I've seen some gorgeous frankens, some people have even started up their own indie polish brand to sell their creations. I've wanted to try it for a while and finally decided to buy some glitter, bottles, shaking balls and clear polish to try it for myself. I have learnt a lot from doing it and have done a lot of research. My first franken whilst it wasn't a complete fail, (I love how it came out on my nails) I found that the dyes in the glitter bled into the clear polish, tinting the clear base which was unwanted. For the future, I need to find some glitters which are suitable to be mixed with solvents. I also learnt about glitter sinking to the bottom due to it needing a base to keep it suspended, clear polish just doesn't cut it. I can't find suspension bases online in the UK so for my second franken, I used a fine glitter polish and added to it. More on that in my next franken post.
Anyway, this is what I came up with:
|I really need to get a macro lens to help with these close ups...|
The base colour I used under this was Color Club Lumin-icecent which is from the Foiled collection.
So what do you think of my first franken? Does anyone have any name suggestions so I can stick a little label on it to finish it off?
Thanks to The Polish Anon's comment below, I'm now going to call this polish 'Tropical Waters'.