Saturday, January 28, 2012

Franken Time and Zoya Charity

If any of you follow Zoya on Facebook (and if you don't you totally should!) you would have heard about the buy two, pay only shipping promo they had a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the promo and let me tell you, it was VERY difficult picking just two! In the end I decided on Yara and Charity (Dakota, you will be mine someday) and I'm very happy with my choices. Of course, when they finally arrived I had to use one right away! I decided to use Charity first since Yara has been big in the blog scene more recently and let me tell you, this polish is GORGEOUS! I've been looking around for nice dusty mauve and this certainly fits the bill but there's also a delicious copper/gold shimmer that just makes me want to stare at my nails all day long. I'm such a sucker for copper and gold shimmers XD

Two coats and top coat, taken in full sun

I've got to tell you, most online swatches don't begin to do justice to this polish but I've done my best. I definitely recommend clicking the photo to see the full sized image!

After a day or so I decided to add a bit of bling so I grabbed one of my newest frankens, Rust and Rhinestones, a dark orange-red packed with copper, orange, and holo glitter (ingredients: Rimmel Hit the Street, Rimmel Torrid, SuperNail glitters in Sunset and Silver Rush) and sponged a gradient on my nails.

Swatched on its own, two coats and top coat, full sun

I really love frankening and making my own colors. I think I need to start pricing out all the stuff I need to make my own polishes. I'm going to make it my goal to have my own indie line of polishes by the end of the year!