Friday, June 3, 2011

Disappointment makes for good frankening

This franken was inspired by my slight disappointment in Zoya's Ki. Well maybe disappointment is a strong word. Let's just say I had an expectation it didn't live up to.

Over 10 years ago I had this seriously delicious duochrome.  It was like Ki, but better.  The flashes were a deep dark green and a purple/brown/burgundy.  I don't even remember who made it.  It was either Naturistics or Sally Hansen.  I feel like Scrangie might have this old fart. *note to self, send her an email.

I didn't try to copy my memory of that polish, only see what I could do with Ki.

This is what I came up with.

I'm wearing underwear with this one.

L.A. Colors - Nuclear Energy

This is such a yummy purple jelly. I wore this alone for two weeks straight.  This is three coats in sunlight.

This is in natural light.

 Then a coat or two of the franken.

 I would say it looks like this most of the time straight on.  

BUT then as soon as you start maneuvering your hands we get some pretty color change and sparkle.

In the sun.
franken stuff

Again I suck at measuring anything to give you a true recipe, but here is what I used to make this franken

Scherer Chameleon - Blue Sky and Calypso
Zoya - Ki
Milani - 83 Neon Lites
Zoya - Yasmeen

Whatcha think?


  1. Love it! And you just reminded me I have Blue Sky in my untrieds.

  2. Love it!!! But, i'm super biased. Purple is the BEST color for nails....


  3. Girl, it's fab! I love it! Personally, I'm scared witless to try my hand at frankening...I'll leave that to mad, but gorgeous, scientists such as yourself! lol! Seriously, it looks like something I would definitely buy if it crossed my path! :)

  4. Cool! I took one look at Ki and swapped it away without even swatching it. Looked "meh" to me.

  5. ooh I like that! Top pic is so sexy with that blurriness in the front then focuses sharply at the background. Okay, I am critiquing photos now, didn't mean to! Great franken!

  6. Love it... great franken! :D

  7. @The Student's Guide To Nail Polish - thanks man!

    @Shieldmaiden96 - oh yea that's a unique one.

    @carissakuo - :D

    @Christina - now I know we can be good friends :)

    @Toyomi - thank you :D - oh man you should totally try it. It's really fun. If something strikes you do it, you won't look back!

    @ABOP - yes I feel you on that and it photographs even worse.

    @Olivia - thank you, i like that pic too :D And you yourself have some fantastic frankens!!

    @Anutka and Solveig - Thank you gals!

  8. I bet that Love8Brain from MUA has the polish you're thinking about. That girl has just about everything.