Franken Time!!!

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!  Guess what day it is?  Yep, it's Twinsie Tuesday!!  ;0)



Today's theme is to wear a franken.  It actually took me a while to decide what to wear for this post.  I've been buying so many frankens lately, that I had many options.  I finally decided on a franken that I recently mixed up. 

I've been seeing posts recently of gray polishes with shimmer in it which I loved, but I had nothing like it in my stash.  You can see an example of what I'm referring to on Anne's page here.  Since I had less than half a bottle of my Opal Glitter left, I decided to add some of Alexandra's "Hot" Gray to it to see if I could get a gray with a shimmer.

Here's the result (the shimmer can best be seen when you click on the pictures to enlarge them):

Artificial Light


Flash

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

Sunlight

Natural Light

For these pics, I used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, 2 coats of my franken, and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

I was pleasantly surprised with how this franken turned out.  I love the subtle shimmer that it has.  I didn't want it to have too much bling.

So what do you guys think of this one?

Be sure to visit the other Twinsie Tuesday bloggers to see what frankens they swatched:
Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Chelsea: http://www.nailedblog.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
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60 comments:

  1. I love grey and this one is very flattering! :)
    It kinda reminds me of China Glaze Pelican Grey.

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    1. Thanks Liane!! So glad you like it ;0).

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  3. I am loving the subtle shimmer in the grey never seen anything like it love it :)

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    1. Thanks so much Joanne ;0). So glad you like it!

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  4. The subtle shimmer is a nice touch! I have a gray franken that I tried to do with subtle shimmer and the shimmer doesn't even show up.

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    1. Thanks so much!! Yeah, I hate when the shimmer doesn't show up. Maybe adding some more would help.

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  5. O.o I love greys...and the shimmer makes it even better!

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  6. The first sunlight picture is gorgeous!

    Love the franken.

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  7. Oh hey! I am loving greys so much right now! Your grey is loooovely, nice job :) Loooove that shimmer in there

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    1. Thanks so much Anne!! So glad you like it.

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  8. This is a gorgeous gray! I love that the shimmer adds something to it, but it's still subtle and soft.

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  9. Looks great MariJo! I love the light gray color! You know what they say, great minds think a like! ;)

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    1. Heehee. That's right ;0). Thanks Meredith!

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  10. I am in love with grey anything right now...this looks fantastic on you :D

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  11. I love this franken! I am really into grayish colors, so this is my style! Love!

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  12. This is so pretty! I would have never imagined a shimmery gray could hold its look without looking more silvery!

    Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Tawny!! So glad you like it ;0)

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  13. This is really pretty! Super subtle yet eye catching!

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  14. I looooove this grey polish: subtle but very chic. Awesome job!

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  15. I really really like this!! So awesome

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  16. Yep, I really like this franken :) The subtle shimmer is a nice touch!

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  17. I absolutely love this grey on you! You definitely got the subtle shimmer look you were going for!

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  18. Gorgeous! I'd never considered how pretty a shimmery grey can be. Why don't I have one in my collection? Nice work!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I had the same thought when I saw Anne's post, which is why I decided to make one of my own. It's such a simple and pretty look.

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  19. This is a lovely franken, and the grey is gorgeous on you!!

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  20. Your franken came out great! I wish I had the courage to franken myself but I'm sure I would only waste polish without a great result.

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    1. Thanks so much Mihaela!! So glad you like it. I'm sure you can do it also. I'm no wear near being a pro and mine come out okay ;0).

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  21. I like this....A LOT. Great job! :)

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  22. What a great franken! I love the shimmer!

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