Hello! I hope you are having a lovely start to the week! 🙂
While I was ill I made five Franken Polishes!
If you haven’t come across the term “Franken Polish” before, basically it’s mixing polishes you already own to make something new and unique!
I’m hoping it was because I was ill and full of medication, (rather than being scatterbrained and disorganized) but I didn’t actually write down which polishes I used… But I did leave them all in a box…
I’ve mostly worked out which ones I mixed together, but the ratio of polishes, I have no idea It’s a mystery!
The first one is this purple shimmery polish, this one is definitely made from a mix of Prosperity from Illamasqua, Little Misfit from Morgan Taylor and a few drops of one of the Jade Holographic polishes.
I have been asking myself one question while I have been trying these. “If I had brought this polish, would I be happy with it?”
This one is definitely a yes! Purple is one of my favorite nail polish colours ever, it’s pretty much one coat, (I did use two for this swatch) and it dries to a satin finish, and the slight holographic sparkle stops it from looking flat and dull.
I’m really happy with this one 😀
The next polish is this glittery dark blue jelly.
After a close inspection of the bottle, this polish looks to be a combination of Blue Dahlia from Estee Lauder, Rimmel London – Finishing Touch Glitter Topcoat, Barielle Shades – Stardust, Filthy Gorgeous – Rock Chick and Maybelline Express Finish – Flash Cosmic.
This is such a pretty blue polish! It’s a shame it doesn’t apply very well… Hopefully all it needs is a drop or two of thinner. As is is right now, I have to say it’s like trying to paint my nails with lumpy jam!
The colour and glitter are really pretty but if I had brought this, I would send it back!
Next up is this dark silver/black holographic polish.
The ingredients in this one was actually quite easy to work out. just two polishes in this one, Sally Hansen – Pure Midnight and Jade – Estasy.
It’s a really pretty sheer scattered holo polish (I’m really pleased with this one)
would I be happy with this if I had brought it? with out a doubt yes!
I don’t know what I was thinking when I made this grey one… I like grey polish, but I really don’t like this…
It’s made from Illamasqua – Raindrops, Bettina – Iron, Different Dimension – Light Year and Daring Digits – Batman
On their own each of these polishes are lovely, but when combined they become a thing of horror. HORROR!
Some of this polish dries the moment it’s applied to the nail, so the first coat was lovely, fast drying, really good amount of glitter. The second coat appears to re liquefy the first coat and changes the consistency to something resembling scrambled egg. Ugh!
This photo is from the second time I tried it, I left half an hour between the two coats and it was still a bit lumpy. I added two layers of Seche Vite to try and even it out lol
I hope that I never receive anything like this from a polish company. It needs a stake through it and burying at a crossroad!
Here is the last one! This pink is (as far as I can tell) a mixture of Pink Raindrops and Collide both from Illamasqua and Glass Slipper from Sally Hansen.
Pink Raindrops from Illamasqua is one of the most disappointing nail polishes I have ever brought. but I’m sure I’ll find some use for it! (even if it is just mixing it with other ones)
This is another polish that I’m not convinced about, it applies really nicely, and it’s really sparkly, but that shade of pink, it’s really not a shade that I would be drawn to. Maybe I mixed this one in the dark lol
If this was a darker or more purple toned pink it would be lovely, it’s opaque in two coats and dried quickly so yes, I would be happy with it if I had brought it!
I think next time I make some franken polishes I’m definitely going to write everything down lol! 🙂