Franken Femme

Hi girls! I’m back from my little blogcation. I took a little break and now I’m ready to get back to blogging. I missed you all and can’t wait to catch back up on what I’ve missed.

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a post in one of my (many) Facebook nail polish groups that I’m a part of. Becca from Franken Femme posted looking for bloggers to showcase her beautiful franken polish creations and to get the word out about her blog, which is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to create their own polishes. She asked what my favorite kind of polish was and she would work to create a special mini for myself. Well ok! I wont turn that idea down.

Becca has been fabulous the whole step of the way. I let her know that I love blue and teal polishes and that I like creams, shimmers, and glitters. I suggested maybe a teal with red glitter would be pretty!

Are you ready to see what she came up with?

ImageShe seriously blew the idea I had out of the water. When I opened my package I just sat there in shock for a moment. She used a fine red shimmer with red spark for the base color and satin mint green hexes with matte teal hexes. I’m wearing two coats of polish with a base and top coat.

ImageIn the direct sunlight it looks like the base color is white. But it shifts to red. I love it! My sister in law even commented that she wouldn’t be able to stop staring at it if she was wearing it. Mission accomplished.

ImageHow do you think she did? Head over to Becca’s blog at http://frankenfemme.blogspot.com to check out all of her other creations as well as learning tips and trick on creating your own polishes.

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February Nail Art Challenge- Glitter Loaded Nails

Hi girls (and guys)! Welcome to day 3 of the nail art challenge. I was really looking forward to todays challenge because I wanted to try out a jelly sandwich. I’ve flipped back and forth between actually liking or not liking this nail art style. Currently I like it lol.

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I’m still trying to stick with using my untried polishes when I can. Today I have one of my untried polishes for you. It’s also an indie from Once Upon a Polish called Under the Sea. Unfortunately, she’s no longer making polishes but I was lucky enough to grab this one before she closed up shop. I’m so glad I did because it’s beautiful!

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Under the Sea was described in her Etsy shop as “holographic blue hex glitters with holographic silver square glitters in a clear base.” It’s such a beautiful polish. I had to do some dabbing to get the glitter in place because it’s just so packed full of chunky glitter that it doesn’t spread so even.

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To create my jelly sandwich I started with 3 coats of Essie Muchi Muchi. This is one of my favorite Essies. It’s a sheer bubble gum pink color. After the 3 coats of Muchi Muchi dried I layered one coat of Under the Sea. Then one more coat of Muchi Muchi and a final top coat of Under the Sea. Lot of layers of beautiful :).

ImageI’m really liking this combo. It almost reminds me of those big speckled gumballs.

I want to give you all a quick reminder about the epic giveaway going on. It’s open until the 24th so if you haven’t entered yet then you still have time. You can find the details for it here.

Don’t forget to check out the InLinkz below to see all the other Glitter Loaded manis for today’s challenge!


Peacock Park

Happy Thursday everyone! The week is almost over with. I hope you’re all hanging in there ok :).  Today I have a gorgeous polish to show you. It’s from an Indie line called Whimsical Nail Polish by Pam. I’m IN LOVE with her polish.

I ordered a couple of her new polishes from her Eight Whimsical Nights 2012 Holiday Collection. They’re both beautiful. The polish I’m showing you today is Peacock Park. I’m a sucker for any polish that is “peacock” color lol. So when I saw this one, it was obvious I had to get it.

ImageNot only is the polish beautiful but look at that bottle. She hand ties all of the ribbons on the caps. Its such a sweet, personal touch to her bottles.

ImageHere’s a bottle shot of Peacock Park. It’s a light teal base with teal hexagon glitter and small round glitter. Gorgeous, right?

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I’m wearing two coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise as a base then layered two coats of Peacock Park over top. Topped off with a coat of HK Girl Fast Dry Top Coat. Another great thing about this polish is that it wasn’t topcoat thirsty. With just one layer of topcoat, my polish is still smooth. A lot of other glittery indies I’ve tried drink topcoat like it’s going out of style.

You can purchase Whimsical Nail Polish by Pam by heading over to her Facebook page. She offers full size bottles for $10 each and has a great collection. I do believe that she only ships within the US though, just a heads up for the international gals.

Butter London Slapper

Butter London’s Slapper is one of my all time favorite colors. I haven’t worn it in awhile so I figure it was time to bring it back around. It’s a beautiful teal color. Almost like a neon teal. My pictures really don’t even do this color justice. It’s a gloomy day here, so I think without having that full sunlight, my camera isn’t picking up the bright awesomeness of this color.

Here are a couple of my pictures of Slapper. I used 2 coats for full coverage but it is pretty opaque in one coat. The sun peeked out a little so I was able to get one sunny shot. But trust me, it’s even more beautiful in person. You should pick this color up if you don’t already have it in your collection.

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I decided to take it a step further and use Orly Mermaid Tale over top. I used one coat of Mermaid Tale. It’s a beautiful green glitter in a clear base coat. I’ve had this one sitting around awhile but have never used it. I may try it again over black polish. I think it would look beautiful.

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Here’s a close up shot so you can see the beautiful glitter in this polish.

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So, what do you think? Are you as in love with Slapper as I am? If so, you can order it through Butter London’s website. Ulta also carries Butter London polish as well.