Friday, January 27, 2012

Franken Friday--The Secret

Hi Readers!  Welcome to another Franken Friday post!  In September I made up a  franken using Sally Hansen's Pumpkin Spice.  I ended up getting a few of these from people because they thought I needed alot of them when in fact I didn't.  So here I am with a surplus of orange glitter in a black jelly and it's not even Halloween!  So what did I do?  I frankened of course!  I added some glitter from Sally's and a Martha Stewart to my Pumpkin Spice to give it a new look.  The Sally's glitters were Mother Nature (a medium olive green) and Sun Kissed (copper).  The Martha Stewart I used was Peridot a green and gold glitter.  I have to say I didn't really measure I just added scoops of the various colors until I got what I liked.  I loved the outcome of it and felt it leaned toward green rather than the orange so I added a few drops of Revlon Emerald City to it.  The result is a very glittery polish with a dark murky green base.  It really reminded me of Scotland for some reason why I don't know since I've never been there lol!  Recalling my favorite historical taking place in Scotland I named it The Secret after one of my favorite Julie Garwood books. Since I had received Here Today Aragon Tomorrow and had swatched it I decided to layer The Secret over Aragon and WOW!!!
Here's a bottle shot sorry it's not that clear this was made at 2am lol!
Here it is layered over Here Today Aragon Tomorrow
I just really fell in love with this!  But knowing me I HAD to stamp over it lol!  I had planned on filling in some of this design with orange but after I saw how great just the gold turned out I left it as is.  Here I stamped using Sally Hansen Gold Chrome pen using BM208
Did you see that????? It's gorgeous!  It's like an elven forrest!
Can you see the glitters in the polish?
How bout now?????
Man I love this color!  So here I took a sort of boring orange glitter in black (sorry Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice, I still love you though) and turned it into something really gorgeous!

I honestly think the key was layering it over a dark green.  I'm going to try layering it over black and a lighter green as well and possibly even an orange to see how it looks.

What do you think readers?  Are you loving this green, gold and orange glitter or is it too Halloweeny for you?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. This is a great franken! I'm still so noob at doing any frankens, myself. This is inspiring me!

    1. I started frankening by doing glitters. I just used existing glitter polishes and added different glitters to it or nail polish to it. A really easy and pretty one is just adding gold or silver glitters to jelly type polishes--try a blue with silver or a red with gold. Once you start you won't be able to stop!

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  2. Ooo that's gorgeous!
    I've also tagged you fo 11 Questions :]

  3. That franken is awesome!!!! So pretty!