Category Archives: Darks

Black Jelly Glitter…The Impossible Dream

I’ve been trying to make a black jelly glitter for the longest time, never with good results. I don’t think there’s enough reflectivity in the black glitter to get a sparkling look- it’s always dense and clumpy. Here was my … Continue reading

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Thrills in the Beverly Hills Wagon Train

I think I’ll be re-working that Opulent Cloud franken from yesterday as it seems it was pretty far off the original color, but for now I’ve got a fun shade that I like a lot. It’s a layer franken- no … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Before Dark Franken

I love OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark, which I got in a lovely package from a friend recently. It’s a really dark purple that looks almost black. I love dark colors, but today I wanted to show you how easy … Continue reading

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Matte Young Punk

Well, I’ve bought yet another eyeshadow that I’ll probably never use..but this one is glittertastic. It’s MAC Young Punk, a purple Mineralized shadow. It’s basically purple microglitter in a very fine black base.  When I wear it, it looks like … Continue reading

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Brown Brocade nails are a mess, my house is a mess, and I’m actually dreaming about nail polish.  Here’s a franken from a while back, since my nails are in no condition to be shown to the world right now! With the polish removal … Continue reading

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Halloween Frankenfail

Not every franken turns out as well as I’d like…here’s an example of a lumpy fail. Some pigments do not behave as expected. This one looked like a purplish brown. It’s Fyrinnae…I forgot the name, I’ll update it later, but … Continue reading

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Essie Starry Starry Night + Franken

This morning, I woke up full of energy before 6AM, took a lovely motorcycle ride, and promptly fell asleep with the Sleep of The Dead after returning  around 9ish. I’m back up again, but I don’t know for how long, … Continue reading

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The Ruby

I got TiNS The Ruby and found it was much lighter than I thought it would be. Instead of a ruby, it’s a sort of rusty coral. I’ll post the unaltered version later- sorry I forgot to take a photo.  … Continue reading

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TiNS- The Immediately Sexy

Hello all. Today’s color is not a franken but it is pretty spectacular. The brand is TiNS (yes, written like that) and can only be found in Japan as far as I know. I will start frankening after my airconditioner … Continue reading

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Charcoal Polka Dots

I have no idea what prompted me to buy black, glittering eyeshadow. It looks like a glittering bruise, but it’s really sparkly. Also, pretty cheap.  It’s been sitting around in my “party makeup” bag- you know, for all those glamorous … Continue reading

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