Monday, 6 August 2012

Holiday Nails: Frankencherry

These are the nails that I'm wearing as I depart for my holiday. No doubt, they'll be off in a few days as the pick factor sets in but I'm taking a few nail supplies with me so I won't be naked nailed! I have a few posts scheduled for the week, including one I'm very excited about tomorrow, so you probably won't even notice I'm gone!

I reorganised my polish collection on the weekend as it had started to spread throughout the room and I wanted to get it all in one place! 28 bottles ended up in the recycling pile. They were either ones that I'd never used, would never use again or nearly empties. The lovely Wendy on Twitter suggested that I mix a few together to create new colours a.k.a Frankens - new polishes made up of the leftovers of others!
This 'Frankencherry' is one of the outcomes. I couldn't tell you what colours are in here, I just know that the resulting 'cherry with a subtle shimmer' is absolutely ace!



I used Frankencherry as a base and added some glequins whilst it was still tacky using a toothpick dipped in clear polish to make it tacky.
Finally, I added two coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast to seal it all in and hopefully make those glequins stay on for a few days at least!


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32 comments:

  1. I'll never understand how you get them damn glequins so perfect. Unless, of course, you do a tutorial. ;)

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    1. what ^she^ said - tutorial!
      looks gorgeous, have fun!

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    2. Hyah, hyah! Tutorial, por favor!

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  2. love that colour! reminds me off raspberry popsicles.

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  3. Love the colour! And I ordered some glequins because I love how beautifully you do them :) x

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  4. I have to use a top coat with any kind of glitter, rhinestones, etc. because I almost immediately start to pick them off. Love the color you mixed!! I've got some franking I want to do but haven't gotten around to it yet. You are seriously amazing at placing those things. oh the patience required!!

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  5. Aww you made our baby look beautiful hee hee x x x

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  6. Wow! That's a gorgeous color. I'd love to buy a polish just like it. I admire your glequin skill.

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  7. This is gorgeous! Your detailing never ceases to amaze me.

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  8. You have one steady hand :) I tried this and just couldn't get it straight!! But, I love this look and will try it again.

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  9. Mmm, that's a beautiful shade of cherry. I'll add my voice to those requesting a tutorial, video if possible! It would be good to see the speed that you get them onto the nail in and how much topcoat on the stick, etc.
    Have a lovely holiday!

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  10. wow this color is amazing and i love the glequins with it! perfect colors together and you always do a spectacular job with the glequins

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  11. love this color, it's amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous, as always. I'll never get over how perfectly you do your nails - you have true talent, girl!

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  13. Love the colour! and of course the glequims are perfection as always! Btw have you copyrighted the term yet? You should ))

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  14. Super pretty...I swear to god I never recycle my polishes. Maybe when I sit down to reorganize them but for now they just sort of are...

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  15. I love your cherryfranken. She looks adorable

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  16. It looks amazing!!! Love the glequins!!

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  17. I think that you have a lot of patience :)

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  18. This colour is lovely made and I love the glitters you putted on a few of your nails. Very nice.

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  19. Like some alien honeycomb - great!

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