Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hideous Franken polishes - Rusty and Zombie Pearl

Gawd, I'm so bad at making franken polishes. Amanda and Brooke are good at it. I am not. I think the main reason is that I don't use "the good stuff" to franken. Instead I use crappy leftover stuff that I'm never going to use, but feel bad about throwing out.

Here is my first franken: Rusty. Rusty is made from a horrible clear Max Factor polish and a brown loose eyeshadow. I don't use loose eyeshadow, so I figured it would be cool to make it into a nail polish. The eyeshadow was really pretty. Warm brown with blue sparkles. The frankenpolish looks like rust. I didn't put any mixing ballz in there, since I'm too lazy to go buy some.

So today I decided to try my luck again. I used my awful Nivea Satan polish and a sample eyeshadow called Mesh and Ice from The She Space. Sorry about the dark pictures, but you can sort of see.
The result is infinitely better than Rusty, but almost anything would be. The blue sparkles are actually quite pretty, but the polish is still sheer and it still has the disgusting yellow undertone. I named it Zombie Pearl. I might wear it after I cut my nails a bit shorter. I don't like sheers on long nails.
swatches (note the unmixed pigment in Rusty):

13 comments:

Yumeko said...

hahah i love how u named it satan polish

Laure said...

hehe I wish I'd thought of this before 'donating' my satan polishes to my 10 year old cousin...

Nixxy said...

hehe satan polish 3;)

clockwork said...

Wahey Satan polish XD Zombie Pearl looks like it will be pretty on, and the name is win! Good choice heheh

Deez Nailz said...

I like the rusty one, it will be a nice base for "fall-time" or Halloween mani's,

The zombie pearl turned out good too, good for layering.

Nessa said...

Rusty is a nice fall color, I like how zombie pearl came out. You did better than I ever would :)

Brooke said...

I think you did pretty good there sister!

I have a couple of uglies I have been meaning to take pics of and post up! lol

Elaine said...

You are too hard on yourself! I think they are great!

Lucy said...

I like the Rusty franken. Love the horns on Zombie Pearl. That is a great name also. Gave me a good laugh.

Phyrra said...

I think the zombie pearl is pretty :)

gio said...

I think they turned out pretty good. And Zombie Pearl is a great name!

Amanda said...

I love your Zombie Pearl! You did good!!! :-)I love the devil horns LOL.

tarotbydiana said...

It would be funny as an ongoing feature if you continued to re-franken the Nivea Satan polish until it becomes your dream polish. hahaha!