Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Crumpet Likes Cupcakes Too !

Nails I Love

Franken Time – Rebecca Like Cupcakes …. And so does the Crumpet!

Hi Goddesses

The first time I ever saw a franken that made me go “wow, I gotta get me some of that” was when I saw Rebecca Likes Nails’ lilac franken, Rebecca Likes Cupcakes.

There was just something so perfect and girly about it that I instantly fell in love.  It also looked really simple, so for a novice it seemed the perfect thing to start with.

For my version I used about ¼ of a bottle of Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac with an equal amount of clear (to create enough dilution so that you can see the glitter through the layers) and then added about a 1/3 of a bottle of Wet n Wild Party of Five.

With most frankens, the trick is to go slow so that you can keep testing your ratios.  For someone like me, that’s really hard, cos I just want to plonk it all in and give it a good shake lol, but even I have learnt some caution is worth the time investment.

I kept testing this on my hand over a few days, adding a bit more Lacey Lilac, but never quite got the colour I wanted – it kept looking a bit sickly and a bit too pink.  It took a few days for inspiration to finally get to me, but I eventually added a few drops of Zoya PINTA (an amazing midnight bluey purple) and that just worked like magic, immediately zapping away the sickliness and leaving instead one cooooool lilac.

I so love this.  To be fair, it’s definitely a spring and summer mani, but there’s just something so delicate about it.

By the way, Rebecca named it perfectly – it is good enough to eat!

Enjoy J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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