Tuesday, 24 March 2009

NJ Chicklet!

Weehee! My first franken, Chicklet.

I am so happy with how this turned out. I really want a baby chicken yellow... so I bribed my sister with Done Out In Deco for her bottle of The "It" Color, she happily accepted as she has never worn the yellow. I used this yellow before for the Loco Rocos n_n

This is three coats of Chicklet over a ridge filler as it was quite streaky and a little jelly-ish.

Here's what I used:
OPI The "It" Color
Zoya Gaia
Zoya Snow White
Mode Top Coat

So obviously the yellow OPI was the base colour, and I poured out the polish I didn't want into an empty beer bottle. Looks so cool dripping down the sides...I then poured in about 1/5th of Gaia (a sheerish white with gold shimmer) mixed it all up. This was nice as it gave the yellow some gold shimmer, but did nothing colour-wise.

Then I poured out some polish and added the clear topcoat to make it a little jelly-ish. Mixed it all up, then poured some more out to add Snow White, an opaque white creme to get the shade of yellow I wanted.

And repeat that about 100 times until you get the shade you are after :D I know there are other methods... Which I will have to try, also some eyeshadow pigments like Nixxy has recently done n_n

In Glassons today, the girl serving me was like "OMG YOU HAVE YELLOW NAILS! Where'd you get that from?" Me: "Oh I mixed it last night n_n" Her: "Wow that is so cool!" *runs off to tell the other worker* Lol it was nice to have it complimented on by a complete stranger :)

What do you think? I made it to match the little chicken/ducks on my dress n_n


12 comments:

  1. That yellow is gorgeous! I've been debating buying The "It" Color; it's on sale locally. I am definitely on a huge yellow kick lately.

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  2. That looks totally cute on you! Wish I could wear yellow like that - it looks awful on me :)

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  3. Hi Steph!
    I have given you a Kreative Blog Award on my blog. Your blog is one of my seven prefered blog!! :-)
    You will find it here:
    http://trendynail.blogspot.com/2009/03/trendynail-nominato-come-kreative-blog.html

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  4. Wow, that is a great shade. It looks like peeps!

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  5. It's a very nice yellow ! congrats for this franken !
    Huummm, could you make one for me ? I'm joking LOL

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  6. Nice yellow! I'm not into yellow at all, but that's one I'd be tempted by if I saw it in the store. Good frankening!

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  7. Oooooo, gorgeous franken! I'd grab that baby up in a heartbeat.

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  8. Steph - I have been trying to contact you to let you know that there is a problem for internet exp. users getting into your blog. I sent you an email and left a comment on another post about it.

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  9. this is so pretty and unique, yet simple i love it! and its the perfect easter colour, great first time :o) im terrified to try it...

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  10. Steph that is such a beautiful yellow. Looks just like the color of an Easter chick. Very sweet and looks so pretty. Congrats on mixing such a gorgeous color.

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  11. That is the perfect yellow for spring, and not garish like a lot of yellows I've seen. Great frankening!

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