My name is Allison, you want some bubblegum?!

Proud Portlander who loves cats, Hanson, The Used, The Matches, Dexter, Glee, Misfits, Harry Potter, Starkid, Rupert Grint, Noel Fielding, Cillian Murphy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Criminal Minds, The Mighty Boosh, Doctor Who and Lexx.

I fucking love me some gingers.

Tomberly 4 life!

 

Peanut butter jelly time! Okay, not really. It’s only jelly time. First jelly sandwich! I’m so happy I found Orly's Mermaid Tale on clearance at Sally’s last week. It’s was $3! A third of what it’s normally priced. Holla! I love the swampy feel of Mermaid Tale and OPI's Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow. Which lead me to pairing this combo with my own franken I made a few months back called Swamp Thang. In love. Swamp Thang was gradiated on my non-accent nails. I used a cotton round soaked in nail polish remover to gently remove some of the stamp to add a fading effect.
Colors Used:
OPI- Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, Just Spotted The Lizard
Orly- Mermaid Tale
Franken- Swamp Thang
Bundle Monster plate number BM-224

Peanut butter jelly time! Okay, not really. It’s only jelly time. First jelly sandwich! I’m so happy I found Orly's Mermaid Tale on clearance at Sally’s last week. It’s was $3! A third of what it’s normally priced. Holla! I love the swampy feel of Mermaid Tale and OPI's Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow. Which lead me to pairing this combo with my own franken I made a few months back called Swamp Thang. In love. Swamp Thang was gradiated on my non-accent nails. I used a cotton round soaked in nail polish remover to gently remove some of the stamp to add a fading effect.

Colors Used:

OPI- Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, Just Spotted The Lizard

Orly- Mermaid Tale

Franken- Swamp Thang

Bundle Monster plate number BM-224

Pin the tail on the Eeyore!
I absolutely love Eeyore, so it would only be appropriate for me to franken a polish after him. I used China Glaze’s Electric Beat, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, L.A. Girls Glitter Addict’s Eutopia and Provocative, and Wet n Wild’s Sparkled and Tangled In My Web.
Colors used:
Franken- Pin The Tail On The Eeyore
Wet n Wild Wild Shine and Megalast- Blazed, Heatwave (mixed with Blazed for bow)
China Glaze- Electric Beat
Sinful Colors- Black On Black, Snow Me White (mixed with Wet n Wilds for bow)

Pin the tail on the Eeyore!

I absolutely love Eeyore, so it would only be appropriate for me to franken a polish after him. I used China Glaze’s Electric Beat, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, L.A. Girls Glitter Addict’s Eutopia and Provocative, and Wet n Wild’s Sparkled and Tangled In My Web.

Colors used:

Franken- Pin The Tail On The Eeyore

Wet n Wild Wild Shine and Megalast- Blazed, Heatwave (mixed with Blazed for bow)

China Glaze- Electric Beat

Sinful Colors- Black On Black, Snow Me White (mixed with Wet n Wilds for bow)

inthenameofbeauty asked
I'd love the 'recipes' for Across the Pond, Boom Boom Bazzinga and Rainy Day Fund from your franken-polishes :)

No problem! :) I didn’t actually use measuring spoons, I just eyeballed everything and I’m just giving a rough measurement per nail polish. If you need empty bottles for nail polish, you can order some off of Amazon. I bought a set of 6 for under $9.

For Across The Pond I used roughly a teaspoon of a dark/medium teal cream from Icing, a full bottle of Essence in Hard To Resist, about teaspoon of Nostalgic and Purge from L.A. Girl Glitter Addict, about 1/2 a teaspoon of both loose glitter in green and light blue, and filled the bottle with top coat and shook that bottle like crazy.

For Boom Boom Bazzinga I just used a little less than a third of a bottle of clear and mixed in Milani Jewel FX in Gold and Sinful Colors in Paris until the bottle was about 98% full.

And for Rainy Day Fund I used about a fourth of a bottle of clear, about a table spoon of Sally Hansen Salon Complete in Dorian Grey, a teaspoon of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, and then about a tablespoon each of Milani Jewel FX in Gems and Gold.

Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.

Exterminate! Exterminate!

Word of advice: Don’t ever try to paint a Weeping Angel with nail polish and dotting tools. Pain. In. The. Ass.

Colors used:

Franken polish- Winter Is Coming, Dalekanium

Sinful Colors- Snow Me White, Black On Black, Slate

China Glaze- Pelican Gray

Wet n Wild Craze- Rustic

Milani- Gold Lamé

Revlon Scented- Ocean Breeze

Tools:

Dotting tools in varying sizes, and yes, only dotting tools

I’m entering these bad boys into Sarah’s, aka Chalkboard Nails, nail art contest.

He’s the real CupCake Boss.

Colors used:

Frankens- Exploding Fairies, FunFetti

Sinful Colors- Unicorn

L.A. Girls Disco Brites- Light Show

Acrylic paints in black, grey and white

Playing around with my new franken
Colors used:
OPI- Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow
Franken- Swamp Thang
Sally Hansen Color Quick Chrome- Silver
Bundle Monster plate number BM-215

Playing around with my new franken

Colors used:

OPI- Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow

Franken- Swamp Thang

Sally Hansen Color Quick Chrome- Silver

Bundle Monster plate number BM-215

Anonymous asked
Hi I was wondering if you could please write the recipe for unicorn vomit, you franken dupe of deborah lippman's candy shop? thanks (:

No problem. :)

  • Less than half a bottle of clear base/top coat, you’ll be adding more clear into the bottle when you add in all the glitter polishes. If it’s not ‘jelly’ enough by the end of mixing all the polishes, then you can add more clear.
  • A teaspoon of a medium light pink that had the lightest touch of purple in it. I bought it from Ross in a set and they were all unknown in the name department.
  • A couple drops of Sinful Colors Fusion Neon.
  • A couple of drops of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • About a 1/4 teaspoon of L.A. Colors Color Craze ”Sparkling Diamonds”.
  • A third of the bottle of Wet n Wild’s “Party Of Five Glitters”.
  • And about a sixth of the bottle of Milani’s “Gems”.

Remember my Across The Universe dupe, Across The Pond? Well, I made another one, this time it’s a lot closer to Deborah Lippman’s Across The Universe. I’ve named it Octopus’s Garden. For the swatches, I layered two coats of Octopus’s Garden over a layer of Essence Hard To Resist (left), two coats of Octopus’s Garden by itself (middle), and two coats of Octopus’s Garden over a layer of Across The Pond (right).

The following is what I used:

Essence- Hard To Resist

Icing- No name, a medium/dark teal creme

L.A. Girl Glitter Addict-Nostalgic, Purge

Top Coat

Glitter in green and light blue.

*note* I bought the green glitter from the Dollar Tree and the color doesn’t bleed.

Another franken! This time around I bring you Drops of Pluto, a teal based polish, speckled with ‘holo’ graphic glitter. All I used was a medium teal cream (no named teal from Icing), a couple drops of black (Sinful Colors Black on Black), top coat, and Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Confetti glitter Glitz.

Another franken! This time around I bring you Drops of Pluto, a teal based polish, speckled with ‘holo’ graphic glitter. All I used was a medium teal cream (no named teal from Icing), a couple drops of black (Sinful Colors Black on Black), top coat, and Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Confetti glitter Glitz.

Franken time! These are only 10 of the frankens I’ve made. I’ve made 3 after these, but you know, I only have 10 fingers and I wasn’t going to repaint my nails. Anyways! On to the polishes, some of which are dupes of expensive brands. If anyone wants ‘recipes’ for these, just send me an ask. :)

First picture, left to right:

Unicorn poop- silver holographic

Exploding Fairies- A light purple creme packed with multi sized and colored glitters

Across The Pond (Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe dupe when glitters are added separately)- A deep teal jelly with hidden glitter

Unicorn Vomit (Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop dupe)- A light pink jellyish creme packed with multi sized and colored glitter

Boom Boom Bazzinga! layered over OPI’s Here Today Aragon Tomorrow (Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow dupe)- A clear base filled with two different sized gold glitter

Second picture, left to right:

'Tis A Flesh Wound! (Butter London’s Black Knight dupe)- A black jelly with blue, pink, purple and gold glitter

Up In The Air- A light baby blue packed with multi sized and colored glitter. It’s a love child of Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter In The Air and Happy Birthday

Fuck You (Deborah Lippmann’s Forget You dupe)- Black jelly base with multi sized and colored glitter

Rainy Day Fund- A pale grey base filled with multi sized and colored glitter

Magpie’s Nest- A dark purple holo

You’ve all seen 'Unicorn Vomit', now it’s time to meet ‘Unicorn Poop’. That’s right, ‘Unicorn Poop’. Anyways, I just used a bottle of Wet n Wild’s clear polish, emptied out about a third of it and added in the entire bottle of Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Confetti in Glitz and shook it like crazy.

I really wish I had some small loose ball bearings to help shake this up because the glitter and top coat separate when left alone for more than a couple of minutes and it’s a pain to shake it without the help of the ball bearings. Off to the hardware store to hunt them down in the morning.

"Unicorns vomit rainbows and shit glitter."

I made myself another Deborah Lippmann dupe! This time I tackled ‘Candy Shop’. I’m too damn poor to afford Deborah Lippmann, hence me trying to dupe the ones that I like with the polishes that I already own. Anyways, onto what I used to make my dupe which I have lovingly named “Unicorn Vomit”:

  • Less than half a bottle of clear base/top coat, you’ll be adding more clear into the bottle when you add in all the glitter polishes. If it’s not ‘jelly’ enough by the end of mixing all the polishes, then you can add more clear.
  • A teaspoon of a medium light pink that had the lightest touch of purple in it. I bought it from Ross in a set and they were all unknown in the name department.
  • A couple drops of Sinful Colors Fusion Neon.
  • About a 1/4 teaspoon of L.A. Colors Color Craze ”Sparkling Diamonds”.
  • A third of the bottle of Wet n Wild’s “Party Of Five Glitters”.
  • And about a sixth of the bottle of Milani’s “Gems”.

Shake it up like there’s no tomorrow and you’re good to go! I did sandwich in an extra layer of Milani’s “Gems” to get what I got in the pictures, other wise I’d have to keep on layering and my nails will start to look gross and fake.

I present to you all: Across The Pond!

The colors I used, left to right in the middle picture, are as follows:

E by Essence Denim Wanted!- My Boyfriend’s Jeans

Wet n Wild Fast Dry- Teal Of Fortune *note* This is a lot more teal in person.

L.A. Colors Color Craze- Treasure Island

Sinful Colors- Nail Junkie

Icing- medium dark teal cream with no name

Wet n Wild- Black Creme

L.A. Colors Color Craze- Sparkling Diamonds

Blue and green glitter pieces that I picked off of tissue paper

I’ve never seen Deborah Lippmann’s “Across The Universe” in person, so I can’t truly compare the two, but based off of Kayla’s swatches, I think I’ve made a 90% dupe of it.

The three colors that I used the most are the first three listed. I took a bottle of clear top coat, that came in a set from Ross, to give it that jelly look which helps perfectly when it comes to layering the polish with the glitter. I emptied out about half of the clear into an empty bottle and started mixing away. I added in some, not a lot, of Nail Junkie into the mix, followed by a little bit of the Icing polish. As I was mixing everything together, I found that it wasn’t dark enough, so I added a couple of drops of the black. A little black goes a long way.

Now, I didn’t add any of Sparking Diamonds to the franken because when I added them to a very small bottle of the franken, the silver was very pronounced, which is what we don’t want. I also didn’t add the blue and green glitter pieces because I’ve moronically added a ton of those cheap glitters to a bottle of clear in a sad attempt at making my own blue glitter polish and all the color from the glitters melted off and it looked AWFUL.

To achieve what I have in the picture, all you have to do is layer the franken with all the glitters. I used two coats of base coat since Teal Of Fortune a bitch of a stainer and I wanted to make sure it didn’t horribly stain my nails this time around. I definitely suggest two coats of a nice base coat, just to be on the safe side. After the base was dried, I applied a layer of the franken, and let it dry. Then I started layering the glitter. Sparkling Diamonds has two different sized silver glitter pieces in it. I had to tap on the larger pieces since they were more of the smaller silver bits and we want the larger ones. Next I added in some blue and green, I suggest more green than blue, in between all the silver and over lapping as well. Let that dry for a minute, then add two thin coats of the franken.

In Kayla’s swatches, ‘Across The Universe’ has a lot more glitter pieces in it. I didn’t do that because I’m stupid I was basing my layering on other swatches I’ve seen where the glitter wasn’t as in your face. You could repeat the layers, with the difference of one layer of the franken in between the glitter layers instead of two and that could bring you to a closer dupe. It’s all up to you!

Good luck if you wish to try this yourself!