It's been a while hasn't it? haha my apologies. My BB (blackberry) screen died then I decided to get a camera for better quality pictures but I'm still learning on how to use it so my pictures don't turn out all yellow/orange or whitewashed by the flash!! oh blogging problems..
Okay, so other than spending my time being clueless about technology..I tried frankening!! yes just call me Dr. Mir-stein.
Basically Frankening is mixing your own polish concoction. It's super easy to do.
Take a few unwanted / almost empty colours and get creative!
-Don't mix complementary colours (colours opposite of the colour wheel), such as red & green, blue & orange, purple & yellow.. you'll just end up with a grey or brown mess.. unless that's your thing..if so , then mix all the colours!!
- Always find an area which won't be ruined by polish / acetone or use a tray.
- It might get messy, so keep a bowl of acetone / nail polish remover out to dip fingers or else all your bottles etc will get polish prints on it
- for emptying polish you don't want, such as emptying a colour for its bottle, take another bowl and fill it with cotton to absorb the polish for easier clean up
- be in a well ventilated area!!!
- don't decide to franken if you have on a manicure you just did or wanted to keep (hehe learnt the hard way) Or be smart and wear gloves lol :)
Hope some of those tips help you, there are so much more but maybe one day later, we'll have a more extensive post up.
Anyway back to my experiment.
I went to a friend's house and she was going to throw away alot of half used polishes, so of course I took them!! I thinned some out for her and the ones she didn't want I kept. There were alot of pinks and reds...not really my style so I thought "Why not Franken!??"
I set up my tray which included:
- A bowl for acetone / nail polish remover
- Acetone / nail polish remover
- a bowl filled with cotton
- extra cotton balls for clean up and spills
- the polishes I want to franken with
- empty polish bottles for my creations (optional)
- pieces of scrap paper for testing (or use your nails)
During my experiment, it got really messy. Mainly because as I was pouring the mixing balls kept flying everywhere hahaa, good thing I had a lot of acetone / cotton balls!
For this particular franken, I used 3 polishes: bright teal, black, pink shimmer (all by Sally Hansen)
I took an empty NOPI bottle (15ml) & poured almost 3/4 full of the bright teal.
Then I added a few drops of black, shook it and repeated adding more black and shaking it until I reached a colour I like. Sometimes the colour you see may not be the colour it actually is, so just test it on a piece of paper!
After I thought it was boring and I had a bit of space left, so I poured in a bit of the pink shimmer & to my surprise, I really liked it. Sadly there wasn't anymore room & I didn't have much left so it's actually not noticeable on the nail .. ^_^ I will just have to add more after I use this colour for a few manicures.
I really liked the outcome, so yay!
Sorry for the lack of detail / pictures of my process.. just did it out of a whim..! But I posted a few pictures of the Franken below..I couldn't really capture the faint pink shimmer but oh well.. excuse the accent nails, i tried to see what looks nice and i think.. it's best plain!
Left hand w/ OPI's The Living Daylights accent nail
|right hand with Joe Fresh's Twilight accent nail|