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Thursday, May 19, 2011

ABOP Franken - Speckled Light Blue, and striping tape

APPLICATION: Smooth
COATS: 2
TOPCOAT?: See photos
SOURCE: ABOP Franken composed of: LA Colors Color Craze - Static Electricity (BCC 569) and Energy Source(BCC 561), and black microglitter from TKB Trading
COMMENTS: I've always wanted to make a franken with little specks of goodness in it. I also got the idea of lightening up the gorgeous blue of Static Electricity from loodie loodie loodie in this post on her blog. Well, this franken combines both ideas and I love it!

I wore it alone for a day and then put on some striping tape from dollarnailart.


One coat - and the ingredients:

Two coats, no topcoat:


With topcoat:

Next day, with tape and another coat of topcoat:

26 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely fantastic.

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  2. Love your Franken!!! And I really like this tape you used!

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  3. Oooo, I love this. I have some polish from Poland that looks like it has black sand in it that I just adore...Now I want to make some of my own!

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  4. Very clever. You should be working with BB Couture. This is just their kinda potatoes. You could do a blogger collection.

    The tape is great!

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  5. Amazing franken! I love tiny glitter like this! Reminds of vanilla bean in ice cream :D

    *Hugs btw <3

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  6. I love this look, your franken is awesome!

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  7. What a gorgeous franken! love the surprise tiny black glitter.

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  8. This is cool! I love that the micro glitter doesn't really show as glitter; it gives it a nice "texture". Another win for you!

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  9. This is lovely, you have made a great shade here, i really must try making my own some day x

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  10. Love the polish!! And the tape is cool!!

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  11. I always learn something new here. Awesome idea of using the black glitter on a lighter color. Who'd have thunk? If you could add some kind of white flakie to it - it would totally remind me of a robins egg. And I've been wondering about the tape. Is it easy to apply? I might have to get some if it is. And I mean - EASY? cuz nail art is such a process for me. :)

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  12. Do you have any problems getting the striping tape to stay on and not start peeling up from the edges?

    Beautiful color polish by the way :-)

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  13. this is really cool. Love the way you placed the tape. And the polish reminds me of an egg lol. Love it!!

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  14. Thanks for the wonderful comments! And two answer the questions on the tape:

    The only thing that is difficult really is finding the end of the tape when you're trying to peel it off the roll because it's so thin! I do wish there was some sort of dispenser for it as then it would be super easy.
    The first few nails took a long time, but once I got into a rhythm it was faster. I put the roll around the neck of a large bottle of polish and used a dotting tool rather than my finger to hold on to the tape while I cut it off the roll and decided where to place it. I also always cut a little more length than I needed, used my finger to press the tape on and cut the excess off before sticking down the final bit.
    You do have to make sure you don't touch the tape before placing it as it looses tackiness really easily. Also, cutting it a little short of the edge helps keep it from lifting.
    Born2bead - I used a thick coat of topcoat over it, and in cases where the end of the tape was to close to the edge, I poked the tape down (with a tiny-pointed dotting tool right after tc)to make sure it stayed submerged while the topcoat dried.

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  15. I love this combination
    beautiful
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. That is really great! I have some gold tape I have been too chicken to try, so thanks for the tips. And I really like the subtle glitter in your franken...very pretty mani

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  17. that's hot!!! i like how the tape accents the glitter.

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  18. I like what you did with the tape. It looks great!

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  19. Your nail art is great, and not only in this post!

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  20. Love your frankening and the tape idea is just great! :)

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  21. This so cute and simple. Your franken is gorgeous.

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