Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Red Franken Project

I have been trying to create a red holo franken without much success. I wish I took a picture of the paper plate I have been using to franken. Basiclly what I do is mix my colors in a small batch and then apply the franken to a fake nail. If it looks good, then I proceed from there. I think I created at least 10 frankens trying to get this to work. It keeps coming up too pink. Then this weekend while on MUA, another blogger I love, Lextard mentioned the perfect dream polish would be a tomato red holo. Yeah join the club! But I was thinking red when I was creating - once I read tomato it hit me, I needed an orange red polish, not a straight red polish! DUH!

Since my Chanel Paradoxal chipped, after a long day out with the family, I decided to try again. The results are not as holographic as I would have hoped, but since it was so late I made enough to wear as my mani. I think I will try this again and just add more of the holographic polish I used to see what happens.

Right now this is a 50/50 mix of Zoya Maura and Sally Hansen holo in Diamond. Unfortunately the sun was not out, so the pics are not the best. Plus I was in a hurry when I painted last night and when I took the pictures this morning. You try frankening while your house is full of guests and you're having fun and still need to do your blog before you leave for work in the morning! HA! So, what do you think, am I on the right track?



8 comments:

  1. Interesting color - though not really holo. Bummer!!

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  2. I like it.. not familiar with the term though. I learn sooo much from you, thanks!! PS where did you get that cuticle oil from? THANKS xo

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  3. @Megan HarmeyerIt is lightly holo'd in person. I couldn't quite capture it on film, which is why I think it needs more holo to it. I want it to be a vibrant holo. There will be a take two soon.

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  4. I don't know why the polish companies won't give us the true red holo we want! I'd personally also love a true red chrome =)

    If you can find Ulta Bombshell, that might tide you over until the real thing is created. It's not a true holo, but does have a lot of holo glitter in it. I wore it last week & got a ton of compliments.

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  5. @LeslieHolo is short for holographic. Most holographic polishes give off a rainbow shimmer to them when you move your hands around. They vary in intensity. Some you can only see in the sun, some are amazing inside or outside. Unfortunately mine is a dud inside - it is very lightly holographic inside. It needs more oomph.

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  6. @LeslieOh and I got the cuticle oil at Sally's by the way!

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  7. @ColetteI think I have bombshell. I have to look - how sad is it that I don't know! I am determined to make my red holo! I made an amazing one that is so holo and looks awesome - but it leans way to pink for my liking. I think it is because of the red I used. I am going to try that one again with Zoya Maura to see what happens.

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  8. sweet.. thanks! I will pick some up. Just chopped my nails off b/c two broke :(

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