Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nail-Venturous Nails Pinkerbell

Frankens, if you haven't been keeping up with the blogger buzz, is all the rage these days.  It's not only a cheap alternative to many more expensive, limited edition, or hard to find polishes, but it's another chance for polish pushers to experiment and create the product they love so much.


One blogger whose frankens really caught my eye was Amy from I'm Feeling Nail-Venturous.  She has a whole litany of frankens that are quite unique and really touch on a lot of the many trends in polish these days.  When I saw Pinkerbell, though, I was totally blown away.  I just couldn't understand how she made a polish that looked identical to the puttyish toy, Floam (which, by the way, is the name of another of her frankens that looks like Pinkerbell but with different colors.)


Pinkerbell is a polish comprised of a thick, clear base and blue, purple, and yellow non-glittery glitter.  I'm sure there's an official name for what I've come to call "particle balls" in my head, so my apologies to Amy for butchering the description of her really cool creation.  Anyways, the particle balls have no shine but are really fun and bright.  This applies smoothly without grit, although you can feel a slight raised finish on this; but this is really minimal and in 3 coats, looks very smooth when dry.



The thicker base made it a bit difficult to polish as carefully as I would with a creme since sometimes the particle balls go a bit rogue.  However, once this polish dries, clean up is easy (these pics were taken while wet, so my apologies for a bit of sloppiness).


The next time I play with Pinkerbell, I'm thinking I might layer over a pastel creme and see what it does to this.  Will the colors drown in a brighter base or will it make the particles that aren't as heavily represented, like the purple, pop?  I'm anxious to find out!


If you're interested in purchasing Pinkerbell or any other of Amy's fantastic and fantastically-named frankens, please check out her website here.  She is in the process of opening up a shop so make sure to follow her blog to get all the details when it's up and running!


My thanks to Amy for the opportunity to try out her polish.  I'm still blown away by how completely different this polish is!  I highly recommend those who love polish (read: every one of you) add this baby to their collection :)

24 comments :

  1. I'm in total agreement. This is tremendously cool.

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  2. Yup, Amy did an awesome job coming up with something different :)

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  3. Great swatches and review!!! Thank you!

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  4. It is straight glitter and that is why it is a bit thicker.... No way around that though! I hope you enjoy!

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  5. My pleasure.  Thank you for making me such a special polish :)

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  6. Hmm...interesting.  I guess I always just assumed glitter had to be sparkly.  I am happily proven wrong.

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  7. Beautiful!  I will actually be posting this one on my blog tomorrow!  I love Amy's polishes and can't wait to stalk her Etsy shop!

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  8. Aaaahh I LOVE the texture on frankens like these! So incredible.

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  9. Ohhhhhhhhh! This is so cool!

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  10. I know!  She really blew it out of the water :)

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  11. The texture is what makes this so great: I've never seen ANYTHING like this before.

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  12. Her polishes are so awesome.  Pinkerbell looks great on you!

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  13. That is so interesting and unique! Love that!

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  14. Me too.  I'm not into glitter or sparkle, so this was a really interesting take on a polish outside of the box.

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