Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I stopped in at Big Lots (I so wish they'd kept the name Pic n Save!) the other day and ended up with a few polishes.
First, has anyone seen these striping polishes? I would have passed on them, but I noticed that they were made by Diamond Cosmetics, so figured I would give them a try.

Then I noticed a plethora of these boring Wet N Wild multi packs. So dull, blah blah, but wait, at least 6 of them could be good for frankening! Built in shimmer? Check. Light enough color to not interfere with added pigment? (the middle four) Check. For four bucks, I couldn't go too wrong, right?

I decided to try frankening with glitter.

Started with this glitter and this bottle.

Poured out about 1/3 of the polish into any empty bottle for later use. Added glitter. Mira!

Swatched on a tip - one coat

Two coats:

And with topcoat:

Whaddya think?


  1. Ooh nice! I think it turned out pretty good.

  2. ooo I really like how this turned out! great job!

  3. Oh that came out great! I hate going into my Big Lots *it smells funny*, but I'll do it these...Thanks

  4. I think I need to go Big Lots!!

    That came out fabulous!! Great job - and it comes with a funnel too!! :-)

    Jackie S - it's not just your Big Lots that smells funny - I think its a store requirement!!

  5. Nice! It came out really nice :D

  6. Sweet! I saw that Wet n Wild nail pack too and I also thought 'boring' but now I will have to get a few! Your franken looks great :D

    My BL doesn't smell.....

  7. Haha! Looks like we have to take a survey on which stores are smelly and which aren't! For the record, this one doesn't smell. Nor did the one in the area I used to live in.
    I didn't get the glitter there though - that was purchased last year at Walmart (love the funnel!). I recently picked up some at Joann's as well.

  8. I like the fraken! I haven't tried frakening yet though :< I'm too scared to use a lot or half of my nail polish to fraken haaha! But I do have small spoons of fyrinnaes that I bought :D

  9. Nice haul and great frankening. :)
    I'm not sure who has or hasn't entered BUT I'm having a brand new giveaway on my blog.

  10. Love it!! So amazing what a top coat can do to polish isn't it? Awesome job :)

  11. That came out great! Now I really want to try my hand at frankening. I love glitter!

  12. looks great! My Big Lots never has anything good like this :(


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