I Create Three Polishes At The Franken Station

The Makeup Show in Orlando, Florida was two days of being intensely overwhelmed. There was so much to see, so many people and so many companies that were happy to talk to us that it was a tremendous amount of stimuli. Oh, and I loved every minute of it!

My friend, Judy, from BeautyJudy, came to Orlando and made attending The Makeup Show part of her vacation. During the show, she showed me three polishes that she had just frankened at the Amerikan Body Art booth. I had been by it but didn’t linger long enough to see that they had set up a table to make polish. I told Judy I’d catch up with her and dashed right over there.

I snapped a few photos while in the process of creating my creations…

The first creation was pink, of course. I wanted gold square glitter in pink.

I found out that large glitter doesn’t work well with color pigments. Oh well, I then went on to make a top coat of the square glitter with a touch of silver and gold holographic glitter…

Next, I wanted to make a green that would be a cheery Holiday polish…

I was very happy with the way my first frankens turned out…

I would have liked the pink to not be so muted. But, it is different. I named this one ‘Square Vanity’.

This looks like something Kleancolor would have. I really like it and it turned out just like I wanted it to. This is called ‘Christmas Presents’.

I feel I got my bearings with the last polish. I made a green with a bit of gold holo glitter and even a little bit less of silver holo glitter. I’m naming this one ‘Boughs’.

First is ‘Christmas Presents’; ‘Square Vanity’; ‘Boughs’; and the last is a dark purple creme from elf with ‘Christmas Presents’ as a top coat. Both, ‘Square Vanity’ and ‘Boughs’ are as rough as they look. However, I later put Lumos top coat over it…

The green and pink have so much glitter in them that they ‘eat’ up top coat. I still like the looks of ‘Boughs’. From a normal distance, it looks great. ‘Square Vanity’ is just too much of a dusty rose for me. And, it is super hungry for top coat.

I enjoyed the experience and could have spent the rest of the day creating frankens. Luckily, Amerikan Body Art sells a kit to make 4 more frankens. All I need to do is get some glitter which, they so happen to sell as well…

I can see why so many independent polish companies enjoy their business: this is fun! What will I create next?

Would you like to have a kit to make your own frankens?