Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to: franken polish

Still on the franken polish subject, i have said before that i will be making a post on how to make your own franken polish. It's really very simple. The idea behind it is to just mix different polishes to come up with your own unique polish. This is a good way to put the polishes that you don't reach for anymore into good use. Who knows, you might be able to come up with something really unique (which most often happens!)?

I have several franken polish that i had shared with you. One of my favorite is my first franken called Midnight Fantasy & of course the last one, which i used to join a franken contest called Island Cocktail. Speaking of which, i am really grateful for all of those who had voted for me. As what i said on our nail art group, as long as i don't have a zero, i'm already happy. I'm so overwhelmed with the positive feedback that i have been getting because of my entry. So thank you again for the support, ladies!

Honto ni Arigato!

Now i'm going to share with you how i made this really cute franken polish using polishes that we have here in the Philippines.

This is one of my franken that i call Flakystein!

Kirei de sho?

I'll give you better pics later so that you'll be able to appreciate its awesomeness! hahahaha!!!

On we go to the tutorial...
I used polishes that i bought here in the Philippines.

The 3 flaky polishes are 24k polishes that i bought at SM Fairview & the glitter polish at the far left is the one from Beauty & Butter. You can substitute any glitter polish that you have, or you can entirely skip it & it would still be beautiful!

Here are some pictures for a closer look.

This is called Pacific Opal.

Then my favorite, Rose Quartz.
Love this one! It changes from orange to green then blue depending on the angle.

Then Teal Glass.
Sorry, i didn't realize that i don't have a separate swatch for this.
You can just refer to the swatch that i had on the cap. It changes from green to blue.

So, i just mixed all 3 of them in an empty bottle like so...

Another important thing when you franken is to use stainless balls so that you will be able to mix them nicely.

Then you shake it vigorously!

Et voila!
You have your own flakystein!

Time for more swatches!
Flakies show best underneath a black base, but you can use other colors as well.

Blurred swatch so you can see the play of colors from the flakes & the glitters.

See the different array of colors?
It changes depending on the angle of your nails! By the way, i do not have a top coat but look how glossy it is!

Flaky polishes are L-O-V-E, ne?
My Galaxy Glam was also made from the 24k flakies.
I just added Spectraflair 14 to have that extra oomph!

There are lots of blogs out there that has a few tips & techniques when it comes to frankening. You can research more to know what finishes would suit what you have in mind.

So, now that you know how to franken polishes, be creative & start making your own!
I would love to see your own franken polishes too!

Hope you all are having a great day!
Jaa ne~!


De Frozen said...

i was looking for a How to post on franken polishes , thanks for sharing ..

Thiamere Brea said...

my pleasure,sweetie
you can do lots more when you franken. you are the master!
you can even start from scratch. if you can find a suspension base then you can make your own glitter polishes!you can just use a clear polish if you want, though i suggest that you don't if you will be using glitters because it will sink on the bottom of the bottle.

frankening is fun!

DaoMMB said...

Wow, so beautiful! Your flakystein looks like fireworks!

Thiamere Brea said...


Bella Tonks said...

Good tutorial! I love Flakystein :D

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks a lot,hunny!

Maggie said...

I love it! I want to try making Island Cocktail sis! Akala ko talaga may ganong nail polish! Ginawa mo pala. :) Thanks for sharing this tutorial! :)

Thiamere Brea said...

thanks! im glad you like my works!

ah, im sure you'll be able to make your own & you'll most probably start frankening na because once i start frankening i'm really having a hard time stopping because i find it so fun to do!

Dianne Palabay said...

Thanks for this :3 Kaso, I'm wondering kung san makakabili ng stainless balls? Hihihi.

Thiamere Brea said...

once you start frankening i'm sure you'll be addicted!

you can buy it at fab ur nails shop,managed by Johanne of http://thriszha.blogspot.com/
she also got empty bottles!
it's here: http://www.facebook.com/faburnails
i buy at her shop too!

Julie Lan said...

ohh this looks great, haha I always love sparkly nails

Anastacia said...

Awe! What a pretty franken ) Love that glitters :)

Dana Yoshimizu said...

I LOVEEEEE the way that the glitter looks on black nails!!!
^___^ Makes me with that I had those polishes, I love them!


Orillazajezeia said...

hi po! where did you bought po the stainless balls?

Thiamere Brea said...

you can purchase it at Johanne's FB store

Thiamere Brea said...

it brings the usual creme polish to life,right?

Thiamere Brea said...


you have to start frankening too
it's really fun!

Thiamere Brea said...


flaky polishes are amazing!
it's easier to remove too compare with glitters

Rockart9 said...

I have been looking for these! Is there any site uou can recommend that sell 24k flakies? I don't think you can find the flakies here in Cebu.

Thiamere Brea said...

im not sure but i think these are not available anymore. i,together with the nail art group that i am in, had been looking for for these for a long time but we also can't find it

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