Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Holo Franken Fun: Toxic Tomato *Kinda pic heavy*

Hello ladies and welcome to another adventure in frankening. To the new followers, WELCOME, I AM COMPLETELY ECSTATIC THAT YOU ARE HERE!!!
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Lol that is totally me right now... stubby legs and all. Anywho, for those who are new, my blog is a great resource to learn to make your own polish and occasionally, I will do series in which I franken using just drugstore polishes that are accessible to everyone! If you have any questions do not hesitate to e-mail me! My addy is on the side bar.

Anywho, onto the polish! I know that you've seen multiple holos from me and I feel like I am JUST NOW starting to get the hang of proper holo frankening. Here's my secret, you start with a jelly base. When I realized this about a week ago, I was kind of like, "duh Becca" but hey, now I know! Suspending your holo in a jelly pigment means you have far less interference from the base color.  Anything with a white, black, or cream base in general tend to overshadow the holo. So if you intend to ever make your own holo, keep that in mind! That being said, this polish is super simple in order to try and keep it as holo as possible. I started with a bottle about 80% full with TKB Glamour Suspension base. I then followed it up with a couple of drops of TKB's Basic Red Jellie (remember, this stuff is super pigmented so use a light hand!) I then followed it up by using a moderate sized scoop of Wonder Beauty Products Prismatic Illusion Powder (which if you remember is a Spectraflair alternative. All the holo, none of the price. Woo!). That's it! I shook it up and created what I call Toxic Tomato

Iphone photo outside in sunlight. BOOM check out that sweet sweet holo goodness!

Now while I was able to pick up a good amount of holo, I still wasn't able to pick up just how linear this polish was. It really was eye catching! Swatches show two coats plus one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry (which surprisingly didn't dull the holo!). The polish self leveled well, was perfectly smooth, did not pool, and did not stain!

Well there you have it, Toxic Tomato and it is super easy! Tune in on Friday for a brand new franken! It's lovely and springy and a breath of fresh air! Hope to see you back then! But until I do, remember to keep it classy and creative!



Today's Supplies Are From:
* TKB Glamour Base and Basic Red Jellie: TKB Trading
* Prismatic Platinum Illusion Powder: now bad news on this one, I checked the Wonder Beauty Products Etsy store and it looks like the powder has still not been restocked. Therefore, I have found a couple other alternatives here and here on Etsy. I have never dealt with these sellers before and ultimately cannot vouch for their product or their customer service!


  1. Very very cool! What a cute name for it!

    1. Thank you! Anyone who knows me knows that I can't name polishes for the life of me. So I appreciate that :)

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    1. Why thank you! Maybe I'm starting to get the hang of the naming game!

  3. I own the site listed above that sells the Spectraflair Alternative. I sell for 8$ a gram with free shipping inside the US and 2.50 internationally (plus .50 per item). I have 100% positive feedback. Thank you for linking my site on your page! :-)

    Your franken is absolutely stunning! And the name is so cute!!!

    <3 Brittany - Owner of Lavish Lacquer


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