Friday, December 3, 2010

My First Franken: Computer Blue

Yep, I finally did it, my first franken and it was a frickin nerve wracking process, seriously, I've never been so nervous in my life. :)

Scandalously Polished was my inspiration, she is a FRANKEN QUEEN *bows down*, she makes such great frankens, so I had to try at least ONCE...;)

So my goal was to make a blue holo, did I succeed? you tell me?








































I have to admit this "creation" process was fun (after I was done of course)!

Next time I'll test my colors on a piece of foil "drop-by-drop" before I start to mix in the bottle like ABOP suggested, that way I will have some idea what color it will turn out to be..and it won't be a complete mystery!














I love it, I was shooting to recreate China Glaze DV8, and I think I came pretty damn close!!

Not a dupe, but it makes me happy! :)

Here is the recipe:
OPI "Blue Moon Lagoon" (an old Holo in my new giveaway)
"Turquoise"sheer jelly by "Mavira International" (Very strong color. Got this at the nail show)
Nfu-Oh #61 (to boost the holo)
Essence "Caribbean Sea" (this was to give it the same color and a little more opaqueness)

Because it was my first franken, I didn't really keep count, but I used mostly the OPI and the "Turquoise Jelly"































And because I love Prince, I've decided to name all my frankens after his songs, so this one is "Computer Blue" Hee hee.... LOL...Happy Friday!!!
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41 comments:

Toesthattwinkle! said...

Wow what a beauty! Id love this shade!

Enamel Girl said...

gorgeous creation! that's so much prettier than DV8. it has more of a tropical feel to it.

did i overlook your recipe? i must know how you made this beauty!

Beata said...

Great franken! Do share what you used, esp for the holo base.

Silke said...

This is so gorgeous!!!! You did a great job. So much better than China Glaze DV8:))

Danielle said...

awesome! I'm so lemming DV8! which polishes did you use?

Jackie S. said...

Ooops, I forgot the recipe, I'll add it now :)

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

ooh, that's so pretty :-)

Ice Queen said...

Fabulous franken. Seriously, it is stunning. I like the name, too. :D

I learned the hard way to do little tiny mixes, before committing full bottles of this and that to the big shake. *sigh* The polish I have thrown away... *sad*

Scandalous said...

ohmygod this is AWESOME!!!!! I can't believe you frankened with BML though lol. I refuse to franken my old OPI holos bc they cost so damn much on ebay =(

Jackie S. said...

@scandalous- yeah I know, but this idea, had been nagging me for months, so I just said "What the hell" :)

Amanda said...

niiice! definitely a success story!

Megan Harmeyer said...

YES!!! This is definitely a win! I think you can pretty damn close to duplicating DV8. LOVE!!! Make more! MAKE MORE!

KarenD said...

Very impressive! I've been gathering frankening supplies for months and have yet to make anything.

ShortAndSweetNails said...

That is gorgeous!!!!
And I love Prince too so I think your names will be awesome!! LOL :)

JQ said...

HOTHOTHOT. :)

aaminahs mom said...

yowza!!!! so pretty and you would name it after a prince jam.holo-highness!

necessary★nails said...

That is HOTTTTT Jackie!! :] I wish I could make holo frankens *jealous* but thanks for putting up the formula, I musttt try it soon keke :3

Sylvia said...

This one turned out beautiful!

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Wow Jackie! This is amazing!!! So gorgeous and bright and holo-riffic. Great job!

Veronica said...

OMG great holo franken! This is awesome for your first try. I have never tried, I want to but *shrugs*. You did a great job!

Lovely Addison said...

wow! what an amazing success! i'm sooo nervous about making my first franken >.<

Jackie S. said...

Thanks everyone, and trust me, now that I have done it, I can say "Don't be worried, just try it"...but make sure to mix the dots of polish on foil before you do the "BIG SHAKE" (ala Icequeen)..LOL :)

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) said...

Wowzer, Woweeee!!! It's beautiful!! That's your first frankening?? Girl, I think you got another talent :D

Lalli Carvalho said...

I can go crazy with this glaze? Man, I'm very angry because here in Brazil is not so dende glazes. : '(
But at least I can enjoy them here in his blog. HAHA
loved ♥
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L said...

OMG this is hotness. I love it.

Katherine said...

great results, that color looks amazing with your skin tone!!

HeavenLei said...

*drooling*

I LOVE this!

Brooke said...

this is INSANELY stunning. Please create gallons of this and sell it? :)

Terni said...

If you come out with a line of Prince inspired polishes, I will forward you my credit card number.

Katrina said...

uhm, this one is -for sure- a successful first franken!!!!!!!!!! omg, its gorgeous :)

Freshie said...

Holy crap chica, this is jaw-dropping beautiful!!!

jbrobeck said...

I can't believe this is your first franken!!! I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Zara said...

Definitely a success! I love it!

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RuthieGirl said...

So, so DANG pretty!!! I was *about* to attempt my first franken yesterday but didn't quite get to it (got too tired while cleaning out bottles - LOL!) but you've put the fire under me once again!! I've been buying cheap polishes and other stuff (ballz, thinner, etc) for frankening for a couple months now. I think I'm stuck in the "prep" stage! :)

MissMidnightBlue said...

OMG I'd pay for that!!!!! Its GORGEOUS!!!

Michelle L. said...

love it! still working up the nerve to try my own. afraid I'll just end up w/a butt ugly franken & waste all that polish! LOL! nice job & congrats! :)

Jackie S. said...

Ladies I am here to tell you, do it! Its fun and in the end you will have an original color on your hands :)

Loli said...

Wow, that looks great! That is cool that this was your first franken! As another commenter said, looks like you have yet another talent. Where can I send you my CC number? :D

Beauty Addict said...

I love the effect!!

Barilla said...

Total success...that's GORGEOUS!