four, and this was the best out of those hahaha. I have to admit this was a little harder for me as opposed to using raw materials. Maybe that is because I am familiar with how my pigments and glitters work with suspension base. Therefore, I have a good idea on the ratio of materials. 


I started with a touch of Kleancolor White because I love white "jelly" polishes packed with glitter. (A little white goes a LONG way). If you don't have empty polish bottles, try emptying an old bottle and cleaning it out with acetone or start saving your empty bottles of top and base coat.


I added a little bit of each of the following: China Glaze Glam, Orly Spazmatic, Icing Lemme See Your Peacock, and Sinful Colors Call You Later. I topped it off with clear suspension base. If I didn't have suspension base, I would probably just add more glitter polish or try my luck with adding some clear top coat (Depending on how much of the glitter polishes you added, the glitters would probably sink to the bottom. Nothing a little shaking will not fix). You could try finding a glitter polish that doesn't have a lot of glitter in it such as Kleancolor Chunky Silver or Wet N Wild Hallucinate. That way you can use most of that as a suspension base without the glitter overpowering your polish.



I then stamped it using Konad Blue, Konad Green, and Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM- 323. 



53 comments:

Pony on July 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM said...

That's a really cute Franken! :)

Christine Rica Bryant on July 15, 2012 at 5:39 PM said...

That is so beautiful O_0 drool

Pryanka Arora on July 15, 2012 at 5:40 PM said...

Very reminiscent of P&P Jawbreaker and other such milky glitter polishes! This is super pretty though :)

glittergamer on July 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM said...

ohhh I really like that, looks awesome!!

KatXoXo on July 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM said...

I want to try this out!! Where do you buy empty bottles from??

Karine on July 15, 2012 at 5:48 PM said...

omgeee! this should be sold lol

Samantha@Shenailigans! on July 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM said...

I love it! I have been making tons of frankens lately (5 today!) I mostly make them when I see Indie polishes I want but can't afford and I know I have similar polishes I can mix to get something like it. Frankening is a lot of fun.

~*~Amber~*~ on July 15, 2012 at 5:50 PM said...

this is super cute Amy!!!

Minty on July 15, 2012 at 5:55 PM said...

That is a gorgeous polish and even more gorgeous manicure!

greentealover on July 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM said...

This is so cool, I have to try this :)

Melissa on July 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM said...

This is a really gorgeous franken! I really, really like it.

Elaine on July 15, 2012 at 6:37 PM said...

Love it!!!

Ruth on July 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM said...

Absolutely stunning Amy!!

Erin Does Nails on July 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM said...

I love this. :)

Essie Rae iheartprettypolish on July 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM said...

OMG, you need to sell this! TO ME! :)

PMS on July 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM said...

It came out beautiful! I wouldn't have covered it up w/the stamps it so cool! Now I want to go buy all that stuff to make my own but I won't! Really nice ~ love it!

Jamie @ Fancy Schmancy Nails on July 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM said...

Pretty awesome!! I'm sooo going to do this! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Chandi - HappinessIsADryNail on July 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM said...

Why can't my white creme and glitter frankens turn out like this?!

illustratedlady on July 15, 2012 at 7:33 PM said...

Ooof! that is sooo gorgeous! Love it!

skaytanik on July 15, 2012 at 7:35 PM said...

Sooooo pretty! Reminds me of Glitter in the Air by Deborah Lippmann :)
'cept without spending like 20 bucks on one thing of polish :P

Jacqueline Colman on July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM said...

i love it AND the final mani! great job :)

polishloving on July 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM said...

Yummy! just like icecream and sprinkles :)

Tishana on July 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM said...

This turned out great! I also seen the post from another bottle of polish and tried to dupe it, yours and hers turned out much better than mine but I'm still happy with the creation :)

Rhonda on July 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM said...

So pretty! I started mixing polishes too it's lots of fun :)

Wendy on July 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM said...

It's perfect!
I love it!

bnotestone said...

What kind of stamps do you use?

Whimsical Glam on July 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM said...

awesome franken!!

Lacquer Lockdown on July 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM said...

How fun and pretty! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you're having fun again creating things to make you happy! I'd like to try making this too as I think the blue flakies are lovely!

Trevor & Andrea on July 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM said...

That is freaking awesome! That is why your the best :)

@a_plena (AKA Julia) on July 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM said...

OMG Amy that turned out sooo cute!! I tried one myself!!

Jen Sky Walker on July 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM said...

I'm convinced the naming part is the most difficult! Pretty franken, Amy!

mytokidaze on July 16, 2012 at 1:10 AM said...

Yikes! I only own 1 of those polishes. I'm doin' bad! Must. Buy. More. Polish. Must re-franken this franken! :D Drool city as usual, Amy!

Elissa on July 16, 2012 at 1:44 AM said...

This is totally awesome! You've now inspired me to have a go at making a franken too! :) I've made a jelly franken and some regular creme frankens before but nothing like this! I love it!

Lacqueerisa Says on July 16, 2012 at 2:14 AM said...

Love it! What a great combo of glitters!

drinkcitra on July 16, 2012 at 2:22 AM said...

Whoa awesome! I love how yours turned out! :D

Theodora R. on July 16, 2012 at 3:23 AM said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous franken!! Great job Amy! And I love the flowers you added, they're perfect :D

Beauty Ninja on July 16, 2012 at 3:50 AM said...

This is amazing. You made a dupe of Jawbreaker there! :)

Kat on July 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM said...

What a cute polish! Dang, I need to quit changing my topcoat of choice so I can empty out a bottle or two and play with frankening more often...

Tropicalnailart.blogspot.com on July 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM said...

Dear mad Scientist,
You're creation is absolutely beautiful. It's a winner!

greeneyespinknails on July 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM said...

I love your franken, it's great. Well done!

ScarsLikeLace on July 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM said...

I love the glitter combo! Very pretty!!

Caroline Jewel on July 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM said...

I love the franken, a lot! :)

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) on July 16, 2012 at 11:13 PM said...

I love it! Are you going to show us the results of your other attempts as well?

djkaty on July 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM said...

Nice franken, I like it. :-)

Jen-Jindie Nails on July 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM said...

OMG Great job! Love it!!!

Shannon @ So You Think You Can Paint on July 17, 2012 at 6:34 AM said...

This is so cool, thanks for sharing! I'll have to give this a try!

Shannara on July 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM said...

the polish turned out great!

Whitney @ ElementalStyles on July 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM said...

I love this, Amy!

Stephanie's Polish Palooza on July 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM said...

Ohh that is sooo pretty. I think you should sell it as a Franken. I would buy that in a heart beat. Might have to attempt to find all those materials and try it on my own.

Nailderella on July 21, 2012 at 5:44 AM said...

that'a really cool! I like it a lot!

NailsIT on July 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM said...

Did I comment already? I liked the previous post thinking I was liking this one - doh! lol
(Although I like it too!)

I was reminded of this when I saw the new Smitten polish. I love all of them. I don't have the Orly, but I'm going to have to try some concoction. This is just so adorable. I love the milky bases SO much I just can't say!

Well done my friend!!!

Andrea on July 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM said...

*sigh*
You really must stop torturing us with your amazing frankens. I absolutely love the colorful stamping on top! Perfect touch.

Victoria - manicurator on July 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM said...

So pretty..this actually makes me feel like I could create my own Franken :P

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