24 June 2011

A franken for Friday: Forbidden Forest!

Hello lacquered lovelies! First of all, I want to wish a very happy anniversary to my parents, who I miss already and can't believe they've not killed each other yet... and a happy birthday to my brothers, who are legal (19) today! This is the first time in my entire life that I haven't been able to be home for this day and I'm feeling depressed about it, so let me talk about this instead. First, the title of this post...

YES I LOVE ALLITERATION. I can't help it. It appeals to me on so many levels. Anyway, happy Friday! Do you have any plans for the weekend? :)

Today's polish will be filed under the "I made this" tag. Apparently I didn't have a franken label until just now... LOL.

Anyway, I have a franken today, obviously. I had about a third of a bottle of Wet 'n' Wild Clear left, so I decided to use the empty bottle to franken something. After digging around for a while, I came across this GOSH pigment. It's GOSH Holographic Silver Effect Powder. I didn't take a pic of it, but check out this blog post on Found on Film. You'll immediately see why I ended up buying it LOL. I do believe I sent some to Jen in our swap too!

I added a pinch and then started thinking about holos I'd want to see. Immediately, my brain settled on a dark green holo. Cool. So I grabbed a bunch of polishes and got started. I don't remember everything that I used, but I remember that I used OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow and some other darkish green cremes I had to get the colour. Then I added OPI Blue Moon Lagoon, China Glaze He's Going in Circles and a couple of drops of OMG...

All of those light colours kept lightening the base up, so I took to twitter to ask advice on how to darken it. Black wasn't working out, so I asked twitter, and Laynie responded and said that I should add a couple of drops of red, since it's the colour opposite. She also said to be very careful, because it doesn't take much. I made a full bottle and used four drops of red to lighten this up, so be careful!

So, here it is. In honour of the fact that it's almost time for MY CHILDHOOD TO END (or the last Harry Potter movie coming out), I decided to give it a Harry Potter name. I kept thinking about forest faeries but after a lot of talk on twitter (and Jeanette saying it should have "forest" in it), I decided on Forbidden Forest. Devil's Snare was also suggested, which would've been wicked, but I've got another idea for what I think a Devil's Snare franken would look like!

For anyone who isn't a Potter nerd (wtf how do you exist), the Forbidden Forest is on the edge of the Hogwarts grounds. It's the home of all sorts of scary creatures, like giant spiders (;dhg;ads my skin is crawling), but also to beautiful creatures, like unicorns. Oh, and there's centaurs. I love centaurs. So Forbidden Forest fit to me - dark but still with the holographic. Mostly for the unicorns. I love unicorns too. This was three coats, no topcoat.





 


I'm in the process of decanting this into smaller bottles to add to swap packages and a mini will be going in a future giveaway, I think, if you guys like it?

So that's it! I know I was wordy/a bit pic heavy today, I apologize. I stopped myself from going on in my posts from the last two days, there's only so long I can restrain myself LOL. 

What do you lovelies think? Have you made any cool frankens lately? What would your Harry Potter nail polishes look like? Can you believe no companies have gotten on that? It boggles my mind!

 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

27 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the title I was like "yesss Harry potterr!!!" hahaha. I was thinking that the other day when Bright Lights, Big Color posted a whole bunch of Harry Potter polish name ideas, OPI should totally team up with JKR! I'd probably but back-ups of every shade no matter what they looked like! lol

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  2. AHAHAHAH "wtf how do you exist"?! LMAO. Also our brother's (your twins/my younger 1) are basically the same age...Y ARE WE TWINS.

    rambling aside I LOVE THIS. I definitely think it suits the name Forbidden Forest and I can't wait to see Devil's Snare. I also think now you need to make a Unicorn one..to go with the Forbidden Forest..and perhaps Aragog too.. (ugh) just to make a set?

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  3. Happy Anniversary to your parents, and Happy Birthday to your brothers! That's a gorgeous Franken you made. Love greens, and I love the slight grey to this one.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the Harry Potter title!

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  5. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a company to come out with a Harry Potter line!! Think of all the possibilities!! *swoon* and best wishes to your family! :)

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  6. i love love loveeeeeee this! its so awesome!!!!!!!

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  7. Not a Potter nerd but I am familiar with the Forbidden Forest. My son had a brief flirtation with Harry Potter books in his teens, I read a couple.

    That franken is smashing. I like the greyed quality of the green with the holo. It gives it a sophisticated twist. :)

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  8. It's so very very perfect! And happy anniversary to your parents and happy birthday to your brothers! I can understand it sucks being away from home now.

    I must admit I have never seen a Harry Potter movie in my life, BUT I did play the XboX Lego game so I do know the Forbidden Forest haha!

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  9. Purdy!!! Nice post! I practically tear up when I see the trailers...I'm going to need a GIANT box of tissue for this one!!! I am already musing on my HP manicure for the premiere...

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  10. OMG! Some nail polish company should have done harry potter nails!! Can you imagine??? I would DIE! I feel like my childhood is ending as well, and i have been stalking pottermore and everything. This is the perfect name for this polish and i absolutely LOVE it!!

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  11. I lobe this SO freaking much! Yes include it in a giveaway please!!

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  12. I allways thought it was easy to make a franken, but apparently it isn't.

    I really like this franken and I want you to include it in a giveaway!

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  13. OMG SO MUCH LOVE. <333 I wish polish companies would make holos this awesome. I'm also in love with the fact that it's Harry Potter related (I'M NOT READY FOR MY CHILDHOOD TO END D:) You guys are all making me want to try and franken something.

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  14. I said it before and I'll say it again, so pretty! ♥

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  15. I LOVE this! And the name is so super creative! They should totally do a HP collection like they did for Pirates and Alice. I'd buy every damn one!

    <3 Whitney

    PS I can't wait for the next movie...I just re-watched DH part 1 last night. LOVE!

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  16. Can you just skip all the formalities and just send me the mini bottle? :) I love it!!! You did sooo great!!!

    And if I tell you that I can't get into HP, you won't unfriend me, will you? (runs for cover)

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  17. Oh my goodness, that is amazing!! I've been after a dark green holo for ages, and yours is Harry Potter themed :D You've inspired me to get a move on with my Harry Potter franken, oh and yes, i'm a fellow Potter nerd :P

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  18. Oh my goodness! I love this so much, for so man reasons!! Beautiful colour and I love the Harry Potter element!! <3

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  19. I'm drooling. I love that it's HP-themed!

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  20. LOVE Harry Potter. LOVE this color!! Most definitely a win.

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  21. i would so buy this color if i saw it on the shelves! its so beautiful.!

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  22. this colour is gorgeous!!!!!! definitely hope you put it in your next giveaway!

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  23. I love this! It's amazing!
    and I love how you were like "For anyone who isn't a Potter nerd (wtf how do you exist", I so agree! How could anyone live without HP? =D

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