lørdag den 29. januar 2011

Teal Rex (Franken)

I've had a lot of fun doing frankens lately. It's not only fun to mix and create a polish you'd wish real companies would make, it's also lots of fun finding a name and making a bottle design that fits it. While Frankie wants to meet Galaxy's sticker was very simple in design, I decided to make a more artistic design for my latest franken :) I hope you like it!

Teal Rex - RAWR!
Teal Rex was created with a few polishes I haven't used on their own yet. While I felt they were beautiful, they were very average, and so, in an ocean of simple polishes, I decided to make one that would stand out more (at least to me. I know dark, musty colours aren't everyone's cup of tea ;) ).

I used about 1/5 clear polish, 2,5/5 Essence - Trendsetter (a teal creme I bought in Germany) and 1,5/5 of an unkown brand black crammed with silver shimmer (similar to Magic Black from H&M, only with lots more and bigger silver shimmer). I realise I should've taken a picture of the ingredients to show you, but I never got around to do it.

The bottle I used is from the same unknown brand as the black shimmer, I really need to order some clear bottles soon! Though the square bottle appealed more to my creativity ;)

The result is a very dark teal with amazing light teal / silver shimmer in it. I'm super pleased with it ♥ It reminds me of the CND duo with Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle, a set that's been on my wantlist for a while. 

Oh, and Teal Rex is almost a one-coater! I used two since there was still a few bald spots after one coat.
Here's a few more shots of the bottle ~

Teal Rex - bottle shots

And it wouldn't be fun without a mani-shot, would it? :) Here shown with NailTek II base coat and a coat of China Glaze Fast Forward on top.

Teal Rex - natural light + camera flash
What do you think about it? :) If you don't like tacky bottles, LOL, or the result it's okay - don't be afraid to give your honest opinion! I realize it's not exactly a spring kind of colour, but I love wearing dark colours all year. I can never get enough teals (or effect polishes for that matter) in my collection ♥

♥ Vettelicious

18 kommentarer:

  1. Love the packaging! The color is very cool too... :)

  2. This franken is awesome! And I LOVE the stickers- where did you get them!

  3. Thank you both :)

    Rachel, I made them myself, hand drawn on label paper. Then I used packing tape to give the shiny, more durable finish ;)

  4. I adore both the polish and the bottle =D I wish there was an entire line with this type of design! =D

  5. Tusind tak, Solensdanserinde :)

    Trincess, that is so sweet of you to say! I will most likely make bottle designs similar to this one for my next frankens :) It's really easy and fun to do!

  6. That's one great polish! And I looove the bottle design, you're so creative =)

  7. o.O Ok, this one left me speechless! First of all - The.Best.Bottle.Design.Ever!! Fact! Second of all - teal doesn't get more perfect than this. Insanely gorgeous colour! This is one of the best frankens I've ever seen, and the bottle makes me crave it even more. Make another one, name the price and I'll buy it for sure. No kidding.

  8. I love love love the design of the bottle and the color!! can i buy this off you?

  9. The bottle is adorable and the colour is gorgeous! I love the name Teal Rex. =)

  10. Thank you AmyGrace! I'm glad you like the design :)

    Ulmiel, that has got to be the most flattering comment I've ever received. Seriously, that is so insanely sweet of you to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! If only I had the ingredients to make more, I would enjoy making you one :) If I can get my hands on the no-name brand that I used, getting Trendsetter shouldn't be too hard. I'll def. try! :) Thank you again <3

    Silence, thank you! Again I'm really flattered and I wish I could make more - if I can get my hands on the ingredients, I will make a post and do a few orders - you and Ulmiel will be first in line of course :)

    Serena, thank you too :) My boyfriend helped me come up with the name, so I can't take all the credit, but I think it's quite a fun one :)

  11. how BEAUTIFUL! both the mani & the bottle!! =)

  12. OMG it's so adorable!! I absolutely love the bottle, it's the polar opposite of tacky! The colour is just gorgeous too =) If you sold this I would so buy it!

  13. Thank you Katrina and 'chelle, I'm glad you find the bottle not to be so tacky :)

  14. Hvor er den bare flot! Er helt vild med navnet og den label du har lavet til flasken. Virkelig fint og gennemført <3

  15. very gorgeous color!!
    and I love the bottle!!

  16. Tusind tak Kathrin :) Havde det rigtig sjovt mens jeg lavede den.

    Thank you Renate, also for following my blog :)