Friday, September 26, 2014

Franken-cense Friday- Maku'e Ao


Today is the first Franken-cense Friday here on my blog. Franken-cense is the name for my indie polish brand. I mostly just dabble, but occasionally sell or gift, and love to share swatches.

Today I have Maku'e Ao, meaning purple illumination in Hawaiian. Maku'e Ao is a greyish-purple holographic polish with gold/orange/green flakies, and a slight duochrome. Maku'e is opaque in 2-3 coats depending on your application style, but also looks great layered.

In the following swatches I used three thin coats on all my nails except my ring finger, in which I layered one coat of Maku'e Ao over a black creme.
L to R- Yellow light with flash, Under Fluorescent Light, Yellow Light no flash
Inside, no flash
To see more angles continue reading after the break.

PSA- I know these pictures look like I'm wearing different polishes, but I assure you they are all pictures of Maku'e Ao.

 Outside, shade

Outside, direct sunlight

Outside, indirect sunlight 
Lightbox, indirect light
Lightbox, with direct flash
So, what do you guys think? Do you love Maku'e Ao as much as I do? Let me know below in the comments, and don't forget to hit follow to see more of my creations!



  1. I love polishes that look different every time you glance. The flakies are fantastic in it!

    1. Thank you! I think the flakies are what sets it apart from other holos that I've seen.