4/16/10

My First Franken

My first franken...was well, a failure.  And I forgot to take bottle pictures.  How typical!


When I saw everyone's gorgeous Easter nails, and I was struck that in my little collection (its growing, slowly but surely), that I own no pastels!  So I made two.  Here is the first.


I grabbed my white and my favorite, unnamed Charlotte Russe green (its a matte green, if that helps anyone), dumped it into an old OPI Nail Envy bottle, and shook it up...and voila!


in the shade

in full sunlight, among my little brother's art :)


I really like OPI's brushes, but apparently my franken formula didn't.  It was so streaky I had to do three coats!  (For those of you interested, I love one and two coaters, and avoid anything that requires more.)  I then added konad using plate m51 and konad white special polish.  My friends kept commenting telling me my nails looked like Easter eggs (which was not the planned intent, seeing how it was the week after Easter), so I might have to do a variation of this next year before Easter.


I recently posted about how much I love the original formula of OPI Nail Envy.  But watch out!  OPI has several different versions of it, resulting in my empty bottle for frankening.  During some frantic Christmas shopping last year, I stumbled across a bottle of Nail Envy for "Soft and Thin" nails in Wal-Mart.  What luck, considering they only carry Nicole by OPI.  I have no idea how it ended up there.  The cashier had no clue what it was worth, so I got it for only a dollar!  What luck!  Until I actually tried using it, and I understood how it ended up abandoned in Wal-Mart.  My nail polish chipped within hours.  And my nail polish NEVER chips until the fifth or sixth day.  My major bargain was worthless, but a learning experience about research.


Any frankening tips anyone?


xoxo Emma

1 comment:

susies1955 said...

VERY pretty. I just used plate 51. :)
I have never Frankened before. Sounds addicting.
Susie