Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's all in a name!

Hi Everyone!  Back in the day I was a frankening queen.  In fact some of my friends even referred to me that way.  I have made dupes for China Glaze Crystal Ball and Grape Crush, I've duped Butter London's Knackered, Black Knight and Tart With A Heart, and I've done dupes of OPI Glamour and Exclusive.  I used to franken a lot but haven't in awhile.  I have a ton of polishes I made using spectra flair too but again just haven't made any in awhile.

Yesterday we had a super sunny day in Wisconsin!  It was cold, but sunny.  I decided to wear my Glamour and Exclusive dupes and gradiented them together.  They are very lovely.

Usually I name my frankens on my favorite books.  I did not do this with these two polishes INSTEAD I named them something from my favorite books.  Back before the world started reading 50 Shades of Grey, which in my opinion is pretty awful, there was a little series called Masters of the Shadowlands by Cerise Sinclair.  The books are FAB-U-LOUS!  I decided to name my two DS dupes something sassy.  My Glamour dupe is Safe Word and my Exclusive dupe is Safe, Sane & Consensual.  

My nail polish friends now the type of books I like to read AND they know all about these dupes and the names I've given them.  My new neighbor, however, did not!

As I was taking pics of this mani in my parking lot he came out and asked what I was doing.  I explained to him I was taking pics of my nails in the sunlight.  I told him I was a blogger and he told me he too is a blogger!  He blogs about fish and fish tanks!  So here we were two kindred blogging souls. he looked at my nails and said they looked "cool" and asked what brand they were.  I explained to him I made them myself and he was really shocked.  Then, not really thinking, I told him the names.

Always be careful of what you wear on your fingertips LOL!  He gave me a strange look, probably because I don't really look like your BDSM book reading type of person lol!

In any case here they are Safe Word and Safe, Sane & Consensual--two of my best dupes I think!

I thought about stamping over them when I got home last night but really didn't want to ruin the gradient or over shadow the lovely holo.  So I tried to put some nice butterflies on them only now you need to do magic eye to find them!

I probably should have just left them alone but you know me!

Have any of you ever said something and gotten strange looks from people you don't really know?  No one at worked asked their names so I was pretty safe there lol!

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


  1. lol - everyone thinks I'm such a weirdo cuz I hated the 50 Shades books. The Shadowlands rock!!!!

    1. If they made a Shadowlands movie instead of a 50 Shades i'd be all over that!!

  2. Oh... and your polish is very pretty too ;)

  3. Hahaha yes, "What's that polish?" - "Um.... Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam..." - AGH!!! Wish I'd just said forest green!!! Your dupes are amazing, the gradients are fab! Ugh, 50 shades, I just finished the trilogy, the writing is hopeless! x

    1. The writing is so hopeless to me! I'm not really a 1st person kinda of person though. Some of the OPI names are really killer lol!

  4. I can not even get over how gorgeous these are!