Monday, April 11, 2011

Franken: Tatiana

Today the polish I have for you is an "accident" franken - I made it by trying to come up with another color, then failing and doing something else instead. I was trying to make a pale gold by combining a Charlotte Russe gold, Nailene white, China Glaze Golden Enchantment, and Orly Luxe, but it was turning out like a dupe of China Glaze Classic Camel, which wasn't what I wanted. So, I added a little bit of Orly Enchanted Forest (which is a dark evergreen color) and got this. I realized that the finish looked very similar to Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H, so I put that on my thumb.


 indoors, artificial light
 outdoors, shade
outdoors, sunlight

Isn't she pretty? :) I hope you can see what I mean about Tatiana being similar to Catherine H. In fact, I named Tatiana Tatiana because of the connection. Rather than English royalty, I named my franken after Russian royalty - Tatiana was the third (I think?) daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. Aside from color, Tatiana is also similar to Catherine H in that they're both quite opaque. I can usually get away with one coat of Catherine H, and I used two coats of Tatiana. They even both dry to a semi-matte finish, which is why I topped all of my nails with Seche Vite in the photos.

I hope your Mondays are all going well!

26 comments:

  1. I want and you named it after a Russian Princess. Why can't I franken like you :(

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  2. REALLY pretty! You have the franken skillz!

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  3. This is really pretty. Good job!

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  4. Well done! Looks fab!

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  5. Oo so pretty!! I love the finish!

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  6. What a beautiful "accident"!

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  7. lovely franken. ONe of my better creations was an accident.

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  8. When I first saw the name Tatiana is reminded me of a drag queen from Ru Paul Drag Race Season 2.. I'm not sure if you know who I'm talking about.
    Anyways, this is such cute color, it kinda reminds Sinful Colors: Mint Apple's overachieving cousin :)

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  9. Aww, I'm sure you just need to practice! I've gotten much, much better at frankening since I started.

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  10. Thanks! It was a happy accident. :)

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  11. Thanks! Funny how that works, isn't it?

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  12. Haha, I've never heard of that show! Thanks, though. :)

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  13. Beautiful franken! I love this colour, it is perfect for Spring nails.

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  14. Thanks! I hadn't thought about that, but it is a springy color.

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  15. i love both of these colours, so pretty for spring

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  16. Stunning! I can totally see the connection with the RBL

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  17. This is so pretty! You are just so awesome at frankening! It totally reminds me of Catherine H. and I love that you gave it a cute, creative name!

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  18. Thank you, that's really sweet!

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  19. I love this franken color! I wish I could own it, lol

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  20. Thanks! I've thought about selling my frankens, so maybe someday... :)

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