Tuesday, May 4, 2010

♥ Franken 'Mud Bath' with China Glaze 'Shower Together' ♥

Franken 'Mud Bath' 3 thin coats with China Glaze 'Shower Together' + 1 coat of Nailene T.C.

Okay - I'm calling this 'Mud Bath', and I cleverly paired it with China Glaze 'Shower Together'. This is 3 thin coats of 'Mud Bath', with 2 coats of China Glaze 'Shower Together', I used a curved regular Nailene french tip guide, applied up-side down and on the diagonal for this mani.....

Essentially to make this colour I mixed all three of the primary colours, then added black and white. I am so happy those flecky things from the Claire's polish 'Yellow Brick Road' showed through. I was worried the richly pigmented black and white polish from Billie brand would drown it out.

Below is a photo indoors under florescent lighting and one outdoors in the gloomy cloudy weather.

The polish in the MIDDLE is a concoction of Claire's Yellow Brick Road, Claire's Matte Cobalt, Billie Claret, as well as Billie White and Billie Black. I started with a base of the Yellow brick road, and added the blue and red till I got to a nice brown colour = = = Drop by Drop. I poured equal amounts into these awesome mini polish bottles, then to the polish on the left I added black to create a darker version, and the polish on the right I added white to create a lighter version.

Here are a few more photos of  Franken 'Mud Bath'. This is 3 thin coats, it covered very nicely and applied perfectly. Because it is a matte polish due to the Matte Cobalt and the florescent Yellow Brick Road, this will definitely need at least two coats of Top Coat to get to a high shine. Here I only used one, becuase I needed some cheerful colour after a day of wear..... Those flecky things make me happy, I wish I picked up more of this garish yellow polish - it's good for something = = = Frankens!

fluorescent Lighting

Flash, outdoors in the rain

no flash.... still outside

So of course I needed to add something to this. Wearing only 1 shade of polish on my nails is getting pretty rare. If I last more than 8 hours without doing something extra to a plain manicure - it means I was extra busy shopping or doing crafty things, and didn't have time to jazz it up♥

 I applied nailene french tip guides up-side down and on the diagonal, then applied two thin coats of China Glaze Shower Together. When it was dry I removed the tip guides and then applied anther coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat. Viola!



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