DIY Nail Polish
Have you ever found yourself in the nail polish aisle, staring down all the colors, frustrated because no one seems to have made the shade you’re currently coveting? You know exactly what shade you want, and you can’t imagine that someone hasn’t thought of it yet. If only you could create your own nail polish colors it would be just perfect… Fortunately you can! Making your own nail polish couldn’t be easier, and is a fun way to switch things up a bit and get a little creative.
There are two easy ways to make unique shades from the comfort of your own home.
Start From ScratchIf you’re making shades from scratch you’ll need clear nail polish and your favorite shades of loose eye shadow (mineral eye shadows tend to work well). Start by pouring some of the clear nail polish into a small bowl – remember: start with less because you can always add in more later. Then add in small amounts of your loose eye shadow hue of choice, mixing it up as you go until it’s the right shade. If you’re trying to get a more transparent shade then only add in a little eye shadow, and for a more solid shade add in more. You can also add in different types of glitters to add some extra flair!
If you want to save some for later use then you’ll need an empty nail polish bottle. You can buy empty bottles at a beauty supply store or you can boil a used bottle to get the old paint out and then funnel in the new color.
Mix It UpIf you don’t want to use different eye shadow colors to create new nail polishes, then you can take half empty bottles of colors and mix them together to make new shades. This is a fun way to use up colors that you’re bored with and experiment with what hues you can create from what you already have. One thing you have to be careful of when you’re mixing two colors together is making sure that the bottle isn’t completely full, though, because you won’t be able to shake up the paint if it is.
Get CreativeNail polish reflects your own individual style, so get creative with the colors. Be bold and daring when you’re creating your colors – they’ll give your nails a whole new life!
Heather Smith is an ex-nanny. Passionate about thought leadership and writing, Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs/websites. She also provides value to nanny service by giving advice on site design as well as the features and functionality to provide more and more value to nannies and families across the U.S. and Canada. She can be available at H.smith7295 [at] gmail.com.
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