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Monday, July 19, 2010

Franken Nail of the Day

My "Dragonette" franken-polish


I was cleaning and organizing my makeup and nail stuff, when I came across two items that I wasn't really into. One was an old white Sally Hansen nail polish, the other an Annabelle Studio Pigment in Dragonette. While I love the band, I just couldn't see myself getting any wear out of the colour. So, being the genius that I am, and remembering that I read an article online about mixing your own polish, I thought I would see what I got.

The pigment, Annabelle "Dragonette"

As you can see in picture above, the pigment is a turquoise-y green. In real life the pigment is rather shimmery, but the end result (as nail polish) is a minted creme turquoise. I am very pleased with the colour, but the finish is slightly matted and needed a coat of top coat for added shine and protection. By using white nail polish as my base I achieve a creme finish but you can also make your own transparent "jelly" type nail polishes by adding pigments (such as loose mineral eyeshadow) into clear nail polish or a sparkled top coat, if you would like a sparkle finish. Want an interesting, and amazing looking use for your polish? Try a gradient look. I have a bunch of pigment samples that I think I am going to use for "jelly" polishes to try the gradient technique out for myself. I'll be sure to post the finished results! Anyone had success making their own custom colours?

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color! Thats a really good idea haha :) gotta try it out someday ;)

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  2. Thanks! Do try it, you'll have a blast :D

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  3. Really cool franken, I already have a nail polish in this color =P

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