Monday, September 9, 2013

A Giveaway, a holo franken, and nail art?!? It's like Christmas!

Hello my dear lovelies! I am alive! Short of making a bunch of ridiculous excuses as to why my posting has been so off kilter lately, I will simply apologize and tell you the stresses of life got in the way. In all honesty though, I did miss blogging and I did miss being able to interact with all of you! So, first I will show you a new awesome franken, follow it up with some nail art, and conclude with an "I'm Sorry I Suck" giveaway! No joke.... I really named it that. Ha! So let's get down to it shall we?

There seem to be so many awesome holos floating around the Indie industry and I hadn't done one in awhile, so why not give it another go? I've talked to some other indie creators and one particularly told me about a colorant she uses in China (where she lives) that's oil based and easier for mixing. That got me thinking! While I could not find anything to the specifications of what she used, I did find this from TKB Trading. While they are different from what the other indie make uses, these are micas dispersed in Glycerin... that's an oil right? So I decided to grab a couple and see how they worked. Ultimately, I filled a mini bottle about half full with TKB Suspension Base. I then added about 4 drops of the Turquiose Glycerine Colorant from the Jewel Collection (which seemed to have separated a bit), 4 small drops of Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme,  and 2 drops of Wonder Beauty Products Primary Blue Color Base (a medium blue cream based colorant) to make the base color. Finally, I added 1 and 3/4 of a .15g scooper worth of Spectraflair alternative (which I got from a group buy in a franken FB group I am in), and finally, one good scoop of TKB Copper Sparks! (copper chunky shimmer). I named it Autumn Winds because it reminds me of a cool breeze with a touch of warmth thanks to the copper shimmer

Here you can see the holo and sparks duking it out for the camera's affections :)

Here are out ingredients



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I loved this polish as it was. It was thick and ended up dragging a bit. So, I added some thinner and the formula was flawless from there. It was completely opaque at two coats but I added three for extra oomph! It dried smooth and dry time was average to a smidge slow. Swatches are without topcoat. 

I also decided to try my hand at a waterfall mani using 3 different nail art brushes, Mentality Rapture, OPI Oy Another Polish Joke from the 2013 Euro Collection, and OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous! from the 2010 Swiss Collection. A tidbit that I learned from trying this mani, go easy on the pressure as you get to the tips of your lines, IT MATTERS! Tutorial can be found here



Now let's be honest, it looks NOTHING like the tutorial's. But for a first time, I didn't hate it!

Finally, onto the money maker! I have decided to post a giveaway to apologize for my blog cutting and to show you how much I truly do appreciate you as a reader! I called it the I'm Sorry I Suck Giveaway and it will last about 2 weeks. There will be two winners so make sure to enter! It should be live by the time you read this so please remember to read the terms. US RESIDENTS ONLY!! Sorry international friends :( So that's all for today's post. I hope you love today's franken and nail art, Good luck on the giveaway! See you next time but until then, remember to keep it classy and creative!
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Today's Supplies Are From:
* Suspension Base and Copper Sparks: TKB Trading
* Blue Primary Color Base: Wonder Beauty Products
* Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme: Walmart
* Spectraflair Alternative: Like I said, I got this in a group buy but you can also buy a Spectraflair Alternative from Wonder Beauty Products and it is in stock right now!!

57 comments:

  1. I love this one. I'm a complete sucker for holos. I'm glad you're back. I was starting to miss you!

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    1. Thank you, it feels nice to be missed :) Is that weird, lol?

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  2. That is such a difficult question to answer, you have so many lovely ones. But I am really loving this polish, it is so gorgeous and the name fits it perfectly

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    1. I was debating on the name so I appreciate that comment!

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  3. This one!! Wow, is this ever pretty. But then I love all your creations. :) Welcome back! :D

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    1. Thank you my dear!I'm ready to be back!

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  4. Any one of your chunky glitter creations!

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    1. I'm a glitta gal myself. Thanks for entering!

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    1. Blueberry Muffin was a surprise favorite for sure!

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    1. I appreciate it Trisha, I've been thinking of making a full size for myself too!

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  7. That is a really pretty color! And your nails look good. I din't look at the tutorial but
    I like your nails.

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    1. Thank you for the reassurance! Makes me feel a little bit better :)

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  8. I love your holos and milky glitters that you make. I follow you specifically for my own franken inspirations!

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    1. That's an awesome compliment. Thank you!

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  9. You're awesome, Becca! Hmm, I'd love to buy all of your frankens... If I had to choose, it would be Love, Actually! It's amazinggg;)

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  10. I going to have to go with the crowd here and say this one!!!!

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    1. Thank you miss Kelli! I'm still wearing this one as we speak, pretty much unheard of in my world!

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  11. holos, holos, holos! love toxic tomato and lime sorbet, but any of them!

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  12. I would love Aqua Vision! Sooo pretty!

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    1. I'm not sure how I missed your comment at first. I aplogize! Aqua vision is definitely one of my favorites!

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  13. I love this nail polish I love Holos !!!

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  14. I actually love the one in this post a lot! But I have to say my #1 favorite of all time is yours too - Toxic Chocolate. I'd die for that polish.

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    1. Toxic Chocolate has got to be one of my favorites so far too! But hopefully there's no need to die, I like having you here :)

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  15. I'm still browsing your blog as I just recently discovered it so my favorite may still change... but at the moment Poseidon is firmly in 1st place (I mean, blue AND flakies? LOVE!)

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    1. Hi Joyce! I am so glad you found me! Poseidon is definitely an oldie but goodie, nice choice! Good luck :)

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  16. Wow such a pretty polish! I love that it's grey-leaning and of course there's holo, so I love it by default haha!

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    1. Also, this is an incredible giveaway! I love your creations!

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    2. Thanks Kelsey! I'm glad everyone likes this one so much! Good luck, girl!

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  17. I would LOVE Reptilian or Firefly..! I have been eyeing these for foreverrrr! :))

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    1. OOooooOo, Reptilian is a good choice!

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  18. Fish scales or Firefly! I can't decide, both are so cool - in fact, I'm contemplating an order to make my own!

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    1. I actually take that as a huge compliment, so thank you! If you end up creating something let me know. I would love to see it!

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  19. I am so glad you're back, and no you do not suck haha! I love this franken and the others you've posted since!! :) :) I love the fish scales franken (boy, that was hard to narrow down to one!!)

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    1. I'm so glad to be back! I think it was a much needed break to help fuel some creativity.

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    1. Thank you! I love how understated this polish is!

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  21. I just stumbled upon Franken Femme and I'm still pouring over all of yourfab creations but from what I've seen so far I'm really digging on the fish scales and blueberry muffin fo sho! Can't wait to see what other magic you've concocted!

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks for finding me and welcome :)

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  22. I already HAVE one of your mini polishes (because I suggested Batman), but if I could pick any of them it'd be between this and aqua vision. I love pretty much all of your blue polishes though!

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    1. I have a soft spot for blues as well (you can probably TOTALLY tell as well). Hope you love the polish you already have and good luck!

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  23. i found your blog about a week ago and i absolutely love your polishes. my favorite is radioactive berry. it's crazy looking

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    1. Thank you and I am so glad you found me! I love meeting new readers :) Radioactive Berry is a fantastic choice; it is pretty trippy. Best of luck to you!

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  24. I'd be happy to receive anything, i'm not picky.

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    1. Great! I'm so glad u love so
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  25. Im gonna go with everyone else. This is gorgeous

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    1. I had no idea everyone would like this so much so I really appreciate it :) Best of luck to you!

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