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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

My First Holographic Franken: Peacock Hour

My Franken Holo Hotness Denim blue

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I put on my white lab coat, grabbed a flask and started mixing nail polish colors like a mad chemist! And boy was it fun! Drum roll please...Introducing my first holographic Franken (of course I named my own), Peacock Hour!

Check out the swatches below.

Blue Franken Holographic nail polish

Light Blue Holographic nail polish

If your not familiar with the term franken, it's the process of blending multiple colors to create your own personal shade, which can be quite the experiment. Think first grade art class, the basics of mixing colors.

For my first holographic polish I used: OPI Blue Lagoon, OPI DS Fantasy, China Glaze GR8 and an empty Revlon bottle. You can buy empty nail polish bottles at beauty supply stores and online at Head2Toe or 8ty8Beauty

Since I'm a newbie at mixing colors and still learning, I neglected to write down the exact measurements. But you shouldn't any problems if you wanted to duplicate this look.

Overall, I'm happy with the end result. I was hoping for more of a peacock blue, which the name "Peacock Hour" is inspired from my Thursday night cocktail hour.

Love Frankening? Check out Dr. Frakenpolish, an awesome blog dedicated to frankening your own polish. 

What do ya'll think? Have you mastered the art of Frankens?

Tags: franken, blue, holographic, nails, nail polish, swatches, beauty

Posted by Steph at 01:11:am
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(12) Comments

rijaH said on Jul 24th, 2009 5:50 am
Thats a really nice colour, that would be one i would go for if they could be bought :) Never tried the mixing myself.. Dont have any empty bottles yet :P

anotheremptysky said on Jul 24th, 2009 6:56 am
This is gorgeous :)

Nessa said on Jul 24th, 2009 9:59 am
Looks awesome, Steph!

Mickelle said on Jul 24th, 2009 11:04 am
Love it! I'd totally buy it too! Maybe I'll be brave enough to franken someday :)

kim said on Jul 24th, 2009 12:46 pm
u need to design nail colors 4 real!

avroys said on Jul 24th, 2009 4:13 pm
Wow - that is a STUNNING colour! Amazing for a first attempt!!!

Denny said on Jul 25th, 2009 10:15 am
You did fantastic!

Jeff B. said on Jul 26th, 2009 2:08 pm
I really like the color you created... For whatever reason, I had never thought of doing this... This opens up some interesting possibilities !!! Thanks !

kia said on Jul 26th, 2009 10:41 pm
this is awesome steph! great job!

Lucy said on Jul 27th, 2009 3:31 am
That is a gorgeous franken. Terrific job Steph. Another good site is Jen is amazing at frankening colors.

Steph said on Jul 29th, 2009 8:09 am
Thanks so much!! :) I had so much fun playing around with different nail polish colors!

ithinktheyrelying said on Sep 17th, 2009 12:21 am
came across your blog while searching for revlon nail polish reviews (heh) the result is so pretty. reminds me of china glaze's dv8.

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