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Sweet cuppin’ cakes!*

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*This title is brought to you by Strongbad.

Remember this bottle of confection I showed you? (I should hope so, since it was in my last post)

Still continue to ignore my nail and cuticles...

Well, after I posted the above picture, I painted my nails with it. The polish, not the picture. Then I slept on it. Then I woke up to a nice sunny day and took pictures. These are those pictures.

Oh and as usual, ignore the state of my hands. Lots of dishwashing shifts.

I love how it's ALMOST like a jelly glitter sandwich!

I'm trying to catch those rays...

The return of the drink shot! It's been a while...

One thing you can’t really see in these pictures (or this polish really) is the teeny tiny holo glitter that is scattered through the bottle. It was a sacrifice I had to make in the name of frankens. In truth I really could have layered these polishes but where the hell is the fun in that? I love the jelly look of this sugary polish. Now if only I could come up with a name…

Save some money; franken a polish…

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I have been noticeably absent. I know. In my defense, I have been making A LOT of frankens. In an effort to cut back on spending, I’ve stopped buying nail polish. Instead, I am making it.

Never in my life have I tried to hide that I am a dork. A lot of people make franken collections with a really cool theme. The one I am working on now, is based and named after Arnold Schwartzenegger’s portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin. Don’t get me wrong; that movie was terrible and Arnold was his usual cheesy self in a role that was completely and utterly WRONG for him. But that is why I love him. The high cheese factor. In fact, once I am finished with these Mr. Freeze polishes, I should try my hand at Arnold inspired polishes in general. I don’t think it’s been done before. And why would it have been?

Anywho, I will post pictures of my latest pretties, in the hopes that I will shortly be swatching them for you all. Some of them have no names, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Ciao!

Ice to see you!

I ended up putting this polish into an empty bottle that wasn’t frosted so you could see it better. When I swatch that polish, I will photograph that bottle. This one is called “Ice To Meet You” courtesy of Mr. Freeze.

This needs a name!

Another Mr. Freeze inspired polish, without a name as of yet. I have a few choices lined up and when I swatch this bad boy, I will list the options. Maybe you can help me out a bit!

Cortese's Ruby

When I initially started frankening polishes, I wanted to make a collection inspired by one of my favourite shows, Supernatural. I loved Ruby and when I found out that Jared was going to marry Genevieve Cortese (who plays Ruby#2) I was giddy with fangirl excitement. Those two are adorable. Anywho…this polish was a while in the making. I had a hard time finding the perfect vampy base for the shock of red glitter. I think this did the trick.

 

Excuse my ragged hands and nails...

This one is so pretty, yet so nameless. It’s basically icing in a bottle of nail polish. But I can’t name it “Bottle of Icing” because that is lame. Any thoughts would be appreciated! This will probably be my first swatch post from this round of frankens because…I am applying it right now. It’s VERY pretty and I hope it’s sunny tomorrow!

 

Holo goodies!!!!

I am SO happy with how these turned out! Well…the dark one is supposed to be a duochrome blue because I used Essie’s “Dive Bar” to make it. It’s there but it’s very faint. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all.

OK. I need to go. Jamison is hitting random numbers and letters and I am at the end of my patience rope.

Until next time, readers!

Cosmetic Arts Silver Belle

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I don’t own many holo polishes. I can count them on one hand (four). Mainly because I find it almost criminal to fork over close to 20 bucks for a bottle, when really they only look great in the sun. Being from Canada, sun is about as valuable as gold. So, when one of the first gorgeous days of the Spring season began to tease us with the coming attraction of Summer, I knew I had to get ready to bust out the rainbow.

Well…the rainbow has never been one for photographs, double or not. So I tried my best to capture that gorgeous linear glow. This random polish from Winners is the biggest bottle of holo I have so I used it.

When I purchased it, it didn’t have a name. And I despise unlabelled colours. I wasn’t too put off because I live in the age of Google. Well. Google can suck someone’s junk because it was toeing the line of “useless.” Digging basically to the liquid hot magma of the internet, I found out that this polish MAY be called “Silver Belle.” Well you know what? That is what it’s called because I CAN’T STAND HAVING NO NAME POLISHES. So, without further ado, the only pictures I could get of the rainbow, before the sun got jealous of the attention.

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See how BLAH it is without direct sunlight?

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I’ll even throw in a preview of a new Joe Fresh polish I have. I’m wearing it on my thumb.

You saved our lives, we are eternally greatful

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Wicked, naughty blogger. I’ve been neglecting this blog and I am sorry. It hasn’t been the best of times. But I painted these lovely little dudes because I want to get better at free hand nail art. So of course the obvious thing to do, is start with dots.

Toy Story was one of the last movies I saw in the tiny, two screen theatre my town used to have. You read that right. Two screens. Or maybe there were three…forgive me. It was seventeen years ago. Yes, you read that right too. The last movie I saw in that theatre was Titanic. Then it was torn down. I’m sure when my mom reads this she will correct everything I just said. But enough about my past. Time for my nail polish present. Well…kind of- you know what? Just look at the picture.

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I used Sally Hansen Green With Envy as my base and then sponged Sally Hansen HD Lite (a shimmery yellow) over all my nails. Then I added the eyes and mouth. Ooooooooooooooh.

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THE CLAAAAAAAAAAAW