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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tascha Twinkletoes - Franken!

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Tascha Twinkletoes

This is a franken I created a few days ago. It's the second franken I've ever done and I'm really happy with how it turned out! I definitely don't have any other polishes like it in my collection. YAY!! :) But I had trouble capturing the true color with my camera. Grrr... Oh well. In real life, the jelly base is less purple and more blue - leaning *slightly* toward teal, even. And as you can see from the picture - both in the bottle and on the nail - it's jam-packed with hot pink and bright blue string glitter!

I named it Tascha Twinkletoes. Tascha is a dear friend of mine - we've seen each other through a lot over the past few years and we also share a mutual love of beauty products!!! We were fast friends from our very first meeting and she's priceless to me! Also, in nail polish she's a glitter FIEND and especially loves blues, purples, and greens! This franken SHOUTED Tascha to me right away! :D I'm now thinking of trying to create a small "collection" of frankens dedicated to her... We'll have to see what my brain comes up with! ;)

This is 3 coats, however, I could have gotten away with 2 coats if I had been more careful in application as even for a jelly-glitter this baby is opaque after 2 coats of medium thickness! But I had a few bald spots from brush drag so ended up just applying a full third coat to even everything out. Also, pictured here is my third day  of wear and I still have no chips and barely any tip wear! Tascha Twinkletoes dries somewhat slowly and kind of dull so a fast-dry top coat is a must in my book. It has a bit of texture when dry as well, due to all the string glitter, but it is easily smoothed out with 1 coat of top coat. 


What do you think of Tascha Twinkletoes? Do you franken? How do you name your creations?

Hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Easter (to those that celebrate it)! <3

11 comments:

jaybird said...

What a fantastic franken! And I love the name and the meaning behind it. We all need those kind of friends! I do franken. Sometimes I pick a theme, and sometimes I start with a anme inmind and build the polish around that. So fun!

Ruthie said...

Aww, thank you! *blush* I felt shy about posting this one and you made me feel so good about it! :) You're exactly right - those kind of friends make ALL the difference!

I was browsing your blog a bit earlier this afternoon and was thinking that you create some of the coolest frankens I've seen! You're super talented!

Your "Herp Collection" is KILLER (in an awesome way)! The colors are great and the names (collection and shades) are just... SWEET! ROFL! I read the line "glitter is the herpes of craft supplies" a couple years ago somewhere (random forum post) and nearly lost my mind I laughed so hard but didn't know it was a Demetri Martin quote! Love it! :)

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

Yes! I franken, every 3 or 4 months i collect a few polish's i acquired at thrift stores or from my d=stash that i am not in love with and tweak them up, I have made many eye-shadow frankens as well but am sticking to just polish shades.

this is really pretty - did you make it with love my nails diva? i have that and am thinking of franken-ing it up with something similar to this......

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

This is an awesome franken! I love the micro string glitter in it!

Ruthie said...

@DeezNailz: Sorry I'm so late to respond. I'm gonna post the recipe of this franken for you but the week is getting me. I had 2 spine surgeries in the past year (last one 2 months ago) and was put on some new medication for nerve pain last week - it is zonking me out WAY bad! Soo... I'm slow. And still getting so much set up on this blog. I'm such a noob! Anyway, it's WnW Teal of Fortune (5-6 ml), Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamonds 05 (1-2 ml), and Bon Bon's unnamed, unnumbered raspberry pink and bright blue string glitter and regular glitter in a sheer raspberry base (8ml or 2 bottles). I hate that the Bon Bon's is so unidentifiable! The only thing I can think of to identify it is the UPC code, which is 08108603... I'll still put the recipe and pics in a real post within the next few days and will ping you when I do. Thanks for being so kind - you are an AMAZING frankener! I stand in awe! :)

Oh! Okay, so do you find any good polishes thrifting? I have been thrifting for polish lately but I'm turning up NADA (true, gross junk!)... :( I'm sad cuz I thought it was such a great idea... And I've also experimented just a little using eye pigments to franken (forgot about them - so I've created 4 frankens total now, not 2!)... They've worked well color-wise but the pigment settles to the bottom quickly and I have to shake the CRAP out of them! :S

Ruthie said...

@ABOP: Thank you very much! :) I'm gonna put the recipe for it in a post in the next few days (it's also in the comment above to DeezNails, too) in case you want it.

The string glitter is from the Bon Bon's color I used in it. Unfortunately, Bon Bon's are unnamed and unnumbered, but it's a raspberry pink and bright blue string glitter and regular glitter in a sheer raspberry base. The only thing I can think of to identify it is the UPC code, which is 08108603...

Nancy said...

That is way cool. I would never think to make a new color.

tascha said...

Ruthie girl, what an honor!!! You are such a Blessing!! LOVE this color!!!!! Thank you!!

Ruthie said...

@Nancy: It was so good connecting with you last night! :) I love you MHDUOS!!! <3 :D I will send you a little bottle of this - I have a package to send you still... :)

Ruthie said...

@Tascha: SO glad you like it!!! Was just thinking last night that I was wondering if you had tried it yet and if you liked it! :) YAY!!! Love you, dear friend! <3 TTYS!!! Hey, is DH okay?? My DH was asking after him this morning... How sweet, huh? :)

jennifer said...

This is a really beautiful polish, utilized the string glitter in a great way, it's obvious...but not too much so.
I've created a few frankens, but my favorites are the one I made for my best friend's daughter. The colors were quite tame, but they were all Harry Potter themed. "Granger Gray", "Lilly Potter Pink" & "Weasley Red". She was so stoked, and it was so fun just making/naming them. I'm passing my love of nailpolish on to her, as well as my Geekiness!

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