Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Franken - My heart bleeds for you

I received the latest Layla order today and did a whole lot of swatching.  I actually really enjoyed it.  I swatched all the Layla Mirror polishes and I can't wait to show them to you.  

But first here is a monstrous custom polish I created and called 'My heart bleeds for you'.  The idea was magical in my head, but oh dear it's not a nice outcome in the end.  But hey, I'm here to show you the ugly creations, not just the pretty ones, so listen up on how not to create this.

In my head I imagined a red jelly with gold flecks - check.
Then floating in the golden blood polish were sparkly golden holo hearts - check.

Unfortunately the gold hearts are lost in the richness of the red jelly and don't even look gold anymore, and they seem to stick out something terrible.

One of my worst yet.  I hope this post makes other frankens feel better about some of their FRANKEN FAILS!  They happen to everyone.

23 comments:

  1. You know what though? I really love this polish! I'd just take out the hearts. The jelly and flakes are so so beautiful!!!!!

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    1. I agree! It would be great sans hearts!

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  2. This is such a pretty mani :) That would be so nice for Valentines Day!

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  3. its super pretty by itself, maybe just take some remover or thinner and go over the hearts only to get them to pop. with topcoat you'd never know but that is a kind of pain to do

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  4. The jelly is absolutely stunning! Too bad about the hearts :(

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  5. I love it with the hearts. It doesn't matter they aint gold anymore, it matches the nailpolish

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  6. Yeah I quite like it. I'm sure you are able to avoid the hearts anyway. It's kinda sad for the rest of us that your fails are so good too.

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  7. This is amazing, the hearts look fine! x

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  8. yeah i agree with danykitten, maybe you just need to do the tissue paper with np remover trick? or use a cotton bud to remove the red jelly from the hearts (:

    cos this polish is actually really gorgeous! you're got the jelly/fleck density just right (:

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  9. Great polish, so not a fail! I'd just omit the hearts from the polish itself but if u wanted to wear them just individually place them on a wet mani, that would rock!

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  10. You must be really good at frankening because when I think fail, I think super ugly brown/green. It's already been said but this is sooooo beautiful! I'm sure it wouldnt be so hard to not use the hearts.

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  11. Whoa, you HATED this?!
    This is so beautiful!!
    I just love it... I think the jelly base is great and the hearts are so cute *-*

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  12. Your nails look like candy. <3 The hearts do stick out a little too much, but the jelly color and shimmer is really lovely.

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  13. I really like this polish! The hearts do stick out, but minus that I think this is great!

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  14. I love this polish, I buy it I love it so much!

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  15. I can imagine what you had in mind and that would have looked very pretty. But I love all your polishes :)

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  16. I really like it minus the hearts! Maybe the base was too pigmented. How many coats was this? Thanks for sharing your franken fail. :)

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  17. I love the base colour in this franken. It looks so squishy and juicy. :D

    I reckon it's still pretty good for a franken fail. My last franken fail was a total monstrosity. Apparently large hex glitter in a creamy white base does not make for a M&Ms McFlurry inspired franken. :S

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  18. *squish* always good to know even the best have off days :) I agree with just taking the hearts out :)

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  19. Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm going to attempt to get the heart glitter of the polishes and make the holo gold hearts into a top coat instead, then layer that over.

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  20. Hahaha this is pretty with the hearts? Though the jelly polish is goergous!!!

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