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?

Special Highlights From The Makeup Show Orlando

The Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida were invited to a Bloggers Preview Party for The Makeup Show held this past weekend in Orlando. James Vincent, Director of Artistry, for The Makeup Show spoke with us about highlights of the show, up and coming products and companies, and sharing a very nice swag bag for us. But one thing shined through, James is passionate about makeup education, community and people.

However, it’s not all work and no play for these bloggers. After the meeting, we headed to Chili’s to talk more shop…

Alyssa from Pretty Little Bottles, Krystal from BFTE Cosmetics (a fellow Kansas girl) and Maria of Cult Nails.

You’d think these two cuties were sisters. However, they are life-long friends. Mina Slater from Fabulous Awesomeness and Marlene of A Big Bit Of Everything.

Since Mina had the prettiest drink…

She was crowned the Chili Princess…

Maria, owner of Cult Nails, had a booth at the show…

Juan, is Maria’s husband, and she works him hard!

Cult Nails had a rotating crew helping out. It’s awesome to have created a blogger group that truly supports each other. (psst…cool side note: Cult Nails will be releasing their last collection for 2012 later this week…I’ll give you more info later.)

AJ Crimson, a makeup artist that is not only super friendly, but also, incredibly talented, gave us demos of his new gloss line…

Cristina from Let Them Have Polish loved her magenta gloss.

Judi from Judixo rocked this red which led to other bloggers in our group to purchase this shade as well.

Maria of Cult Nails show off a burgundy called ‘Tyler’ and this led me to purchase that color as well.

And, a very, very awesome highlight of the show was three bloggers from our group sat on a panel to field questions about blogging makeup and the beauty industry…

To think, I have three great friends that are right up there with other well-known bloggers like Koren from EnKore Makeup and Elessa from PurseBuzz. On the front row: Cristina from Let Them Have Polish, Brittany from Clumps of Mascara and Courtney from Phyrra.net. All of them sharing their passion for makeup.

There were so many photo opps that we couldn’t photo-bomb them all…

Maria shows off her Nail Veil, by Su Lange of Chronicle Stones, while making it look like she is going to put my eye out with her long nails.

So, I took the opportunity to dress up for the Show in all my funkiness…

Yes, even Sebastian was in on the photo bombing.

I have many more moments and photos to share too.

Tidbits Of The Makeup Show Orlando

I haven’t come down from the buzz of The Makeup Show here in Orlando. My, oh my! I got to meet some of the best makeup artists in the industry, I bought so much I’m broke and my wonderful, good friend, Maria, owner of Cult Nails had a booth at the show.

This is a quickie to give you a feel of what it was like. This is a photo I took walking into the ballroom where the show was being held…

Makeup For Ever Academy had a model, ALL DAY, in their chair getting made up like this. Literally, HOURS…

I got to make my own nail polishes!!! Oh, you’ll see more of this later…

And, can I just say…I got to meet and get my photo taken with Toby Sells, makeup artist from The Walking Dead…my favoritest TV show!!!!!…..

This dude was getting made up to look like he was hacked up.

Yes, I had fun. Yes, I got to see crazy and fun and cool stuff. Yes, I got to meet some folks I never thought I’d ever get to meet. And, yes, I was exhausted yet, exhilarated.

There’s so much more to share with you too. I’m excited to give you all the info.

The Makeup Show Comes To Orlando And I’m There!!!

This Sunday and Monday, I will be attending The Makeup Show in Orlando. There was a blogger preview tonight and I got to see and hear about some upcoming stuff! There were a few industry blogger celebrities there too!!! :cough, cough.James Vincent and EnKoreMakeup.cough, cough:!!

Check back later this week as I share my findings AND, show you the upcoming Cult Nails collection! You’ll love these for the end of the year Holidays.

Click the links above to check out The Makeup Show and a YouTube interview between James Vincent and EnKoreMakeup. Way cool artists!