#FF : Curaçao

I made today's franken this afternoon. I knew I wanted to use some spectraflair pigment but I was still undecided about the base color, so many possibilities...
Luckily my blogging gals Jeanette and Theresia, respectively The Swatchaholic and Amused Polish came up with suggestions and a turquoise holo, Curaçao, was created live from Twitter ;-)

Unfortunately I couldn't take any daylight or sun pics so it's much less holo here than in real life and than it should be but I had to (and was dying to) post it today and I hope you'll like it anyway.


Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken

Curaçao franken
Curaçao franken


I couldn't give you an exact formula because I kept adding different nail polishes until I liked the result but here are the steps that I recommend with spectraflair :
  • Take a bottle of clear nail polish, remove about 1/4 of polish (decant  it into an empty bottle, you will need it later).
  • Pour a small amount of spectraflair into the clear.
  • Add one (or a couple drops max) at a time of colored nail polish and swatch on a wheel as you go. I used OPI Ogre The Top Blue, Greenwich Village & Here Today Tomorrow Aragon.
  • Once you achieve the desired color, fill the rest of the bottle with part of the remaining clear.
That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed Curaçao, I'll try and post some other pics later this week if the sun decided to join in...

*edit*
I've had a lot of questions about where to get the spectraflair pigment. A lot of us bought it on eBay from a seller named Sid. He now stopped selling it there for various reasons including the sudden and excessive increase in the amount of orders (we drove the old man crazy lol) but I just checked, he still has some in his ecrater shop here. To give you an idea, one gram of spectraflair should be enough for 8 frankens.

42 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! I'm looking for a place to buy that without it being priced crazy!

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  2. That is "amazingness" in a bottle! Superb!!! Looooove that shade!

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  3. I posted before I asked-ed ... what does "curacao" mean?

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  4. That reminds me of looking into a pool on a really sunny day :D
    BTW where do you get your bottles from?

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  5. @Marta Curaçao is an island off the Venezuelan coast. It's in the caribbean sea, part of the Dutch Antilles. One of my friends is in vacation there right now so I thought the name was really appropriate. It's also a blue colored alcohol used for cocktails.

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  6. Spectraflair? Where do u get that? :-0

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  7. @Kas I use the Essence Mutli Dimension clear nail polish bottles. I use a lot of clear polish in my frankens so it's perfect and it's easier to clean if I only need the bottles. They are 10mL and only have a easily removable sticker.
    @Jossie Castro Spectraflair is a powder holographic pigment. It can be used in all kinds of solvents, including polish or ink but is mainly know in the car paint dep. You have to be careful with it (in its powder form) and wear gloves, goggles and a mask. Once it is in solvent it's safe.
    xoxo.

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  8. Ö Holos are my weaknes, I'd totally wear it! :D Love the name, love the holographic effect, everything. Your frankens are aaawwweeessssommmmmeee!

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  9. I think this is one of the most gorgeous frankens I have ever seen - perfection and I love the name! <3

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  10. Love, love, love it! Not trying to be anonymous but silly blogger thing wont let me sign in to leave my name
    -Veve

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  11. WOW, I looove how the colors pop! Gorgeous ;)

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  12. Love this franken! Beautiful colour!

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  13. Hi Sam!
    This looks awesome, and I'm so jealous of you: making holo frankens while I can't even put my hands on decent linear holos in Brazil... where can I get the pigment you used? I'd love to try making a holo franken myself.

    :)

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  14. I said it before, and I'll say it again: you should be making & selling your own line! Turquoise is one of my all time favourite colours and making it into such a vibrant holo was sheer genius! Love this, Sam!

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  15. Very gorgeous! For some reason I have an obsession with blue/turquoise holos like this or ChG DV8 and this one is definitely hitting the spot!

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  16. Wooow!! Love this!!! Reminds be abit of Nubars Reclaim, but abit more blue. Absolutely beautiful!!
    Can I Ask you where you Get the empty bottles from?

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  17. wow!! really pretty color!!! :D

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  18. oh my goodness, what a wonderful franken-holo-polish!
    it's really great!
    is there a chance to buy it? ;-)
    best regards from germany
    big.s (a follower without blog)

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  19. That colour is gorgeous! I must try it out myself, such a perfect summery colour! x

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  20. Your frankens are amazing! Another hit this time! :)

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  21. Sooo pretty! I am so jealous of the Spectraflair pigment. <3

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  22. Nice color I live In Curacao funny to see the name in a nail polish

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  23. This franken is ridiculously pretty. I'm amazed! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  24. Thanks girls for all your nice words.
    @polishingmytroublesaway I edited the post with infos about where to get it.
    @nationailphotographic They're not empty bottles but clear polish besause I need the clear for my frankens : Essence Multi Dimension 01.
    @Anonymous Maybe someday ;-)

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  25. Oh my sweet lord this is gorgeous!

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  26. This is really gorgeous!! If it's this holographic inside, it must be really amazing in the daylight. It's truly beautiful.

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  27. Wow! beautiful!! I love the name too, Curacao makes for a lovely mixed drink =P

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  28. OMG Sam! You are a true franken queen! <3
    Curaçao is breathtakingly gorgeous. I am on love and wish you would go into mass production haha! :) Muah!

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  29. That is a beautiful polish. LoveLoveLove the color!

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  30. Well done! Love that Spectraflair pigment. It's so much fun to play with!

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  31. Gorgeous! You really have a talent for making some amazing frankens!

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  32. gorgeous!!!! i've always wanted to make my own frakens, but still kind of scared to doing so..but gah! looking at yours makes me want to make some even more!

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  33. Wow, lovely coloured, I received my spectraflair today from the man on Ebay, time to play.....

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  34. I came across a student paper on the University of North Texas website. Apparently Spectraflair was used in the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms collection.

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