Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I shall call it.........Copperhead

I've kinda been wanting to franken for a while, and finally decided to do it.  I didn't take pictures of the process or write down exact measurements, but I can give estimates.

I had an old top coat that I was no longer using, it was about 1/4 full.  I also had an old red shade that I wasn't using either, so I poured the red out to get the BB's inside to clean them off and put them in the top coat.  It was a bit stringy, so I added some thinner. 

Once I had that fixed, I added a few dashes of Bare Minerals Liner Shadow in Black Ruby using the flat end of my metal cuticle pusher.  I shook it up and swatched on a piece of tape.  It was WAY too thin & sheer. 

I wasn't exactly sure what to do, and I didn't want to add red to it.  I was afraid it would look similar to Isla.

I went to my Melmer, grabbed a few blacks, but ended up using Pure Ice Black Rage.  I poured about 20 drops of that in & swatched again.  Still slightly sheer, but a little better.  SO, I added MORE Black Ruby shadow and about 20 or so more drops of Black Rage in.  This is what I came up with...

Copperhead franken, Black Rage, & Black Ruby

Under my lamp.




I didn't swatch this on my nails as I don't want to take off the pretty color I just put on yesterday.  This did apply to the nail wheel great with just 2 coats.  I absolutely LOVE it.  I'm sure there's a ton of colors out there just like this, but I love it for my first franken.

I call this Copperhead b/c that's the first thing that popped in my head when thinking of a name for it.  My dad's nickname in Vietnam was Copperhead. 


  1. Wendy <3s her browns. *HINT* ;)

  2. Looks like a great franken blend :D Love it!

  3. Btw, I just tagged you for a few blog awards ~ :)


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