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5 in 1 nailpolish, including a Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers dupe (maybe) October 18, 2009

Filed under: Frankens,Glitter,Nail polish,Uncategorized — kachihadashi @ 12:17

Hi guys!

Sorry for not posting for so long… Kanji (chinese characters) class started last week, so I was quite busy studying.

Today’s post is about some layering experiments, it’s inspired by the deep sea mani I did a few posts ago. This time, I used a basic tomato red instead of the blue, something between a sheer creme and a quite opaque jelly.

Here are the base colors:

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From thumb to pinkie: Essence Pool Party (bright, but not neon sky blue with silver microglitter), Alessandro No. 259 (blurple with pink/green flakies), silver chrome, black base and AC mint green glitter, orange-toned yellow creme.

And here are the results, with one coat of red on each nail:

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Thumb: brownish red with tiny red sparkles. Interesting, I thought this would come out like a dusty purple… Anyway, I like it. It’s very fall-like and reminds me of dried blood and teriyaki sauce. No, this combination isn’t creepy. Not at all *whistles*    😀

Index: rusty red with brighter red flakies. Not nearly as pretty as it sounds: FrankenFail!

Middle: Christmas!!! Might be a dupe for one of those countless cherry red shimmers that come out each year before holiday. Certainly not unique, but extremely pretty.

Ring: This is the one I was most excited about. It’s a dark red with bright red glitter. I used one coat of glitter here, but if you use more and a sheerer red, this will probably look a lot like Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers!

Pinkie: BRIGHT red creme. Very summery, it reminds me of red jelly beans. It looks amazingly fun with some multicolored glitter on top! This was impossible to photograph, though, but you get the picture. ^_^

I hope this was some inspiration for you to pull out your favourite colors and finishes and play! I would love to hear about what you tried and how it came out! Have lots of fun!

See you soon! ❤

 

Palovana franken and a giveaway on Naive Nails! September 20, 2009

Filed under: Frankens,Nail polish — kachihadashi @ 06:22

Good morning guys!

Here is one of my first frankens called Palovana! It’s named after a great song by the finnish (folk-)metal band Korpiklaani, you can listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5UJ9LkocAc .
I made this one by using a very sheer light blue polish with lots of green shimmer in it as a base. Then I added a bit of black creme and some green metallic polish to make the base color more green. These pictures aren’t true to life, the green is less blue-toned, more like a very dark forest green.

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Too blue, but the shimmer shows up well

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Can you see the little multicolored sparkles? I have no idea where these come from, I didn’t put them in there… they just appear in certain lights. It’s magic! \(^_^)/

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This is about as accurate as I could get with my douchebag of a camera. It’s still a little greener in person.
Hope you like it! More frankens coming soon!

Oh, and…

Dear Korpiklaani band members and management. I DO NOT sell my frankenpolishes or earn money with them or this blog in any other way. Naming selfmade nailpolish after songs is meant as a little tribute to the musicians, and I just like the idea of wearing good music on my nails. (Does that sound weird? *lol*) So if you read this, don’t get mad at me, don’t sue me for copyright issues and please, please DO SEND ME TICKETS!

And of course: CONGRATS TO GILDEDANGEL!

gildedangel is hosting a giveaway on her blog, Naive Nails! It’s right there–> in the sidebar, so make sure you check it out. She just reached 50 followers, congratulation on that, gildedangel! Keep up the great work and creativity!