Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Why So Serious? Franken

Welcome to another Twinsie Tuesday! This week's theme is frankens! If you're not familiar with the term, a franken is a polish you make yourself from a mixture of other polishes in your collection. I must admit I am not a big frankener. I've only ever made two frankens, both of which were attempts to dupe Deborah Lippmann polishes. You may remember seeing them if you've been reading Nailed for a while. One is Barbie Puke and the other is the one I'm going to show you today for Twinsie Tuesday: Why So Serious? It's rainbow hex glitter in a black jelly base--essentially my version of Deborah Lippmann Forget You.





The recipe is insanely easy: Take a bottle of Milani Gems (or another of the 10,000 Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday dupes) that's about 3/4 of the way full then pour in the black creme of your choice (I just used a 99-cent Wet N Wild one) until the bottle is full. Remember to leave room for when you put the brush back in though! Then just seal the bottle, shake it up and you're done! Simple, right? Cheap too! The whole franken cost me about five bucks to make.


I may still be a franken newbie but there are some seriously talented frankeners amongst the other Twinsie Tuesday ladies so be sure to check out their creations today--and welcome to new additions Anna and ChiChi!



Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/

29 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous Franken!! Awesome!!!

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  2. Loooove your franken. It does look a lot like Forget You! I made one a while ago, but using mostly Party of 5 WnW and bit of Gems. Still one of my fave looks is glitter in jelly!

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    1. Thanks! The Happy Birthday dupes are all so fun to play around with. You can make lots of great looks, as I'm sure you know. :)

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  3. I love this! It's an awesome way to kill a lemming for Forget You.

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  4. I love this! I have so many Happy Birthday dupes. I will have to try this!

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  5. What a great recipe! I love this franken!

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  6. This is really nice and I can't believe how super simple...great work :)

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    1. Thanks! It takes next to no work--I love it!

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  7. Thanks for the warm welcome! This franken is awesome! Such an unexpected beautiful twist.

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you're having fun so far! And thank you!

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  8. I love this! It's a really good dupe, IMO. The name is also very cute. I can't wait to see Barbie Puke....just based on the name it has to be amazing lol :)

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    1. Thank you! I posted Barbie Puke back when I originally made these. Feel free to check it out if you like! :)

      http://www.nailedblog.com/2011/11/my-deborah-lippmann-candy-shop-franken.html

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  9. Gorgeous franken! And thanks for the warm welcome!! When I saw the name of your franken, I immediately thought of 2 thing...The Joker and Pink's song, "Raise Your Glass".

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