Neon Orange Is A Screamer

Would it really be summer without a neon orange?

Stepping outside of my comfort box, I am sporting a neon. And there is NO doubt that this is a neon AND, that it is ORANGE!!!!! I teased my hubs by flashing these digits going ‘beep, beep, beep!’ ala road construction.

The orange is Color Club’s ‘Wham Pow’ from the Popstastic: Colors That Pops collection. I do not think I have a brighter orange in my collection.

Two coats and a topping with Seche Vite. ‘Wham Pow’ is so bright, I did test to see if if glowed. Alas, it didn’t. It was sad, but just for a moment.

Back in April, I got a huge itch to try Frankens. Frankens are a mix of nail polishes or, a combination of polish and another medium, like mineral eyeshadow.

Here’s what I started out with…

A mini iridescent polish from Sally’s Girl.

An orange, sparkly eyeshadow from a now defunct mineral makeup company. Mix together…

Rats. It looks like a failure. So, I just set it on my desk until I could come up with a better way to get the powder into the tiny neck of the bottle.  Later that day, I found this…

OH, ‘Wham, Pow!’ Or, maybe this is Mr. ‘Wham, Pow’ because he is going to lay right on top of ‘Wham, Pow.’ And the next thing you know….WHAM, POW! Things start happenin’…

Great oogly boogly! In my world, it is very OK to toot your own horn. You have to do that or, someone will come along and use it as a flower vase. Hell, I played French horn for 7 years, I know how to toot a horn!!!

Mr. and Ms. ‘Wham, Pow!’ do not need horns to get attention. Good C Clef, No! They scream out ‘Orange’ loud and clear.

Franken Kiss and Teal

Got to ask you, readers, something.  I posted that I would end my giveaway on 4/30.  Would it be a bad thing to move it up?  I feel it is just too far away and I want to give stuff out sooner.  Let me know what you think in the comment box.

I’ve been swatching today and previewing workout DVDs; my two favorite hobbies, combined together.  I stayed home all day except for my morning walk/run.  I’ll do some more of it, again, tomorrow.  What a perfect weekend for me.  I hope you got to do something fun yourself.

This is a fun mani.  Take a look…

I took an old bottle of Sally Gal’s ‘So 70’s’ polish  and mixed in Aromaleigh’s ‘Mela #9’ mineral shadow.  I didn’t give it much thought, just grabbed a shadow and started mixing.  My franken is in the middle.  Oh, man, that was easy!!
(Note: Sally’s doesn’t use names on these babies anymore. GASP!!! It’s now #315)

I surprised myself that it turned out.  And I love the color.  Here’s what it looks like on me…

Very sheer, so it would be an overlay, best of all.  And, because I was using a very old bottle of ‘So 70’s, it was seriously thick.  I put in a couple drops of acetone but it didn’t do much good at all.  I didn’t know where my polish thinner was.  Oops.

 This franken hasn’t lost any of its sparkly-ness with the mineral shadow color.  It’s full of iridescent glitter in a teal base.  I name my creation ‘Franken Kiss and Teal’.

This is three coats and it was saturated.  It was gritty even with Seche Vite over it.  But, I’m going to let this slip by because I’m so pleased with myself. 😉   I’m going to ask my Mom to put it up on the refrigerator door as my current work of art.

I’m going to use this polish one more time, over a base coat.  What color do you think I should use?  And, if you are into making frankens or have been wanting to try it for the first time, Sally’s has these baby nail polishes at by 2, get one free.  It’s an inexpensive way to try it out.