Saturday, August 1, 2009

Elaine's Frankens 2009

I recently got the bug to mix up some frankens (polishes you make by mixing 2 or more colors together). It all began when I received Misa-Pour Me Something Tall & Strong. While wearing it I thought the dark blue color and jelly consistency would make a good base for a Essie-Starry Starry Night dupe. So I made it (it's not really a dupe though. Just based on it). And then I had another idea for Pour Me Something, and then I had more ideas that didn't contain that polish at all. And I kept mixing and mixing! And over about 2 days, I had a whole new franken collection! So here they are:

Mercy, Berry Hot Berry, Swimmin' With Flipper, Yowza, Sweet Pea and Space Quest

Mercy - Shown in sun and shade. The original concept of this was just to make a gray creme with white and black. But then I had a great idea to make it bizzare and different, so I added Color Club - Object of Envy, a dense green glitter polish, and then a little clear to jelly it up and let the glitter show. It's definitly different.

Berry Hot Berry - Shown without and with topcoat. This polish is exactly half Sinful Colors - Dream On and Tropez - Salsa. I like it because of the neon properties and the fact that it dries semi-matte, but it's just not as hot as I thought it'd be on the nail. Only a slight dissapointment; I still like it. I also like the hint of shimmer that comes from Salsa. Plus this is a cheap franken. Salsa cost $1 and Dream On was $2.

Swimmin' With Flipper - This came out just like it should have: a blue, gray creme. This is white creme, an unnamed gunmetal shimmer, and a few drops of Essie - Mesmerize.

Yowza - Shown without and with topcoat. This is hott! I love the matte finish thanks to the neons in it. But it's not really neon. It's just a nice bright purple creme. LOVE. It's mostly Misa - Pour Me Something Tall & Strong and Sinful Colors - Dream On with a litte bit of Misa - Blue Over a Boy.

Sweet Pea - I wrote about wanting a dirty green like this back when I did this post. And it looks like I figured it out! It's mostly Sally Hansen - Forsythia, L'Oreal - Shocking Green, and a few drops of black creme to dirty it up. This is the 2nd favorite of the bunch.

Space Quest - And here is the favorite! It's dark blue base, with blue and holo glitter. When I looked at it when it was complete I felt like I was flying through deep space, hence the name. It's mostly Misa - Pour Me Something Tall & Strong, Color Club - Sexy Siren, Color Club - Magic Attraction, some clear and some black to darken it up. It's incredible. Try and find a color like this!

And a bonus pic! Since you guys asked about my tattoo on my foot:

It's a devilish fairy with a fire-ball thing. I drew up something similar when I decided I wanted a fairy on my foot, and since I'm not much of an artist the tattoo artist put together something close and better! And here she is! She is lude and nude! And green! My favorite color! And I'm sure you guys noticed the flower on my toe on the other foot:

These are the only tattoos I have on my whole body. Don't know yet if I'll get anymore.

So what do you think of my frankens?

You can make them all too!!


  1. Coooool... watch out though = this Frankening is addicting. Luv 'Sweet Pea' and 'Space Quest'

  2. Wow! Those are all great, but my absolute fave is Space Quest. I can't wait to try my hand at this. I just need to pick up the "ballz" from Walmart!
    Your faerie tattoo is HOT! I love it. Completely unique. And those shoes. And that pedi!

  3. When do you start taking orders?!! Those are all beautiful, but I especially love Sweet Pea and Swimmin' With Flipper. Your pictorial instructions are great :)

  4. These are all soo gorgeous!!! Swimmin' with Flipper and Space Quest are my favourites!

  5. I loved them all, but Space quest is really awesome! I love your pictures to show how it was made, great job.

  6. That yowza purple is awesome! I do have a couple of questions though, where to you get the Tropez polish and your empty bottles? I've got the Dream On shade and I love it!

  7. I love them ALL!!!! I wish I could buy them - I'm lazy.... Awesome tatoos!

  8. Your tattoo is fantastic! I thought she was just a sweet fairy. Had me fooled. Your frankens are amazing. My favorites are Sweet Pea and Space Quest. Space Quest really came out beautiful. What I like is that you show all the bottles of polish you used. That's a terrific way to show the frankened polish. Thanks!

  9. Deez nails - Glad you like!!! It is addicting!

    Nicole - Thank you! Space Quest is hands down my favorite!

    Mary - LOL!! Would you buy them!? Thank you!

    Pinkginger - Thank you! Give them a shot! You could make them too!

    Kae - Thank you! I was a bit on the fence about the instructions, but it looks like it came out alright.

    KrystalBall - I'm glad you like Yowza!! It's one of my faves of the bunch!! I got Tropez at K-Mart but have also seen them at Walgreen's. and the empty bottles are minis and you can buy them for $4.99 at, but you have to have a minimun order of $25. You can get regular (0.5 oz) bottles at or

    Kaybee - Thank you! If I start my own line you'll be the first to know!! :c)

    Lucy - Thank you! She is deceiving! Those are my faves too!!!
    your welcome!

  10. Love em! You have inspired me to mix up a franken tonight!!

  11. Brooke - YES!!! do it! And show us pics please!

  12. Gorgeous frankens, and great fairy :) But I totally love, Love, LOVE Space Quest! I'm with Mary - I'd totally buy that one!

  13. great great frankens! I love how you made it acollection, with great names... I love the space quest and merci.
    I also began to franken (?) lately, and it's so much fun and creative. love it! my only franken post so far is this one:
    I didn't get many feedbacks on it, so I'd love to know what you think of it... :-)

  14. Yowza and Space quest are my absolute favorites. Gosh, you did a good job with your frankens! Thank you for showing your tattoos! The fairy is really cool. I have plans for my feet. Did it hurt getting it tattoed?

  15. nivipa - Thank you so much! I had a feeling Space Quest would be a hit!

    Inbal - Thank you! I checked out yours and it is hott!!!! I love red-purples and that one is soooo shimmery!!

    Alexlyndra - Thank you! I am glad you like them!!! I love my foot tattoos. It did hurt kind of a lot but I have a pretty high tolerance for pain. :c)People always said the feet are the worst, including the tattoo artists. I don't have anything else so I can't compare. I think it's probably bad because you have so many nerve endings in your feet and it felt like I was being electrocuted!! If you get some make sure you put them up on your blog!! I wanna see! :c)

  16. I am IN LOVE with Space Quest! =D