Thursday, August 27, 2009

NOTD: Franken-Style!!!!!

Here it is!! The debut of my first franken!!

And before I tell you what I named it......I know what you're going to think. It's totally cliche by now to name a polish related to "The Wizard Of Oz".....especially when it's a green or red polish. Now that I got that out of the way. Without further ado...

Surrender Dorothy

WHY this name?? Well. Again, I know it's becoming a cliche "theme" when it comes to polish colors, but for some reason this just fit. I instantly thought of the scene where Dorothy and the gang arrive at the Emerald City and get pampered, then the Wicked Witch comes into the sky on her broom, writes SURRENDER DOROTHY in the sky in black smoke, and scares the living sh*t out of everyone. It's such a great scene :) So obviously the green reminds me of the Emerald City, and the black reminds me of the Wicked Witch.


This was pretty easy to make. I just used Wet n Wild black polish, Wet n Wild clear polish, and some glitter that I bought at Micheal's Craft store:


It was under $4, and you get all this glitter!!! I didn't exactly measure how much I used, I didn't use the whole packet. There were also 2 (I think) other types of packs of glitter, this one is the most basic.


(yes, this was taken at work. yay swingline!!)

This was an easy-peasy 2 coats. One coat would have been okay, really. But 2 coats made the black and the glitter nice and even. I used 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat, and it's still kind of "bumpy" but not too bad. I also like it because it's not in-your-face sparkly. The sparkle is kind of muted, and I like that.

This was so fun, and so QUICK to make!!! It's definitely addicting to do and I'm already thinking of the things that I need to make some more dream colors....constructive criticism is welcome, let me know what you think!!

6 comments:

Linda said...

It's cute! I like the green sparkles.

sheila said...

great! every once in a while I like doing this trick too! After a while, I might get tired of a certain nail polish color, and glitter is always a great way to update it!

Question though: How fine are the glitters you used? because whenever I do this, I always feel the glitter on my nails (even if i put a topcoat), and so I end up picking at my nails. any tips?

Amie said...

cute cute.. very creative

ritaliator said...

I-I-I-I believe you have my stapler...

Love the nail color! Makes me wanna try it out...

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

what is the survival rate of the glitter = has it melted into the polish in the bottle?

I have added glitter to polish before and it turned into a gooey mess.

I want to make more glitters like this with ready accessible materials and do a tutorial on it for my blog, but I am not sure how that glitter from Micheal's craft store will hold up.


I hope hear from you soon .♥♥♥

Tanya @ The Pink Train Case said...

@Deez Nailz - The glitter has settled fine into the polish. It needs shaking up before I apply, but it hasn't disintegrated or anything ;) I thought these worked perfectly fine for frankening, but a finer glitter would be even better. And the picture shows a little "bumpy", but two coats of Seche Vite made it supah smoooooooooth :D