Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I've Got the Blues

Good morning! Normally I'd be ecstatic that I got out of lab so early (finished within an hour!), but I'm still battling a nasty cold so I'm pretty exhausted, stuffy, germy and woozy. So yes, I'm feeling a bit blue....but that's ok, because blue doesn't have to have negative connotations! I will admit, my post yesterday about frankens was an introduction to one of my creations, Casino Night. It's named after the epic season two finale of The Office (US)...notice a theme with my frankens? Yep, I'm trying to create an Office-themed collection. Here's Casino Night in all it's shimmery, glittery, fun glory:





This franken actually has a pretty easy recipe as well:
Casino Night Recipe:
1/2 Sinful Colors Midnight Blue
1/2 Sinful Colors Hottie
add black to darken (I used WnW Black Creme)

I didn't use too much black because I didn't want it to be too dark of a blue, but just a tad darker than the base color of Midnight Blue. Casino Night has both shimmer and a bit of chunky glitter. Though it looks a bit gritty and rough in some areas, with a good topcoat it can all be smoothed away for a glassy and even finish.

8 comments:

HotPinkHeels said...

Gorgeous colour-I love the unique shimmer in this one! Where do you get the empty bottles to make your Frankens-are they old np bottles are can you buy them empty?
Stef :)

Arrianne said...

Where do you get those bottles here? I've always wondered...

N. said...

You can buy empty bottles, or empty out old bottles. For emptying out old bottles, I usually add thinner so that it makes the polish easier to pour out. Then I use an eyedropper to spray nail polish remover and dump it safely in plasic bags to toss in the trash. Then I wash/rinse the old bottles. Or, I use the old colors in the bottle as a base for my franken. Hope that helps!

Arrianne said...

Thank you for the response, but one more question. Where do you get these particular bottles?

N. said...

These were given to me by some very nice people at MUA through swaps. But you can buy them online at h2tbeauty and 8ty8beauty

Arrianne said...

Thanks for your quick answers.

Arrianne said...

Oh and I just remembered one more thing and I promise after this I'll go away. Where would I buy some balls to go in them? Thanks for putting up with me! :P

N. said...

No worries! Those were also given to me through a swap, but you can buy metal bbs and they would work the same. The only hard part is finding metal bbs (copper or stainless steel) in appropriate quantities, because they usually sell them at like 100 at a time but of course you wouldn't need that many.

I would try sporting goods stores or even Walmart if your local Walmart sells guns. I hope this helps!

 
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