Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Franken - The Deranged Milliner

Alice in Wonderland comes out today and I am very excited, I love Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, and Helena Bonham Carter.  I had planned all along to pick up OPI Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter for the weekend of the release but I am an epic procrastinator.  So when I went to Ulta last week to grab some and found that they were all sold out I was a bit annoyed.  My week was too busy to get down to the nail supply stores in the metroplex so I decided to use my shopping failure as a topic for my Friday Franken.

My goal here was to dupe Mad as a Hatter and I think I did pretty well though there are some differences.    From the pictures I saw there is a royal blue and more gold in Mad as a Hatter and I didn't have the right blue available.  I compensated with a little aquamarine.  Mine is darker it seems, I had a really hard time finding good close ups of Mad as a Hatter.
Deranged Milliner (3 coats) with top
Deranged Milliner close up
  • Various Martha Stewart Glitters (list is at the bottom)
  • Wet n  Wild Clear
  • Pinch Dash Smidgen Measuring Spoons
  • Funnel
  • Ballz 
  1. Measure out 1 smidgen of each glitter, mix them well in a container while dry.
  2. Add clear and ballz.  Shake.
The mixed glitter before polish

I used a bunch of Martha Stewart Glitter in this, at least one color dissolved  but I'm not sure which it was, I suspect orange and green but I need to test them.   I grabbed these at Michaels in packs.

Does anyone know which glitters do/do not dissolve?

Mega list of glitter....
Garnet, Orange Sorbet, Yellow Barite, Charoite
Sour Apple, Aquamarine Crystal, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

Blueberry Slush, Watermelon, Feldspar, Sugar Plum
Sterling, Onyx, Hematite


  1. Ooh, you did pretty fabulous on this! It is so hard to dupe. If it helps I tried to get a good close up of it when I got my bottle:

    I think it has more purple maybe? And I wish I could find those glitters, they are awesome.

  2. You're right there is definitely more purple. I will try to doctor that up, I have purple glitter. I need to get a little green in there too I think. Thank you SOOO much for the link!

    I was pretty excited to find them. I actually used this franked as an excuse to buy the packs. I think I am officially done buying glitter though.